Aug 30

About Rickie





Welcome To My Personal Website

My site is just that, my personal space. You will get to know me and read my blogs. I am a very open person that doesn’t hold back. I am a firm believer and using my first amendment of freedom of speech. What I post on my website, does not reflect back on Rockford Scanner, Trigger Photography or anything else I do. It is my personal space to post how I feel and express my personal feelings.

Quick Glimpse: I am a huge fan of aviation, photography, police scanners, nature, hiking, ham radio, looking at the stars at night time, spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, helping others, etc…  I am a down to earth guy who has morals and respects others. I can hold a long conversation with the best.  Feel free to email and say hi anytime.

 

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Oct 21

Orionids Meteor Shower, Anyone Know Information on Last Nights Shooting in Rockford PLEASE Call The Police

 




 

I saw a couple of meteors this week. Pretty neat!  Come to find out the Orionids Meteor Shower is currently ongoing. The peak is now, but it’s been cloudy. So I am pretty lucky to have saw the ones I did, when i did!

Orionids Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight And The Next Few Nights

 

I want to take a few minutes and send out a shout out to everyone who assists with Rockford Scanner. Volunteers, fans, etc…  Much appreciated.

On that topic, tragedy has hit the RS family.  A loyal fan and volunteer was walking last night when some suspects shot him in the chest and robbed him!  I am personally asking anyone with information to please tell the police or you can contact me and I will relay your information anonymously.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers! He is going to be ok, thank god!  But is going to have a long recovery. So please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers and I plead with you if you know anything, to please turn in these suspects!

http://rockfordscanner.com/2017/10/shooting-victim-near-a-park-on-rockfords-east-side/  

 



 

Oct 19

Getting Out To Look At The Amazing Stars And Universe, Breathtaking.





I took a drive out to the country last night to look at the stars.  I figured it be good to get out and enjoy the last of the nice “warmer” nights as they slow dwindle away in 2017.  Get out and breath some fresh air. And look at the beautiful universe of ours. 

I choose a spot out in the country that was very dark and very little light pollution.  I pulled over to the side of the roadway and got out and began to look up into the sky.  It was a sight that I would have looked to look at forever!  You could see a lot of stars!!!  Here in the city, you don’t get to see many stars except the main bright ones.  When I was out there,  wow it was absolutely amazing!  I saw a lot of stars, it literally felt like I was in heaven.  

I wasn’t there long when I saw a shooting star!  I was thinking of someone close to me that I lost recently and thinking of the good times we had together. And then I saw that shooting star.  I know in reality it was just a coincidence, but in a way it felt like it was a sign from them.  Was a very cool experience because I was out there all alone looking up at this beautiful massive universe, thinking of someone who meant alot to me that I lost. And I saw this shooting star.  It was a one of those fast moving shooting stars that just streaked across the sky. But it was still a neat experience. 

I would give almost anything to have the chance to live in the country. Or even just visit a place for a week in the country. To be able to get away from things and enjoy life and nature. To enjoy the true nature and sounds and smells and sights of the great outdoors.  That my friends is priceless. What I would give for that right now. 

I stood out there just staring up at the stars. I know I wasn’t out there long. But to me it felt like a lifetime. Scanning the sky and seeing the constellations, planets, and countless stars.  Was one of those moments I didn’t want to let go of.  It was one of those moments that I could of died right there, and would of died in peace. 

I know many others are lucky enough to live this experience on a daily basis. They own places out in the country or away from the city lights and can see this stuff every night. And I ask myself, do they realize how lucky they are?  To be away from the city, away from the noise, away from the lights. And just be able to gaze up at the stars and clear your head and enjoy the sight.  I myself would love this opportunity, more than just once in a blue moon.  



Oct 17

Sickness, Backpack Customization, DDT Backpack, Tarantula, Halloween, Rob Zombie, Etc…




I been sick as heck for the last few days.  Dunno why, but it really knocked me down a bit. Sucks. i am getting better now, thank god! 

