Mar 11

CPAP: Day Two. Hmmm…

Even though I woke up several times, I had more sleep last night than I’ve had in a long time. I even felt almost “refreshed” this morning. I must have slept good when I slept cause I don’t even remember turning either of the alarms off and waking SWMBO up to get ready for work.  She woke me up before she left to tell me that I’d taken off the head piece though.

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Watched a couple of video’s on YouTube about installing a transmission cooler. Doesn’t seem really hard or difficult except for taking off the front of the truck.  And that wouldn’t really be the hard part; getting everything back on correctly would. I always have a screw or two left over.

So, made a trip into Gorst to talk to a mechanic. He says that IF I bring in the part he’ll install it for $95/hr. Two hour minimum and if he has to take off the front of the truck it’ll probably be four hours. Nope. Don’t think so. It may be more convenient for me to have him install it, but that’s just too spendy for a $55 part. (Which I got at O’Reiley’s for $55 on the way home.) So my next nice (nicer?) day is pretty much planned now.

Stopped by Les Schwab and got a guesstimate for a new set of tires. The guy that looked at my truck says the tires that are on it are rated for the towing I want to do. Cool. That means I can start to save up for the new tires I’ll eventually need and still make a few trips with the Caravan. Looks like I’ll need $1000-$1300 just for the tires. Double that, at least, if I want new “fancier” rims also. (Which I don’t, really.)


SWMBO is talking about making a weekend trip the first weekend of April. Probably Eastern WaRshington someplace. I’m thinking of up near the Dry Falls. She’s talking of taking a bus from work to someplace she can meet me; but, she gets off so late that we’d be pulling into any RV Camp well after dark. And I just don’t want to do that until I have a lot more experience. I have the feeling if we do this we’ll be leaving really early Saturday morning and spending only 1 night “camping out.”

I also want to get two 5-gal “Jerry Cans” to mount in the back of the truck for those times we’ll be pretty far out. Get the 857d installed and the antenna’s set up. One of those small portable generators.

This CPAP thing kind of has SWMBO worried. When she couldn’t get hold of me yesterday she wondered if I had gone out to the Caravan, laid down, and taken my last nap. Naw. She should be so lucky. She’s pretty much stuck with me for the next 30 years or so if I have anything to say about it.

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MCARC 2-meter Wednesday Chat Net went okay. Nothing else going on. It’s almost 2100 so I think I’ll just go lay down and read until time to put that machine back on my face and go to sleep.

Feb 27

Goodbye, Mr. Spock.

Leonard Nimoy. 1931-2015

Made a run to Target in Silverdale. They didn’t have what I was looking for and I mis-remembered what was there anyway. Stopped by the RV place and bought a couple of add-on mirrors so I can see around the Caravan.

Sprinkled the whole time I was out. Totally sick of the Wx here. I need to move to Guam.


Got to pick my lovely young bride of almost 30 years at the Ferry Landing tonight. Always nice to spend more time with her! She’s home safe. Shawshank Redemption is almost over. Time to hit the rack!

I know: short post. Probably a good thing. For You. Just not much going on around here. Neighbor kids are out testing their dirt bikes. At 2100 at night. Assholes.

Feb 25

Spent Way Too Much Time Online Today

Looking up “fixes” for SWMBO’s friends Dell laptop. I just cannot get the rebuild discs to get beyond the opening screen. Error out every time. I’m so frustrated with the thing I’m just going to give it back to her and let her take it back to where she bought it to get it fixed. She does owe SWMBO $70 for a new drive though.


AND, spent several hours rebuilding my Nexus 7. I finally got sick and tired (those two go together so well) of it being slow and locking up frequently since it upgraded the OS to the latest Android. I got to where I did not enjoy using the damned thing. Working so much better now but I had to reinstall all my apps and passwords and such. Pain in the patootie but worth the effort. Can’t find where to turn off automatic updates though so I’ll probably have to do this again.


Other than that just not much going on. Headache finally, after 4-5 days, went away. It started sprinkling again; preparing for outright rain. All the usual chores. Took our Renter for a dump run. Made a run to the Post Office & Safeway. MCARC 2-meter Wednesday Chat Net.


And that’s it. Tired.

Feb 19

Well, Got Most Of My Site Fixed

Back to the way it was before I dorked it up. Couple of hours work there with just a few more things to do. I don’t have it exactly back to the way it was, but it’s close enough to be fine for awhile. Now to move the rest of the pictures from the old directory to the new directory then delete all the files in the old directory. I’m sure the “Techs” out there understood that.


Went out and removed some branches that overhung the road so I don’t dent the top of the new trailer when we bring it home Saturday. Wet out again. Accidently broke the tank on my e-cig so I had to make a run to the Vape Shop in Bremerton. Almost rush hour traffic on the way back. (And Why Don’t People Learn To Pick A Speed And Maintain It?!?!)


Other than that just not much going on. About to make myself some dinner. Think I’m gonna make that shrimp & bakes again. I enjoyed it the other night. And someone has to use up all that shrimp in the freezer!

Uploaded and set up the latest Piwigo Gallery program and spent some time playing with that. Fun. Hard to figure out what photo’s to upload though. Ah well, just playing really. Guess working on my blog got my creative juices flowing.


And that’s pretty much it. Now to see if posting as I usually do works!