Monday, April 30, 2007

longest break

I can't believe I haven't posted since Wednesday. I've never gone so long without posting. Last week, I worked 11 and 12 hours every day all last week and weekend.
There were three other radio stations on a tower right outside out studios. It was causing all kinds of interference and problems. Last week and last weekend myself and two other engineers I moved all three to the room and tower where my two transmitters are. It was a really big job.
The OI Girl is very unhappy. She says I work too much and am being taken advantage of.
She's right.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

super busy

I'm at work, I've been super busy, Three other radio stations are moving to the same tower where my two are. I am running on a backup transmitter while we replace one of my two antennas with a boradband antenna.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Not much to say today

It's Tuesday, I've been super-busy already today.
Not much to say today.

Monday, April 23, 2007

busy weekstart

It is the start of a busy week. I have a lot going on, Outside Broadcasts, and another radio station are moving their three transmitters into my transmitter room.
Plus I want to maintain my afternoon swims with the OI Girl.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Home bound

I'm at the Cayman Brac airport, getting ready to go back home. the OI girl's staying till tomorrow.
We had a great swim, both of us. The OI girl came in 18th overall (out of 60 swimmers) and was first in her age category (out of two).
That's it for now! tomorrow is work!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Last night was the Astronomical Society Meeting. It was just OK. It didn't seem too dark.
This afternoon The OI Girl and I are going to go to Cayman Brac for the Sea Swim Saturday. (tomorrow). I'm coming back Sunday and she's coming back Monday, because she doesn't have to work.
I've been swimming quite a bit and I'm ready to go for a trophy

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Eat more, get taller

Yesterday, we stopped and swam the half mile. I was so tired that it was a chore walking back down the beach to the car. When I got home, the OI girl made tomato soup and I made grilled cheese sandwiches. Then I passed out. I laid down and I don't remember a thing till the alarm went off this morning.
Yesterday, during the swim the water was rough. We almost didn't swim at all, but it's been rougher and yesterday was calmest it's been for a week or so.

Also, new thing: it's a website called Calorie Count. You go and set up an account, then you log what you eat and what exercise you do. It's pretty cool, it takes a while to get set up, but then you can do it pretty fast, once you learn your way around and get your main items tagged so you can find them quickly. The OI Girl is so far mostly taking care of mine. My calorie intake should be 2400 a day and yesterday mine was 2340. Pretty good! I weigh 190 (about) and am 6'1" tall. If I was an inch taller I wouldn't be over weight, maybe if I ate more, I'd grow another inch!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Spider babies

I thought I posted yesterday. . . Guess not.
In my studies, I have 16 lessons left. That is an accurate count, I just checked. It seems I was stuck in the 20's for a long time. I really want to get done. I can tell, a little, that my study habits have improved since I started the course. I actually enjoy getting up early, studying and seeing the sky turn light.

This is a picture of my "table garden" in the front of my apartment. I am growning peppers, and I'm trying to make some spider plant babies. I've done it before, so I'm sure it will work. I'll be glad when I have a yard and can grow some big stuff, like mango trees.

Monday, April 16, 2007

NY to Paris

Saturday, April 14, 2007

going home

I'm at the Cayman Brac Airport, waiting for my plane. We had a good broadcast this morning, and now I'm going home. I saw a lot of friends and had a good time but I am ready to see the OI Girl (she's picking me up at the airport when I get there)
That's it for today!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday the 13th!

My lucky day!
Today I have a lot of work to do. Then tonight I'm going to Cayman Brac, back tomorrow then work Sunday.
After working Sunday, Ihave to get my rebreather fixed fer sure!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Worse than Dawg food!

A couple of days ago, I went to the grocery store and all my dawgs food was gone. My dawg gets half a can of wet food every night, and all the crunchies he wants. Normally, he gets Alpo with gravy, the same kind that is being recalled. I had already checked the batch numbers and none of them matched, but I rekkon the grocery store didn't check and just yanked that brand. So last night he had his first taste of the new food, chicken flavor. It smelled pretty good, and even looked like chicken (Alpo's always the same color, no matter what flavor it is). My Dawg loved it! He really liked it a lot, I could tell.
Then it was dinner time for the OI Girl and me. In the fridge was some leftover Cous cous, (which looks kinda like rice with both ends cut off each individual rice granule), that the IO Girl made, and a lunchtime type beef stew, that you'd take to work and microwave. so I figured we'd have some leftovers and I plopped the cous cous and the stew in a pan and put it on low. It didn't look so good, so I added a squirt (or three) of super-hot sauce, just to give it some color. And some pepper. and some Jerk seasoning. It still looked yukky and smelled pretty bad too.
Let me make a long story short. At one point, I referred to the conglomeration as mucous. The low-end dog food both looked and smelled way better. the OI girl looked a little scared, and I had visions of her telling her parents about this meal and this made me start laughing so hard I ended up practically crying, then the OI Girl started laughing too. The dog was looking at us like we were crazy.
We ended up dumping the whole mess and went out for Chineese food.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

