Monthly Archives: June 2005

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Wow. That was some storm that just rolled through here.
I was running our SKYWARN net and took many reports of trees down and hail for a while. Now the power company is running around fixing outages everywhere. There radios were going nonstop for a while.
We lost power here and I had to switch to the handheld on the big antenna to work. Need to get a generator some day.
One of our spotters was outside while it was hailing badly trying to help direct people around a massive amount of limbs down. I give our people a lot of credit. Not to mention the emergency services people who are out there doing a heck of a job during all of this. Good work everyone.
Time to go e-mail my log to emergency management.

Black Eye

Black Eye

I totally gave myself a bruise tonight with a pry bar.
I was pulling tack strip from the old carpet, needed leverage, and got it. At the expense of my left cheek.
I now understand why my mafia friends choose this particular weapon :-).

House Update

House Update

All right. I’ve been officially scolded by Sas for not writing in forever.
We got the keys to the house on Friday! It’s official now.
I’ve been over there a lot in the past couple days. Measuring, figuring out what I need to buy. Buying said items. Realizing we didn’t buy something else. Ah the fun.
The previous owner, Hillbilly Hank, has done, what I would consider, some very “different” things with this home. Starting with the bathroom. Who carpets a bathroom? Seriously. It’s like asking for spills, stains, and mold. Especially with the King and Queen of Cluts moving in.
Next, he carpeted over hard wood floors. Man I like hard wood floors and from what we can see they look fine. They need some buffing and stuff, but that’s about it. I’m going to start ripping up carpet today.
Yesterday we took down a wall in the kitchen so Tigress could move around without difficulty. Really, it was so I wouldn’t be the only one with access to the laundry facilities. What we originally thought was a 20 minute job, turned into a 2 hour one, but that’s what happens.
There’s also a hole of unknown purpose in the garage floor. Leads nowhere but down, and we don’t know why.
For today’s gross factor. I was removing a cabinet in the bathroom and discovered, on the top of it, 2 razors and 3 toothbrushes. Ewwwwwww!!!!
More to come. Stories of slow moving utility companies, and I’m sure, more Hillbilly Hankness.