knittingknots (knittingknots) wrote,

Of Sleep Deprivation and Black Powder

Oh, I had to take a sudafed yesterday afternoon.  I thought I maybe had taken it early enough so I could sleep.  No such luck.  Wild dreams, including one about fishing with one person who was a doctor or a medical tech, who made a weird fish stew....and waking up maybe every hour or so to check the time. Gah.  Today I'll use nose spray instead.

Beyond being somewhat sleep deprived, I'm trying to wake up enough cause I want to go to the shooting range with my hubby and a friend of ours, and shoot my flintlock rifle.  Been a while since I shot Long Needle.  She's a 54 caliber early Virginia style longrifle, with an octagon to round barrel with a curly maple stock, 36 inch barrel and she's a fun piece to shoot.  She only kicks if I use too heavy a powder charge.

I think I'll take my camera, too, and see if I can get some pics of the shooting practice in action.

It feels like spring here.  Night temps are still freezing, but its getting into the mid 40s during the day, and sunny.  I suspect, though, it's just the inverse of Indian Summer....a little hint of spring before we get hit with some more winter weather....


No shooting today.  Range is closed while it's having some work done.  Maybe  tomorrow, if the snow that's predicted doesn't come in or isn't too bad...

Probably for the best.  I really, really need a nap!  LOL.  But I sure miss the smell of black powder burning....
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