Good news: Matt replaced the power cable for my laptop. This cuts in half the amount of time it takes to crank out a post, and it reduces the number of curses I mutter as I backspace (again) to delete letters and punctuation marks the virtual keyboard thought I hit. Actual, physical keyboards are the way to go. It also means I have two camera options again.
Bad news: I worked a twelve hour day on Saturday, and I closed Sunday evening. Matt had to run to the office Sunday morning, and get a haircut before I went to work. So, we didn’t do anything over the weekend, really. He sanded some more on the big boat while I was gone Saturday, and organized our garage (thank goodness, it was beyond a mess in there).
However, Sunday morning, as I sat and had coffee and breakfast, it occurred to me: It’s already August. In Wisconsin, early goose season begins September first. Bow season for deer is September 14th. Fall Turkey begins September 14th as well. Duck season will begin somewhere in there (not yet announced), and I want to go out sturgeon fishing.
I have less than a month before we enter our hunting season schedule of go-go-going until January. Last year, we were out hunting most weekday evenings, and literally every weekend (waterfowl in the morning, deer in the evening) from September until November when the boat trailer blew the tire. After that, we were still after deer as much as possible before we could go out ice fishing.
I haven’t been shooting yet this year. For bow or my shotgun. I still haven’t fired the rifle Matt wants me to use when we go hunting up north. We’ll remedy that over vacation (in two weeks!!!), which is a relief.
We’ll be going into our second waterfowl season. We worked out some kinks last year, and I imagine this year we’ll find even more. It’s also possible I’ll even get actual duck hunting camo. Last year, I went out in woodland camo. But women’s duck camo is even harder to find than women’s woodland. I’ll be heading into my second deer season. Maybe I’ll even get a tree stand instead of sitting behind a portable ground blind. We’ll be refitting and replacing some small equipment, as well as getting some bigger stuff.
All I know for sure is that I’d better start stocking up on sleep, and portable snacks for the field.