21 thoughts on “Rants! and Raves! 10-24-20

  1. 😦 Another anticipated blackout Sunday-Tuesday

    πŸ™‚ My Engineer successfully worked out his plans for the generator and they worked!

    πŸ™‚ Shock! I could turn on the generator, too!

    πŸ™‚ 82 people around the world joined me–I was in a Zoom meeting–to pray for twin boy last night. They all prayed–including the leader. πŸ™‚

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  2. Twin boy just had a lovely bath, a lovely bottle, and is taking a lovely bath with his nice normal temperature. Apparently, he is determined not to go back to that place where they do uncomfortable things to babies. Like steal their urine with a tube.

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  3. πŸ™‚ Sweatshirt weather, it’s fall in SoCal!

    πŸ™‚ Adapteing to the “new” used car. I think I’m the only person I know who would have rather had an old Jeep compared to a newer Jeep. Go figure.

    πŸ™‚ Got the flu and first of the shingles shots today

    πŸ™‚ Dodgers are leading

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  4. 😦 Neighbors’ dog, Phoebe, black retriever, has some kind of injury on her mouth, they’re taking her to the vet tonight, she may need stitches.

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  5. The ‘smart’ stuff I like, if I can only use a small percentage of it … What I miss, at least w/the Jeeps, is the more classic body styles. 😦 Why do all cars now look alike??

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  6. DJ, have you not paid attention? Different is wrong, we need to be all the same. Makes sense our cars must look alike. It is the age of diversity, as long as you do it my way.

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  7. Jo, I think the only time I’ve ever been the driver for a twelve-hour drive is going across the country for my mom’s funeral. I picked up my sister in Alabama (after we both spent the night at her house awake) and we drove straight through to Dallas, where we got our first bit of sleep, and then my brother drove the rest of the way. Whether it’s driving or flying, I get fidgety after three hours or so, and I just don’t like long trips. But that one, driving made more sense than flying, and since it was my car and since my sister was heavily pregnant, I think I did most of the driving.

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  8. I used to do twelve hour drives.
    Not bragging here, it was super dumb because I was in the Air Force and would take leave after work and drive to Charleston South Carolina from Springfield , Mass. The only times in my life I ever smoked was then. I kept a cigarette lit to give me something to do in those all night drives.
    And I would listen to WCKY, Cincinnati on the radio. Sometimes WHO, Dee moine

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  9. Chas, did you ever hear WLS-AM 890 out of Chicago? It was in the 70s that I discovered that radio station. I grew up many hours away from there, but their signal carried a long ways on clear nights.

    Not that you liked 70s and 80s rock music like I did. πŸ™‚ That’s what the station played in those days — now it appears to be a news/talk radio station.

    Whenever I hear the band Rush’s Tom Sawyer, from 1981, it “takes me back” to my WLS-listening days.

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  10. The cars all look the same because it’s aero-dynamic and thereby helps with the gas mileage.

    But you’re right. I can hardly find my white CRV in a parking lot with all the Rav4s and Lexus look-alikes.

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  11. My cousin has a Forester but she still laments her much-loved Saturns of yesteryear.

    I’m warming up to the new Jeep. I got into the garage late today to get the old car emergency bag and some other things to put into the cargo area.

    My old Jeep was easy to spot in a crowd as it was usually just about the tallest car in the parking lot — and it still had the spare tire on the back.

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  12. 6 Arrows: I did, sometimes, listen to WLS, but it wasn’t my favorite station.
    As I said before: I used to be a radio operator in the AF. Early in my career, I made flights to Thule, Greenland. We could not pick up the broadcast band on our receivers.
    One station, I think it was WCKY is so far up the broadcast band that I could pick it up. I think 1600. The Sometimes I would dial it up and tell the crew there was country music if they wanted to hear it.
    The availability of other sources has made it unnecessary to dial in distant stations now.
    And airplanes don’t carry radio operators or navigators anymore.
    I got out just in time.

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  13. Chas, I so enjoy hearing about your earlier career days, and, really, all the stories you recount from yesteryear. Thanks for sharing them. God has done and continues to do extraordinary things in your life.

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  14. Chas, my understanding is that son is a navigator as part of his duties as a Weapons Systems Officer. I remember him trying to explain to me the map he was working on.

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