Wow. Where did the time go? Was I having that much fun? Yep! That Hobby has filled in many hours and, I believe, has helped to keep my mind â€œfreshenedâ€; what with building my own antennaâ€™s and such. Running the Sunday MC-ARC 2-meter Rag Chew also. It has been fun making contacts all over and seeing how far my signal gets and remains understandable. Hope I can continue to do this for another 800 years!
Everything else if pretty much SSDD.
Had a meeting of the MC-ARC over in Shelton yesterday. Finances are all straight if not especially detailed. Weâ€™re thinking of combining the MC-ARC & NMARES web sites since we are, in effect, one club now. It really would make sense. I just canâ€™t figure out what domain name weâ€™d call it. Gotta keep it short and fairly simple so folks can remember the url. If you call it MC-ARC you leave out the NMARES people. Ditto for calling it NMARES. Hmmm. Maybe we should change the club name completely. Maybe something like: The Mason County Combined Amateur Radio Emergency Service Club? MCCARES? Sounds like something youâ€™d order at the Golden Archesâ€¦
Personally, Iâ€™d just close down NMARES. When my Presidency comes up for renewal next May Iâ€™m just not going to accept the nomination. Two years is enough. Actually, the way I feel right now, three years of this â€œclubâ€ is enough. It would be different if they actually DID something; but itâ€™s just a social club. Hell, â€œtheyâ€ even voted to co-club with MC-ARC so they wouldnâ€™t have to pay for insurance to do anything. Why not just disband NMARES and go totally MC-ARC?
We finally got the last of the glue that used to hold down the tile in the mother-in-law apt up. Man-o-Man, what a job. Iâ€™m too old to spend that much time on my knees! The other morning I tried scraping the floor just bent over at the waist but kept â€˜re-eatingâ€™ my breakfast! Accidently sat down in a pool of goop and had to take a quick shower when my ass started burning!!!
But, we finally got that part of redoing the floor done. Next is a general clean-up and mopping. That should take a day. Then let it dry for a day. Then spread the sealant, etc etc. Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re bored to tears right about now so Iâ€™ll skip the rest of the itinerary.
Had a young couple and their 2 kids come over and look at the apartment. Say theyâ€™ll let us know. Seemed like nice folks though. Donâ€™t know how theyâ€™ll take to me and the dog taking off all our clothes and going for a walk on a nice sunny WARM day.
Just not much else going on. I keep getting older and SWMBO keeps getting better looking. Sheâ€™s still looking for a job. Iâ€™m still looking for a part-time job! Iâ€™ll be digging a trench for a neighbor Monday or Tuesday and thatâ€™ll put me $100 closer to a Nexus 7. (Iâ€™ll only need another $200!!)
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