The last few evenings have seen work on the musket barrels and bayonets of the first company of Zichenau’s Ermland Garde, plus the faces, hands, and bases of the second company. If the silver oil has dried to the touch by this evening, I’ll complete the brass bands that hold the muzzles to the wooden musket stocks. Then, it’s on to the cream undercoat and white top coat for the coats of the second company. Although, now that I think of it, I have promised the Grand Duchess a 25 mile bike ride this evening, so maybe this will have to wait until Saturday. Yes, we've finally recovered a bit from last Saturday's big ride and feel like getting back on our bikes. Well, at least it’s a good thing that the lesson planning for Friday is minimal tonight! Charge!