Well, I’m very remiss! I ordered a Warbonnet BB Dbl 1.1 back during Christmas and a Chinook tarp (had to be reasonable with the cash), Christmas time and all. I've yet to take it out and set everything up. A combination of this, that, and God making up for the drought we had last summer. WB BB came in timely, I assume as ordered as I wouldn’t know 1.7 from 1.1. I'm really a novice as you can tell.
Today is such a beautimous day and I thought this was it! My wife has to work, so I went to the local hardware store and bought me some mason's line for my tarp. Then went to our local Academy to buy some tent stakes. I picked out those I would settle for, I wanted titanium; but, hey this was my 1st adventure. The cashier wanted to charge me $25 + for 8 tent stakes when they were $2.99 for a set of 4 and I picked 2 sets. I'm okay with mental math she was charging me $2.99 for 8. I tried to reason with the cashier and she wouldn't budge. I went to my truck and ruminated for a while and went back in, to verify my stance, grabbed 2 sets of stakes and went to a different cashier and bought the same sets of tent stakes as $6.47 for both sets, score! So as I was heading to the spot for my 1st set up and with a burning desire to become one of the few of those that “hang”, my wife texts me and lets me know that I had to meet someone that has to do work on our yard. The classic rock music stopped playing in my head and the sound of brakes was heard, bringing me to a screeching halt. Good Grief Charlie Brown, will Johnny ever get his chance?