Yeah. I Be In Windows Right Now

Couldn’t get Ubuntu Studio to correctly recognize my video camera. Kept breaking the video files trying to copy them to the hard drive. Don’t have any idea why. So I rebooted into Windows 7 and it seems to be working like it’s supposed to. Go figure.


Went over to a New Ham’s house (in Shelton) early and looked through a lot of “stuff” he inherited from somebody. Lots of coax and connectors and stuff like that. Told him to keep everything “just in case.” Then we talked a bit about how to make a “shack” and put up antenna’s and just Ham stuff for awhile.

He’s got an old Streamline travel trailer I wouldn’t mind owning. Needs a lot of external work; but  it’s waterproof and not too shabby inside. Would make a nice “Field Day” portable shack!


SWMBO took me to the Chinese food place in East Bremerton. I don’t know why I get the all-you-can-eat then eat only one serving. Every time.

Then we spent way too much money at Fred Meyer’s. She got herself some new snow/boots thingies. I got new socks! (I buy a shit load of socks every couple of years and wear them until they start to fall apart. Time to go down and just buy another 10 pair of jeans too. That happens every 10 years or so.)

Made our usual stop at Safeway on the way home. I just ripped her new Susan Boyle cd and added it to her music drive. Watching “The Thing” sorta.


I’m really getting antsy to get those four 4-TB drives and get this new NAS up and running. Found myself looking around for any old drives I have to put in it just to play with the darned thing. Found plenty; but all old IDE and that won’t work. Ah well. Nothing like having a new toy and not being able to play with it.

See y’all tomorrow!

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It Kinda Bothers Me

Not that my Lovely-Young-Bride of almost 30 years has made us (over the years) both Winter & Summer Quilts. No, far from it. What bother’s me, what really yanks my chain, is that I live somewhere where we actually USE something called a “Summer” Quilt. This Old Southern California Man has a real problem reconciling those two words into one coherent thought; much less using them in one sentence. Summer Quilt. Damn!

The broken end is up!

Not too much has been happening around here since our wind storm a couple of days ago. Pretty much SSDD. Dog and I made a tour of the back-40 and found (as you can see in the picture above) that we’d lost part of one of the Alder’s. It broke pretty high up and looks dangerous to mess with so I’ll probably just leave it there until it’s dry enough to cut up.


Pretty cold and frosty out there this morning. Guess we ought to get used to that for the next couple of months. Supposed to be the chance of snow flurries next Tuesday. We’ll see. Personally, I’m expecting snow the first week of December this year. We’ll see about that also. (Wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been wrong about it. But I have been more right than wrong over the past several years.)

Really haven’t done much today; for some reason. Too cold, I think. Probably just another excuse to be lazy but that’s the way the Retirement Cookie Crumbles. At least the usual chores are done. Roughed the Dog up some cause he was feeling ignored. Got dinner started. (Slow roasted pork chop. Baked tater. Veggies.) Couple of other things around the house that I’ve been meaning to do; but nothing real strenuous or anything.


Well, at least I get to pick my lovely young bride up this evening. Supposed I ought to take the Dog along and get him out of the house for a few. Lucky Dog!

Just heard on the radio a report that in Bremerton, near the Warren Avenue Bridge, there is a naked male, pleasuring himself. All I can say is: Glad I quit drinking. SWMBO cringed when I mention that that guy was going to milk it for all it’s worth.

That’s it. Y’all have a nice one!

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