Monday night's fencing practice went pretty well. There were 9 fencers including me, this week I plan on taking my one friend along as well and hopefully soon I can get my Marshal Warrant for the East so I can have more than one practice a week. The East fencers are a nice enough group, though I don't think the majority of my local group is much more experienced than I am. They also didn't seem thrilled at the idea of melee and made comments about Aethlemaercians (how do you spell that?) loving melee. I can't say this analysis is wrong, as much of our practices at Silva Vulcani, especially in the Spring, focus on melee and in turn Pennsic. I hope as the summer drags on, if I'm still around and not off doing an internship (which would be better for me actually), That I can get the local group more focused on melees and the like. However, I also don't want to hijack the practice from the existing marshals.
In other news, the new motor is in my car, but it's not up and running yet. We found a compatible motor from a 2003 Impala with only 81k miles on it, less than my odometer reads. (yay!) Tomorrow will see an excursion to a you-pull-it junkyard in hopes of finding some exhaust manifold bolts that broke as well any other knick-knacks of interest. I hope to have the car running by the middle of next week if not sooner.
Today was spent doing yard work at my grandmom's house. We spread out both new topsoil and lots of mulch and planted Impatiens in appropriate flower beds. She used to have an above-ground swimming pool but decided to get rid of it due to her age (currently 83). The spot where the pool sat was empty for a while and her seven kids decided to get her dirt and grass seed for Mother's Day. (She has everything else =P )
That's all I have for now, go have fun!