Rickie Traeger Blog: Good Morning Everyone! Blog Updates On Draculaura, Quadcopter, Weather, SKYWARN & ARES, Etc…





 

Good morning everyone!

Shout out to the salt trucks crew, they did an awesome job yesterday as the weather came through.  They laid the salt down thick and was hardly an accidents that I am aware of. Many kudos!


Yesterday was warm and I was hoping to get a flight in. But the ceiling was low and it was wet out. So I did not get a flight in, as I was hoping for.


I bought a cheap VR setup. It was $9 at Walmart.  I was able to VR for the first time yesterday. Definitely an experience. I know everyone has probably experience Virtual Reality, besides me lol. But I was able to do it yesterday. I downloaded an app called Haunted House. I was hoping that it would scare me. But it did nit, but it was still a cool experience to do VR and walk around. It takes 15 hours, to recharge this thing, ouch!  But heck, for $9 you can’t beat it.


We had a good turn out for the Northern Illinois ARES and also SKYWARN nets last night. Had some new voices in there.  Definitely good to hear!  If you want to join in (Have to have your ham radio license) or if you want to listen in. It is Thursday nights on 147.195 repeater.  ARES is at 7 pm. SKYWARN is at 8 pm.  Be sure to catch them both!


Draculaura I think is getting ready to molt.  If you do not already know, Draculaura is my pet tarantula.  She has not been to active recently.  And been doing a couple of other key things, that gives me hints she is about to molt.  She has yet to do so, since I bought her.  So I kinda been waiting.  I keep her well fed, so it is just a matter of time. I will post updates on her as they become available.


 

January 12th
Kiss a Ginger Day
National Curried Chicken Day
National Marzipan Day
National Pharmacist Day

 

 





 

Rickie Traeger’s Saturday Blog: Youtube, Phil Schneider, Ham Radio, Etc…





 

I want to wish everyone a safe and fun weekend!  It is still cold outside, but it is suppose to “warm up”  Sunday, so that will make things a little easier for us.

I want to send a shout out to the St Anthony ER staff and CT scan.
Keep up the great work!

I been spending more and more time on Youtube.  Pretty much anything you can think of, is on there these days.   I been watching the conferences and interviews with the UFO topic, and Phil Schneider, etc…    Note: Click on Phil Schneider name, to watch the last interview he ever made.  Pretty interesting stuff.   I also been watching videos on how to make ham radio equipment, How-to videos, DIY videos, weather videos, etc…   I love how Youtube is a wealth of knowledge these days.  I guess I should toss another disclaimer in here, lol.  Not everything you see or read is true, so use common sense and your own judgement for your opinions on the content on Youtube.

Speaking of weather.  Northern Illinois SKYWARN net starts up this Thursday the 11th at 8PM on the 147.195 repeater. So tune in and listen!  If you are a ham radio operator, then check in.   ARES net is at 7pm.

I was listening to the Friday Night Fun Net with Jimmy last night.  And listening to other ham radio operators goals for 2018.   And Gary response was reading the manuals to his radios.  I like that goal.  I need to do that on my end as well. I have a radio, that I need to learn the in and outs of.  So I think that is one of my goals for 2018, learn the in and out of my ham radio.

I am going to pop off here for now. I want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Weekend!

 

 

 

 





 

Rickie Traeger Blog: Waze, Minecraft, Wishing Everyone Safe Travels This Weekend





I know many people will be traveling this weekend for the holidays. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. If you are traveling, please be safe.  If you plan on traveling,  I recommend the free app on your cell phone that will assist you with traffic alerts. It is called WAZE.   I mentioned it before, and I will again.  It is free and very useful!

My daughter and I played Minecraft for many hours earlier today.  We got alot accomplished on there. We were able to build several houses, mine a ton, and got alot done.  I like how it is split screen, even though it is smaller to see, lol.

I am hoping Santa brings a Weather station here to the house.   I can only wish, but I do not see that happening, lol.   It is about to get COLD out!  Lows down to 0 degrees, been awhile since we been that low.  It is that time of year though 🙁   I was hoping we would have gotten more snow last night. We only got maybe a .10 of an inch here.

Speaking of weather, I am almost done with my Weather/SKYWARN page on here. I am hoping to have that done here in the next few days.  I have the core done, but want to add more content to it before I make it public.  So be on the lookout for that page to come soon!


December 22
National Date Nut Bread Day
Forefathers Day – December 22 (Unless on Sunday, Then Following Monday)

 

 

 





 

Rickie Traeger Blog: Very Quick Friday Blog





Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday.  It is supposed to start warming up a bit. It has been nice to see the snow on the ground, I am sure we will have alot more in the next few months lol.

I am watching Ancient Aliens and they had the Boyd Bushman stuff on there. Many say he is lying, but I think he is legit. Why in the heck would a man with a ton to lose, come out and say all that? I mean seriously, it was a deathbed confession of a well know man that worked in that field for many years.  I fully believe him. If you don’t know who he is, a quick google search will pull up him and his video.

I will post another blog later on tonight. I just wanted to make this quick one real quick, lol.

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 





 

Black Friday, Website Progress, National Holidays




Good afternoon everyone!  I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving!

If you are out doing some Black Friday shopping, be safe.  Been a few reports of some disturbances, nothing severe just shoplifters and disorderly people.  Also a lot of traffic out on the roadways.  So be careful driving also.

As you noticed, I am in the process of redoing my website.  Kinda bear with me for awhile, while I get things back up and running. I am currently working on building the pages on here.  I have a brief “About Me” up now.  I still need to add to it, but it is a brief background.


I plan on doing my daily blogs on here and posting them to RS. Those blogs will include RS updates, the daily posts I do on there, I will now be doing on here.

Many were asking about me doing that.  I have listened to everyone’s feedback and am trying to do what people want 🙂


November 24th
National Sardines Day
National Day of Listening – Day After Thanksgiving
National Native American Heritage Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Black Friday – Day After Thanksgiving
Buy Nothing Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Flossing Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Maize Day – Day After Thanksgiving
You’re Welcomegiving Day – Day After Thanksgiving


I am going to being a blog post in a few hours, about my Thanksgiving 🙂 So be sure to check back later on, for my Thanksgiving blog!!!