 

Not getting into to much details, but hopefully the doctors and insurance company can get things worked out, so I can have this surgery.  I been hurting super bad, and am actually looking forward to doing surgery, so that alone tells  you how bad I hurt.  Enough on this topic for now… 

 

I have this awesome backpack. http://ddt-ops.com/product/venom-48-hour-assault-pack-grey/    I mean this thing is super badazz. I love this thing. There is just one problem. I want to customize it with some patches. But the lining of it is made of pvc on the inside, to be water resistant. So I don’t think I am able to sew on any patches onto it.  So I been trying to look online to see what other ways you can customize a backpack.  Pretty creative ideas out there indeed!  This is my project I am currently working on. Trying to customize this backpack.  

 

Halloween is just around the corner!  I love this time of year. Horror movies are on tv now!  I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to horror movies. I love horror movies!  Not too many real horror movies out there these days, which is weird considering the technology these days.  I think Rob Zombie’s movies are among the top real scariest movies out these days. That man is creative and open minded.  Love his movies! 

 

As many of you know I own a tarantula again. I used to own them back in the day and just got one recently.  Back in the day I used to hold them and play with the tarantulas.  But I recently joined an online forum for tarantula owners. I was looking for ideas on what to add into the terrarium. I looked through the forum and was reading several topics and many choose not to hold their tarantulas. Many have legit reasons and backgrounds on why they do not hold theirs. I think now, I may not hold this one now except to change the stuff inside the terrarium.  I have made that decision on reading the forums. Even though mine is very docile and has yet to even reer up at me when my hand is near and on it. Or even shoot it hairs at me.  So mine is extremely docile. But overall, I think it is best not too right now. She is comfortable and relaxed. No point in spooking her or upsetting her. 




 

 

Oct 14

N9F Special Event Activation




Tony, N9ARB  asked if anyone was interested in helping him with activating the special event station N9F. National Fire Prevention Week ham radio special event station.  I told him I would help assist him when I was able too.  🙂 

My total was 130 contacts!  It was a pleasure helping everyone getting N9F!  And helping several making a clean sweep!  Awesomeness!  


Below are the logs: 

Note: Rec# 484 was my #1 contact as N9F.   And #614 was my #130 as N9F

Oct 13

October 13th 2017 Blog (Pink Toe Tarantula, ARES, Ham Radio, Etc…)




Time for a new blog post.

 

PINK TOE TARANTULA: I been getting my tarantula comfortable in the new terrarium.  I keep her well fed and watered and lots of room in the terrarium. She is the type that likes height, not stay on the ground. She usually hangs on the side rock wall. She likes a few cracks in it to chill at. I plan on posting more photos and videos of her later on. My main focus right now is getting her comfortable with the new terrarium She definitely is a beauty though.  She has yet to even shoot her hairs at me. That is a good sign! Very docile right now since she moved into that terrarium.

 

Ham Radio Time:  I worked the Regatta over the weekend. I was not able to work the full event, but I was able to work it for awhile.I have alot of photos to go through. Overall the event went very good. Comms was great overall.  The Northern Illinois ARES team is awesome!

There was an emergency drill yesterday but I was not able to work that one. I wanted too, but was unable too. I did get to listen in on it, and the Northern Illinois ARES team rocked the event once again with their great comms!

I was able to activate N9F, the special event station for the fire prevention week on ham radio.  I was able to work iton 20, 40 and 80 meters. My TX was great, My RX was not so great, lol.  I was able to help several people get N9F for them to work. I may actually go activate it again after I get done writing this.  It is fun being the special event station and helping others.



 

Oct 03

Rickie Traeger Opens Up A Bit On Encryption And How It Hurts Public Safety



 

Take a minute and watch this video.  Then scroll down to read 


#1 The Rockford police are encrypted and told us originally this incident did NOT happen.

