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Progress Report: I have been practicing with my 9mm and .22 hand guns. I cheat a little with the green laser on my 9mm but realize that I need a lot more practice with my 'tiny' North American Arms .22. I have only been shooting at small targets at close range (less than 15 feet) but need to set up actual targets to get accurate feedback on my aiming skills. Still no professional training at this point. For the time being, I'm focusing on my truck battery bank.
Progress Report: I started a 9 mile run on Sunday. I jogged 2 miles and walked 7. My biggest mistake was wearing poor footwear. For the last 36 hours, I've been sore as all get all! I bought a good pair of running sneakers and will plan to run 5 miles tomorrow. My legs are still a little sore (12:30am on Tuesday) but I think I can complete 5 miles. 32 days until I run in the 1/2 marathon...13.1 miles. At 45 years old, I'm excited!
Progress Report: I purchased a truck box off of Craig's List yesterday and installed the 2x12 and the 1600 watt inverter. I put together the 4 outlet box and beefed up the wire (Steven Harris used a 16 gauge extension cord; I used 14 gauge wire for higher amperage). As soon as I get the grommets and wire terminals on Wednesday (go Amazon!), I hope to complete the installation.
I completed my goal of learning to reload. Here is my method to reloading 5.56.
Please ask me questions if you are interested.
New Goal: Run a half marathon! Just signed up with my coworkers to run the Rock N Roll Half Marathon in Brooklyn, NY on October 10th. I ran in the New York City Marathon 13 years ago but haven't run long distances since. This is going to be challenging but rewarding!
New Goal: I will set up at least 2 Langstroth hives in the spring of 2016. I just got a great deal on a ton of beekeeping equipment which includes a large separator, drain barrel, solar oven and frames to set up at least a dozen hives. I would love to have all of them set up by the end of summer but I'm only setting an initial goal of 2 hives. Once accomplished, I'll set more goals.
New Goal: I just purchased Steven Harris' Battery Bank videos. By the end of September, I will install a tool box in my F350 and install a Mobil Battery Bank. Also, by the end of September 2015, I will have a Home Battery Bank installed. I already have 4 huge 8D batteries from my company that are only 2 years old. They weigh 120+ pounds each (as much as 2 GC2 batteries).
New Goal: I will set up targets at various distances on my property and learn to shoot. I have had my concealed carry permit in New York for 8 years but have never had a gun to carry...until last month. Now I need training. I am also going to contact one, or more, local instructors for additional training.
Progress Started: Earn MSN, ARNP, and work in Emergency or Medical Surgical departments.
Progress Started: Complete: build board and card game collections; learn rules. Next: learn stories for storytelling, jokes, and outdoor games.
New Goal: Earn MSN, ARNP, and work in Emergency or Medical Surgical departments.
Progress Started: Realign diet with whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. Avoid processed/refined junk.
New Goal: Realign diet with whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.
Goal Completed: Completed: know how to check/add oil and other fluids, and to change a tire.
New Goal: Completed: know how to check/add oil and other fluids, and to change a tire.