Monday, December 05, 2011

PA Hunting: Day 7: Fuh gettabout it!

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Five days last week I went to the same spot on the hillside behind the Aerie hoping to 1-ambush a buck and then 2-ambush a doe or a buck. Didn't happen.

On a couple of those days, my knees and back were acting up, but I struggled through the aches and pains to stay on stand or take short walks around that end of the property looking for sign. Saturday was not one of those days. In fact I felt really, really good. Perhaps it had to do with the sky-high barometric readings and the beautiful weather.

That changed on Sunday afternoon as a front approached and then stalled over the western half of the state. Clouds returned and with them the threat of rain. Along the Ohio River Valley and over Lakes Erie and Ontario to the west the threat manifested itself and a long, skinny string of rain showers moved/marched from Houston to Toronto and beyond. It's still there coming up from the south along a giant of a loop of the Jet Stream. We're getting some of the warm winds associated with the weather along with a drop in the air pressure, but, so far, no rain. (It's 40 degrees here, yet it's snowing in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas? Weird.)

The drop in air pressure--and perhaps sitting all Sunday afternoon watching Jets and Giants football--has caused aches and pains in both knees and along my back at the belt line. My shoulders don't feel too good either. In short, every joint started complaining last night and continues complaining this morning. As a result, I've opted out of today. Just going to take a couple of arthritis strength acetaminophen and climb back under the covers. Might stay there until Wednesday when this rain is supposed to finally get the heck out of here.

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