'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

28 September 2013

What I've Been Doing

I've been away from the blog for a while now. I've been busy but in a good way. Lu and I have been working the 2013 USPSA Limited/L10/Open Nationals. It's the first time it's been held here and we have been working our tails off.

Lu and I volunteered to be both Target Master and Quarter Master. That means we painted about 900 targets and then packaged them with another 5500 to make 24 separate target packs for 22 stages. That's 528 individual stage target packs. Yeah, it's been busy around here. That was the Target Master stuff. On Sunday and Monday we began the Quarter Master stuff. That consists of taking the target packs out to the stages 4 times a day plus keeping the ROs full up with pasters, water, ice, paint and the myriad things needed to run a national level match. It's been....interesting.

The day starts at 0630 and usually ends about 12 hours later. On top of that I got a bad case of some kind of upper respiratory infection that kept me out of action for two days. Thankfully Lu stepped immediately in and ran the range logistics pretty much by herself for those two days. What a woman.

We've met some pretty cool folks, including a few top level shooters, as well as the usual collection of idiots, boobs and prima donnas.

I should have some pics by next week but frankly Lu and I are both wiped out. Kipling tomorrow and then a few days whilst we recuperate.

Six

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you all are OK Six, was starting to get kinda worried. regards, Alemaster

Six said...

Thanks my friend. All is well just busy as all get out!

Monkeywrangler said...

Yes, glad to read that y'all are ok! Spend some quality time with poor Angus tomorrow. Rest too.

Lois Evensen said...

Sounds pretty cool. I look forward to seeing those pictures.

All the best from Port Canaveral where we have managed to float back into a US port. It's good to be home even if just once a week.

Lois

Brighid said...

Awesome! Glad to hear all is well, and the good kind of tired.

Old NFO said...

Glad to hear y'all are okay, and looking forward to the AAR, so to speak... :-)

LauraB said...

I know whereof you speak...definitely long days with rare fun...and the prima donnas! Yep, don't I know it. But the good people make up for it and you remember them.

As for Lu, well, she just plain rocks. It's a tough job for a team. It is impossible solo. But she did it. Wow...

Murphy's Law said...

Glad you're back! So how in Angus?