Or, today, actually. Supposed to be a big one lasting for a couple of days. Itâ€™s not quite Noon and itâ€™s already raining pretty good and the wind is starting to kick up a bit. Oh, Joy! Re-loosened the long wire dipole and my 144/70cm antenna is still guyed from the last wind we had, so I think Iâ€™m ready. Everything that can charge is charging just in case the power goes out. Generators are up and able to run.
Now to hunker down. I donâ€™t know if itâ€™ll be that bad. But it doesnâ€™t hurt to be prepared. Copied a bunch of our movies to a thumb drive and can use the laptop to watch a movie if the power goes out and I get bored reading. Always have the Dog to kick around too. He donâ€™t care if the power is out.
Not much has been going on around here these past couple of days. Veteranâ€™s Day was like any other but without mail. MCARC 2-meter Wednesday Evening Chat Net went well; lotâ€™s of Veteranâ€™s in the club.
Tuesday night at the Extra Class class we finally moved into an area that I could (correctly!) answer some of the questions from a chapter weâ€™re supposed to read this week. Cool!
Also put a small space heater out in the Caravan turned up just enough to keep the interior from freezing; if it comes to that. May cost us a couple of bucks a month to run but thatâ€™s better than having to repair/replace frozen water pipes. (Which were drained but I ainâ€™t taking any chances. This is my first time winterizing a Caravan.)
Anyway, gonna post this early â€œjust in caseâ€ the power does go out. Itâ€™s only gone out a couple of times these past 6-7 years; but it has during storms like weâ€™re supposed to be getting tonight. During the big ice storm of 96 we went without power for 6 days (luckily we had a wood burner. Which we donâ€™t have here.) Hopefully it wonâ€™t be that bad but the generators could help if it does.