#2  After telling them I obtained footage of the incident, the they admitted that it did happen but downplayed it.

#3 The Rockford police failed to mention the victim was viciously beaten and then the victims vehicle was stolen

#4 They just said it was “strong armed robbery”

#5 They spotted this vehicle a short time later and refused to chase it! And let the suspects go…

#6 This encryption crap has got to stop!  So many people are becoming victims or they know the suspects location but are unaware they are suspects, until a long time afterwards (if at all)

#7 The encryption has got to stop!  It has turned everyday citizens into hating/not trusting the Rockford Police and also becoming victims that they could have prevented if they had known otherwise. Or could have turned a suspect into the police.

#8 But yet I am the “bad guy” for stepping up and saying this because no other public entity has the balls to step up and say something about it and address the issue

#9 When there is an issue you need to address there is an issue, find a solution, implement the solution.
That solution is going back to un-encrypted airwaves so the public can hear what is going on so they can be aware and informed and not become victims and also help the police assist in capturing the suspects. 



That video above is the hard cold truth and reality of what really goes on in our area. 

The crime is crazy and the police try to downplay it. You can not combat crime by covering things up. You need to address the issue and find that solution.

That solution is to have the public assist. It has been proven numerous times in the past that public airwaves do capture suspects.


The video above is sickening and heartbreaking!  Plain and simple!  This poor man was minding his own business and was walking into his residence when three young punks decided to viciously attack him and rob him.  As you can see there are three suspects. The one suspect continues to kick the victim while on the ground. That poor man did not show any posture of aggression, he laid on the ground while they continued to kick him. That is pure savagery!  No other reason but to savagely beat the victim. He posed no threat to the suspects!

The suspects not only beat the victim but robbed him too.  The suspects stole his vehicle.

Speaking of, the Rockford Police did spot the vehicle a short time later but refused to chase it.

I know the whole police chase policy thing is a hot topic right now and highly debated.

But when there was NO traffic and they still terminated the chase….(Click here for the chase policy)

The police knew these suspects had just viciously beaten the victim just prior, then robbed the victim, then stole the victims car. That to me is considered VIOLENT criminals!  That falls under their category of actually chasing the suspects. But they failed to do so!  No wonder why the crime is out of control.  The police don’t even chase the suspects, unless the suspects are on foot. You cannot stop crime, if you fail to chase and at least try to capture the suspects!

Now before anyone goes on about me being anti-police. Let’s stop right there!  I am pro-police. Hence why I am against the encryption. Hence why I am mad about this incident happening and the police not chasing these suspects down.  Take a few minutes and go to http://rockfordscanner.com/against-police-scanner-radio-encryption/  and you will clearly see I am pro-police and want our officers safe and also our citizens!!!   


Many people have contacted me (RS) and told us how they flat out refuse to call the police these days or even trust the police, since they encrypted.

Many have also said when they call the police they do not even show anymore to do a report. What they do is, get this!  When you call to report a crime, they tell you they will call you back in a few days to take the report. And never call you back!  Yes, you read that right!!!   I can not tell you how many people have contacted us and told us this.  Too many to count!

I guess if “You don’t know about it, then it din’t happen”  I guess is their way of thinking these days…..SMH


Did you know, all they need to do is literally FLIP A SWITCH and then they can be un-encrypted.
I bet you also didn’t know they had encryption BEFORE they went full encryption. Let me explain.

They had control 1 and control 2 that was their public dispatch. This way the public knew what was going on and can be on the lookout for the suspects and help assist with the police in telling them where the suspects are if they spotted the suspects.  They have a ton of other channels that were encrypted. Those channels included personal information such as names, birthdates, personal info, etc…. also they did the call information and tactical information on those as well.   So they were ALREADY doing the encryption for that stuff, before going FULL ENCRYPTION!

But yet that was one of their excuses for going encrypted. Basically a PR stunt.

