Sunday, December 30, 2007

Here I am

Well, here we are! I'm down to two finger, one hand typing(?). Had a bit of an accident, which is setting me back in a lot of ways in different areas, but, I'm muddling through it (I think). I slipped on a wet/icey spot on my front steps & went splat on the cement walkway @ 4' down. Broke (shattered) my wrist, knocked myself out, cut my eyebrow plus miscellaneous owees. Then @ the ER, they also found I had a 95% blocked artery in my neck. And I'm going, "Well, let's get the show on the road & do what's necessary to take care of it & my arm!"
So, the next thing I know, I'm in an ambulance headed for a hospital on the mainland. OH Whooooopeeeee! I get there & they do all sorts of tests to determine just exactly what to do. Next morning they take me to surgery & play the slit your throat & scrape the crap out of my artery routine. They also gave me the GOOD news that I was saved from stroking out by just weeks, if not days! So that parts taken care of, now to get the arm straightened out & on the way to healing. That surgery was on friday the 7th. Saturday I get to go home, but what a rude awakening. My neck is soooooo sore, and I'm on the verge of throwing up on a constant basis! What a drag!!!
So on monday I go to see the bone Doc & he says, " We have you scheduled Thursday to fix your arm"! Yaaaay, I say to myself. Not realizing what lay ahead. Went in for OPS, on thursday, got that done.

My friend "Evil Al", had taken & picked me up afterwards, which turned out to be the best thing. I spent the next ten days at his house, just sicker than believable, in recovery from surgery. And now I'm home.

The GunRbud & I are making out OK, but there are some (lots of) things I have difficulty doing. But it'll all work out one way or another. At least I'm not sitting in a wheelchair looking at bullets wondering what they're for!!!

The afternoon that this all happened, I had plans to go to the range & sight in my new Magnum Research Picuda pistol for the upcoming Silhouette practice & matchs. That didn't happen until Friday the 21st. Which was also the anniversary of my CA motorcycle accident in '81. Got it sighted with help from Al, and on Saturday we went to HHRGClub for the practice match. I had to shoot one handed benchrest, but I was there & shooting!!! I didn't do too bad considering the one handed hold & a 5-6lb trigger pull. I have since gotten a Jard trigger installed which is 1.5lb pull. Ought to be pretty good even one handed. And I've got a 3X12 -44 scope mounted on it.

It looks like I'm going to be limited to 22 shooting for a while. I don't get the robot device off my arm until the 1st week of March, then, physical therapy to get the use of it & strength back. Somewhat of a disappointment, but, you do what you have to.

My blog time may be limited only by the amount of time it takes me to poke the keys on the computer, but I'll at least do short ones on my progress!



Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Match and Class Schedule 2008
Tuesday Rifle Match 100yds. 0900
Saturday 2nd Bowling Pin Shooting Class 0900 (Clubhouse & Pin Range)
Saturday 9th Speed Steel Shooting Class 0900 (Clubhouse & Range)
Saturday 16th Rifle Match 200yds 0900
Saturday 1st Bowling Pins 0900
Sunday 2nd Trap 1130
Sunday 9th Falling Plates 0900
Sunday 16th Rifle Match 100 yds. 0900
Saturday 29th Bowling Pins 0900
Saturday 5th Falling Plates 0900
Saturday 12th Blackpowder Shooting Class 0900 (Clubhouse & Range)
Sunday 13th Hanging Plates 0900
Sunday 13th Trap 1130
Saturday 19th Rifle Match 200yds. 0900
Saturday 19th Womens Firearms Safety Class 0900-1500 (*Clubhouse & Range)Sunday 20th Bowling Pins 0900
Saturday 26th Youth Firearms Safety Class 0900-1500 (Clubhouse & Range)
Sunday 27th Speed Steel 0900

7th,8th, Hunter Education 1800-2100 (Registration required)
9th,10th Hunter Education 0900-1200 (cont.)
Sunday 11th Falling Plates 0900
Saturday 17th Trap 1130
Sunday 18th Hanging Plates 0900
Sunday 18th Rifle Match 100yds. 0900
Saturday 24th Speed Steel 0900
Sunday 25th Trap 1130
Saturday 31st Bowling Pins 0900
Thursday 5th Trap 1800
Saturday 7th Hanging Plates 0900
Sunday 8th Speed Steel 0900
Saturday 14th Rifle Match 200yds. 0900
Sunday 22nd Bowling Pins 0900
Thursday 26th Trap 1800
Saturday 28th Hanging Plates 0900
Saturday 5th Bowling Pins 0900
Sunday 6th Speed Steel 0900
Thursday 10th Trap 1800
Sunday 13th Rifle Match 100yds 0900
Sunday 20th Falling Plates 0900
Thursday 24th Trap 1800
Saturday 26th Speed Steel 0900
Sunday 27th Hanging Plates 0900
30th,31st ,Aug,1 Hunter Education 1800-2100 (Registration required)
2nd Hunter Education 0900-1200 (cont.)
Saturday 2nd Bowling Pins 0900
Sunday 3rd Falling Plates 0900
Thursday 7th Trap 1800
Saturday 9th Rifle Match 200yds. 0900
Sunday 10th Speed Steel 0900
14th, 15th, RENDEZVOUS All Day
16th, 17th RENDEZVOUS All Day
20th thru 22nd Hunter Education 1800-2100 (Registration required)23rd Hunter Education 0900-1200 (cont.)
Sunday 24th Bowling Pins 0900
Thursday 28th Trap 1800
Saturday 30th Falling Plates 0900
Thursday 4th Trap 1800
Saturday 6th Speed Steel 0900
9th thru 12th Hunter Education 1800-2100 (Registration required)
13th Hunter Education 0900-1200 (cont.)
Saturday 13th Bowling Pins 0900
Sunday 14th Rifle Match 100yds. 0900
Thursday 18th Trap 1800
Sunday 21st Falling Plates 0900
24th thru 26th Hunter Education 1800-2100 (Registration required)
27th Hunter Education 0900-1200 (cont.)
Saturday 27th Island Clubs Challenge Match @ North Whidbey Range 0900
Sunday 28th Hanging Plates 0900
Saturday 4th Speed Steel 0900
Sunday 5th Trap 1130
Saturday 11th Falling Plates 0900
Saturday 18th Rifle Match 200yds 0900
Sunday 19th Bowling Pins 0900
Saturday 25th Trap 1130
Sunday 26th Falling Plates 0900
Saturday 1st Bowling Pins 0900
Saturday 8th Falling Plates 0900
Sunday 9th Bowling Pins 0900
Sunday 16th Falling Plates 0900
Saturday 22 Presidents Turkey Shoot 0900-1300

Womens Firearms Safety Class – NO Registration – NO Charge – Open to the Public
Youths Firearms Safety Class – call 678-0960 to Register – NO Charge – Open to the Public
Hunter Education Classes – Call 969-2400 for Registration – No Charge for classes,
Donations accepted to cover materials - All four classes must be attended!
Bowling Pin/ Speed Steel classes – NO registration NO charge!
Registration for Falling Plate Matchs closes @ 0930 – NO ONE will be allowed to enter after that time due to the format of the match which is Round Robin style.
If it should rain on a Speed Steel or Hanging Plate match, bring a lot of 22 ammo as it will be a Falling Plate Match instead!