Rough Night Last Night

I could not get to sleep anywhere my usual time last night. Was almost afraid to go to sleep. My heart was pounding and pausing much more often than usual. That’s pretty scary; hearing your heart beat 3 or 4 times then pause for a beat. Couple of times it seemed to pause for way too long. Last time I looked at the clock it said 0045.

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And, wouldn’t you know, the Perseid Meteor Shower was supposed to peak last night; it rained. Again. Started to sprinkle about 2130 but by 0030 it was an all out downpour. Sounded great and we need some rain but, damn. I’m thinking next year I’m going to the Pine Mountain Observatory in Oregon to watch the meteor shower. Or maybe Eastern WaRshington. Lots of rain and stormy Wx around here though.

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SWMBO got offered, and she accepted, a full time job at the place she’s been a Temp at in Seattle. Doing the same job but getting paid a couple of bucks more per hour for it. She’s stoked. Except for the having to get up at 0500 and out of the house by 0545. Ten years and she can retire. Unless I win the Lotto, in which case she can retire the day after we get the first check. I’d insist!

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Damn! Went out to start the truck to go check mail and it won’t start. Acts like it has a dead battery. Got my neighbor to come over and give me a jump, but that didn’t work. ??? It acts dead. Some relay near the passenger door (appears to be the dome light) sometimes clicks but otherwise nothing. I’ve got a charger on it but that doesn’t seem to be working. ???

I'd Love To Build A House Like This!

So, I finally broke down and bought me a new CT-62 and Programing Cable @ Amazon for my 857d. Been needing a new CT-62 cable for over a year and want the programming cable so I can back up my radio memories. It’s a royal pain in the ass to reprogram after an accidental reset.

MCARC 2-meter Chat Net went well tonight as run by KC7WNJ.


Much Cooler Tuesday Wx Wise.

Thought I heard a bit of thunder last night as I was dozing off. Didn’t see any lightning but there were all kinds of lightning pictures on the news this morning. All on the other side of the sound though. Ah well. One of the News stations cracked me up when they showed a picture of lightning over a lake “over there” and the reporter exclaimed “And there were people on that lake before the lightning strike!”

Dogfights!

Pretty much a normal day around here even if it is pretty cloudy. Warm. Made a run to Safeway and stopped by DQ on the way home for one of their $5 lunches. It was good! Got all my usual chores done, garden watered, and am trying to find out what’s is wrong with this computer W7FBI gave me a few months ago. Appears to be one of the memory modules. Well, it seems to be working fine for far longer than it has before since I took out one of the ram chips. If it runs another hour without locking up I’ll hook the hard drive back up to it, turn it on and see how long it’ll run. (It’s been running LinuxMint booted from the dvd.) At the 4 hour mark now…

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Well, stopped by the Vape Shop on the way to pick SWMBO up and spent $80 on a new battery/tank thingie. My batteries have been not charging lately or running out of charge really fast. Figures since I’ve had them a year or so and charge them a couple of times a day. They really haven’t done too bad for something that’s supposed to charge 500 times max. Got a battery thingie that you can change the battery in it and they replacement costs $15 or so. That’s better than the $27 I spent for each of the batteries I have now.

Stopped at McDonalds on the way home. Got home in time for the MCARC 10-meter Chat Net but only N7YGE heard me that I could tell. He sent me an e-mail earlier about 2 towers for sale down by Olympia. Guy wants only $150 each and I’m seriously thinking of getting the 37 foot crank up antenna. Gotta jump on it before they’re gone though.

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And that’s about it. Going to bed an hour earlier now since we now get up at 0500. Tired from spending all afternoon out back collecting rocks for my “rock garden.” Yeah, it’s nice to get naked and get out in the weather and sweat for a good reason; but it makes me tired. I’m old.