I can go on and on and on about how un-encrypted airwaves has put many people behind bars and helped combat crime. But I will just post a link that provides just a few. http://rockfordscanner.com/against-police-scanner-radio-encryption/

You can clearly see why the encryption is bad not only for the officers, but the public as well.

I think they realized they made a multi million dollar mistake on the encryption for many reasons, but are afraid to admit it publicly.  That is what several alderman and officers have told me personally. And they want the public to assist and help, but realized this encryption thing did not work out for public safety, officer safety, combating crime.

Many have spun this TRUTH and information and tried to make me look like the bad guy because I stepped up and spoke out and told the truth.  I am all for officer safety, public safety, combating crime. You can CLEARLY SEE THAT BELOW but yet when I stepped up and said something, because it has been proven that encryption hurts officer safety, public safety and combating crime. I was made out to be the bad guy….. 


See that is the one thing about me. I am unbiased and tell it like it is.  There is no point in lying because if you do all your credit and merit is thrown out the door. I do not lie, plain and simple.  I am open and honest and tell it like it is. Other media outlets are censored or politically correct, etc…  That is why many follow and respect me and Rockford Scanner. Because I am open and honest. Like I said it is pointless in trying to lie.

When you are open and honest then that makes people in certain positions very mad.  They try to hide and cover things up and act like things don’t happen. But in reality the stuff is going on all the time and there is no covering it up. I think that lying and covering things up just hurts ones credibility. And well that has been proven.

It is best to be open, honest and blunt and straight forward.  We are all adults and can handle the truth.


Take a few minutes and listen to this interview I did with  Joe Mattern


 


 

This video shows just how un-encrypted airwaves helps combat crime! Also shows the Rockford Police supporting Rockford Scanner.


 

This video shows AFTER the encryption just how the local police treat Rockford Scanner at times and try to hide things. I was working an accident scene, when the officer “asked” me to stop filming the scene. I was on public property, doing a live news video of the scene minding my own business when he approached me and asked me to stop filming.

Sep 27

I Bought My Own Pink Toe Tarantula 

 



 

Pink Toe Tarantula 

 

As many of you know I used to own a few tarantulas several years ago.  Well those passed away and I didn’t own another one for several years. Now I own another one!  I am super excited!

I went to the pet store to but some fish filters and decided to see of they had any tarantulas. Last time I went in there, they said they stopped selling them. But I figured since I was already at the pet store, I may as well take a look to see if maybe they changed their mind. Sure enough they had one!

They had a pink toe tarantula!  I quickly got the sales lady and bought it.

It currently is in the store container. Which is one of those small cages.  I am going to buying it a terrarium as soon as I can. The pink toe needs a terrarium with height.  So I need to upgrade it soon.

They said they fed it once a week. While I was at the pet store, I bought some crickets. I fed it about an hour ago, and it was hungry. So it has me asking myself, when the last time they fed it was.  I guess it don’t matter, since I just bought it and fed it and will take good care of it 🙂

I tried to handle it a bit ago, and I don’t think I am going to be able to handle this one. Which sucks. It was very skittish and sprayed its hairs at me and tried jumping. Yes, I know thats what it does in defense. But you can tell this one has not been handled, and if it has not much.  So as much as I hate to say it, it is for the best of the spider. I probably won’t be handling this one. At least not anytime soon.

I have to introduce my hand to it. So that way it starts getting used to my hand and scent. And kind of go from there and hope for the best. But it don’t look like it has been handled much in the past and is very skittish and scared. No point in scaring it and stressing it, because I want to handle it.

My next goal is to give it a name. I posted on my FB wall asking for a name. Several were good. But you can tell several also do not like spiders, lol. My daughter suggest we name it “Captain America”





 

Sep 21

Quick Blog/Rant: People Faking Paranormal Content




Just a quick blog and rant: Since I been laid up in bed cuz of my back injury I have been reading up on the paranormal and what is going on these days. Basically to see if theres any new cases or new equipment people use during paranormal investigations, etc…  I came across some very disturbing things.

