Believe it or not, I used to â€œType Set".â€ Dad taught me how when I was a kid and he worked for the Yuma Daily Sun newspaper in Yuma. Occasionally Iâ€™d go in and â€œhelpâ€ him out in the afternoon before I got interested in other things. It was okay but not something I wanted to do the rest of my life. Even if it was replaced by â€œoffset printingâ€ (which I also learned how to do). Kids nowadays just wouldnâ€™t believe you had to type on a machine that put out a bunch of heavy lead letters that you had to arrange into a holder the size and shape of a page of newsprint. But I also knew how to read upside down and backwards!
Not much going on around here. Weather sucks for June. Even for the â€œgreatâ€ Northwest. I hear these other Hams talking about how itâ€™s 80+ degrees wherever they are, heading up to 90 degrees or more, then walk outside into 58 degrees and raining. Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!
On the other hand, Iâ€™ve been smoke free since April 17th. Not too shabby! This Volcano Inferno e-cig is working just great to keep me off â€œanalogsâ€ and, so far, has been cheaper also. And nowadays Iâ€™m into cheaper everything.
SWMBO is still looking for work while studying for her certification. Her test is the end of the month in Yakima of all places. Sheâ€™ll have to head over the day before and spend the night in a motel but itâ€™ll be worth it when she passes the test. Iâ€™ve been debating going with her but probably wonâ€™t. Someoneâ€™s got to stay and take care of the animals.
Playing on the radio more lately. Talked (voice) to a guy in Australia and another guy in Slovenia. Too cool!
Speaking of radio stuff: trying to figure out a way to do Field Day with the RV for a couple of days. Have to rent a small generator also as the one in the RV wonâ€™t run longer than 10 minutes. Iâ€™ll just raid the pantry for food for 2 days. Thatâ€™s the easy part. Gotta figure out which antenna to use and how to raise it. Good thing I have an antenna gun!
Otherwise, weâ€™re not doing too bad. Have the RV, Dump Truck and Digger up for sale. Have a guy coming by Wednesday to look at the dump truck and an e-mail expressing interest in the Digger. Hate to get rid of either but the bucks will help. Ah well.