I binge read. Whole series. Which I’ve been doing since I downloaded and read Destroyer #1. A month later I’m up to #17. At $2.99 each. Yeah, I have the first 117 (or so) in the original paperbacks I started buying way back in 1972, but, I’m pretty much switching over to electronic books so I’ve been re-buying them. Guess I don’t love books as much as I love the printed word.
Don’t remember if I’ve been busy or not the past couple of days. Been outside raking rocks and stuff when I can. Hell, been outside when I can.
Yesterday, SWMBO took me to Arby’s for dinner yesterday. Made a stop at Home Depot (looking for a picnic table) and wound up buying a belt sander. Quick stop at COSTCO (looking at a new chair and found an affordable picnic table) and picked up some “stuff.” Our usual stop at Safeway on the way home.
The new BTech radio is working well. Got the new 50 ft of coax cable in yesterday so sometime soon I’ll be moving my antenna. Maybe that’ll get me better signals. Maybe not. All I can do is try and see. (Or hear, as it were.)
Today I made pot roast & taters & veggies for dinner to give my lovely-young bride (of almost 30 years) a break from cooking Sunday Supper. Meat turned out tougher than I expected but tasted good. Cooked the taters whole in the same pot (at the same time) and those tasted great!
Other than that: Not a thing going on. MCARC 2-meter Sunday Evening Chat Net went well with about 8 check-ins. That’s good. Even my signal went out okay tonight! Will wonders never cease?!
Anywho, that’s it. Even I’m tired of boring y’all tonight. (But don’t expect that to last too long!)
It’s only 0830 and I’m about to get my day started. Sometimes, being “retired” is cool. Sometimes. Like being able to just be lazy for awhile early in the mornings if I want to. Really I don’t do that very often though. It’d make me really lazy.
So, Bacon, 2 eggs (over easy), hash browns, & a toasted bagel for breakfast. Sunny D to wash it all down. Dogs licking the plate now. (Lucky Dog!)
Programmed 11 repeaters into the new radio. Took half an hour! Think I’m gonna have to get the programming cable. And I got return signals from only 9; so far. But a couple of those were 220 repeaters. Cool! Will try to finish up programming repeaters then see just how many air/fire/sheriff/amb frequencies will go in.
Made a dump run. Raked up some more rocks and put a load in the “rock garden.” Laid out awhile (nice out there!). A bit windy but it feels good. Taking the easy way out for dinner: fish sticks and bakes. One pan meal there.
Not a whole lot going on. My friend in Pa called and talked my ear off for about an hour. Was standing outside but had to come in and get dressed cause it’s getting a bit cool. (Weather cool. Not Fonzie cool.) Think I got him interested in HamWan and (maybe) MeshNet. Hey, he got his ticket because I got him interested in Ham Radio.
Anywho, that’s about it from around here for the day. Probably bored y’all to tears. But, hey, this is the Average Retired American Life I’m living here.
SWMBO should be home any minute.