Kinda Windy Out There

Bike04bHas been all day. Dog and I attempted a couple of walks, but didn’t make it too far cause I’m a Wx Weenie. Don’t like getting wet anymore. (Outside Wx wise.) He don’t mind. I did let him run his brains out in the front yard between bouts of hard rain though.

Hearing lots of reports of downed trees and power outages around the whole Seattle and Puget Sound areas. There’s one now about wires down and on fire. Surprised our power hasn’t gone TU yet.

Not a whole lot happened yesterday cause of the Wx being so crappy. Dog doesn’t understand “It’s raining and I ain’t getting out in it” at all. Ah well.

Bike06bThose cabinet doors I had loaded in the back of my truck? (You ask.) Met some nice young couple at the QFC tonight while waiting to pick SWMBO up and they took them off my hands. Well, I didn’t just meet them there; we had it arranged. Young lady really want’s to re-do her kitchen but they’re fairly newly married and can’t afford “fancy” cabinet doors yet. So they took mine. They are welcome to them and I hope they work out.

Not a whole lot else going on. SWMBO is home now (I brought her home!) and off poopin’ or something. I’m finishing up boring the Hell out of everyone. Radio is going in the background and really busy tonight.

Oh, my LG Tablet finally went TU. Plugged the usb cable into it to charge it. A couple of minutes later I’m smelling that burning insulation smell look around, and there’s smoke coming from the charging port. Shit. Unplugged it really quickly (for an old guy). The tablet still powers up (0% battery message) but the end of the usb cable is toast. So I bought the repair parts for this one and a new screen for the other one and will attempt repairs when the parts get in. Figure I’m really out nothing but parts cost if I can’t do it. Could have 2 LG pads again if I do.

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Wow. Almost Got Warm Outside Today.

Taste1Again. SSDD. Except the sun was out and it got kind of nice out there. So me and the Dog got out and tried a couple of things to get my long-wire antenna up again. None of which worked, of course.

First I hooked fishing line to the drone and made a couple of attempts to get over the tree. Almost worked the first time! Wasn’t quite as far around the tree as I thought. My other attempts were dismal failures in that it was just too breezy to have good control over the drove. And I almost got it hung up in the tree.

So, tennis ball gun. Ball went right where I wanted it first shot. Fishing line went right where I wanted it to. Fishing line got caught up and the ball is now hanging about 30 feet up. Kind of inaccessable to an fat, old, guy like me. So I’m leaving it in place, with plenty of extra string, to see if the wind will work it down to where I’ll be able to grab it. We’ll see.

NC349-05Was really nicer outside. Took the Dog for a couple of walks. He’s a warm Wx Dog for sure. Been antsy all day. I’ve been busy doing Club finances and putting together those cansolidator thingies SWMBO bought and haven’t been able to pay that much attention to him. So I chased him around the big room for awhile. He’s getting to where he’ll “fight” with me. Cool!

The Monday evening NMARES 2-meter Net went well. Everyone was scratchy;  but everyone is always scratchy on this repeater.

SWMBO is home and in doing her homework. Dog is finally getting calmed down. Think I’ll go read a bit.

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