I woke up this morning, and it was hard to get out of bed. Once we made it out of the house, it turned out the be a sweltering, 16-degrees F. Before getting in the shower, I weighed myself, buck naked. I weighed in at 145-lbs, just like normal. After donning my undergarments, clothing, guns, wallet, phone, and other gear, boots and coat, I weighed again. 165-lbs. Then, out of sheer, morbid curiosity, I grabbed my BOB and reweighed. 190-lbs. I had no idea that I was carrying around 45-pounds of stuff pretty much everywhere I go, on my person!
The weather said that the high today is 27-degrees. Looking out the window, it doesn’t look nearly so cold. The sun is brightly shining, and that has to be the true deception. It’s clear and bright out there, but quite frigid. That’s why they can’t call it ‘Global Warming’ anymore. I don’t really remember the last time it was this cold, this early in the year. This Summer got unusually hot early, and then fizzled out for an early Fall. Perhaps this Winter will show a similar pattern, and we’ll be looking forward to an early start to Spring. I would like that.
I really want to go and do some outdoor shooting, but I just don’t see that happening if we don’t get some more above-freezing days. I’d really like to get some paperwork done and jump through some legal hoops so I can shoot a deer next month. On that note, I’m going to go to Google and see if I can get signed up for a Hunter Safety Ed class. We shall see.
…except that now that I read the schedule on the Wildlife Department website, I can clearly see that I have basically missed the season to shoot any of the tasty critters that I would like to until next year. Oh well. Can’t win them all.