I just finished sitting down and writing checks to pay bills. Yeah, I know it is easy to do online, but I like the routine of actually sitting down and looking at statements and writing the checks. I'm old fashioned in a lot of ways and this is one of them. It's a habit I started after the divorce. On the last working day of the month, sit down and write out the checks. When money was tight, I'd mope around for a few days, broke and discouraged. Now that the money is better (and the kids are mostly self-sufficient) it is fun to look at the checkbook and see a positive balance.
To all you struggling parents out there, it gets better with time. Believe me.
I took a little of my extra cash and made a large (for me) order from Midway. Dies for .30-06, ammo boxes, scope covers. Things I had been putting off buying, but are nice to have. In a couple of days I'll have them. I basically dumped my wish list into the checkout cart and put it all on the check card.
Funny, I like paying bills the old fashioned way, but I'll order online in a heartbeat.
Now, though, my wish list is empty. I'll have to put a few little items in it for Christmas, so the kids won't have to wonder what the old man wants this year.
I know that my regular readers are disappointed with the blog lately. I apologize. Next week I'll get that Midway order and spotlight a few products that I've been wanting to spotlight. There will be more gunny stuff for the gun folks at least. Nothing much politically has stuck a chord lately. The world is getting madder by the minute and I'm not sure what I feel about it that I haven't already said.
Tomorrow night, the home team kicks off their football season. It's a standard rivalry game and we are playing outside our district and our league. It'll be interesting to see how the boys do. Pawpaw, of course, doesn't give a damn about football but is forced to attend the game to protect and serve the people of the parish. I'll get to see some cops I haven't seen in a while, and if the crowd behaves I'll get to spend some time hanging out.