Today is the first day of hunting season. So before the crack of dawn, many of men are on a road to seek their elk of the year. Some have their special spot.. and God forbid, if a rookie comes across it. Hunters are more guarded than mushroom seekers about their favorite spot.
There will the rookie, first time out guy... Who is partly scared he will mess up, and partly excited. A lot of times these guys are future son-in-laws who want to prove themselves to their future father-in-laws.
Or a new son-in-law. Some are because the economy has been slow and need extra help with groceries.. And an elk would be a winter's meat supply. Even halving it with a hunting buddy would help.
The rest are old pros. Been doing it since they were kids with their fathers. Lot of hunting camps went up last weekend, looking forward to the beginning of the hunt today. Some will be getting their elk today. Those who have scouted
the area over the summer or while gathering the winter's wood. So will have a good idea where the elk are hanging out. And if they are hunting with others,
the hunt isn't over yet. As that person becomes the driver. The one who drops off other hunters in one area, and goes to the other side to pick up those hunters. Also helps getting other's elk out of the woods, as well.
Now the wives.. well, life goes by ... like any other day. Maybe something will fall apart, or stop working an hour after the husband has left for hunting camp. Or it is the same old routine.. minus husband.
Then there are the party widows... While the buddies are drinking beer around the campsite, talking about their day in the woods, their wives are out at the bar, drinking and laughing with each other. No foul play.. just ladies night
Next you have the older hunting widows... like myself... This is where we call this time of the year.. PROJECT TIME. This is where we tear some thing part, that we have been trying to get our husband's to do over the year. Be it a painting project, tear out a wall (for the more aggressive of us) move
the furniture.. OH, SO MUCH TO DO, IN SUCH A SHORT TIME. haha.
This year the King isn't doing hunting camp. He has decided to do nights at home, in his bed with a shower available. We live only about an hour drive from hunting area... so it isn't a hardship. So my projects will have to be small. BUT, he is going over to Washington, to be driver for his brother,
so he isn't hunting by himself... and that will involved days and camping.
ALL IS NOT LOST... I am saving up my most involved project for that time. But that is 3 weeks away... dang.. oh well, I can gather supplies for it, now.
So HUNTING WIDOWS.. do not despair... there is lots of fun things to do. Younger ones, can share babysitting, so each gets to get a ladies night out. Older ones.. do those projects, without having to argue over how it is done.
And be able to finish it.. eat meals when you want to.. and you get control over the REMOTE CONTROL... so you can watch those Lifetime shows, DIY and other shows your guy doesn't like.
Yes, I know there are women hunters too.. but this post is called HUNTING WIDOWS...