My Lovely-Young-Bride of almost 30 years (this December 20th!) didn’t have to go to work today. She stayed home to take the Dog to his appointment. But the damned alarms still went off this morning; so I’ve been up since 0515. Yay.
Made a trip to Home Depot to check on that smallish digger they have for rent. It was there, but you can’t sign up for a particular time, and I wasn’t ready to take it today, so I got some other stuff I needed. 12 80-lb bags of cement mix and 15 cinder-blocks. Luckily, one of their guys helped me load it.
But I had to unload it myself! Phew! So I spent the afternoon assembling raised-bed garden beds. Got 3 done and have only 2 to go. Had to rebuild the forms for the larger blocks but that took only about half an hour. My garden is starting to come together!
SWMBO brought Taco Bell home when she came back from the Dog’s appointment. One of his ears is clear but the other is still infected. Damn!
After dinner I got SWMBO out to help me reposition my long wire dipole. I shot the ball over the tree and she watched where it landed. Then she held the heavy duty string while I pulled it over the tree. It all worked out.
So, now my long-wire dipole is about 25 feet higher. Cool! We’ll see tomorrow night if it makes any difference on the MCARC 10-meter Tuesday Evening Chat Net.
For some reason, my head is trying to pound. Think I’ll go take a warm shower and go lay down and read. It’s almost bedtime anyway.
Really! I, the old, retired, guy had a fairly busy day. Cool!
Started off by taking SWMBO to the Ferry Landing. The Sunrise was beautiful. Bright and Orangy. Really pretty.
Stopped for gas on the way home. Made a dump run for our renter. Came home and renewed my perscriptions over the phone. (Can pick them up tomorrow after 1300.)
Tried calling Peach Beach RV Park to make an reservation. After almost a dozen “mailbox is full” messages I finally got a recorded message that probably had a lot of good information. Unfortunately, I couldn’t understand it. (One of these days I really need to take that course in Garble!) I finally wound up e-mailing the place but I really don’t expect an answer. And I don’t know if we should just drive down there and take a chance that they’ll have a spot we’d enjoy.
Went to Shelton to meet up with the other MCARC Club Officers to check out a Church as to suitability for our Club meetings. Place is huge! All dark wood inside. Really nice. Kind of BIG for me, but, we could get used to it. Doubt we’ll pick this place though; cause they want $25/meeting. With no gauarante that we’d even be able to have a meeting if they schedule a wedding or funeral. And we’d havt to bring our own coffee.
At Alpine Meadows, where we’ve had our meeting since forever, we pay $120/yr for coffee and the room is free. Unfortunately, the room is getting rather small nowadays. Which is good cause that means more people are showing up for the meetings so no complaints about that. We’re just getting to need more room.
Picked SWMBO up at the Ferry Landing and we’re home now. Think I’ll go lay down and read awhile. All this starts early again tomorrow.
If I’m Lucky!