Great Day - New Gun - new pics added
Today has been a great day! To understand that you need a little background. I work in a college library and have a very unusual schedule - on Monday I work 8am to noon. Today just before noon I got a call from the local veterinarian who is a friend and a trustee of the college. Since I have been in town I have been his computer guru. Back over Christmas break I set up his new system and rigged his software so it would work until he could find a new package. I had about 35 hours or so in the job. He takes care of my three dogs and rarely sends a bill so I take care of his computer. It works for us.
So I get a call just before noon. The vet asks if I am going to be in for a while. I told him just a short while because I get off at noon. He said, "That gives me 10 minutes, I'll try to make it in 5." I didn't think much about that. I figured he wanted me to look at some info about a new software package. So in about 6 minutes he comes in the door of the library with a long box. He walks up to my desk and puts this box on it.
I looked down at the box and asked, "What's this?" His reply was, "What does it look like?" So I answered, "A Marlin model 336 in 30-30." He said, "That's right." I still didn't know what was going on. He is an FFL, but except for me he has not done transfers locally. He does them for all the clubs that give a way guns as prizes - Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Friends of the NRA, and others. So I thought maybe he had to be out and needed someone to handle the transfer since I have an FFL. So I asked, "What's it for?" And his answer was, "It's for you." All I could say was, "What?" He said, "I ought to give you three for all the work you've done and all the help you've given me on the computers." All I could do was stand there with my mouth open. My wife came in to go to lunch right then and the vet said, "I need to go now. Have a good lunch." I mumbled, "Thanks." I stopped by later in the afternoon and thanked him again.
Here is what was in the box.
I guess I can say and mean it, "It's been a good day." I'll make some better pictures and post them with the range report later.