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Good morning all. Whole week of nice weather. I'm headed for the farm this morning. Didn't get
enough sleep, maybe get a nap before I leave. Have the shields to put back on the Allis Chalmers
tractor that appeared to be finished on the last trip down. My brother bought a wire antenna he
wants me to put up in the air for him. Then there' mowing the lawn too.
Went over to my daughter's place on Monday and finished the maintenance on her lawn mower.
She's ready for a season of mowing now.
Wife brought in the flowers again, frost warning but it's 41 out at 3:30 AM.
Received the parts for my amplifier and managed to get them installed during the day yesterday.
Was hesitant to try it out until towards the end of the day, but does seem to be working. Only had
it powered up about 20-30 minutes before I went to bed but had no problems. So this problem took
a month to fix and the whole amp project took over 3 months.
Hope you're all enjoying the great weather.
Some may remember Pax, the retired police dog, I used to walk at lunch time. He's been gone for 10 years now. Was a good boy.
In the Fall he would bust apples apart with his jaws and eat the pieces.
Good morning, all,
Yes, it was very nice yesterday. Looks the same today and the next few days,
Part of my jogging path. Overlooking the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.
Good morning Paul and all. Trail looks good, dirt to run on instead of pavement. Will save your
feet and joints for the future. I got arthritis or I would still be going. The fronts of my feet swell
up like I have a bee stings if there's an impact, can get away with speed walks.
Went to the farm yesterday. Our sister is staying there for 2 days a week this year instead of
living there. I got the half bath running for her since it won't freeze anymore but she has a cold
so she won't be back this week, at the least. Also put the window AC unit in for her because she
works and gets hot.
Put the shield over the hydraulic drive on the Allis Chalmers tractor so it and the radiator are
protected. One tree branch in there could easily do a $1000 dollars of parts damage.
Used my Henry Amplifier last night after I got home, worked pretty well. It needs tuned from the
beginning of the procedure. Had to use all of the 675 watts output RF power to get across the
100 miles at 147 Megahertz. Many of the leaves and brush are blocking the signal now.
I'm sure everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather.
Going across the field with the brush hog cutting down weeds, on the Allis Chalmers.
Dad's farm 80s.
Great picture of Pax, the apple munching dog! Great story. My neighbor just lost his German Shepherd to cancer. His name was Boo. A gentle giant.
I drove 40 minutes to see an ENT Specialist. No more vertigo but felt I should check in and be a good patient, Guess the Cleveland Clinic needs more $$$$ lol
I paid $4.29 a gallon this am. My Advantage card should have been $3.99. Bummer
One day at a time ~
That is an unbelievable view ~ how fabulous to see Lady Liberty!!!
i am diligently riding my bike ~ need to do the gym for the treadmill. A beautiful week here!!
Keep the Faith! Susan
Good afternoon, all. Hopefully everyone is enjoying the day.
It's a nice path in my concrete jungle. I'll be offline a few days. Going to meet 3 college friends in Des Moines. Supposedly equidistant for the 4 of us. I've never been there, and the weather looks nice, so it should be interesting.
Good morning all. 47 out this morn, pretty warm. Days weather is unbelievable for a while.
Humidity goes up and storms move in for the weekend.
Susan glad your illness is gone. I use medium grade in my bike, was $5.09 this past Tuesday.
County and federal taxes are supposed to be reduced June 1st but it's still going up so won't be
a big difference. My Monte SS is premium but don't have it yet. Must be up around $5.50 or
Paul, I had a family and worked full time in college so not much socializing. I did have lab partners.
I found one on facebook but he left facebook all together when the politics took over. I don't get
on myself much anymore. It's great you are all getting together. I saw the one lab partner once
since college briefly, one of my professors giving a college tour where I was working, and one other
professor after he stopped teaching and was doing some work for a company where I worked.
Please let us know how it went, when you return. Glad you don't have to feed our addition while
Pax was such a good boy. I couldn't walk him for years until he settled down. The town discontinued
their K9 program so he was kicked out with a lot of years left. He was sad because he had been trained
that job and was all he wanted to do. Walking him was touchy because my daughter was liable for anything
he did wrong, more so than we all are with our dog friends. They had to sign liability papers and pay $3000
for his training or he would've been put to sleep. Pax would look at me with a bewildered look, like why
couldn't he go back to work.
Tuned my amplifier after all the rework done on it. Also, turned my beam antenna a little so it worked better
on the frequency I'm transmitting on now. I'm using two different repeaters 100 miles away in my old home
town. So listening on one frequency and transmitting on another. Changed it briefly so I was listening on the
one I was transmitting on. I can barely receive it but I can, so turned my beam antenna until it was stronger.
The leaves are getting thicker so I need every advantage to get through even at 700 watts. Took a while to
clean up the area where I've been working for a month on this problem and for two months before that to get
the amp working at all.
The two pups are still growing fast and still getting rowdy with their playing. I'm glad they're happy not to be
separated from all their family but they get to be a lot sometimes.
Enjoy the day all, safe trip Paul. You should be going right over top of us unless you fly to Dulas to DC first.
Of the four dogs I walked, Pax was the only one that picked his feet up and swam in the pond.
Enjoy your time with “friends”
of the past. I am meeting some of mine next week ~. Lol, we have all changed!! Susan.
I love the picture. Finn loved/loves to swim! Lab results show high levels of a liver enzyme and maybe hypothyroidism…. Will try not to Google or worry… Dr. will call if she feels necessary!
Enjoy the weekend. See you in the flip side of the weekend. Fly out in two weeks!!!
Good morning Susan. Took me a long time to get on this morn, Java Script was disabled some how and
I finally found it and clicked it back online. Hate to say it because us humans use it for a cop out of almost
everything but Finn is getting old. I really wish him the best. Our pups still require one of us almost all the
time except when they're sleeping. I still hurt from losing Cocoa and Brandy every day. Guess many months
before our new pups will be ready for long walks. Have to develop their joints. All four dogs at my daughter's
went into the pond on warm days but the other dogs waded around, only Pax swam.
Worked on an old Kenwood stereo audio amplifier yesterday. Put a modification kit in it over the last couple
years when it stopped working, that replaces much of it's main amplification components. I start it up on a
variac that you slowly turn up the voltage until it's like plugging it into the house outlet. Had a short and I
found it, made it up to the 120 VAC like a house outlet but then it went back to humming and blowing it's fuse
around 40 VAC so guess it developed another short circuit. Some part probably burned out.
Think you said you were going back to Florida again, most likely hot there right now but we are supposed to be
going back to the lower 60s so Florida will probably be cooling again. I haven't been there since around 1966 and
then think it was in the northern part around Daytona. One of my brothers thought he was going to live there with
his family but he moved back north after a few years.
It must be twilight at 4:20 AM, I can hear the birds starting up. I saw somewhere it's to celebrate and tell the other
birds they made it through another night. We are getting close to the longest days of the year.
Paul, up north moved my Monte SS down to the garage to finish it up but the humidity is rising already and will stay
high through the storms of the next 5 days or so, probably will barely get started on it before stopping for a while.
Would like to get it back but will cost a lot more to run. Takes premium gas and burns a lot of it. Would be nice if
Russia would find an end to it's war, a worthless waste of time, money, and lives.
Everyone have a good day.
Cocoa and Brandy when Brandy was just a puppy.