Nov 01

I Keep All My Dad Jokes In A Dad-A-Base. Yeah, I Went There! #LGBFJB

One of my favorite movies growing up was “20 Million Miles To Earth,” and, indeed, it is still one of my favorites. However, as an Adult (Well, Older Child) when I watch the movie I have all kinds of questions. Like “Why would a Zoologist, seeing an unknown life form for the very first time, put it in a cage then go to bed for the night?” “WHY, when he finds if much larger the next morning does the Zoologist run off to town?” I’d have still been up from the previous evening studying the thing. No Zoologist worth his/her salt would let something like that out of his/her sight until the Gooberment dragged it out of his/her cold, dead, hands.

But that’s me.

Took SWMBO to Red Lobster for Date Day this past Friday. No, I don’t have to take her to an expensive place to impress her, but, I still like sometimes maybe impressing her. Mostly I just enjoy spending time together. We could eat at Taco Bell (and have) and it’d be just as good for me. So, $75 later we’re both full and ready for our trip to Costco.

Yeah, our “Date Day” is the “Been Married For 36 Years” Date Days. Dinner. Home Depot. WinCo. Home. Couple of episodes of Bones (Season 4 now). Bed. Damn Your Legs Are Cold Where’s The Fookin’ Heat Pad!?

Raised the 2-meter/440 antenna AB7I gave me to about 20 feet off the ground. Works pretty good. Thinking it’ll work better half-way up my tower.

Noticed the Democraps are already screaming about REPUBLICANS stealing the next election. If they’d stop and look in the mirror they’d probably realize that they handed the elections to us. I’m going to be doing my part to create a “red” wave the likes having never been seen before for the mid-term elections. Not looking forward to all the lawsuits challenging the elections though. Just gonna slow the inevitable down, y’all. Guess we’ll get to see who the “election deniers” really are.

Trying to make my chili from freeze-dried ingredients and am not impressed with the outcome so far. Almost tastes okay but watery. Weak. I may have to reconstitute some of my chili I made last year. Figure out the differences. Oh, making the chili for the Church Trunk-n-treat of something tonight. If I have to I’ll dump 10 cans of Nallie’s in a big pot … (And maybe even open the cans first.)

I ain’t proud.

Wx sucks. Been wet and windy. Going to get wetter. Maybe windier.

Reading that the Democraps are planning to finally “bring President Trump to justice” soon after the midterm elections but before the next Presidential election. Again? Y’all should realize that the more y’all go after President Trump the more you make people like me decide to vote for him even if he grew horns and a tail and smelled like sulfur all the time.

Can’t think of anything worse than Democrat’s “Justice.” Think I’d rather just give my balls to the Spanish Inquisition. If I could ever get them back from my ex’s lawyers.

Oh, the Chili Halloween thing went okay. At the end of the evening my pot was the “emptiest” of all the pots on the table save 1. So, it may not have been good, but it was eatable. And everyone that tried a freeze-dried milk dud liked them.

I tend to tune out anyone claiming “it’s the end of our Democracy.” Y’all need to go back to school. Or maybe they’re trying out the ol’ “if you say it loud enough long enough it becomes true” schtick. Which does seem to work with the weak minded. Which seems to be most American’s these days. Free-Range Tax Payers that we are.

Forgot to post this last night. Got busy with Ham Radio stuff and just sitting and talking with SWMBO. Welcome to November. Rain all week and Lowland snow is predicted anytime now. Morning walks are getting more fun what with the wind blowing up my poncho and all.


May 28

I’m “Flying” Again! Too Cool!

Got the parts in to fix my AR Drone 2.0, which took awhile, but was ultimately worth it. Took a short flight around the yard and didn’t hit anything. Too windy (really windy sometimes) to go very high but it flew well and the video looks great. Cool!

Not much going on today. SWMBO and I went to Home Depot in Silverdale and bought some paint and stuff so our son can finish that room we’re making for him in the basement. Sure will be glad when he moves into it and I get my space back. It’s a real pain in the ass not being able to find computer stuff or a cable that I know I have but is packed out of his way somewhere. Yep, looking forward to that.


