Archive for December, 2006

Happy Holidays to everyone!

December 20, 2006

I’m getting ready to close up the office for the year. I hope everyone has a joyous holiday season :-).

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Entry for December 15, 2006

December 15, 2006

Just got back from the ophthalmologist. Got a clean bill of health once again. My eyes are one part of me that seems to be in pretty good shape :-).

I didn’t want to jinx the Blue Jackets by commenting earlier on their win streak. It ended last night at 5-games, including 4 on the road. They lost in Phoenix but picked up a point by forcing the game into a shootout. Columbus was down 4-2 but rallied back.

WA9NGO in northern Indiana reported aurora on the 50 MHz and 144 MHz ham bands last night. I don’t know if anybody this far south worked the aurora. Other than that, the big geomagnetic storm hasn’t amounted to much.

Bonnie will come over tonight to help me put up my (small) Christmas tree. Will get the outside lights up tomorrow. The weather here continues mild.

Covington indicted

December 14, 2006

Indictments have finally been handed down in the case of Bill Covington, who used to be president of Farmers Deposit Bank when Bonnie worked there. URLs are below. I hope justice is served in this case.

Henry County Local
Lexington Herald-Leader

Geomagnetic storm

December 14, 2006

A significant geomagnetic storm is expected to hit earth around 1 PM ET today. Details here

It’s unusual to have a storm this strong so late in the sunspot cycle.

Speaking of the sunspot cycle, the latest forecast that I have seen suggests that the current cycle will bottom out in May of 2007. Sunspots will start picking up after that.

Congratulations Officer Debbie Wagner!

December 6, 2006

A friend of mine on the police force has been selected as officer-of-the-month by The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Congrats, Debbie!

Newspaper article

It looks as if maybe, just maybe, the Blue Jackets have turned the corner. They’ve recorded consecutive shutouts for the first time in franchise history, 4-0 at Edmonton and 3-0 at Colorado. Last night’s game was the first win EVER for Columbus in Denver. New goalie Fredrik Norrena
has now gone 122 minutes without allowing a goal. New coach Ken Hitchcock is now 3-3 since his arrival in Columbus.

Entry for December 04, 2006

December 4, 2006

Cold weather here. It was 16 this morning at 6 AM, with a wind chill of +5.

Kentucky was the next team to travel to Chapel Hill to take on the Tar Heels. I frankly didn’t give the Cats any chance, but they did manage to keep the game reasonably close, before losing 75-63.

I had hoped either USC or Florida would be Ohio State’s opponent in the national championship game, and it ended up being the Gators. Florida beat Arkansas in the SEC championship game Saturday night. USC was upset by UCLA in the Rose Bowl.

Greg Oden got to play 23 minutes in Ohio State’s win over Valparaiso Saturday afternoon. Someone I know who got to see the game said he looked like “a man among boys”.

Today is the first day that I have felt completely recovered from last week’s flu.