No significant features

It's Wednesday, hump day split shift.
The weather is still strange, or so it seems to me, anyway. it has been very breezy, but the weather report says "No significant features" which to me is the best kind of weather report. Except the wind is very warm and I can hear the waves from my apartment, which means that they waves are relatively big.
My Cactus is gettng a big red flower on it and I'll post some pics of that when it opens. My pepper plants have 4 peppers on them too!
Things are going pretty good, nonews is good news.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


I left my cell phone at home. All my numbers, my calendar and more than 50% of my brain is on my phone. I'm going to have to run home and get it, at the cost of my primo parking spot!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Check out these jeans

Aren't they sooo hot?

I think I'd laugh if I actually ever really saw a pair!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

beach day

Now it's Sunday Morning, I slept a little late this morning and now I'm waiting for coffee and then I'll start studying.
My rebreather is broken, I am missing an O2 Cell. There are none on the island. Apparently there is a bad batch and they are being recalled. I have new cells and one is bad. It reads a PO2 of 1.59 all the time and never changes on my handset. Therefore it won't calibrate and therefore it won't go into dive mode.
I guess today will be a beach day.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Lucky Me

Yesterday, I was trying to be grateful that I only had to work a few hours and not a full day yesterday. It wasn't happening, I didn't feel too grateful. (It ended up being a full day of work anyway).
Last night, I was looking at my calendar, trying to figure what time I worked Sunday, and there was nothing on my calendar for Sunday. I called my boss and found out I'm not working after all! Yippeee! I thought I was working and I'm not! That is great, like finding money in the laundry!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Kinda Friday

It's kinda Friday, tomorrow is a Holiday! I'm working though. Also Monday is a holiday, I'm working then too. And Sunday. But Hey! I'm off Saturday!
Last night we cooked hamburgers on the grill. They were good. Also we watched a movie called "The Holiday". It was good too. (It was her idea)
Not much to post about today

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Last night I went out to dinner with the OI Girl and a friend of a friend who is visiting the island. I had never met her before and we went to Guy Harveys restaurant. It was pretty good. I had a steak. Then we dropped her off and went home and went straight to bed and sleep. Then I woke up at 3:30 to study and the neighbors were just getting home. I don't miss that one bit!
There was a beautiful sunrise this morning and I have a split shift today.
Also today I'm paying the 50% deposit for the blueprints to my house!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Wild Alaskan

Last night I stopped by the grocery store and got some salmon. They had two kinds, plain ol' salmon, $8.50-ish a pound and "Wild Alaskan Salmon" $11.50-ish a pound. I opted for the Wild Alaskan. I got it home and was getting ready to put it on the grill, I noticed it had a lot of bones. So I took a pair of pliers and pulled them all out, one by one. It was kind of like pulling out nails, but easier, and I used pliers instead of a hammerclaw. I always have pliers in the kitchen, they're handy for a lot of things, like hot pots an' pans, pulling fishbones and whatnot.
The Salmon came out pretty dang good. I bet the plain ol' wouldn't have had any bones though.
I should have gotten some of each and had a comparison, both bone content and taste.
I gave my dog some
salmon too, raw.

Monday, April 02, 2007


I think this is the longest I ever went without posting on my blog. I had the week off last week, as you know. I DID work Saturday.
After not posting for so long, you'd think I'd have alot to write about, but I really don't. I'v just been getting up at 3:30 to study, going to work, meeting theOI Girl after work and swimming. and going home.
Swimming. I can say something about that. I have one speed. It doesn't matter if I try to go fast or just cruise, I go almost the same speed. I bust my ass, sprinitng as fast as I can the whole way and wear myself out and get a time about 30 seconds faster than a leisurely slow swim. It desn't make any sense. AND I don't win. I know I can go a lot faster than some of the pot bellied persons that beat me.
Soon, the OI Girl will be beating me.