R.I.P. W9GD, Nascar, Stars & Universe, Todays Generalized Blog




I am using this voice to text Dragon software so I apologize ahead of time if there are any errors below. I purchased this Dragon software so I can just talk and do my blogs while I multitask and do other things. So hopefully it was well worth the money. We will find out shortly.

Not a whole lot has been going on here just kicking back and relaxing in trying to enjoy life as much as possible. A local ham radio operator W9GD Gene, passed away a few days back and it really opens up your eyes again just how much we take life for granted. I was able to talk to him when I first got my ham radio license he was one of my first contacts. I enjoyed listening to him on the local nets. His DX reports were great. I had many ragchews with him since I have been licensed. He was a very smart man indeed. Jimmy last night on the fun net attributed the net to him. I was able to hear many great stories about him from others. W9GD may you rest in peace and fly high with the angels above.

I’ve been waiting for it to warm up a bit. We were pretty spoiled over the winter time. It is not too bad outside just windy and cold. I so cannot wait for it to be in the 80s and 90s again. I was talking to somebody on the ham radio the other day and they were down in Florida and they were complaining that it was 80° outside. All I could do was shake my head and laugh. What I would give to have that kind of weather again. We did have snow the other day but it did not last too long. My daughter went outside and played in the backyard in the snow and made some snow angels. The snow was the fluffy kind so it did not pack enough to make a snowman. We were hoping to build a snowman. Hopefully the snow stays away now and the temperatures rise.

Hopefully everybody change their batteries in their CO detectors and smoke alarms when they set the clocks ahead last weekend. This new time change is taking a little bit to get use to. I do enjoy a getting darker later at night now. But at the same time I enjoy looking at the stars so it takes an hour away from that. Won’t be too much longer before I’m able to lay down in the backyard for many hours on end and just stare at the stars. I so cannot wait for it to warm up. Laying down and looking up at the stars is one of the most peaceful things you could ever do . It is so relaxing and peaceful and beautiful. You realize we are just a little speck in this humongous universe. Who knows what lies out in the stars and beyond.

I have been wanting to watch a Chicago Cubs game since baseball has started back up again. But I have yet to do so. I believe it is only spring training right now or preseason so things really wouldn’t matter anyways. But it sure would be nice to watch a Cubs game again. I went to go watch one yesterday by the time I realize it was on it was already in the eighth inning. The Cubs were up 7 to 2. I do not know what the final score was. Hopefully they play today and I’m able to watch one of the games if not today then sometime soon.

I have been watching NASCAR a lot this season. I missed many races last year. I have only missed Atlanta this year. I am on the fence about their new system. I like it but then again I don’t. It kinda makes things interesting during the race and makes the drivers race a little harder. Used to be they would race the full race and whoever got the checkered flag at the end won. Now they have these sessions divided up so dear in the race after so many laps whoever is leading wins the points for that session. It makes the drivers battle a little bit more and make the race more interesting. I don’t like it because it’s something new and I have to get used to it but I cannot complain.

I’m going to in this blog for today for now. I have not proofread anything above so I do apologize ahead of time if there are any errors because I’m using this new Dragon software. I hope everybody has a wonderful day and enjoys their weekend



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