Posted on August 20th, 2005 No comments
I came across this obscure site this morning during a thunderstorm. A couple was in Vietnam and came across a street vendor with a ring of dog tags. Being somewhat saddened by the fact that our soldiers dog tags were being peddled on a street corner, they bought them and are trying to find the owners. They have found many but check here to see if you know any of the names.
Posted on August 19th, 2005 No comments
I worked today in the Indiana home office. I put some real quality time in today and answered a lot of questions on the project we are doing in Michigan near Detroit. Having a few minutes and need, I sorted through all my old CD’s and Floppies for material that might come in handy. Eureka! I found all sorts of interesting things. Lots of old pictures, some of who have departed this life, parties and other cool remberances. That sort of ended the business day.
After work I finished mowing the lawn I started last night. Being a beautiful afternoon late, I put the kayak in the water and paddled around the lake, first running before a stiff breeze and later into it for the trip up the lake. After putzing around at the western end I let the breeze push me back to the beach and pulled Mr. Yellow on to the grass for the night. By now it was 1800 hrs and still fully 2 hours of light.
What to do? Ok, I called a few people to see if they wanted to go out to Lake James and tour the lake in the Ski Nautique. No one was home so I went out alone and it was beautiful. Few people equals few waves and with a low wind it was pretty smooth. Three sailboats were on the second basin so it was not a windless day but still no whitecaps either.
I arrived back at the pad about dark and jumped on the net to look for RV’s. I have fallen in love with the legacy GMC Birchaven RV. I just like the style of the 1976-78 models and in particular the 23′ unit. There were a whole slew of floor plans so I guess I will have to be choosy.
Time to sign off for tonight as I have to shower to get the grass off my skin. I feel itchy from mowing today. BFN.
Posted on August 9th, 2005 No comments
Today it was 92 again but it did not seem too hot. Maybe it was because I did not have a chance to heat up because I have been in airconditioning all day. Any way, after work I came home here in Grand Rapids and fixed a 4 oz chunk of Tuna (the real deal). With it I mad a salad and had a bowl of Blueberries with double cream (like in whipping cream). After dinner I looked on eBay for coffee grinders and came across an article in a sailing eMag about the Zassenhaus Model 156 and then I looked on eBay but no joy. I want the knee holder type. I also do not want to pay the $65 +- for a new one so I guess I will stick with eBay until I find one.
Following my predictable routine I went down to Barnes & Noble to get some cheap entertainment. Tonights venue (and for the last two nights too) was Kayaking. One of my old high school buddies is a real adventurer and he goes all over the Great Lakes and various oceans to boot in his kayak. To add fuel to the fire, my brother and sister have purchased their own units. My brother has had one for a long time an I could never be talked into it but now am changing my mind since I got out of the aviation avocation.
Anyway here I am writing my blog and thinking of bed. I guess it is time to write in the Moore Wireless News. Hey, my server here in GR is hosting my Charles W Moore site. It is just a place holder until I get the real time to do a good job on it – maybe on the next sabatical or when I retire. It seems like I am spending all my time on the ITS Michigan website, of which, I am creator and maintainor.