Got home from my running around yesterday to find our Internet not working. Did all the usual rebooting to no avail. Turned out my Renterâ€™s Internet wasnâ€™t working either. Then I found out my friend up the hill having the same problem. Guess itâ€™s a more widespread problem than Iâ€™d imagined.
Turns out our whole neighborhood was without phone or Internet. Something (probably water/rain) shorted out part of the box with all the wires for our stuff in it. The Century Link guy worked on it for a couple of hours and finally got it back on around 1400 today. Good Job!
Man, you just donâ€™t realize how many things you do online until online isnâ€™t working!
Yesterday I took my truck to Car Toys and paid them to run my antenna and power lines. They did a good job. So both antennaâ€™s are now on the truck and I have power to the radio.
Which I put in the truck today. Works great on 2-meters, but still learning how to adjust that HF antenna I got so just listened to a couple of Nets going on. (Noontime Net on 7268.5 & another Net on 14.342) Got up off frequency and tried tuning but I donâ€™t have the knowledge/experience to get the SWR down to where I can transmit. (Did that make sense?) But, donâ€™t worry; Iâ€™ll keep playing with it. And the antenna too!
Other than that just not much going on. Getting the Caravan ready for our trip. SWMBOâ€™s Son said heâ€™d stay and watch the house and feed the animals. Wiped down the inside of the truck and am thinking of taking it to the car wash tomorrow when I head out to fill the tank.
SWMBO tried taking the bus home from the Ferry Landing tonight. That part worked fine. The part that she didnâ€™t plan on was losing her phone, not being able to call me, and walking 2 miles (in the dark) to get home. Sheâ€™s surprisingly in a good mood after all that!