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Old February 28th, 2014   #1
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Default Teaching my first of the year MSF class tomorrow

I'm looking forward to my first class of the year this weekend... and then I looked at the weather forecast.

It's supposed to rain in the morning and then have a combination of rain and snow. Temps in the mid 30's to lower 40's.



Brrrrr!

I hate teaching in cold weather because the students really get tired a lot faster in the cold and there is more of a chance of someone going down as fatigue sets in.

I'm going to be teaching a lot more classes this year to help finance my return to my hunting hobby. I'm scheduled to teach every weekend in April. I've never done that before. I sure hope my feet can handle it.

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Old March 21st, 2014   #2
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I'm going to be teaching a lot more classes this year to help finance my return to my hunting hobby. I'm scheduled to teach every weekend in April. I've never done that before. I sure hope my feet can handle it.

I found that teaching that many back to back classes was not a bunch of fun. The most I ever did was 11 weekends in a row. I had a buddy in the DFW area that had just become a sponsor and it was just he and I. Back in the old days when there were no "Compact" ranges.... I miss those days..... After four weekends of saying "Turn your Head", "Look", "Eyes Up" etc, etc.... it might get a bit old for the instructor. Of course this is my take, your results may vary

When I'm out there in August at 104, I will look back at your "Cold" weekend with longing.... :-)

Hope your feet hold out!!!!

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My fingers froze. I could hardly write down scores.

Brrrr.

I've taught 3 weekends in a row before. You're right, it wasn't fun having no time off. But, I sure got efficient. ;-)

But, this will help me finance a Rokon 2-wheel drive bike for hunting camp. I don't get around as easily as I used to so, this will enable me to cover a lot of ground.
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My fingers froze. I could hardly write down scores.

Brrrr.

I've taught 3 weekends in a row before. You're right, it wasn't fun having no time off. But, I sure got efficient. ;-)

But, this will help me finance a Rokon 2-wheel drive bike for hunting camp. I don't get around as easily as I used to so, this will enable me to cover a lot of ground.
Oh I get it Joe. That extra income comes in quite handy. Sounds like it is going to a worthy and fun cause! As far as getting around, I here that too

This is from; I don't know how many years ago. Proving that it's not always warm and in the Southwest. I'm in the blue jacket with the black pants. Luckily it was kind of freak snow, so the ground was still warm enough to stay wet. It got up to a blistering 33 that day. For a Texan it might as well be 20 below, same-same to us. Also proving the adage "If you don't like the weather wait 10 minutes", the next day (Sunday) it topped out at 65. still a bit cool

http://www.texasmtc.com/Snow%20Class%202-14-04.htm
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LOL

In the Seattle area, February is usually the coldest month.

A few years ago, we had to postpone (not cancel) the range part of Saturday due to a sheet of ice covering the range. We flip-flopped and did the classroom first.

By the time that was over, the sun had come out enough to melt the ice but, it was still friggen cold.



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"The sun came out", a phrase rarely heard in Seattle
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