Yes, I Know That I Can Be Depressed

lil01aWhich 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.)

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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.

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Hey. Got Me A 56 Foot Tower.

Cool! One of they guys had one he wanted to get rid of cheap (or relatively cheap) so I took it off his hands. It’s only 56 feet, but, it’s 56 feet taller than any tower I had before. Sun came out today so I went to his place and picked it up. In sections. Took two (2) trips but he lives only about 4 miles from here.

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So, now I have to find the baseplate for it, dig a big damned hole, fill that hole with cement and install the tower. Oh, Joy! But it ought to be fun though. Thinking of sticking my 2m/440 and 6BTV antenna’s on it, but may save up for a nice all-band yaggi. (Which are freakin’ huge!) First I need to get the tower installed. Still not sure where I’m going to do that; but I’m sure SWMBO will let me know.

Not a whole lot going on really. Saw a really young child wandering around back by the neighbors-from-hell’s house, and, knowing they weren’t home, nor are they Hispanic looking, I called 911. Took 20 minutes and two people (and a lot of time on hold for heaven’s sake) to give them the particulars. Then it was another 30 minutes before the Sheriff showed up. Meanwhile, I walked the kid to the road where we found his parents looking frantically for the kid. All ended well but I don’t trust the 911 folks anymore.

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Anywho, finally got my 857d out of the truck and re-installed in the house. Seems to be working fine but I have to reaquaint myself with what switch position is what antenna.

OH, took SWMBO to her exam at the Naval Hospital this morning and sat around for a few hours. Standing outside the Colonoscopy Lab one gets a completely different look from folks to the statement “Just waiting on my lovely young wife of 30 years” than one does when standing outside the Maternity Ward.

Just saying …

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