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Grey Beard

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  1. I was admitted to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon March 6/20 to get my blood counts where they need to be for a stem cell transplant. On March 9 they suspended all visitors including immediate family so here I sit bored out of my skull waiting for my blood counts to recover so they can start the stem cell procedure. Looks like I'm here cut off from the world for at least another 6 weeks. Grey Beard
  2. I'm sitting in the Stem Cell Transplant Unit at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, hopefully getting ready for a stem cell transplant. And found these pictures of the Black Diamond Trap I picked up at a gunshow close to 20 years ago. An old gentleman well into his 80's approached our Cowboy Action Display table and indicated he had some shotguns to sell. He told us that he had been collecting Winchesters for many years and 2 years earlier he passed on a number of rifles to family members. Sadly within the 2 years all the guns he had given to relatives had been sold. After interviewing the two of us he sold this Black Diamond to me and a 1897 Pigeon Grade to another fellow at prices we couldn't refuse. It was apparent that it was more important that the guns went to good homes than the dollars they brought in. We were certainly in the right place at the right time.
  3. One of the nicest people you'll ever meet and a great champion to boot!!
  4. Glad to hear you're back to your grumpy self Jabez. On the plus side I got a decent 4x4 White Tail yesterday in the first hour of my hunt. As I was walking up to it I realized how lucky I was to be still able to enjoy the outdoors, gratitude for all the wonderful friends I have in CAS but mostly grateful that God decided to keep me here. I don't think I've ever been so overcome with emotion. Good thing there was just me and the big guy in the sky there at the time. Think I'll go make snow angels on the lawn!! Any one want to join?
  5. Well I'll just keep sending prayers and you take it easy on the knee. Spring shooting season is at least several months away. But when my friends are in pain it makes me Grumpy. Now Get Off The Lawn, Yer Disterbin the Fresh Snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Jabez hopefully your knee is not to bad!! Take it easy and get well soon, I'll say a prayer or two to help speed the healing process. GB
  7. I've been out calling coyotes and doing some scouting for White Tail season which opens Nov 20th. They're starting to move some here. Rut should be in full swing by the time the season starts. Since it's Sunday I get a day off to watch the Rough Riders & Red Blacks game. I'll decide if I'm grumpy or not after the games over. GB
  8. Well it looks like I'll be hunting the late Elk season Dec 10-19th if I want an Elk. But on the plus side I was in Calgary yesterday to meet with the surgeon who did my HIPC surgery last Oct and everything looks good. Still no sign of cancer anywhere so It's hard to be to grumpy! GB
  9. Nope still hunting. I haven't seen an Elk since Saturday but I haven't given up yet!!!! I'm just getting Grumpier!!!!!
  10. I've been hunting elk and will be for the next week. Unfortunately my tag is for antlerless elk and all I've been seeing is bulls as they go to water in the South Saskatchewan River, until yesterday that is. It was overcast and darker than Toby's @$$, I got to my stand about 1/2 hr before legal time got settled and waited for legal time. As it began to lighten up I watched 40 plus bulls, cows and calves move across an opening about 400 yards from me and towards some posted land. Now my 7mm Mag will shoot that far, problem is it wasn't legal time yet so all I could do was watch as they moved across the opening. Kind of bummed me out and since today is Sunday I'm giving the elk the day off. We had our first hard frost of the year last night so things should be moving to water in the river as the small water holes freeze up. NOW GET OFF MY LAWN YOUR DISTURBING THE NICE WHITE FROST!!!
  11. Oh no it's way to early for that much snow on the ground. Up here it was plus 11 C with some light rain off and on. That's supposed to stop over night with temps in the plus 10 range, I hope they are right we still need a couple weeks of good weather to finish off harvest.
  12. Hi Jabez How was the Medicine Hat Shoot, did you get wet? I was busy Antelope hunting with my son last weekend so missed the shoot. We spent the weekend at Bruce's (Mad Dog) place in Carmichael and he was our guide. We just finished skinning our last goat around noon yesterday when the rain hit and by the weather channel it's not very nice down there today.
  13. Hi Roger I wonder if I could get a copy as well. I recently acquired a Pedersolli Lightning in 44-40. My email is chuckm@sasktel.net Thanks GB
  14. Granny and I were both grumpy when we found out the Canadians had been cancelled. Oh well we're off to shoot with you folks in Granum this weekend then on to visit with our daughter in Cranbrook for a few days. Grey Beard
  15. Hi Roger

