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Random & What have you been up to this week?

Been a busy week 'round here, but I'm happy with how things are balancing out with new job, family, blog and so on. I hope you guys and gals don't feel neglected - I try my best to squeeze in some time every day. Apologies to any e-mails or comments that I've been slow to respond to.

We've signed a new blog sponsor that I'm pretty excited about...actually really excited about. Should have the announcement up next week. Stay tuned.

Good news--after a few months of healing up post-shoulder surgery, Randy Church is back at the forge and anvil. Randy is a great knife/chopper smith and a good friend of the blog. He's got some new stuff in the works that I'm looking forward to checking out, and he's also got a few very cool "Injun" style blade/sheath combos on sale at the moment. 

TEOTWAWKI Wife has been getting into canning - a first for our family - she's planning a batch of tomato sauce for tomorrow. We've already gone through two jars of delish homemade salsa. The garden is kicking out a lot of tomatoes lately. 

I got my pickup fixed, and, good news, it was not a $1800 transmission job, but a bad speed sensor - $125. Very nice. If I can get some other things done tomorrow, I might do some further maintenance on the truck--think it's about time for a new fuel filter, etc.

Also finally took delivery of a Kifaru Longhunter, literally about an hour ago. Kifaru is some expensive stuff, even secondhand, but I found a good deal on a nice condition used model in the right color/size combo and took the plunge. I'm going to get it loaded up and adjusted after it hit "post," but initial assessment is good. The packbag is a bit meh/boring - basically a big drawstring bag - but the frame is impressive and what you really spend the money for. Very comfortable and functional. And yes, a dramatic improvement over the $60 Teton Scout--a good thing! I'll post more in the near future...probably going to order up some things from the guys at Hill People Gear too. 

That's my story for the week...what about you guys? What are you working on?