Skip to comments.The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!
Posted on 09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!
That must have been when you were learning to sail, eh?
The rapids along the Buffalo see canoeing accidents all the time.
Buddy went to local gunshow today, quite an interesting sight in his words. No tire kicking today, it was buying time.
Local gunrange/shop had SRO in the shop and waiting line for the range. Formerly full racks and display cabinets kinda reminded me of ‘old mother hubbard’s cupboard’.
Did get some primers and shot my buddy’s Glock 36, nice weaponry.
Maybe they figured Michigan was such a basket case, nobody had enough money to buy what was left. There are NO NIB items in the back room. Whatever is new is sitting in the display racks, and it's getting slimmer every day. The HK91 clone, the brand-x AR15, the two Springfield M1As supermatches were gone since yesterday. The H&K G36 semi-clone, all $3500 of it, was being wrapped up while I was there. Someone decided that a $3500 weapon in the hand was better than zero $700 clones not in any bush. Ammo was down to two boxes per customer, max, and their crappiest Thermelt mags went from a truckload to six.
They got their first, and probably last, case of S&W Shields today. Ten sold in an hour.
If this was food there would be blood in the streets already. But the always-armed sales force helped promote an atmosphere of good-natured black humor.
I asked the owner if he'd sell me his Bushmaster sales banner, since that would be verboten in the near future. He said he'd think about it. He also mentioned that when everyone realizes that everything is sold out, he expects things to slow down considerably. That's when he'll have his guys look through their 800 trade-in handguns, looking for collectible, rare, or clean items to sell as used. I offered him $10/hour of volunteer help just so I can eyeball the stuff as it comes off the pallets. This "early bird" will PAY to get the first chance at a choice worm. :)
I would like to wish you and yours a very safe, secure and peaceful few days to celebrate Christmas my friend.
EBR’s in every stocking ....:o)
We’re gonna need em in the near future the way things are going.
Vote with your dollars between elections !
A Merry Christmas to all the company of the Hobbit Hole! Those still here... Or just lurking... Or off on new adventures... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
What a long, strange trip it’s been, huh?... :-)
Oh I’m here ....just working vs lurking ....:o)
We have to start working on the 2010 election NOW or we suffer even more under these seditious fools in both parties.
We also need to look at who the rats are going to present as a POTUS in 16. We as conservatives have to be proactive versus reactive.
Voting with my dollars between elections and keeping notes on my polidiots and presstitutes as I starve the beast as best I can.
Merry Christmas ya’ll !
Stay safe ......
Merry Christmas to one and all.
Yep, it’s been a heck of a ride so far; more adventures to come.
Back at ya Sir .... Merry Christmas !
Merry Christmas, and God bless yuh!... its agonna be an interesting year...
Merry Christmas! Got my first seed catalog of the season. I’ll be fighting moles, squirrels, and deer this year. My garlic is up and looking good so far.
most excellent!... I’m sure you will giv’em hell...
We were hoping teh kittehs would help out with the moles but so far they’ve only been interested in birds.
Oh. To catch you up on some drama... they relocated us back to NC, I’ve moved back into the old homestead, and if all goes well I’ll be mortgage-free at the end of January.
Merry Christmas, everybody. In about eleven months, the first of the inevitable series of Hobbit Hole DVDs should be out, along with discussion of the next movie.
Meanwhile, Santa left me something more than a lump of coal, which has become more valuable in itself:
Guaranteed to defend gardens against any and all moles, squirrels, and deer. :)
Trap lines checked... time to bottle wine and brew some beer... while thewife makes soap...
And Wishing ALL a Happy, Safe and Sane New Years.
Osagebowman and LSAggie
Merry New Year my friends ..... Stay safe !