Saturday, July 4, 2009

Let the Summer Doldrums Begin!

It has been a long time since my last posting. I don't want anyone to get bored or give up checking but I just didn't feel like posting. Sorry about the long delay. A lot has gone on lately. Last week was the ARRL Field Day. A national event that promotes the hobby of Amateur Radio. Our club went to East Flats which is interestingly enough just east of Barton Flats. It's a primitive camping areawhere there are no fees to camp. You pull up select a spot and set up. No fires, no toilet facilities and no people either. It was a fantastic weekend camping out Friday- Sunday. Great food, good friends and lots of radio fun. We made over 400 contacts operating portable.
Tammy's dad still continues to concern us in that he has had some congestive heart failure issues recently. Somehow he's got his mind set that he's going to die. We're hoping that he will just decide to fight it.
The kids are all great, Melissa is beginning to look BIG. Alicia is growing too. Our grand daughter is growing like a weed. We have a lot of fun skyping with her. That eases the distance somewhat.
Today is July 4th, a good time to reflect on independence and the responsibility that comes along with it. Seems like for some it is just another excuse to drink lots of beer. Oh well... idgets are boorn every day. We went up to see my dad today. He was in a sort of melancholy mood but, he's surviving.
We had to tear out our floor this week. The freezer drain had clogged and slowly ruined the floor under the refridgerater. We decided to go ahead and do a major remodel on the kitchen. New cabinets etc... God help us, it's going to be a lot of work. That's it for now,

Until next time I am humbly yours.

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr me hearties!!!