OMG Busy!

Spent the majority of last week getting ready for Field Day. Surprised how much needed to be done to the Caravan before I could use it. Oh, nothing really “dirty;” just messy. Air in the tires. Clean the water tank (just to be sure). Those kind of things.

SWMBO’s Dad came in to visit for a week and take a mini-vacation.

So Friday comes around  and a couple of the guys met me at the road to follow me up to Green Mountain Horse Camp where we were having Field Day. Five miles off the paved road! Up hill. (Actually, up mountain.) But we all made it and started setting up.


Then, SWMBO and her Dad (visiting from Ohio. Her Dad. Not SWMBO. SWMBO lives here with me. Nevermind) showed up about 2200 or so and we crashed for the night.

Field Day went pretty much as usual. Made 12 contacts this year. Used Fred’s Hex Beam and it worked really well. WAY better than my Alpha Antenna. Think I’ll build one for my tower.

So, Saturday night went well. Sunday morning I made bacon & eggs & hash browns as usual and everyone seemed to like it. Broke camp about 1100 cause we were just tired of camping out.


Monday we took my father-in-law to the Boeing tour. As far as I’m concerned, Boeing charges WAY too much for that tour. $25 each for 90 minutes of bus ride, walking tunnels, watching planes not being worked on, and not much else. Ends at the way too expensive gift shop and you leave. It should be a free tour.

Tuesday, WTF did we do Tuesday? Oh! Family BBQ here at the house. SWMBO’s Son & girlfriend and Brother showed up and we had BBQ Chicken, Tater Salad, and Pork & Beans. And a lot of visiting!


Today we got up early and went to Mt. St. Helen’s. Stopped for breakfast at our usual place and had to back-track a bit to get on the highway to the mountain. Was nice but too cloudy to get a decent view of the mountain. Nice ride. Not too cold at the Johnston Observatory. Spent only $26 at the gift store (new walking stick) and had lunch on the tailgate.

P1120129bTomorrow we’re just going to chill a bit and he goes back to Ohio Friday. Which means SWMBO will go back to work Friday. And I have an appointment with the Vascular Surgeon Friday. Hmmm…

Didn’t get to post this yesterday cause I got busy. Took my FIL to Home Depot to pick out cabinets and paint and stuff for the apartment. That’s gonna be a job!

Today I got called in early for my vascular surgeon appointment.  The problems I’m having with my leg aren’t vascular in nature. Probably related to the degenerative disc disease. Getting Old. Doc says to take 2 ibuprofen at bedtime and when I get up and get used to it.

My Father-in-law went with SWMBO this morning and should be about home by now. Nice visit. He should come over more often. He seemed to have a nice visit. We certainly got to enough places in 5 days!

AND I just got attacked by a hornet’s nest of hornets. Moved the wrong board and uncovered a 8” nest. Got stung twice on my arm and once on my face before I got away. I’ll spray the buggers tonight. After dark. From Spokane.

And that’s it. Time to get this posted.

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Fook Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg Anyway

2019-06-07 22.44.41Tried posting a simple meme:

And, as you can see, immediately got a 30 day time-out. My second. For telling the truth.

Fuck Zuckerberg. Fuck Facebook. Nazi’s.

I’d make it my main mission in life to bring Facebook down, but, there are a butt-ton of sites and folks trying it already and I can’t see that I’d be any different. Meaning I could spend a LOT of time and money trying to kill off FB, and still not have made any headway at all. So I’ll support those that are already established.

Fuck Facebook & Zuckerman.

Wx is really nice right now and for the next few days. Almost 90 degrees every day! Woo Woo!

Got down and painted the room we made in the basement and am getting it set up for when SWMBO’s Dad comes out for his visit the 21st. Oh, forgot: Was making plans for the MILA and thought it’d be a great idea for him to come out and put in his $.02 worth. SWMBO hopped right on that band wagon and had him a plane ticket by the end of that day. So he’ll be visiting 21-27 June. Just in time for Field Day!

Otherwise, I have absolutely no memory of what the hell I’ve been up to. Saturday “date day” with SWMBO goes as usual: GREAT. Last couple of weeks we’ve been going to Home Depot and buying “stuff.” Lots of flooring. Paint. Lights. Stuff.

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Oh, hired her son to help me finish the flooring in the big room. He did a nice job. We used 25 boxes of that flooring, which makes the floor expensive, but it should last until well after I’m gone. We needed ONE more board to finish! One. So we picked up another box and I’ll get to it later. Right now I’m concentrating to that room downstairs so SWMBO’s Dad will have a place to sleep.

weThat numb area of my right leg has taken to burning at various times. If I sit too long, it’ll start burning. So I get up and walk around awhile, and it’ll start burning. So I’ll sit down, and after awhile, well, you catch the drift. Gotta be some form of neuropathy. Or my degenerative spine disease is kicking in. Or I’m just getting fuckin’ old. The only way to describe it is: you know when the Dentist numbs your lower jaw to work on a tooth? That numb feeling that goes half way up your head? That, but with the edges “burning.” Really uncomfortable. I’ve started taking a cane with me to take some of the weight off my leg when we walk anywhere. Seems to help.

And that’s enough of the Old Guy Shit. If I remember what I’ve been up to and there’s anything to pass on: I’ll be back.


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