It was cool! Couldnâ€™t hardly see the lightning through the downpour that was going on; but it was there. Thunder too. Cool! Too bad it lasted only 10 minutes or so. I set my camera up but havenâ€™t watched the video to see if I caught any or not. Would be cool if I did! (Oh yeah, Iâ€™d be a â€œStorm-Chaserâ€ if I could.)
Other than that itâ€™s been a pretty â€œnormalâ€ morning around here. Just finished my breakfast and about to head out to check mail. Updated the MCARC site. (Finally!) Moving things around on my drives trying to get ready to â€œupgradeâ€ to larger drives. (Only 2 2-TB drives but thatâ€™s larger than what I have in there now.)
Guy from the car dealer called about 1330 and said that heâ€™d try to have my truck back to me this afternoon. That heâ€™d call me again around 1600. BUT, It MAY not be until tomorrow. Thanks for calling, but, you could have just waited until later to call to say either itâ€™s ready or Iâ€™d have to wait until tomorrow.
Not a whole lot going on and Iâ€™m bored as hell. All my usual chores are done and Iâ€™ve â€œputteredâ€ around until Iâ€™m purely sick of puttering around. Still canâ€™t really do anything outside cause it is still really wet out. I have some bucks but canâ€™t think of anything I really want to buy.
Speaking of buying: last night I ordered SWMBOâ€™s Christmas present and myself a new radio. Thought Iâ€™d give that JT-6188 Dual Band Radio a workout since itâ€™s a â€œmereâ€ $95 ($102.64 with tax and shipping). I figure Iâ€™ll set it up in the house and use it awhile before swapping it for the radio in the truck. If it works out I may be buying another; if it works. Reviews are pretty evenly split between â€œpricelessâ€ and â€œPOS.â€
So, I made one of the Cheesy Potato soups (with diced grilled Chicken added), but, SWMBO said â€œBroccoli sure would go good in that!â€ so I wound up making Cheesy Potato Broccoli Soup instead. (Oh, my it was tasty and filling!) Made donut shaped corn muffins to go with it. Added a big glass of grape juice. Good stuff!
Picked SWMBO up at the Ferry Landing. Didnâ€™t rain a bit either direction. Cool! We be home and sheâ€™s enjoying some of the soup I made. Think Iâ€™ll watch an episode of Doctor Who and â€œplayâ€ with Linux before I hit the rack.