On the upside, weight loss and fitness goals are doing well. Using carbs as my primary indicator until I stall out and then I’ll re-examine my nutrition. Fight club this Sunday went well – more work from the clinch. Getting into it, getting out of it both at an advantage and as a reset to equal initiative. Primarily I was happy I could keep up with E – who’s been responsible for a great deal of positive peer pressure. On Monday I was sore – always a sign of progress.
The wife suffered a mobility restricting injury that should be healed by late spring – not as nasty as it could have been but still unexpected. The full weight of household chores has been shifted to my back and it’s a challenge to keep the ship on course. It’s frustrating for her to be mentally all there, but physically unable to assist. One of the larger challenges I face is tempering her Vicodin fueled mobility.
Ninja stuff: May try running a tk4 in the pocket FAK. One handed application of the SWAT-T is challenging in good conditions. Will attempt to tune magazine releases on the pistols. It’s a low cost activity that could pay dividends in retaining a master grip during magazine changes. There will be some gun science there. Will begin working towards another batch of knives soon. T&E’d mylar bag storage. Seems a straight forward and low overhead method. Not as robust as dry canning, but without the logistics of LDS interaction.
Enjoying Winter, ended up stuck on a mountain road for 4 hours with a few hundred other people. Car kits worked well. May look at a camp-stove style solution for boiling water – it would have been worth it if I had been stuck for two more hours. When traveling with multiple vehicles bring comms – even if it’s not expected to be needed. Always have a book handy to mitigate boredom.
Good news on the home front is that financial resources should have more slack in them for 2014.