Week Ending 7/14/18

An interesting week………………………………………..

As always, first the chronology:

7/8/18 – Sunday – Up early and usual morning routine. Then off to pick up Gary for church. Home, another bagel and coffee while reading the paper. Took a nap till Kathy came home and we had lunch. Then did my blog. Outside to do chores around the pool. Took care of boring bees. Closed things up outside. Inside and played radio awhile. Spring broke on the garage door so I had to open it manually for Kathy to get her car out. Had dinner then back downstairs for computer updates.

7/9/18 – Monday – Slept in then usual morning routine. Kathy was already up and over to Mike and Julie’s to watch the grand children. I did chores around the house. Kathy brought grand children over at noon so I took them to Dairy Queen for lunch. Back home and ready for swimming. Guy came to repair garage door. Then I went out to join the swimming. Then in and cleaned up. Julie came to pick up the kids. Kathy and I had dinner. Down stairs to meet the guys on 2 meters. Then upstairs to bed, computer updates, reading, TV and sleep.

7/10/18 – Tuesday – Up usual time and usual morning routine. Cleaned up and went down to the service center to drop off Kathy’s car for service. Then home and chores. Back down to pick up the car and to the Mexican restaurant for lunch. Home and more chores. To bed and a nap. Up and dinner. Down stairs to chat with the guys on 2 meters. Computer work. Upstairs and cleaned up a bit. To bed, computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

7/11/18 – Wednesday – Up early and usual morning routine. Cleaned up and out on the motorcycle to get my hair cut. Took the back way home. Did some research for our trip next week. Lunch then out to the shop to work on things. In and ordered parts I need. Cleaned up and out to pick up Gary for dinner. Went to Cattleman’s Roadhouse and met Mike. Took Gary home. Home and had dessert. Chores. Bed, computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

7/12/18 – Thursday – Up at usual time and usual morning routine. Kathy had problems with her computer so I spent an hour or so taking care of that. Cleaned up and out on the motorcycle around 10AM. Stopped for lunch while out and got back home around 2PM. Rode around 125 miles. Took a nap then up and out for the mail. Credentials for VE came today. Had dinner. Down stairs and ordered a name badge and lanyard for my VE accreditation badge. Ran the 2 meter FM net for the W4CN club and checked into the Side Band net. Then to bed, computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

7/13/18 – Friday – Up at usual time and usual morning routine. Chores then outside for some yard work. Used Kathy’s pole saw and trimmed along the adjacent property. Finished, came in and had lunch. Took a nap then cleaned up. Out to pick up Gary for dinner and HAM club meeting. Home, dessert, bed, computer updates, TV and sleep.

7/14/18 – Saturday – Up at usual time and usual morning routine. Cleaned up and out to Mike and Julie’s. Gave some advice to Mike and Kathy helped Julie. Then out shopping for things to travel this week. Had lunch at Mark’s Feed store. Home and unloaded the car. Did chores around the house and gathered things to pack for next week. Hooked the trailer up to the truck in preparation to help Mike and Julie tomorrow. Dinner and more chores. Bed, computer upgrade, Big Bang and sleep.

Now the specifics:

Spent a lot of time outside doing routine work on the pool and trimming back some brush along the fence line to make mowing easier.  Kathy got an electric pole saw so I had to get the generator out and running since most areas where to far away to run extension cords.

Finally got around to doing the routine maintenance on the push mower.  Realized the air filter was paper so I had to order that and I also order a fuel filter.

Got a notice that I’m on jury duty for the next 6 months.  Have to call the night before court is in session to see if I need to report.  Not too bad.

Had a nice ride on the motorcycle this week.  Lately the weather has either been too hot or the humidity was too high.  Got a break this week so I rode about 125 miles.

A lot of HAM activity this week.  I did the paper work and did the studying to become a Volunteer Examiner (VE) for the ARRL.  That gives me the ability to sit on testing panels and assist in the proctoring of people taking HAM radio exams.  I also ran the 2 meter FM net for the local HAM club this week.  Seemed to go well and I got a couple compliments.

This coming week we plan to take a couple days and travel down to Tennessee to visit a friend of ours from New York State.  We plan to stay in a cabin at a State Park down there.  Should be a nice break.

That’s it for this week.  Hope all is well with everyone and hope you have a better week next week.  Blog at you again next week.

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