Saturday, July 24, 2010

Blogger, reloaded.

I'd start off this post with some sort of apology for my absence, and promises that I'll do better to keep up with a more regular schedule... but I won't. I've been busy with life events and whatnot, and my downtime has been utilized for other purposes.

"What life events?", you ask?

Well, I got married. After 4 1/2 years (or thereabouts) of dating and engagement, we finally made the commitment of marriage to one another. I am glad to have done so.

Since the beginning of the year, I've picked up a couple of new activities to occupy my time.

First is reloading. For Christmas last year, I received a Lee 50th Anniversary Breech Lock Challenger Kit from my now Mother-in-Law. In short, this is a single stage reloading press (including all the fixin's except dies) with some pretty useful features. I started out with 9mm, as it's by far the caliber I shoot the most (and had collected the most brass for). I've since expanded to .380, .38 Special, and 9x18 (Makarov). I hope to add .45 ACP and .223 in the near future, but that depends on my acquisition of firearms in those calibers. An AR build is already in the works, which I'll document here as I go along.

I'll have several posts in the future about my reloading activities and experiences. Expect some to be bullet, powder, or caliber-specific.

Secondly, I've taken up fishing. I'm certainly not very good at it yet, but I've got friends to help me along. I really want a boat to fish in, however that requires storage space that a (non-bachelor) apartment simply doesn't provide. My bride tells me a house is required. I'll have to get cracking on that one. Anyhow, as I mentioned, I'm not terribly good at fishing yet. It's an enjoyable activity, and certainly beats sitting around the house.

I'm sure there's plenty I'm leaving out here, but that will have to wait until later. I'll try to get another post up later in the day.