Almost A Shut In Tuesday. Almost.

Cause it’s Wet out there! And it’s supposed to get wetter. But we did have a small break so me and the Dog went for a quick walk around the back of the property. Did Not manage to walk between most of the drops though. I’m fat.

The BEST Man-Cave Wall Ever!

But I had to make a run to the bank anyway to deposit the Renter’s rent. Made a donut stop by Safeway on the way back. Picked mail up on the way in. Netflix Day! Yay! Got, and watched, the Jesus Christ-Superstar Live Tour and it was pretty good. Surprised myself by remembering most of the words.

The BEST Cloning Program Ever!

Just ordered a mag-mount for my 2m/70cm antenna so I can start getting my radio mounted in my truck. Then I ordered a 3 COAX cable switch so I can run all my HF antenna’s through the automatic tuner I have. I could probably sell this AT-300 tuner I have, but would save it to take with me on trips. It only weighs a couple of pounds so I’ll probably leave it in whatever RV trailer we get. Gotta buy 2 mounting kits for my yaesu 857d, one for the truck and one for the new RV trailer, so it would be fairly easy to mount the radio wherever I’m going to use it. Next month I’ll start checking out ham sticks.


Started saving up for another 857d that I can just mount in the truck and leave there. Or move to the RV trailer. May take me awhile but I will eventually save enough. Or I may buy a different desktop model and mount the one I have. Long as I can find an affordable radio that also does all the “digital” stuff I like doing. And will run on batteries. But if I get another 857d I can clone them if I want to; or when I need to.


And that’s it really. MCARC 10-meter chat net was pretty short cause there was only 3 of us on air. Not much else going on and it’s about bedtime.

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Interesting Day. Mostly. Sorta.

Made a run to the Vape Shop in Bremerton. Stopped by my bank and talked to the girl about a loan for an R-Pod 177 (or equivalent). Got some money out then went to my other bank and deposited it into my savings account. Grabbed one of the $5 lunches at DQ and rushed home to eat it. Been updating “Money” and shopping online since!


Talked to the bank about me getting a loan for the RV. After a long, convoluted, conversation it turns out I cannot get a loan on my own no matter how much money I get each month. They will look at our total income to debt ratio. Which really sucks.


Trying to establish credit on my own because I find myself in the same situation as millions of stay-at-home/retired spouses; If something were to happen to SWMBO I couldn’t even refinance our house because I don’t have any credit built up for myself. (Not that I’m planning on anything happening to her!) Oh, sure, insurance would pay most everything we’re paying on off, but then I wouldn’t be able to buy anything on payments because I don’t have credit built up for myself. Or so it seems. Maybe I just don’t understand it all.


Ordered a new Baofeng F8 programming cable and some other stuff from Amazon. Then Mt. Baker Vapor got some of my business. Trying to stay with the tobacco flavored e-juice but get it as clear as I can. The guys at the Vape Shop in Bremerton say I go through so many attys because I don’t use clear juice. So I got one that’s about half as opaque as the one I’ve been using. If that makes any sense.


Dang! Getting windy out there! Blowing my antenna wires all over the place.

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