The Captain's untimely death has had one good outcome.
I got off my butt and started installing some of the hardware I bought but never quite got around to finishing the job.
In addition to the motion activated lights I have been putting in over at Sprite's, I installed the automatic garage door opener I bought three years ago.
Mrs ERJ loved her automatic door opener. It kept weather and animals out. It kept the garage warmer in the winter and it was easy, easy, easy.
The old one went Tango Uniform about five years ago.
I finally got the new one installed yesterday. Mrs ERJ programmed the fobs and I am once again a hero.
The other thing I have been doing is reloading odds-and-ends of ammo.
We live in a golden time. It won't last forever. I am scratching my head trying to anticipate what I might need if/when the liberals wrestle the three branches of government away. If that happens, then we will be looking at a multi-generational drought for firearms and ammo.
If push-comes-to-shove, I can cast projectiles that are .30 caliber and larger. That leaves primers, powder and brass, shot and 0.224" diameter projectiles.
"Ready made" ammo in .22LR, 7.62X39mm and 9mm FMJ are either very difficult to reload or can be purchased for less than the cost of reloading.