Goodbye Simba

So my dad told me today that Simba passed away. 🙁  I don’t know remember when they got him but it must be at least 12-15 years ago and he’s been a pretty great companion. A very beautiful, fun and affectionate cat and he’s going to be missed very much.

Sigh he was a good cat and the time he spent with Brandon allowed us to get a cat of our own.  Slinky is very much like Simba, very frisky and fun and he was a great companion and I’m thankful he was in our lives.

This one’s ok

There are many policies of the NDP that I do not agree with but this one I do.

Canadian health-care experts, including B.C.’s provincial health officer, have urged the federal government to strongly consider borrowing from Portugal’s approach to drug policy, including decriminalizing personal possession of illicit drugs.

Source: The Star

The war on drugs has been a colossal failure and frankly I think all drugs should be legal.  In any case if you look at Portugal, the world should use that country’s success as a template on how to move forward.  I’d also like to say, I don’t use any drugs, I have no interest in using drugs but I think people should be able to do whatever the hell they want to do as long as it doesn’t affect someone else.

Nerf night!

So moving forward Monday will also be a no TV night so we played Nerf in the basement and the little guy had a lot of fun. 🙂

So it seems Brandon is more of a spray and pray type player. 😉  He’s so easy to make happy and lol yes even if no one is shooting at him, when we play with Nerf guns anywhere, he’s got to have his safety glasses on.

New tool uh gun case. ;-)

I’m not very handy but I absolutely love walking around Princess Auto, it’s such a cool store with so many neat things.  Anyway today I picked up a 44″ long tool box and frankly it’s perfect for my guns. Like a Pelican case but 1/3 the price, frankly I couldn’t go wrong and am pretty darn happy right now.

I got to get the sticker off the box but man it’s perfect isn’t it!  Even after I put the trigger locks on the guns, they’ll fit with no problems, mmm I can’t wait for Sunday as I’m going to the range and will bring the Daniel Defense MK18, HK SFP9 & Glock 17 in this thing.

Halloween 2017

For Halloween this year Brandon dressed up as a ninja and overall the night was pretty good.  We met up with some friends and their kids to go trick or treating and it was a big success they all had a great time and the parents did as well.

There weren’t that many kids out last night for some reason and not that many came to our door either.  Oh well more snacks for me I guess. 🙂

Another really relaxing day!

I told Maggie I didn’t want to do anything this weekend and she obliged which is awesome. This morning I went with Brandon to Canadian Tire to pick up a few odds and ends for the cars, then went to Walmart to buy some chips to give away for Halloween.  After dropping the stuff off at home, we went to Tenda to pick up some 357 magnum ammo, Laura needed some so I split 500 rounds with her.

Also bought two boxes of CCI 38 special, it’s the same price as the full powered stuff but I wanted to try some out and see how much lighter in recoil it is.  I know when I bring Maggie out, she won’t like the full powered 357 load but she might be ok with the 38 special and I’ll try some of that next week.

In the afternoon we did some cleaning and I watched Lewis Hamilton win his 4th F1 world championship, it was an odd race but he’s an excellent driver and definitely deserved it.  Not sure what is going to happen in the evening but I feel absolutely great and well will deal with whatever comes along.

Back to the grind

Our weekends recently have been packed with activities and I told Maggie that this weekend I wanted to do nothing but relax at home, or at least as much as we can.  In the morning Maggie went to play a badminton competition and did fairly well, while she was out I went to Home Depot with Brandon to buy a bolt to I go from a traditional shotgun stock with my Mossberg 590A1 to an ATI stock.  Generally I don’t like ATI stuff but it’s the exact stock I had on my old Mossberg 500 SPX and I found that super comfy to shoot with so I’m hoping that I like it on the 590A1 too.

I also swapped the buffer tube on the CSA vz58 with a mil spec model and put a Magpul CTR stock on the back of it, I know it’s minor but the old LE stock wobbled and that bothered me.  The CTR stock locks up much tighter and for the most part, the wobble is gone. 😀

Heh I’m not ashamed of taking pictures on my basement floor anymore, gone is that super ugly orange shag carpeting.

Later in the afternoon I skipped Brandon’s badminton class but went to his swimming and skating classes.  In swimming, you can really tell the little guy gets tired of swimming laps and struggles to keep up with the older kids but that’s ok, he’s kicking a lot of ass.  I always enjoy watching Brandon skate and it was the first class of the season for him so he was a bit rusty.

He’s making some pretty good progress, was a bit wobbly but then again he didn’t skate for a few months.  In the evening I was downstairs in my man cave and Slinky slept a bit on my lap, it’s cold in the house and I guess he likes the warmth from my body.  Anyway that’s a quick wrap up of my Saturday, I feel pretty damn good and will be picking up some ammo tomorrow from Tenda so it should be a pretty good day too. 😀

What a busy weekend!

I did stuff last weekend and during the week but was just lazy and didn’t post about them.  Some fun stuff was done but meh forward we go.  Anyway this weekend was the Eco Spirit hike for the Beavers and the kids had a great time.  It’s something I really enjoy doing and am glad I can share it with Brandon, unlike when we did it two years ago Brandon was not afraid of the dark and I was very proud of him.

Hehe of course I had to bring my PVS-14 along and I love being able to see everything just in case one of the kids runs off (and they do!).  We were at the Blue Springs Scout Reserve from 2-9pm and the second we went into the car Brandon fell asleep as he had a very full day.

Today we went to Estelle’s place for lunch and it was great.  She made spaghetti and it really reminded me of when we were in Italy last year. 🙂  Brandon and I also had a Pokemon raid event with some of our Valor group and my little guy became the youngest level 40 player in the world. 😀

The current record holder is 11 (10 when he hit that mark) and Brandon is just 7.  We started his account back in Oct of last year and it took just over a year to get to 40, now I don’t know what I’m going to play for but we’ll continue our journey together.  Some of the guys & gals in my group says I should get Maggie’s account to 40 and man that’s a lot of work lol.  I might boost it to maybe 35 but it’s just not worth it with the current version of the game.

A very fun filled weekend and I’ll need to recover from my busy weekend during the upcoming work week.

Sentimental

So I’m moving all my stuff back downstairs now that renovations are done and I found these things that Brandon use to wear.

If I remember correctly he was between 1-2 when he wore these things and I saved them because they’re so damn cute and have sentimental value.  I know I’m a big softy but my boy is awesome and while he’s still very innocent right now, it reminds me of an earlier time when he was just a baby.  He’s such a big boy now and I couldn’t be prouder. 🙂