With technology these days, people are hoaxing alot of paranormal content.  This bothers me a lot. It hurts the reputation of the field. Loses trust with the public. And also makes ya second guess what is real and what is not.

Now with that being said, I always look at things as it were hoaxed from the start then go and try to debunk it. If I can not debunk it, then it might be real.  But there have been alot of paranormal hoaxes. I guess you can look at it in a good way I guess, showing people how easy it is to fake. But it is sad to see overall.




Sep 18

100 Random Questions I answered




A few days ago a friend of mine sent me one of those 100 questions things.  Since I am just laying here in bed, I figured I  may as well fill it out.  So heads up, this is one those 100 question things and it will be long.  Let’s see just how long it will take me to fill it out, lol.  Start time 2:55am

 

DO YOU WANT TO ANSWER THE 100 QUESTIONS NO ONE EVER ASKS? HERE’S THE FULL LIST:

1. DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR CLOSET DOORS OPEN OR CLOSED? It don’t matter.  I am not afraid of the dark or boogey man, LOL

2. DO YOU TAKE THE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONER BOTTLES FROM HOTELS? No, I use my own.

3. DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR SHEETS TUCKED IN OR OUT? Out, when I was a kid I used to have them tucked in.

4. HAVE YOU STOLEN A STREET SIGN BEFORE?  Who steals a street sign……..

5. DO YOU LIKE TO USE POST-IT NOTES?  Yes,  not often but I do

6. DO YOU CUT OUT COUPONS BUT THEN NEVER USE THEM? I don’t use coupons.  But I actually plan onusing one at Harbor Freight in the near future

7. WOULD YOU RATHER BE ATTACKED BY A BIG BEAR OR A SWARM OF BEES? WTF kinda question is this???  I guess if I had to choose probably a bear.  You probably die quicker that way. Also easier chance to escape a bear. So overall, if I had to choose, it would be a bear.

8. DO YOU HAVE FRECKLES?  Yes, a few

9. DO YOU ALWAYS SMILE FOR PICTURES?  Depends on the situation. But most the time I do

10. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE? Liars!  I would rather you tell me the truth and I be pissed a lil bit. If ya lie to me I lost all respect and trust in you for life. Plain and simple!

11. DO YOU EVER COUNT YOUR STEPS WHEN YOU WALK? I catch myself doing that at times when I am bored

12. HAVE YOU PEED IN THE WOODS?  I love walking in the woods. I love nature.  Who hasn’t peed in the woods when hiking, you can’t go on a long hike and not have topee, duh!

13. HAVE YOU EVER POOPED IN THE WOODS? The question that pops in my head is does a bear poop in the woods lol

14. DO YOU EVER DANCE EVEN IF THERES NO MUSIC PLAYING? Yes, I suck at dancing. But hey we only live once

15. DO YOU CHEW YOUR PENS AND PENCILS? When I was younger  I did

16. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOU SLEPT WITH THIS WEEK? 1

17. WHAT SIZE IS YOUR BED? Queen

18. WHAT IS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? I don’t have one, but if I had to choose from one: Everything by Lifehouse

19. IS IT OK FOR GUYS TO WEAR PINK? Yes, it is OK

20. DO YOU STILL WATCH CARTOONS? Yup, South Park,Simpsons

21. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE MOVIE? I couldn’t make a list long enough for this lol.

