OMG! Another SSDD Weekend!

Yeup. Pretty much our usual weekend around here. Got to pick SWMBO up last friday at the QFC.

Saturday date went really well. She took me to the All-You-Can-Eat Chinese place in pPort Ordhard before we spent too much money at COSTCO in Gig Harbor. But we really did (mostly) get just stuff we needed so I don’t feel bad about it.

Today was more of the same around here. Liberated most of the tomato’s (both sizes) and have them in paper sacks to ripen. Sun came out and it rained only once. Was almost nice out there. Almost t-shirt weather.

Mention that cause last Friday and Saturday it rained, fairly hard and steady, all day (both days). Seemed it was making up for the summer. But today there was only one 30-second downpour and zilch for the rest of the day. Cool!

NOT a whole lot gong on. Waiting for the MCARC 2-meter Sunday Chat Net. Something is going wrong with my 857d. If I hold down that lower left orange button to bring up what I call the “deep menu,” where you can change Tx Power, etc, the radio locks up and has to be disconnected from power to be able to do anything. And I mean anything. No idea what the hell is going on.

My reception sucked tonight! Lot’s of fading out and noise. Time to move my antenna’s to Winter Positions! Or get my damned tower up!

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Let Us See If This Works!

Installed Ubuntu Studio (Linux) and have been getting it set up and running. Trying different programs that are supposed to do what I do in Windows 7 normall. So far, Blogio (or Bloglio) will not connect to my blogs. This is Zoundry Raven and we’ll see how it works. Or not.


Installed VirtualBox and am trying to install Windows 7 on it and even though I got it installed, it doesn’t want to activate. I think it thinks I’ve used too many licenses. It’s running for now, but … I’m installing Windows 7 to use my usual programs (and a couple I’ve paid for) until I can find an equivilant in Linux.

Didn’t post yesterday because I made a trip to Seattle to have dinner with SWMBO and some of her co-workers. That was nice. Spendy, but nice. The ferry ride over was nice too and, OMG, the young bootie and legs were out in force. The sun shining on untanned legs was blinding! But that didn’t keep me from walking the waterfront until SWMBO found me for the dinner. It was hot, but nice (for me).

Stopped by where the Navy ships were parked for Seafair; but didn’t feel like waiting in line for an hour or more for the tour. Met and talked with a HM1 walking down the waterfront. Nice conversation. Saw plenty of “real” Navy walking around and even some Canadian Navy people. And the “Knee Deep” Navy (Coast Guard) was there too.

Anyway, by the time we got home last night I was too pooped to reboot into Windows and make a post. Spent most of today getting this Linux to work and do what I want it to. Still working on that.

So, let’ see if this will post… (Still not sure if I will be using this program or not)

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