Saturday, December 29, 2012

What Do You Know About Gun Safes?


I am in the market for a gun safe. Up to 10 long guns with side shelves. That would give me room to grow :)  I have read reviews but would rather hear it from the folks I trust – meaning YOU.  Do you have a favorite?  And if so, why?  What do you think is the most important feature? 

I really like this rack.


Also, I need a small bedside safe for a handgun. But it cannot attach to my nightstand so that may present a problem. Any ideas? 


Now, I know you’re wondering how much money I want to invest in this.  All total I want to spend $1200 or less. I realize that is not a lot of money for what I want, but that is a lot of money for me.  I just want something to secure my firearms and keep them dry.

So, what do you think?




Friday, December 28, 2012


The kids and grandkids have begun their journey back home and the silence in this house is deafening.  Wow. 

Christmas was quite enjoyable.  Tim is known to pack bricks in a large box to disguise a small gift, so I am always on the look out for suspicious packages.  Well, this year he got me.  The huge box I was sure was bricks turned out to be a bread machine that I had dreamed of owning.  It has a “Gluten Free” setting and my Doctor highly recommended it. However, the price tag was way over my comfort zone.  I never thought I’d be so excited about a bread machine, but when you live without bread, (my favorite food) things change in a hurry.



Did I mention that it also makes jam, cake, and even meatloaf???????  Seriously.


Then, again he got me.  There was a small box that was quite heavy which turned out to be ammo!  Gotta love that guy :)  Another, that I thought must be a 2013 calendar turned out to be a package of paper targets.  How thoughtful!  I can’t wait to use them.



There was also some fabulous perfume and a cast iron pot I had been wanting for several years but had been too cheap to buy it.

We had 10 for dinner and it turned out wonderful.  There has been a great deal of turmoil in our lives the past several years and this Christmas was so filled with peace and love that I never wanted the day to end.  Much of the feelings still linger.  Maybe, if I put my mind to it, I can hang on to that peace for the rest of the year. Worth a try :)

I hope you all had a peace filled Christmas.



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Predator #1

Tim looked out the window this morning and could see our dog Emma, circling around and around the live trap he’d set  last night.  I grabbed my camera and boots and headed out back in my bathrobe.

This is what we found locked in our trap….


Not what we were hoping for.  And man was he unhappy! 


But, you’ve got to admit, this little guy has the right markings.  He’s just the wrong species! Ha!



We’ll try again tonight :)

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