22. WHERE WOULD YOU BURY HIDDEN TREASURE IF YOU HAD SOME? In the open

23. WHAT DO YOU DRINK WITH DINNER? Pop mostly

24. WHAT DO YOU DIP A CHICKEN NUGGET IN? BBQ sauce!

25. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? Watermelon

26. WHAT MOVIES COULD YOU WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND STILL LOVE? House on Haunted Hill

27. LAST PERSON YOU KISSED/KISSED YOU? Wife

28. WERE YOU EVER A BOY/GIRL SCOUT? Yes

29. WOULD YOU EVER STRIP OR POSE NUDE IN A MAGAZINE? Depend on how much $$$$$$$

30. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WROTE A LETTER TO SOMEONE ON PAPER? Few hours ago

31. CAN YOU CHANGE THE OIL ON A CAR? Yesm speaking of I need to do that

32. EVER GOTTEN A SPEEDING TICKET? Many,  not anymore though. I set cruise control on 5 mph UNDER the speed limit now.

33. EVER RAN OUT OF GAS?  Nope, Came close a few time but never have

34. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF SANDWICH? PB&J

35. BEST THING TO EAT FOR BREAKFAST?  Pancakes

36. WHAT IS YOUR USUAL BEDTIME? Varies

37. ARE YOU LAZY?  Who is not lazy……….

38. WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHAT DID YOU DRESS UP AS FOR HALLOWEEN? Many things

39. WHAT IS YOUR CHINESE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN? A goat I think

40. HOW MANY LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK? English

41. DO YOU HAVE ANY MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS? No, I wish I had some though. Theres a few I would like to have subscriptions too

42. WHICH ARE BETTER: LEGOS OR LINCOLN LOGS? I like both, but if I had to choose, probably legos because of what you can build with them

43. ARE YOU STUBBORN? More than you will ever know

44. WHO IS BETTER: LENO OR LETTERMAN? I like both, but if I had to choose probably Letterman

45. EVER WATCH SOAP OPERAS? Nah, never got into them

46. ARE YOU AFRAID OF HEIGHTS? Yes

47. DO YOU SING IN THE CAR? Maybe 😛

48. DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER? Maybe 😛

49. DO YOU DANCE IN THE CAR? No,  How can you dance in the car? I guess swinging the arms or something, lol

50. EVER USED A GUN?  Yes

51. LAST TIME YOU GOT A PORTRAIT TAKEN BY A PHOTOGRAPHER? An actual prtriat, years ago

52. DO YOU THINK MUSICALS ARE CHEESY? Yes, I have liked a few. But not many

53. IS CHRISTMAS STRESSFUL?  Depends, sometimes it can be

54. EVER EAT A PIEROGI?  WTF is that?

55. FAVORITE TYPE OF FRUIT PIE? Apple

56. OCCUPATIONS YOU WANTED TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A KID? Astronaut, Scientist

57. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS? I have had some experiences I can not explain.

58. EVER HAVE A DEJA-VU FEELING?  Yes, not often but I have

59. DO YOU TAKE A VITAMIN DAILY?  No

60. DO YOU WEAR SLIPPERS? No

61. DO YOU WEAR A BATH ROBE? At times

62. WHAT DO YOU WEAR TO BED?  Pajamas

63. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CONCERT? I think it was three dog night, when I was a kid

64. WALMART, TARGET, OR KMART? Walmart

65. NIKE OR ADIDAS? Nike

66. CHEETOS OR FRITOS? Cheetos

67. PEANUTS OR SUNFLOWER SEEDS? Sunflower seeds

68. EVER HEAR OF THE GROUP TRES BIEN? Nope

69. EVER TAKE DANCE LESSONS? Nope

70. IS THERE A PROFESSION YOU PICTURE YOUR FUTURE SPOUSE DOING? Whatever she enjoys

71. CAN YOU CURL YOUR TONGUE? Yes

72. EVER WON A SPELLING BEE? In grade school

73. HAVE YOU EVER CRIED BECAUSE YOU WERE SO HAPPY? Yes

74. OWN ANY RECORD ALBUMS? Not anymore

75. OWN A RECORD PLAYER? Not anymore

76. DO YOU REGULARLY BURN INCENSE? No, but have some. I like the vanilla flavored smell.

77. EVER BEEN IN LOVE? Yes

78. WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN CONCERT? The Doors.  But that is not possible 🙁

79. WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW? Papa Roach

80. HOT TEA OR COLD TEA? Hot tea

81. TEA OR COFFEE? Tea

82. SUGAR COOKIES OR SNICKERDOODLES? Sugar Cookies for sure

83. CAN YOU SWIM WELL? Sink or swim

84. CAN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH WITHOUT HOLDING YOUR NOSE? Yes, I can hold my breath a long time

