Turns Out I Be Pretty Boring

Well, what the Hell have I been up to? No idea. Hanging around the house waiting for it to get warm enough to go outside. Other than that, buttkiss. (Butkas?)

Last Saturday was “date day” of course. SWMBO took me to teriyaki chicken in Gig Harbor before making a stop of COSTCO. That’s always fun! We actually got out of there fairly inexpensively this time. If you don’t count the $50 I spent for two 64g SanDisc’s. More about those later …

Sunday was our usual Sunday. Mostly. I set up one of those cards with a version of Ubuntu that’ll work with the Raspberry Pi2. Spent most of the evening working on that. Got it working great except it won’t play video files. Seems to load them but will not play. Which means I can’t use one of these to swap out SWMBO’s laptop and make a bit more room on her desktop. But, I’ll keep playing with it. AND the Ubuntu installation too!


Yesterday (Sunday) it was also dark cloudy and rather cool all damned day too. Sucked. You could NOT tell it’s the middle of July around here! Our garden is freezing it’s ass off!

Today though, Monday, it was sunny and about 80 degrees today. Go figure. So me and the Dog spent a lot of time outside. Repositioned my longwire dipole antenna and got it about 10 feet higher. Doesn’t seem to work any better; but it’s higher. (My Tuner is messed up too. Won’t make good contacts when tuning. Makes that staticy noise.)

Also installed fldigi and am learning that. Works great on my multi-band fan dipole that I made but haven’t really seen any signals to test Rx.  Will keep playing with that too.

Ordered that Panasonic G7 and it should be here sometime between 2-10 Aug. Have no idea why it takes so long; but that’s just the way it is.

Watching “Great Earthquakes of the Pacific Northwest” lecture on YouTube.

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Another Great Sunday At Home

DoorBlond1bAnd I’m loving it!

So, what the heck have I been up to? And for how far back; since I haven’t posted in a few days?

Friday? Yeah, that’s enough. Friday. Hmmm… What the heck did I do? Stayed around the house “doing things.” That’s about all I can remember. Dog and I did make a dump run but I don’t remember if that was Friday or not.

Saturday was MCARC meeting in Shelton. It went well. LOTS of planning for Field Day at the end of the month.

Then, the afternoon was “date day” with my lovely young bride of 30+ years. I always look forward that that. She took me to the China Sun Buffet (all you can eat) in Port Orchard (where I stuffed myself this time). Then our usual stop at Walmart. Then back home.

My New Tower Waiting To Be Put Up

Today, Sunday, was really a SSDD. Only got half the laundry done cause we ran out of the soap we use. (More on order and should be here Tuesday.) SWMBO made dinner (it was good!). Went on a walk around the back-40.

The MCARC 2-meter Sunday Evening Chat Net went okay; but only two of us checked in tonight! Haven’t seen that happen in awhile. But, it is almost Summer, the Wx is pretty nice today, so I kind of expect most folks would be out doing something. And that’s okay.

Think I’ll go lay down and read a bit.

Instead I spent an hour looking at shipping containers online. Phew!

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