2016-06-23

Well, That Wasn’t So Bad. Mostly.

Combing2aLeft the house at 0900 for my appointment at Madigan. Left early cause I’ve never been to Madigan and I’ve heard lots of story’s about how hard parking is to find. Got there by 1000 and there was a butt-ton of empty spaces; as long as you didn’t mind parking kind of out there. Lot’s of people were driving up close to the building trying to find a “closer” spot. Dipshidiots. Park out, walk in.

Anyway, had some time to waste just walking around. Checked in. Was in for my appointment on time. Guy checked me for PAD (Periferial Artery Disease?) but everything checked out okay. Not bad for a almost 64 year old Vintage104asedentary ex-smoker. Afterwards he set me up for an appointment to check the main artery (senior moment) and my corotids before going in to see the actual Doctor. All that starts 15 Jul at 0630 in the A.M. (Which means getting out of the house by 0500.)

Stopped at MacDonald’s cause I was hungry and am home now. Think I’ll take apart my radio/rig and mount it in the Caravan and I won’t have to do that tomorrow.

Was coming back from filling the gas can, and came up behind a woman doing 5 mph on our 15 mph dirt road. So I went to go around her. She tried cutting me off, and when that didn’t work, stayed right beside me until I had to slow down. She fell in behind me and stayed on my ass all the way to my house.  Cussed me out for bcc06bdriving unsafe and passing her on a dirt road where “you have no control and people walk” and more. If anyone made it unsafe it was she; by speeding up and trying not to let me pass her. Dipshidiot. (I knew what I was doing. Road was clear of everything but her.) You don’t want people passing you? Do the fucking speed limit.

I’m almost expecting her husband to show up. If he does, I’m going to call 911 and say that there’s someone on my property threatening me and I want to know if I can shoot him legally? If the Cops show up they’re welcome to look at the dashcam video.

My Syma X5C drone came in today. Charged the battery and gave it a test flight. I still like to run into things. It’s light! And tough; since I’ve already run into multiple things and it’s still working. Don’t like the USB charging though. I’ll give it a better test this weekend at Field Day.

I got to pick SWMBO up at the QFC tonight. That’s always nice. She ate in my room while watching “Real Steel” and that was cool too.

But, not, this old guy (Old Guy) is gonna go lay down and read a bit.

2016-06-22

Digger Work Today. Cool!

wotw09bI really enjoy getting out moving dirt, digging stumps, whatever needs to be done. Probably just being outside on a nice day is what turns me on; but it could be the physical work being done too.

Went and arranged for gravel to be delivered. Then took the digger to my friends house up-hill and dug out some stumps and other things for him. Brought the digger back to the house and, after they delivered the gravel, smoothed all that out. The pad to park the Caravan is now done. (Well, as much as I’m going to do anything to it.) (Nope. Take that back. Will replace the cinder blocks with 4x4’s and then it will be done.)

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So, took it to the back of the property and worked on the path a bit. Pulled one of the downed trees out to where I can cut it up and pile it into the back of the truck. (Then I’ll take it to my other friends house in Olalla cause he has only wood heat. And he’s about 85 years old.)

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After I did everything I could think of doing with the digger, I parked it and called the rental place to come and get it. Waiting on that now.

Crash02aMoved the Caravan from the lower back yard to the new pad. Fits just right!

Not a whole lot going on for the afternoon. Need to go fill both my gas tank on the truck and the gas can for this weekend. Might want to buy another bottle of 2-cycle oil too; just in case. Laid out in the sun for a few just cause I could. Started putting the Field Day stuff in the Caravan.

Well, it’s 1915 and the rental place still hasn’t come to pick up their digger. And after being all anxious about picking it up too.

2016-06-21

We Had Lightning And Thunder Last Night!

Devil Girl From MarsAnd it was cooooooool! Started right about 2200 (or so) and lasted all of 10 minutes; but it was coooooooool! Except for it (usually) starting fires around here, I could live with a bit more lightning and thunder. (And I’d still be a Storm Chaser if I could.)

SWMBO had the day off for a dental appointment this morning. I made a run to Harbor Freight in Tacoma (for a new generator) then headed for COSTCO in Gig Harbor. Invited SWMBO to lunch and she met me there. Spent $150 of the Club’s money on Hot Dogs and stuff for Field Day this weekend. And we spent about the same for stuff we needed. Then, after a lot of the numbing had worn off her jaw, I took her to Qdoba’s for lunch. (I don’t really like Qdoba’s, but she does. And her happiness is worth eating one foo-foo Mexican meal occasionally.)

Stopped by the digger rental place on the highway between Gorst & Belfair and got everything set up for a digger tomorrow. Got home and unloaded her car and got my new generator running.

Devil Girl From MarsThe digger rental place delivered the digger today and told me to call them tomorrow when I’m through with it. Cool. Already spread out that pile of rocks I had just sitting there waiting for me to do that. Yep, gonna take a butt-ton of smaller stuff to keep the Caravan from sinking into it. Will do that tomorrow.

Not a whole lot going on now. SWMBO is sitting in the library reading (on her phone) and I’m “playing” in my room. Had to reboot my computer cause one of my drives just disappeared for awhile. Hope I don’t have another drive going bad. I use the Hell out of them though.

The MCARC 10-meter Tuesday Evening Chat Net went okay for only 4 of us checking in. I almost heard everybody!