85. ARE YOU PATIENT? Yes

86. DJ OR BAND AT A WEDDING? Band

87. EVER WON A CONTEST? Yes

88. HAVE YOU EVER HAD PLASTIC SURGERY? Heck no, What is the point of being someone your not

89. WHICH ARE BETTER: BLACK OR GREEN OLIVES? Neither!

90. CAN YOU KNIT OR CROCHET? No, but been wanting to learn

91. BEST ROOM FOR A FIREPLACE? Living room

92. DO YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED? Already am

93. IF MARRIED, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED? 14 years

94. WHO WAS YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CRUSH? Mums the word

95. DO YOU CRY AND THROW A FIT UNTIL YOU GET YOUR OWN WAY? Heck no

96. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? 2 beautiful daughters

97. DO YOU WANT KIDS? Yes

98. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? Black

99. DO YOU MISS ANYONE RIGHT NOW? My dad

100. WHO ARE YOU GOING TO TAG TO DO THIS VIDEO NEXT? I doubt anyone will even read this, and if they did they probably didn’t scroll this far down, LOL

Whew! Now that’s a long list of questions. Are you going to do this tag? If you’ve done it, be sure to leave your link in the comments so we can go check it out



Sep 18

Coast To Coast Am, Back Injury, HAB Launch, RT 66 Special Event, POW/MIA SPecial Event

 



Rickie Traeger Rockford

I am sitting here listening to Coast to Coast AM.  I re-subscribed to it.  I love this show.  I was never into talk shows, until I was introduced to this talk show. I been hooked on it ever since. I decided to subscribe as a coast insider, so I can have access to the archives. As I am typing this, tonights show is about UFO’s.  I love when they have paranormal shows.  I was hesitant on subscribing, because alot of their newer shows are not on the paranormal topics. But they are starting to go back on topic, so I re-subscribed. Show my support and also the archives.

I blew out my back the other night.  I been on bed rest since.  I hate laying here in bed all day and night.  But it is what it is. I hope the DR’s are able to do something, because I am in immense pain.  Bed rest sux, but the same time I can’t complain to much.  Thats another reason why I re-subscribed to Coast to Coast AM, because I am laid up in bed and will give me stuff to listen too.  Several years ago I was in a bad accident. I injured my back then and have reinjured it back in May, and I thought I was better. But I bent over and heard a “pop”  and down to the ground I went in intense pain!  Yeah, of all things bending over is how I blew it out.  Go figure.

I been looking forward to doing this high altitude balloon launch with the ARES team. But since my injury, that is on the fence now.  I am playing it day by day and hope and pray that I will be better by launch time. I been looking forward to the balloon launch or awhile now. I really hope I am able to attend!

I haven’t even had the chance to get outside to enjoy the warm weather.  It has been really warm the last few days and I haven’t been able to get outside to enjoy it.  Super bummed about that as well.  I guess it was around 90 degrees!  Sucks being injured 🙁

I guess the one good thing about being on bed rest is being able to put time into my blog, LOL.  But the same time I won’t have much of an update on stuff because I won’t be out doing things to update it with. So I guess it is a catch-22, lol. But I do need to update some of my websites.  Sucks, cuz I am in intense pain so at times it is hard to focus.

I was able to work several RT. 66 special event stations on HF.  I also was able to work the POW/MIA special event as well on HF. Check out my logbook at http://rockfordscanner.com/hamlog.html

Well I am going to pop off here for now.  I am going to end this asking for a favor. If you pray, please pray for me.  I need prayers on the recovery of my back injury.  Please send your positive prayers my way, thanks!




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