Archive for June, 2006

Entry for June 20, 2006

June 20, 2006

Congrats to the Carolina Hurricanes for winning the Stanley Cup.

Summer doesn’t officially start until tomorrow, but hot weather has been here for awhile.

I had not been to visit any covered bridges in Kentucky until  a couple Saturdays ago. Our friends the Earlys, proud owners of an ’06 Mazda MX-5, joined us for a trip to covered bridges in Franklin and Washington Counties. Got to travel on some great backroads as well.

This is the time of year that the amateur 6m band (50 MHz) opens up, and I have made a number of contacts  over the past few weeks.

This coming weekend is amateur radio Field Day. I will not be doing anything this year, other than possibly making a few contacts from home or from the car. I hope everyone participating has a safe and fun time.

Tomorrow I am going on a tour of the Toyota plant near here that makes Camrys. I have been wanting to get there for some time.

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Entry for June 01, 2006

June 1, 2006

We had a wonderful weekend in Ohio visiting my brother and sister and their families, including the newest arrival Vince. It was quite warm, so I got to spend a lot of time in the pool. Great food, too. I will be Vince’s godfather when he is baptized in July.

A sprinkler activated near my office on Sunday. No water damage for me, but it was a real mess for many of my co-workers.

I went to the urologist Tuesday. The last urine analysis they did looks really good. By increasing my water intake, I have (theoretically) reduced the chances of kidney stones in the future.

Yesterday I heard thunder, and checked the NOAA radar for this area. There was a very tiny but intense cell right over my part of town. It was moving very slowly. We ended up getting about 3 inches of rain in a short time. The parking lot for my office building always floods, and we stood at the window and watched it for awhile. NOAA issued a flash-flood warning for the central part of the county. I had water running down the back wall of my office. I’m not on the top floor, so something is wrong somewhere.

Last night, I heard the fire department get dispatched to our building again. The panel indicated another sprinkler activation, but it was a false alarm.