Hi! My name is Kathy, and I live in Portland. After some problems, I finally was able to get my account to work properly and I can now get out of lurker status and be a contributing member. I've been reading the forum for a bit now, and have learned so much. From what I can tell, this forum is a friendly bunch with good humor and experience (as compared to another site I was on). I am getting back into working on my small collection of long guns and pistols after many years, with my favorites comprising of smaller calibers and gauges. My hobbies include backpacking, hiking, and lately, archery with my son. I like to keep life interesting and enjoy two-wheeled vehicles and water craft of all kinds as well.