The dekes are piled in the garage. Cords, weights, paint all carefully examined. The scattergun has received a little attention. Proper choke tube, plug is in, several practice mounts, a loving touch............. Ammunition inventory is taken, and is inevitably low. Daily, the announcement of the season dates and bag limit is searched for on the web. Leases are signed. Waders are checked for leaks. The wife complains a little about the "comeback call" roaring out of the garage. The Lab is fit to be tied, and every morning when you leave for work pleads in her eyes,"Is this the day?" God I love this time of year!!!!!!!!!!!!!