What Am I Thinking?
0745 on a chilly morning. I shouldn't even be out of bed. I'm retired, and it's a Saturday anyhow. I mean, I'm a Suthron by birth and a bit cold natured to boot. I freely admit that some of you have it worse, and live where it gets LOTS colder than it does in my area. You know what? I don't care. It's MY comfort I'm thinking about. If you thrive in a cold climate, than God bless and I'm glad you enjoy it. You're made of stronger stuff than I.
Local cable weather svc says it's 24 degrees out, with a TWELVE degree wind chill. It MAY get up to 50 this afternoon. I'm not as temperature tolerant as in my youth - - or even middle age. To paraphrase, this is no weather for old men – at least, not this old man.
So what the hell am I doing, loading up to go out to a shooting match? I've been looking forward to some trigger time and this is a good excuse. Actually, there are TWO matches in easy driving range this morning. One is an IDPA-style pistol contest. I need to see one of the regular participants who has a couple of my .45 magazines. The other is a submachine gun match. For a change, I have plenty of ammo loaded up.
I can't be in two places at once, so I'm taking gear for both matches, and if it turns out that one has been canceled, I'll drive over to the other one. I just hate to get all bundled up. And I don't like to shiver. Wish me luck, huh?