Charles W. Moore

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  • Truck w Camper fail

    Posted on October 29th, 2014 cwmoore No comments

    We were pulling the car dolly behind the Camper and experienced a brake failure. Fortunately the vehicle was stopped and we were at our hotel in Knoxville. After dismounting the car, we took off the car dolly in preparation for the truck being towed about a mile away to a repair shop. A call a few hours later said we could pick up the truck. When we arrived the service deskman said the brake lines were so rusty that the fix came with no warranty. Well, the brakes have worked well every since but is something waiting around the corner? Probably but since it is in its resting spot it should not matter too much.

    I just looked up the Latitude of Boca del Toro, Panama and it is about 9°20’±. I was talking with another sailor who said he may go down there this winter season and stay there to avoid the hurricane season a bit farther to the north. What fun that would be – perhaps winter of 2016 for us.

    We have been very busy and need to write more.

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  • Back to normal – sort of

    Posted on October 8th, 2014 cwmoore No comments

    My eye is slowly coming back to the new normal. I worked on a project wiring a house for data and tv out at Lake James. It was sort of fun and we did it the rightway by redoing the shlock job a previous installer performed. All this required removing some of the skirting and pulling the cables to the areas we wanted to install the new features. Larry Boyd and I worked together most of the afternoon and there is still a lot to be done. Larry is an old classmate from AHS.

    The amatuer radio shack is proceeding at a snails pace but at least all the materials have been purchased and are sitting there waiting for Larry and Myself to finish our Lake James job. Then I can finish wiring and have the area sprayed with a thin layer of foam. After that comes the back wall studding and more fiberglass insulation and finally the bead and peg board in all brilliant white. When the shack is done all the amatuer radio and electronics stuff will be moved out to the new area. This will make SAM very happy and me too. I am debating moving some of the computer equipment out there too.

    Right now I am listening to IRLP Reflector 9050 but nothing is happening. An hour or so ago I started organizing the stuff to load into the truck for the short trip. I also found my amber sun glasses that have been missing for a day or so. Yea – it’s a winning day! Moore later.

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  • Stitches out = immediate relief and normal vision

    Posted on October 3rd, 2014 cwmoore No comments

    Wow, what a relief it is. That is exactly how I felt when the stitches came out of my eyeball. Almost that quick my vision returned to normal and the irritation went away. Life is good again and I can use the computer and do normal things I did a week ago. I do not want to do that for a while. It makes you understand how fragile life is and your well being can go in an instant so you had better be prepared and sure of your salvation.

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  • Eye Surgery

    Posted on September 29th, 2014 cwmoore No comments

    I had eye surgery today on my left eye – which has always been my good eye – and now cannot see anything meaningful out of it. My right eye had cataract surgery back in 2008 and was ok for a while but has gradually become milky again. The solution to that is yet another laser treatment to essentially punch holes in the milky membrane. I have put this off due to the probability of creating more floaters than I already have. Since it is very difficult to write this with my eye hurting and very blurry I will make it short and rest my eyes. It will be a long night and next few days.

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  • Emails; shipboard account

    Posted on September 6th, 2014 cwmoore No comments

    All emails to me must be as follows if I am to pick them up at sea:

    User Name:  k9cwm@winlink.org

    Subject Line: //WL2K ( Must start with) If you do not do this then emails will bounce as the server thinks it is spam.

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  • Copper Harbor Mi Bike Trail ride

    Posted on September 6th, 2014 cwmoore No comments

    This is a fun attempt to use the new WordPress 4.0 feature for Youtube.

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  • This just sounds lethal

    Posted on September 6th, 2014 cwmoore No comments

    QUOTE “Six weeks ago, her son collapsed after snorting ground-up Adderall and chasing it with enough alcohol to stop his heart.

    Adderall, if you don’t know, is a prescription drug used to combat attention deficit disorder. Yet among college students, it’s prized for so much more, notably its euphoric high, speed-like jolt and, most deviously, its ability to trick the body during alcohol consumption, so that you can binge, and then binge some more.’  ENDQUOTE

    Here is the link to the Detroit Freepress Article

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  • Peace Corps Request

    Posted on September 5th, 2014 cwmoore No comments
    Dear Friends of Jessica Moore,We are excited to tell you about Jessica Moore’s Peace Corps Partnership Program project.  Since its inception in 1964, the Peace Corps Partnership Program has helped thousands of Peace Corps Volunteers implement community-initiated projects worldwide.  Now Jessica Moore is taking on a new Community Wide Solar Energy Project project in Panama that needs your support.This project, developed to address a pressing community need, will be implemented by both Jessica Moore and local partners, and will benefit the people of the community for many years to come. In order to begin implementation, Jessica Moore must raise $‎2,413.50 amount from friends, family and other interested donors.  Jessica Moore and the people of the community are asking for your assistance to turn this project into a reality. The easiest way to donate is to visit www.peacecorps.gov/donate and search by the project number, pp-14-525-025 Although the web site is the quickest way to make a donation, you may also make a check payable to Peace Corps Partnership Program and send it to: Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters Peace Corps Partnership Program, GGM 1111 20th Street NW Washington DC 20526 Be sure to indicate the project number, pp-14-525-025, on the check so it will be applied to the correct project.  Please note that due to security procedures, checks sent to Peace Corps via regular mail can take up to 4 weeks to reach their destination.  We strongly recommend donors to send check payments through an expedited service such as FedEx or UPS as this will dramatically speed up the delivery process. Also, if you’re looking for ways to make your donation go even farther, check with your employer to see if they have a matching gifts program; many companies match donations dollar for dollar. Furthermore, consider forwarding this email to anyone else who may be interested in supporting Jessica Moore.  Remember that gifts supporting this project are tax-deductible! Please feel free to contact our office directly at 202.692.2170 or 1.800.424.8580 x2170 with any questions you might have. Your support will go a long way to aid Jessica Moore’s efforts in Panama.
    Best, The Peace Corps Partnership Program

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  • Whew it is hot in NE

    Posted on September 5th, 2014 cwmoore No comments

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  • Gag n Good idea

    Posted on August 30th, 2014 cwmoore No comments

    A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, ” I’ll serve you but do not start anything”.

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