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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Boycott Sony Pictures.

My goodness yesterday was NICE! Except for making a trip to Port Orchard (cause I’m pretty sure Jo Anne’s doesn’t want a fat old naked guy in their store) and when the UPS guy showed up, me and the Dog were sans clothing all day. That’s the way the world should be!

Spent most of the day outside setting up for Field Day. Completely set up the radio and both computers. Was getting better psk31 signals out there than I’ve been getting in the house for these past couple of weeks. (Or so.)

But, everything works. Even my old tuner is working today on 20 meters. Didn’t hear anyone on the 7.268.5 Noontime Net though.

Woke up to a completely different Wx day today. Cold out. Had to put on a long sleeved shirt for our walk and while puttering around outside. Figures the Official 1st Day Of Summer would be on the coldest day of the week (so far). (Seems to me I also got married on this date way back in 73 or 74. Damn.)

I’ve been subpoena’d for the trial for my ex-renter. The part I really don’t like is the “YOU ARE COMMANDED TO APPEAR” like I’m not a free citizen or something. I mean, I don’t mind testifying for the Prosection but you could at least ask.

The Defense came by for my statement today. Interesting. She tried to lead a couple of my answers (which I called her on) and asked me a couple of “opinion’ questions (which I didn’t answer cause my “opinions” don’t mean squat). Mostly I think it went well. I’ll find out differently in court though. I hate lawyers.

What’s 200 Lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A Good Start!

Not a whole hell of a lot else going on. We get to pick SWMBO up in Bremerton @ 1945 or so since she’s working late. Still need to figure out, and load, whatever we’re going to be eating (and munching on) this weekend. Gonna miss Date Day as far as going out. SWMBO may have to go shopping on her own! (The Horrors!)

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