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Posted By John Poindexter

Another snow is being called for tomorrow, March 29.  This is really getting hard to handle.


A couple of days here and there of warmer weather and then bang, the cold weather is back. Is this going to be the trend for the summer?


I remember back in the early seventies we had a really cold summer. Even on the 4th of July when the little boat motor I had quit working and I had to get out and push the boat back to the shore. My girlfriend at that time (wife now) was so mad because it was so cold and the water kept splashing over the side of the boat.


I sure hope that this summer is not like that one.  I can't imagine anyone complaining this summer because it is too hot, if it gets hot. Not after this winter, the second worse one in history.


This week was spring break.  My sister came up and stayed the week. It was nice to have her for a while, as we hadn't seen each other in over a year.


I was able to sneak away from the ladies for some time to get on the Amateur Radio. I acquired over 50 contacts with people all over the world, so far this week. Still have tomorrow to finish the week. Could make more tomorrow as there is a contest on the air to see how many you can contact in a 48 hour period.


When I was younger (much younger like 35 years ago) I would stay up for the whole 48 hours and operate. I can't seem to do that anymore. It is hell getting old.


Out of the more than 50 places where I spoke to someone, here are some of the more exotic ones: Chatham Island, Providencia, Andaman Island, Austral Islands, Israel, Faroe Islands, and the British Virgin Islands.


No writing this week. Shame on me, I must try to make some time to work that soon.


Okay people, there is a Comment box down below for you to tell us what you are doing in your life.


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Please leave us some messages to read, as we would like to know what is going on with you.


There are around 2000 that check this Blog and surely some of you have something to share.


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Posted By John Poindexter

It seems that spring might get here some day. But, we all are very tired of winter.


Of course, I go all winter and never get sick, and now that the temps are rising, I get sick.


It is almost one of those times when you think if you died you would feel better, and of course the doctor's office is all booked and you can't get an appointment. Nyquil is becoming my best friend.


One good sign of spring coming is the Red-Wing Black Bird being back in the area. People used to say when Robins come back, but most Robins don't migrate anymore. The Red-Wing Black Bird does and usually shows up about two weeks before the really warm weather.


Needless to say, with this last snow I have been working on my radio instead of a novel.  I like talking to people whether it is with voice or Morse code all over the world. I have conversed with over 100 individuals in the last month. It is really fun to do. And in an emergency, Amateur Radio can get through without commercial power.


You must have a Federal license to operate on Amateur Radio, but the tests are not that hard if you put some time in to study.  Young kids are even hams.


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Okay, it is now time for me to ask what is going on in your world. Some comments would be nice for all us to read. Please leave your comments below.


Until next time,



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