Got in both the antenna’s I ordered: the longer rubber ducky for the handheld and the 2m/440 for my yaesu 857d for when I put it in the truck. Which is going to be soon as the mounting bracket comes in. I think I’ll have to save up and buy another yaesu 857d to keep in the house. (Yeah, like that is going to happen! $700-800 bucks last I looked.) June 1st I think I’ll order one of those $40 boefeng handhelds for our trip.

MCARC 10-meter chat net went well tonight. I have bursts of static over here that makes it hard to hear the other guys. I really need a tower. A hundred footer ought to do just fine. That’s another $2000-4000 I need to save up.


Unless SWMBO won the lottery tonight. (THAT would change things!)

It’s 2100 hours. Time to finally make the bed and get my coffee machine set up for tomorrow morning. Gotta go to and see what’s available to download. All our shows have had season enders though so there won’t be much.


Flickr is giving everyone 1 TB of space so I’m uploading some of my photo’s to my account. Eventually I’ll probably have all my pics up there. Hell, 1 TB will hold 53k+ photo’s according to their advertisement. I’m going to see if that’s true!

Mar 31

Red Letter Day! Red Letter Day!

Got up to about 70 degrees! Warm enough for me to get out the old sandals. Warm enough to sit out in the sun for awhile. Nice Weather Day! We need lots more of them!

Ellie May Clampett

Took the Drone out for a spin a couple of times. Finally got it to save the video to the thumb drive (all I had to do was reformat it with Fat32) and only crashed it a couple of times. I just gotta learn that, in absolute control, no matter which way it’s pointed, pulling the “stick” toward me pulls the drone toward me. And I gotta learn to look at the video instead of the drone! There’s GOT to be a way to set it so which ever way the camera is pointed that’s forward. And I don’t like the “tilt” method for some reason. I’ll keep trying it though.

OLD San Francisco!

The Nexus controls the Drone really well. It’s really crappy for reading outside on a bright sunny day; but otherwise I haven’t many complaints about it. Hooks into my network (using Skifta) and let’s me check my mail/gmail and, so far, has done everything I’ve asked of it (except letting me read outside on a nice sunny day). I like it and it will probably replace my Kindle for reading before going to sleep. That’s still up in the air though so, we’ll see.

OLD Times Square

Not much else going on this fine Easter Sunday. SWMBO is cooking and the Ham is about done. She’s making mashed Sweet Taters and Green Beans to go with the ham. I don’t care what we have for Easter Dinner as long as I get to spend it home with her!

The Beverly Hillbillies

Oh yeah, turns out turning “absolute control” off on the Drone is what I’m looking for. That way which ever way the camera is facing is forward. Now if I can learn to look at the video instead of the Drone I’ll get a lot better at this! Gotta figure out a way to extend the Wi-Fi on it though. Maybe set up a repeater of some sort…

Anywho, Easter Dinner was excellent. Dishes are all in the dish washer ready to go.

Mar 30

Saturday Sure Started Early!

Woke up about 0430 and was up for awhile. Fell back asleep though and didn’t wake up until the alarm went off. Should have just stayed up. Now I feel like I’m trying to get a headache.

Andy Griffiths & Barbara Eden

My AR Drone could/should be here today. Maybe. If they don’t actually deliver to my house I’ll have to wait until Monday to go to the Post Office and pick it up. Our son took SWMBO’s car to work (which I didn’t know he was working today) and she has to take my truck to the Genealogy Library. So I hope they deliver…

Barbara Eden

Found X-Plane & Helo/Plane RC Apps for the Nexus 7. Cool! Now I got something to do besides read when I drop a dump. Smile I’ve already crashed multiple times trying to land.


Well, the AR Drone showed up. FedEx dude tried delivering it to the wrong place but it got all straightened out. Thing is a Hoot! I’ve already posted my first flight (crashed) and the last one I took today (didn’t crash) but am withholding the other 6 video’s where I crashed each and every time. Tried taking out both my antenna’s and the wind chimes. Wx was great for flying (or just being outside) though. We’ll see what happens tomorrow…