Thursday, November 17, 2016

Quiet Day....

Just sitting here enjoying my 2nd cup of coffee, and waiting for a laptop to decide if it's going to boot up or not.

Friday night I'll be running the auction for one of my radio clubs, and Saturday I'll be on the Iowa from 1000~1700 to help host a large Ham club visit. No word on if we'll escort them down to the transmitter room, but if we have enough people we'll take them down there. There's a "Two Man" rule in effect anytime you go down to Broadway, and we're required to have flashlights and a radio so we can keep in touch with Security.

December 7th we'll be operating NI6BB in memory of Pearl Harbor Day, so I'll be down there all day for that.

And the progress on getting the house ready for sale continues. I've got a ton of stuff I'm going to get rid of, and we have a "Large Item" trash pick up scheduled for the end of November. We've got some old furniture, a 75 gallon aquarium tank, and some other misc items to get rid of. I'm willing to bet some of it won't make it on the trash truck, as we have a couple of "junque dealers" who cruise the neighborhood two or three times a week looking at the items people kick to the curb, and they haul them away to do whatever with.


  1. It's going to be a busy couple of months, eh?

  2. Yeah, getting the house ready is going to take a big chunk of my time!

  3. We used a metric boatload of cardboard boxes, a half-dozen rolls of packing tape, and pretty well filled an 8-yard dumpster with the stuff we tossed out. And that doesn't count the things we sold or gave away. But the joy of the new home should help with the fatigue. :)

  4. When I first moved in here I bought a whole bunch of good quality cardboard boxes at the U-Haul place.

    I suppose they'll be seeing my happy, smiling face again soon!

  5. I work at a large medical office building. The surgery center's supply room gets dozens of boxes almost daily. I can't tell you how many times I filled the back of my Explorer with flattened boxes - and they were happy to give me all I wanted.

  6. My late father said the best way to move was a 5 gallon can of gas and a match. He never did that, but always said it as we packed and moved.

  7. I used to say 10 gallons of gas and five sticks of dynamite!

  8. Good luck with your move. Be safe. Have a great holiday season and God bless.

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    1. I consider it an honor to be able to volunteer on her. Meeting all the amazing vets is just a bonus!

  10. If you file long form on your taxes, you can donate that stuff to Good Will, Salvation Army or something like that and take a tax deduction on it.

    I got in touch with Veronica at Midland. They had not thrown the radio away yet and are mailing it back to me. I appreciate your being willing to take a look at it. When I get it back, I'll touch base to coordinate sending it your way.

    If you can't fix it, I'll send it to my friends son who likes to take things like that apart and let him "expend" it.

    1. That was how hubby became an electronics technician. Taking stuff apart and putting it back together when he was a boy.


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