Mostly because, on the way to pay the last $100 for the rider mower, I saw that someone took out half the mailbox line; including MY mailbox. Damn. Double Damn.
So, on the way back I stopped at ACE Hardware and bought a new (bigger) mailbox and steel post. Then it took a couple of hours to get it in correctly. Digging the damned hole was the hard part what with all the rocks in the ground here. But itâ€™s done and I even wrote our name and address on the thing with silver indelible ink. Now the 3 or 4 folks that were next to/around us need to replace/reinstall theirs.
Well, if it happens again we can always just go ahead and get a PO Box. The last one lasted 5 years though. Not too many people have messed with it; thank goodness.
Not much else going on. About to get some lunch and start my usual chores. Kind of funny; when I donâ€™t want to be lazy I canâ€™t force myself to do anything. But, when I wouldnâ€™t mind sitting around catching up on â€œmy shows,â€ I canâ€™t get a minute to myself. Figures.
Did finally manage a contact with my friend down in California on 14.342. He had a nice clear signal on the new antenna but not so good on my old one. Guess it might be time to take the old antenna down. It seems to work better on 40-meters, but, how often do I work 40-meters?
The Dog and I did get a chance to take off all our clothes and go for a walk. And lay out awhile. It was fairly nice out there. I even fell asleep sitting out in the warm sunshine. (For only a couple of minutes. But I did fall asleep.)
And thatâ€™s pretty much it.