You know: Ready to hit the road and get the gettingâ€™ done. That sort of antsy pantsy.
Spent the day getting my stuff ready for the trip. Yep, thatâ€™s about it. Went for a couple of walks. Watered the garden. Watched SWMBO pick some of her strawberryâ€™s. Dishes. Laundry. Almost a pretty normal day.
Ran the MCARC 2-meter Chat Net from the truck last night. Was kind of funny cause I was running the truck up and down the driveway trying to get a better signal. Didnâ€™t work cause our repeater really needs to be replaced. KC7WNJ (Roland), who runs the Wednesday night net says heâ€™s not going to have a real net anymore until the repeater is fixed. Iâ€™ll support him 100%!
Playing with the HRD Satellite Tracking program and following the ISS. It should be directly overhead about 0019 tonight. Probably a bit too late for me but, if Iâ€™m awake, Iâ€™ll get up and take a look. Donâ€™t get to see many astronomical stuff up here because of the clouds though. ONE of the many reasons I hate this state.
So, weâ€™re going to Oregon, Ohio for a couple of weeks to visit SWMBOâ€™s folks. I have a friend in Greensburg, PA that Iâ€™ve known 28+years that Iâ€™ve made intermittent contact with on PSK31. Not telling him Iâ€™ll be in Ohio and want to see what heâ€™ll say when my signal comes in â€œoutstandingly clearâ€ when I contact him. I think Iâ€™ll tell him I bought a $3000 tower/antenna combo. Heâ€™ll really crap his pants when I show up at his door one Sunday morning! Should be fun!
I guess I should mention for the would-be thieves that our Son is living here, our tenants will be on the prowl and our fully-armed retired neighbor will be keeping an eye on the place. Or could Not and let yâ€™all get caught. Hmmm. Which to do? AND our chicken-killinâ€™ Poop Dog is always on watch also.