    Could I get a copy of your rifle rack plan?  We could use a couple at our CAS range.  Send the PDF to chuckm@sasktel.net.  Thanks

    Grey Beard

  16. Hi Jabez Granny and I made it back home from Palmers Gulch on Saturday after spending several days at my daughters in Cranbrook. When we listened to the news Saturday we were amazed to hear about all the fires in BC. According to Highland Whiskers Facebook post he has been evacuated but is safe. We are sending prayers that both Highland Whiskers and all our other friends and their property in BC stay safe. And yes it was a fun match again this year. A couple of the stages were a bit on the challenging side with targets spread out in the trees and shadows. Despite that it's still one of our favorite matches to shoot. Glad to hear you enjoyed it as well. We likely won't see you until the next shoot at Lanes in Aug so until then stay safe. Grey Beard
  17. Well now I don't mind shooting golf balls..........With guns that is other wise I feel much like you where golf is concerned. When Granny and I go to the Calgary Gun Show I always take a back pack. A few years ago when we walked in the door the security wanted to check it for "weapons". I replied it's to small for golf clubs, when he quit laughing the guard let me in without looking. When are you heading to Kamloops Jabez? Granny and I are hoping to leave first thing Tuesday morning. Should be at the range by early afternoon on Wednesday.
  18. Spent the day working at getting part of the basement ready for paint and tomorrow I'll start painting. I found that by days end I was getting a touch on the grumpy side, yup no doubt about it painting makes me grumpy. Thank God I get Saturday off to go to the Biggar shoot with my grandson, that should get rid of my grumps but for now. GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. Jabez, glad to hear you survived the flight with no serious injuries!!
  20. We had a good time in Medicine Hat, saw some folks we hadn't seen in over a year. Things have definitely changed there, not a single skinny tube to be found. I shot the match with only 5 misses and there were 2 shooters who shot the match clean. It kind of spoiled our trip home. We didn't have anything to complain about. Grey Beard
  21. Yup they moved the match from the May Long Weekend to this coming weekend hoping to avoid the unpredictable weather they get in May. I'm sure there's room for you if you should happen to show up, just shoot Dynamite Dick or Burnt Bacon an email of Facebook them. They are trying to preregister as many as possible.
  22. Bring a couple pieces of that pie to the Palmers Gulch Shoot for Granny and I . See you there unless you are in Medicine Hat this weekend. Granny and I are planning to be there later on Friday afternoon. Grey Beard
  23. Got back home from running SAWWS's 2 day spring Big Bang match. Man am I pooped, I sure don't bounce back like I did a few years ago. When I met with the oncologist a couple weeks ago he told me that between nearly 2 years of chemo, HIPIC surgery for the cancer and dealing with the infection from my surgery it will be another 18 months before my energy levels are back where they should be. But I'm on the right side of the grass so that's a big plus and I still enjoy being match director so I'll keep on running them. Next up is our Last Gasp shoot in Aug followed by the SASS Western Canadian Regional Championships. Then it's off to shoot with Jabez and on to the SASS Canadian Championships. It's hard to be grumpy with all those shoots to look forward to. Grey Beard
  24. Yes I read about his comment and thought what an arrogant SOB. That comment more than anything he's said to date proves he really doesn't get it. Must be nice to know that daddy would fix your legal charges because he had money and power as the PM. If it had been you or I we would have been in court so fast our heads would spin. My dad told me that if I was in trouble with the police don't call him. If I got my self in trouble I should accept the consequences and get my self out. Then he would have kicked my ass real hard and I would have known I deserved it. On the plus side I was able to pick up the mate for my Uberti 1858 Richard Mason conversion yesterday. Now I have a pair to get slicked up. I want to try them with BP so despite Turdodumb's comments I'm in a Pretty Good Mood Today!!!!
  25. I finished but Turdo will have to wait until May 1st before he can use it to pay for his foreign aid blunders!! Just Thinking about it gets me Grumpier than normal!!!!!!
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