Nov 26

Nother Busy Day

Flooring mostly. SWMBO helped me pull the old (damned ugly!) flooring up and even helped put some of the new flooring in. Looking Good! Really, I can’t tell you how much better this new flooring looks over the old flooring. I didn’t realize how sick I was of that gray tile until we started replacing it with this Maple stuff. Yowza!


Can’t find any kielbasa in the freezer so I’m going to make red beans & rice with shrimp for dinner. May mix some veggies in also.

Dinner turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. Added corn to the mix and it tasted nice. A bit spicy for SWMBO but she ate it all. Cool!


This is, of course, a before & after view from my office/room into the kitchen. It looks SO much better!

Time for the MCARC 10-meter Chat Net. (Went well. Heard most everyone.)

Nov 23

So, Got Off My Lazy Old Ass

and spliced the antenna wire and got the antenna up (temporarily) on my deck about 12 feet up (from the deck. That’s about 22 feet up from the ground out back). Works great! I can ping repeaters I’ve only been able to monitor before; but can’t connect to a repeater I was able to with the old antenna. Still, it’s kind of like the old Dogfighters; winning 3 or 4 with 1 loss ain’t bad numbers. BTW, that’s a 2-meter/70-cm antenna.

Yep. I'm Trying Not To Look Up Her Dress Also!

Now I gotta figure out how/if I’m going to mount it on the roof. And since I’m moving my stuff back into my office/room, I’ll have to move it anyway. Maybe this afternoon. Not sure yet. Shouldn’t have any trouble holding the MCARC 2-meter net now!

About half way through wiring the receptacle extension in the new cabinet area (where we’re going to put the microwave & toaster. I just don’t know how to explain it). Should have that done in the next half hour or so. Then I get to start to “pretty” it up.

That’s done. Managed to secure the wallboard I’ve installed a bit better. Got my room straightened up enough to put my computer desk back in; if I’ve a mind. Did move the bookshelf I built back into my room. That took an hour!

Fish sandwich & Bakes for dinner. Tasty!

The only kind of downer today was: I am probably one only person in the world klutzy enough to cut my thumb taking the safety cap off the disposable razor. Yep, I did it this morning. What a dipshit!

Damn! I’m getting to be a real Doctor Who fan. (At least of the last two incarnations.)

Nov 20

Pretty “Normal” Day Around Here

Even with SWMBO being home. And it started later (0730) than has been our norm over the past couple of months. (Sill, she’d rather she was still commuting to work!)


Took her to the $5 lunch at DQ before we stopped at ACE Hardware for more drywall and some other things. Needed some wire to move that one receptacle. Some more shelf supports for the new cabinets.

Put most of the drywall up when we got home. Now getting on the “trim” areas. Started putting things back “where they belong” trying to get things straightened up for Thanksgiving in just over a week. Yeah, I know; starting straightening up kind of early, aren’t I? The house is a mess from moving things around and I need to get it all out of the way before our guests come over for dinner.


And that’s about it for what’s going on around here. Supposed to be really cold tonight cause we have no cloud cover (for once). And it’s Winter! I really believe we’re going to get slammed with a lot of snow this year.

Hey! I’m going to be here for the MCARC 2-meter  Net tonight. Cool! (Mostly.)

Nov 18

Holy Crap I’m Tired (& Sore)!

Just installing the flooring in my office and finishing up the spots that need finishing. Up & Down. Up & Down. My knees are sore from being on them a lot. Damn, I’m getting old! Repeat: Damn, I’m getting old!

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Lots of wind and rain slowly intensifying today. Looks like the only walking I’ll get done today is on the treadmill. IF I WASN’T SO DAMNED SORE FROM PUTTING FLOORING IN!! SWMBO will be lucky if I pick her up tonight. (Not really!)

OK, it’s time to quit for the day. Messed up a rather simple measurement and cut, and, since I’m where most of the boards will have to measured and cut (around corners and such), it’s time to call if off for the day. I’m smart that way.

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Not much else going on. TV Dinner for dinner tonight. Just too tired to actually cook anything. I don’t really like TV Dinners, however, they do hit an empty spot when you just don’t feel like cooking. So Sue Me!

Time to go pick SWMBO up.