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Rickie Traeger: Thursday March 26th Blog




Good evening everyone! 

I heard possible thunderstorms are on the way in the next few days.  I really hope that is true! I have been wanting to have a thunderstorm for a long time now. Now that winter is fading away, it is Spring now and time for some good storms 🙂

I want to take a second and give a HUGE shout out to a special woman that was able to help me out yesterday.  My mask had broken just prior to her helping me out. And this woman was able to help me. And I can’t say THANK YOU enough!  I don’t know if she will ever read this or not, but words can’t describe how thankful I am. God bless you!

I am about to kick on some X-Files after I finish up writing this. I have been watching all the episodes again 🙂  I am currently in season 6 at episode 17.  As you know, I love this show!  I have watched ALL the episodes, countless times. No joke. I have watched all the seasons and episodes a ton of times. I am sure those around me are probably sick of it, lol.  But hey what can I say, I love X-Files 🙂

Hope everyone is staying home and abiding the shelter in place! I hope everyone stays healthy and safe!

 








Rickie Traeger: Good Monday Morning!




Good Monday morning!

So it is 6 am and here I am munching down on some delicious thin mints.  Probably not the best way to start a day. I take that back it probably is the best way to start a day!!!  🙂

Yesterday was pretty nice out.  A little windy though.   I ended up going for a hike.   Was good and bad, lol. I will start with the bad.  The trails were icy or muddy.  So, it made for a memorable hike, lol.  I slipped and slide for the most of the hike. Now with the good, lol. Got some exercise, OK some dam good exercise! Was pretty out there, not a lot of color for obvious reasons. Alot of the trees and plants are not bloomed yet this season. So everything was kinda blah.  But I got to see areas I haven’t saw in awhile, because you can see for a ways in the woods right now.

I will post some the photos in my next blog post here. Along with a detailed blog about the hike.  It be later today sometime.   I a lot of photos with my cell phone instead of my dslr.  I had my big lens on hoping to see some wildlife. But that didn’t happen so my dslr was to long to get the photos I wanted, the wider shots. So I used my cell phone. I have to transfer them to the PC here. Then I will post them. So be sure to keep a look out for the next post 🙂

I am off to play a game of IRacing.   I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Stay dry! It is supposed to rain all day I heard. So enjoy your day and stay dry 🙂

 








Rickie Traeger: March 2nd Blog




Happy Monday!

I was scanning the band earlier tonight and heard a GMRS net.  That was the first time I have heard that. Sounded like most of them were to the North of me.  But holy cow it was cool hearing the GMRS being used, and used properly.   I have my license for the GMRS, but never hear anything on it. So it was cool just hearing something on it!

Sooooooooooooo I missed the Walking Dead.  I am about to watch the re-run of it.  Sounds like it was a good episode and I missed alot.  I guess here shortly, I will find out!   It is weird seeing Dani from Hocus Pocus on the Walking Dead.  And I am still getting used to the new cast. It is like a whole new show in itself, because like 98% of the original cast is gone 🙁

I been wanting to go for a hot air balloon ride.  Anyone know where I can do that locally?  I know it will be a bit before that happens, because it is still cold out. But I want to look into it and start planning it, so when it does get warm enough I can do it.  Also, Skydiving.  But i think I know in Beloit and Rochelle offer those 🙂

 








Rickie Traeger: Terror In The Skies: Thunderbirds, Mothman, Etc…




I am watching a show on prime called “Terror In The Skies”

It is a pretty darn good movie about thunderbirds, mothman, etc…   If you do not know, Illinois is like the top state that has the most thunderbird sightings, along with other strange and mysterious things in our skies.

A simple online search you will see what I am talking about.   It is crazy!

I am going to pop off here so I can finish watching this really good movie.

I will finish this up later on today 🙂