Archive for October, 2005

Entry for October 31, 2005

October 31, 2005

The results of my heart catheterization Friday is mostly good news. I have no blockages or damage. The right side of my heart is fine, but the left side is weak, probably due to a viral infection.

The procedure had its painful moments but for the most part it wasn’t bad at all. My heart rate went way down, so they had to give me medication to bring it back up. I haven’t had any problems with my incision. My leg is bruised and a bit sore, but it isn’t too bad.

There has been some great hockey lately. Last week, Nashville came into Columbus as the only unbeaten team, and they left with a 3-2 overtime loss. Adam Foote scored the winning goal while shorthanded 3-on-4.

I accidently missed last Friday’s game, but the Jackets beat Minnesota 2-1 in a shootout. Winning goal was by Trevor Letowski.

Entry for October 24, 2005

October 24, 2005

The low temperature was very close to freezing this morning. I had to scrape ice off my windshield. We will have clouds and rain for the next couple days.

Despite some strange officiating, Ohio State picked up a nice road win at Indiana Saturday. The Blue Jackets overcame some strange calls, too, on Friday in beating San Jose 4-1.

After watching Texas Saturday, I am convinced they are a better team than USC. They are certainly better defensively.

It looks like my friend DD6VSF will get back with his girlfriend today after a rough weekend. They are both very special people and I hope they can work out their differences and be together for a long time.

Bonnie was called back for a second mammogram this morning, but the results are NEGATIVE. 

My brother is going to be in town for a couple visits in the next two weeks, including this Thursday night. He wants to be here for my heart catheterization which is early Friday morning.

Entry for October 20, 2005

October 20, 2005

I found out yesterday morning that my brother and sister-in-law are expecting their third child on or about June 1! This will be either my second niece or my fourth nephew!

We tied a record high temperature of 84 degrees here yesterday. But much cooler weather is on its way.

Entry for October 19, 2005

October 19, 2005

“Perfect” was the word my dermatologist used yesterday to describe the way the spot on my head had healed up, after he did surgery three weeks ago to remove a squamous cell carcinoma. There is only a 2% chance that cancer will re-appear at the same spot. Of course, I will be watching my entire body for any new lesions that might appear.

I got to see Bonnie’s office last night. After driving her to a medical test at Shelbyville hospital, we went out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants, the Kingfish in Louisville.

For those of you hams who are on EchoLink, we now have a node that connects to the repeater that I most often use. The node number is 261420. The node call is N5HCO, and it connects to the KB8QLC repeater. I had a QSO with DD6VSF this morning. I am not sure they have all the bugs worked out of it yet as it has only been on the air a couple days.

Entry for October 17, 2005

October 17, 2005

Well, the older I get, the faster time seems to fly. My twin niece and nephew are sophomores now, not freshman.

There was some pretty amazing college football on TV Saturday. Ohio State was lucky to beat Michigan State. The end of the USC-Notre Dame game was amazing, too. It was the first time this year I had seen USC play. I’m not sure their defense is really national-championship calibre. I also watched the end of UCLA’s overtime win over Washington State.

The weather continues nice here. I have mostly been using the time getting the cars detailed.  Bonnie and I washed her Jeep Saturday morning.

Entry for October 13, 2005

October 13, 2005

I found out yesterday that my oldest nephew has the lead role in the Fall Drama at his high school. We will go see him perform on November 12. And, he’s just a freshman!

My friend Sven, DD6VSF had a job interview yesterday, and was offered a number of positions at the company he talked to. He’ll have his choice of places to live, and job assignments.

We’ve had some nice autumn weather here lately, and I have left the office early a couple times.

Entry for October 07, 2005

October 7, 2005

I want to say hello to my friend Vernon in Kansas City who reads my blog. Vernon has been a radio hobbyist for years, and he recently got his ham radio license. He has been having a lot of fun with the hobby.

Coincidentally,  a friend of mine from grade school and high school just moved from Florida to Kansas City. Since he grew up in Ohio he knows what winter is like, but it may be tough getting re-accustomed to it Image.

I haven’t been to Kansas City in about 25 years, but the people I met there were very friendly, and so were the hams I talked to on 2m FM in the area.

It is overcast with temperatures in the 60s today, after a record-tying 85 yesterday. Looks like the clouds will be with us most of the weekend.

Entry for October 05, 2005

October 5, 2005

I am 50 years old today Image . Bonnie is going to come over tonight to fix dinner for me. Then we will watch the Blue Jackets’ first regular season game. With last year’s NHL strike, it has been awhile since we’ve seen any hockey.

False alarm. It turns out that the young lady who said she is Bonnie’s niece is not. She and Bonnie’s brother met, and decided that they are not father and daughter.