Was up at 04:30AM with my bride and we had coffee,Then she was off to the Truck Company and then the Restaurant. She has to stop at the Doctors on the way to the Restaurant to return a heart monitor that they had her wear for 48 hours after her last appointment, just to see how it was doing. The Doctor told here at the appointment that she is really doing fine.
My brother Bill came over this morning and installed a program in my laptop so I can program my new radio, I sent off on the internet for a speaker/mike, and a USB patch cord to connect to the computer. the software Bill put in allows the channels to be changed and turned on and off easily.
I have had several scanners before for receiving the police and railroad bands, but this one has a greater range and sensitivity, it was receiving NS Railroad broadcasts while the older Bearcat I had sat next to it on the kitchen table silent.
I missed a blog again yesterday, blame it on a writers block, by the time 05:00PM got here I knew I wasn’t going to come up with anything earth shaking, even Sadie & Rigg’s were a slow act yesterday.
Now today I can at least pass on that KAREN & STEVEO have arrived home today in Wisconsin with a foot of snow to be shoveled off the front steps. Boy what a climate change a few days makes. Last week they were soaking in a hot spring by the Rio Grande River.
I belong to a couple of face book pages, The HC-2 page, The USS Shangri-la page, & the USS Independence page, all commands I was assigned to in my Navy days.
I put a picture and a post on the HC-2 page today, and I will share it with you. When we managed to be at our home station at NAS Lakehurst in the summer, almost all our flights involved flying up the Jersey coast along the coast. We would always go as far as the Statue of Liberty and make a couple of hot tight circles around her,to the delight of tourists, and then head for home. And yes she always left the light on for us.
Miss Liberty ca 1970’s.
PS. we would also fly under all the bridges on the Hudson & East Rivers.
Well that got me thinking of a few bridges I would like to fly under between here and Florida in a couple weeks, it’s one month tomorrow that we should be heading out, if all goes well with Donna’s retirement.
Hope every one is having a fine day and that the weather is warming for you. It was a sunny but cold day here at the Ranch high of 35 degrees.
Be safe out there. Sam & Donna……