Tam and I were going to go to the big Indy 1500 Gun Show today but I find that I just can't. I was ill all day Friday and worked anyway; I felt pretty lousy Saturday. I'm better today but my knee had started throbbing Saturday night, up and down the basement stairs doing laundry, and as I was getting ready today, well behind my planned schedule, I realized I wasn't looking forward to the show, I was dreading it.
The years take their toll. 2018 was probably my last year for the Dayton Hamvention, what with the months of knee problems that followed. The new venue takes a miserably long drive, the weather's been terrible and for me, it's no longer the same event it was at Hara Arena..
Shuffling through the 1500, jammed elbow-to-elbow with everybody, has always been difficult for me and anymore, if my right knee gets irritated, it could take weeks to get things back to normal. That's too much to risk.
Tam's just as annoyed as you might expect, and with good reason -- my avocation is her work. We'd been going to the show together less and less -- her local friends who spend more time shooting usually take her -- but she'd hoped to this time.
6 months ago