Sunday, January 21, 2007

Where have You Been?

As has been pointed out, my blog post production has been a bit light the last few weeks, and for good reason. The multiple power outages completely fouled up my work backlog, and only now am I finally getting caught up.

I've also sheet-rocked the furnace room, and now have it taped and down to the last couple of mud and sanding sessions to get it ready to paint. The furnace room had not been sheet-rocked, but had the fibergrass insulation between the studs. Whenever I went in there to service the furnace I'd end up itching for several days from the fiberglass. This year I decided to rock the room first, THEN service the furnace.

I now have the electrodes adjusted, a new burner nozzle installed (a Delavan .85GPH 80W if anyone's interested) and everything working just fine. I now have a new oil filter replacement element to put in, and then it should be good to go for another year or so. Sometime next week I should have the room ready to paint. After that, I will install some heavy shelving in there to store our "Power Outage" equipment and supplies.

Yesterday was a work party at the CWSA range, getting everything ready for the shooting matches starting in March. The wind storms had wiped out the canvas covers for the pin range covered areas, and needed to be replaced. With lots of folks helping, even with the wind blowing, it went smoothly. The wind had littered all of the ranges with broken limbs and assorted trash. We gathered up all that was burnable and built a big fire to get rid of it. We also hauled two trailer-fulls of other non-burnable crap to the dump. We had sixteen members there, so we were able to be done by noon.

That brings up another topic. Are you a club member? Do you participate in the range work parties at your range? Why not? I think if you don't help at with the work parties the club should add an extra twenty bucks or so to your dues. The money could be spent on pizza and refreshments for those who DO show up at the work parties!

I now have to start getting ready for the upcoming shooting season, equipment wise. There are a number of guns needing a full strip-clean-replace anything worn-lube-reassemble. I've also got to get some ammo loaded, and set up a reloading press for the .480 ruger ammo.

Next week I need to contact the Circus Circus in Reno to start putting things in order for next October's Gun Blogger Rendezvous.

It looks like it's still going to be kinda busy for a while.


At Sunday, January 21, 2007 12:30:00 PM, Blogger MadGunn said...

YAAAAAAY ! ! ! I'm READY for the PIZZA Party ! ! !

At Sunday, January 21, 2007 10:26:00 PM, Blogger Rivrdog said...

My club, the Douglas Ridge Rifle Club, has such a rule, only is isn't $20, it's $100.

Another club I know of, not a shooting club, but the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club in Portland, issues "points" which are tallied up once a year, and assigned a value of one-one-hundredth of the total hours of work performed at the club. The hours a member has put in are then divided by that value, and the resulting number determines how many votes the member has for certain club management functions. Some retired members put in enough hours to have several times the basic vote.

That very fair, IMHO.

At Tuesday, January 23, 2007 7:57:00 AM, Anonymous LibertyNews said...

Yep, KRRC has done that as well. You need to donate 10 yours a year to avoid the extra charge of $10 per un-fufilled hour.


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