Fan Club wrote: retranger wrote:
Jim,,,,, seems to me last year some of us were trying to recover from hernia repair in time for opening day.
I was in that select group retranger.
The earliest I could get my surgery scheduled was March 22nd and that had me real concerned. For the first time in nearly 20 years I didn't go to Missouri for the last week of April and that helped. I burned up my Michigan season in May helping my friend who has cancer try to get a bird. That slowed me up a lot too and I didn't really get after 'em like normal.
This year I'm golden and looking to make up for lost time.
I'm happy to be a proud member of the repaired hernia club. I hope never to have to go through that sort of thing again. I'm glad Doug, Jeff and all other hernia club members here are good to go for this Spring. My hernia scar only bothers me if I skate too hard. My mind says go, but my body says not so fast. I miss being able to play hockey in the worst way & I'm getting out of shape.
You're owed some quality hunting time karma for as much as you've been helping out your buddy, Jeff. Good on Ya'! (to borrow a phrase). I hope you have a great Spring.
I haven't washed my new camo yet. I'll likely wash it inside out in cold on the delicate cycle with Woolite when it earns the trip. I expect that new camo will get a few permethryn treatments and many wearings before it sees the inside of a washer though. I wash some of my turkey clothes by hand in a bucket at camp if they need it bad enough.
My best friend's wife washed his Shannon Bug Tamer jacket in warm water and dried it in the dryer, which made it fade, but it also made the leaves curl up horribly. He looked like a shrub with a perm, so he quit wearing it. I got him another one for his birthday and he had a big DO NOT WASH! tag made & sewn into it. My wife knows better than to touch my hunting clothes. Many years ago, she washed some of my deer hunting clothes in some kind of floral detergent and put them in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet that also reeked like a perfume shop. They smelled like the clothes detergent aisle in the grocery store. I thought I was going to have to burn them. Several washes in cold water with unscented detergent and a baking soda rinse, then hanging outside on the screen porch to dry naturally in the air cured them and allowed them to go back in the hunting rotation.
Glad to see you're both back on here, soiltester & Scott. My buddy Steve (Sit Still...) got booted last year and quit trying to get back on. He's still turkey crazy and is working on new plans of attack for his spring in NM. We've been kicking around the idea of meeting half way between here & there for a hunt (Texas maybe?) but it's just a pipe dream at this point. My business has to come back up more than it has to permit that kind of escape. I'm not sure what in the world is going on if bumping Scott & Dixie Belle off here, even by accident. They're some of the heart & soul of this board.
I hope Stephanie Bernardo hasn't been called away on some kind of Super Secret Spy duty and the controls got short circuited. Maybe she got called away to Daytona for the 500. You all know that Joie Chitwood (Jr.) is the track president down there, so she might have had some out of town stunt driving business...HMmm? She could have been driving the pace car for all I know. I wouldn't doubt it.
Anybody heard from Mark Hay or Jon (turkeybuster) lately? (as long as I'm on a rambling & mostly coherent tangent)
Every day is getting closer to turkey season. My water pipe fix took longer than expected today, so no scouting for me. I hate to waste a beautiful day away from the woods. It looks like next Sunday will have to be as soon as I can get loose. As long as I get plenty of time to hunt during the season, I'd rather knock out chores when it doesn't matter as much.