Picked SWMBO up at the Ferry Landing yesterday evening and ran her out to her class at the Mullinex Church building. Dropped her off and I went to Walmart.
Bought a nice battery, a trickle charger (one of the supposidly SMART ones), and some other stuff to move my radio’s from house power to battery power. Walked out of Walmart $130 broker but think this’ll work out.
So, today I put it all together and hooked it up. Only had to make one run into town for different parts. Working good so far. The little charger thingie has a constant green light: indicating the battery is charged. Been listening to all three radio’s most of the afternoon and it hasn’t changed. Cool! Now, if/when the power goes out I can still operate my radio’s. And, if I don’t permanently mount this outside, I could take it along for field day. Need to get a solar panel for field charging. Hmmm…
Not a whole lot going on. Working on the radio’s part of the day. Taking the Dog for walks. Playing with localhost and setting up Piwigo & WordPress to play with. Really important Retired stuff.
Picked SWMBO up at the QFC and we be home. She’s off in her room doing whatever she does in there. Waiting on a friend of her’s to show up for some fabric. Radio’s still working just right. Doctor Who in the background.
Think I’ll go lay down and read.
Which I have been lately. Really depressed. So I do a lot of things to try to work my way out of it (including a lot of self-talk) but don’t seem to actually accomplish anything. Mentally or physically. And that is starting to get on my nerves. (And part of it is 3 weeks of rain, I know.) I have to be careful and keep my wits about me though cause depression has gotten me into a lot of trouble in the past.
Trying to listen to the noon-tim e net on 7268.5 but someone is playing different types of music too near that frequency. Don’t know if it’s just someone fooking with the Net or if it’s coming from overseas.
Started looking at getting another dog. A breed that stays between 15-20 pounds and short haired. Was looking at a Beagle but they get way over 20 lbs. Haven’t been impressed with anything mixed with Chihuahua. Never did like Chihuahuas. But a Beagle-Chihuahua mix might stay smaller. I don’t like flighty/scared/nervous all the time. Or anytime, really. (On farther reading, I don’t think a Beagle will work for me.)
Made a dump run cause it was time to make one. Came back and played with my tower a bit. Assembled the bottom 3 sections but couldn’t lift it upright. Too heavy for this old guy. Want to sit upright to kind of get it out of the way. I’ll get help. Sometime.
Turned that ham thingie (senior moment) into pork chops and got those in the freezer. Psuedo BBQ’d myself one and made mixed veggies to go with it for dinner. Was yummy.
The 10-meter Net went well even if we didn’t actually have a Net. Just a few of us checking in and talking awhile. Cool!
Anywho, that’s about it. Looks like Trump is winning (Yay!) so I think I’ll just go lay down and read a bit.