Being a man, I'm also a bit prone to crawl under a rock for a while when I'm in pain. So I get this cortisone shot and decide to hide out in bed with my TV and an ice pack for a while. And what to I decide to watch? Why, a Romanian vampire movie, of course. I mean, when you're familiarizing yourself with an old Romanian rifle you just owe it to yourself to learn a few words of the language and try to get a feel for the culture -- vampires and all.
Wow. If the movie "Strigoi" is in any way representative of life in a small Romanian village ... yeeeesh! And I can't say I recommend the movie -- largely because it is very slow by American standards -- but it did give me my word of the week: Strigoi (Stree-GOY), which is something of an umbrella term that covers a class of supernatural monsters that collectively add up to what we think of as vampires.
This week I also managed to do a bit more work on the inline flintlock prototype, some load development related to the JFK assasination research, to add a basic safety and field stripping guide for the Astra 400 and 600 pistols. Today I picked up some cartridges for the Romainan PSL rifle I'm currently familiarizing myself with. I'm also getting a bit better at organizing this website and have started to add links. This site has only been up for a few months.
When I get this elbow in better shape I hope to wrap up the work on the inline flintlock, wrap up load development on the subsonic Hornet related to the JFK research, and get out in the field with that PSL.