And the outlook is not good. Think I’ll stay indoors for awhile. (MJ (in the morning on Q13) & Steve (in the afternoon on KOMO) are two of my favorite local weather weenies.)
There is just no way to explain how mundane my life is at times. Not that I like a lot of excitement; in my experience excitement means trouble. I don’t need trouble. But it does make for a rather ordinary life. If anything can be called ordinary these days.
My neighbor called me for computer help today. Seems he was visiting a porn site and, all of a sudden, he gets this page in IE that says all his files have been encrypted… Well, you know how that happens. IE wouldn’t let him go to any other page either. So I went over and checked it out. Deleted all his browsing history and cookies, etc. Seemed to help. We stopped getting that page anyway. Set IE up to where he has to approve any cookie or software/extension installation and told him NOT to approve anything except cnn or yahoo or google. We’ll see how that goes.
It’s 1800 and still only 29 degrees out there. Supposed to get lots colder tonight. I’m living in a place where it’s actually colder than Seattle in the winter and warmer than Seattle in the summer. So, if they say it’s going to be, say, 25 degrees in Seattle, that means it’ll be 19 degrees here. And you can add five degrees to their predictions during the summer.
Found a Milescraft 1206 SignCrafter Signmaking template kit with TurnLock that I’m thinking of getting. May make Ham Call Sign plaques for the MCARC members. Might be a nice Christmas present for the folks.
Let’s see. Oh yeah: FUCK ME IT’S COLD OUT THERE! Damn it’s cold outside. Only had to get out in it a couple times, and once voluntarily cause the Dog really wanted to go for a walk, but I actually had to get my “winter” coat. And it’s only 35 degrees. I’m really a weather wuss! And they’re saying we have the possibility of snow tomorrow night and next Monday & Tuesday. Oops, change that to next Wednesday. Maybe.
Hadn’t planned on actually making dinner for anyone but myself as SWMBO took a friend to the Temple today. Figured they’d stop and get something after their session. BUT, she called me to tell me that she was just dropping her friend off, was on her way home and she hoped I had dinner ready when she got here. Oops! So she got a can of classic chicken noodle soup and some crackers. I had a can of roast beef soup and crackers. (Note: no matter how it sounds, the crackers were not in the cans of soup. Should have used a couple of comma’s there.)
Well, just finished the last three seasons of Doctor Who. I do like Matt Smith as the Doctor. Now to gather and watch the Tennant set!
MCARC Wednesday Evening 2-meter Chat Net went well tonight. Y’all should have joined us!
One last closing thought: I hate NObama and all he stands for. I hate the NObamacare in all it’s forms. However, if the Democrats really want me to sign up, if they really want me to want to sign up, they’d put on a tv special with all the Democrat Congressmen & Senators online signing in, signing up, and making their first payment. So far I have heard of no Congressmen, Senators, NOR President NObama doing so. Why should I?
Or reasonably so. Made another run to ACE Hardware for some smaller U-bolts; then mounted the 6btv on the pipe I pounded into the ground for it. It’s almost straight up and down! Damned cold out there!
Me and the Dog did a tour of the “back 40.” No (new) trees down and didn’t see any bear crap. Damned cold out there!
Walt, our neighbor, got his new laptop and spent TWO DAYS trying to log into a Microsoft account he hadn’t yet created. But he didn’t realize that until he called me up to go over and help. We created the account and he hid his password from me when creating the account. Didn’t work. Needs eight letters, numbers, special characters; so I made one up for him. Had him write it down. Tried it several times and it worked. He called me about 10 minutes after I got home: password doesn’t work. Damned cold out there!
Not much else going on. Just waiting on the MCARC 10-meter net to start in about 1.5 hours. SWMBO just left for a couple of hours of quilting. Son just got in from work. “Fist Full of Dollars” on the 2nd monitor. Local news stream on the Nexus 7.
Oh, made contact with KA6BB, The USS Missouri (BB-??) Amateur Radio Club, today on 17-meters. Was cool!