I Am Officially A Ham Radio Geek!

It was fairly nice outside today. Not nice enough (for me) but not bad. So I took some time and installed my yaesu 857d into the truck for our trip. Left the BTech in, so, I have two radio’s in my truck now. Two. That’s gotta make me a Ham Radio Geek.

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So now I’ll pack the Alpha Antenna and where ever we stop for awhile I can tune up and make a contact or two. Cool. And I can still do 2-meters/440 at the same time if I want. Cool Cool.

brun10aDidn’t get to pick SWMBO up tonight; like I usually do on Friday’s. Her Son picked her up. He was going to stay home this weekend but a ride came available. That’s good. But, she has to take him to Port Orchard to get that ride. Which is not good. I wonder what life would be like around here if he moved on to being an Adult? And if she quit making it easy for him?

Oh, got the oil changed in my Truck today. Want to be ready for the trip. With air filter and SPECIAL oil my truck requires (and 3 quarts more than they provide for $39.95) it came in around $100. Think I’ll stick with the Dealer from now on. (Except those times I wait until the last minute and can’t make an appointment for an oil change before I’m due in another State.)

The Tree Of Winter Doom

Anyway, been editing all those pictures that I’ve scanned and playing with a couple of Linux programs for graphics. I like XnView Multiplatform for general cropping and such. ShowFoto for putting text in a picture. But, ShowFoto sometimes locks up my computer if I do too many in a row. Don’t know why; it just does.

Anywho, I’ll probably already be in bed when she gets back. I just read last night and it was fun. “War of the Worlds.”

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Today May Be The Last Lay Out Naked Day For 2016


imagwweSo the Dog and I took advantage of it as much as we could. Didn’t do too bad for the Sun not even showing until after noon. I say it may be the last for 2016 cause of the above (which really doesn’t improve much in the forseeable future) and that we’re going on vacation and won’t be back until Winter is setting in. Ah, well. Sucks.

Not a whole lot going on here either. Tractor is still sitting in the back 40 waiting for the rental folks to come pick it up. Still won’t start. So the Dog and I spent some time just walking out there and back. Occasionally jiggling the key to see if that would work. Nothing too violent though!

Started some slow cooked pulled pork around 1400 that didn’t get cooked all the way until about 1800. So I ate late. Fried up some shoestring taters to go with a couple of sandwiches. Was good.

Forgot that the Sweet Young Thing I married is going to her first Genealogy class in Gig Harbor tonight. So she won’t be home until late. Luckily, her Son is taking her there and waiting to bring her home. Otherwise I’d have to go pick her up. Which wouldn’t be a bad thing.

So, since it’s this Old Guy’s bedtime (or damned near) I think I’ll go lay down and read until she does get home.

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