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Re: COVID-19 party

Post by shadylane » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:40 pm

When dealing with my daughters, I've been practicing social distancing :lol:
The little kids and toddler are easy, Apply the same training rules used for horses and puppies.
In other words, I'm boss and if they don't behave I'll growl at them.
What I don't understand is their little angels, while I'm watching them
But the moment momma and daddy show up, all hell breaks loose.

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Post by NZChris » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:17 pm

My neighbour's kids were like that. He was home in time to look after the kids when they got home from school and the kids were fine, you wouldn't know they were there unless they were laughing or playing noisy games. Mom gets home at five and the caterwauling starts before she gets into the house.

Those kids have become fine adults. :thumbup:

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Post by shadylane » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:44 pm

Just guessing, I'd say
A large majority of kids turn out to be "good" adults. :lol:
Many of them in spite of how poorly they were raised.

It always amazes me
When I see the emotions flash across a toddlers face and body as they see, taste or hear something new.
And Yes I'm the feller that will give a baby a slice of lemon

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Post by shadylane » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:57 pm

The grey and black water holding tanks on one of the youngins travel trailer was full
So We built a wooden box on skids to drain the tanks in and drag out to the pasture.
I can't smell much anymore, but every one else scattered and started making puking faces :lol:
My biggest fear was the old dog would go to the were it was dumped and decide to go belly up and waller around in it :oops:

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Post by shadylane » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:46 am

Knock on wood
Every bodies still alive and kicking.
Something that amazes me, when I ask one of the kids what a particular weed, bush, tree, bug or critter is.
They will drag out a smart phone and in a couple minutes give me an education.
Their starting with an advantage I never had. :thumbup:

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Post by NZChris » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:58 am

I tried to download that app and was told my phone was too old :(

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Post by shadylane » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:03 am

stillanoob wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:55 am
Me and all my ham radio buddies are had a party last night... On the air! Pretty funny and we were at least pushing up on what the FCC thinks is acceptable.
It's been a while since I've been on the air.
Sounds like it's time to string up some wire in the trees
And fire up the Kenwood 820.

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Post by shadylane » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:09 am

NZChris wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:58 am
I tried to download that app and was told my phone was too old :(
I not smart enough to use a "smart phone"
That's why I still use a prehistoric flip phone.

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Post by rubelstrudel » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:25 am

I got my license last week. All green and wet behind the ears in ham world. And I am really starting to see what an expensive hobby this radio thing can be. Gawking at the used gear websites and trying to find anything I can afford.
Always impatient. But learning.

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Post by shadylane » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:54 am

It doesn't have to be expensive
You might try googling QRZ and checking out the used gear for sale.

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Post by rubelstrudel » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:21 am

Oh, I've got uhf/vhf equipment enough for local chatter. Gotta give it to the chinese, they churn out an awful lot of passable quality but very cheap gear. Got myself a QYT KT-7900D and a Baojie bj-9900 together with a bunch of UV5R's and they're simpel but functional little radios. But a proper HAM rig with a decent HF antenna will easily run you out a 1000USD even on the cheap. And I've been known for my "when we're at it...." attitude to equipment.

And, location. Up in the frozen northern Europe it costs to get things shipped my way.
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Post by shadylane » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:46 pm

rubelstrudel wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:21 am
a proper HAM rig with a decent HF antenna will easily run you out a 1000USD even on the cheap
I'm cheap, so a $250 or less used rig with homebrew antennas works for me
Amateur radio is kinda like fishing.
You can spend massive amounts of money or you can dig for worms :wink:

Speaking of which, the kids have been having a blast picking up nightcrawlers this dark rainy night.
Recon I'll have to take them fishing tomorrow. :lol:

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Post by Yummyrum » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:46 am

Hey , Shady and Rubel .
Used to be a ZL3Txx back a long many years ago .

The T call was the NewZealand Technical licence. We could do UHF and VHF but had to do the Morse test to go on HF . My brain just couldn’t do Morse . Was way more interested in getting my Commodore 64 to control my tracking 2M/ 70cm Amsat ( think thats what they called it ) Satellite tracking stack .

LoL still got a couple of Tip Rat HF radios but rarely switch them on these days.

I kinda miss those old days .
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Post by cayars » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:51 am

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Post by rubelstrudel » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:12 pm

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The reason I got my license now is that they ditched the morse requirement. I have a perpetual A license now, without morse.

That rig you got there Yummy is what I have been looking for. But even old rigs from the 80s and before cost a lot of dineros around here. It is not really anything to get below 500 USD eqv. Or at least nowadays. We used to be able to buy a dollar for 7NOK a few years back. Now we have to pay 11NOK for the same dollar. And that makes importing stuff much much less cheap than it used to be.

I am tempted to get one of these tiny chinese Xiegu G90's though. Really nifty digital HF radios.
Always impatient. But learning.

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Post by cayars » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:22 pm

Agreed. :)
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Post by The Baker » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:45 pm

shadylane said, 'The last time a pandemic hit this area was around 1918
That one was particularly hard on families
It killed more of the young and healthy".

That is the one that killed my father's dad.
Just three weeks before the death of his son, Dad's older brother, in the war in France.
So at least the old man never knew about that.
He was a bit older than many who died then, 58 years old.
Dad was in his late teens so I never knew his father.

Australia seems to be well managed in the current crisis. Federal and state leaders forming a 'war cabinet', of all political persuasions.
Strict social isolation, not many deaths and lots of them people returning from cruises or others infected by them.
People are still dying but the increase in the number of deaths has dropped dramatically.

And what appears to be good economic measures are in place to assist those losing jobs and so on,
and keep the economy from collapsing so we will be better off, after.

Please take care.

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Post by Durhommer » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:16 pm

Well looks like I'm the latest work related job loss thanks to this shitty virus...small business
You have two ears and one mouth for a reason....

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Post by The Baker » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:45 pm

Durhommer wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:16 pm
Well looks like I'm the latest work related job loss thanks to this shitty virus...small business
Bugger.

I used to be in small business too.

I hope it all works out okay for you in the long run.

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Post by shadylane » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:03 pm

In the business world, there's definitely going to be changes.
I live in a rural area where farming is the main industry.
It's spring and their all chomping at the bit to get started :thumbup:
For now, I plan on staying hunkered down with kinfolks
And getting ready to grow enough grub :wink:

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Post by The Baker » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:00 pm

Getting back to the peasant economy, shady!

Grow your own grains; cracked wheat makes great porridge and you can make your own spirits and beer.
Mill the grain and bake your own bread.
Grow your own veg. and fruit and make your own wine.
Keep animals for meat and milk and cream and cheese.

Lots of people here have done these things.

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Post by shadylane » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:37 pm

I've been doing that for years :lol:
Now every bodies back on the farm and doing it too.
Spring is the best time of the year, good weather is starting and the bugs aren't out yet.
The kids are worn out and sound asleep.
Earlier they were so noisy, it made silence want to scream and run away in terror.
Just got done sitting on the back porch with my wife, catching a buzz, talking and watching the stars.
It's been a good day, tomorrow could be even better :thumbup:

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Post by shadylane » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:38 pm

The Baker wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:45 pm
shadylane said, 'The last time a pandemic hit this area was around 1918
That one was particularly hard on families
It killed more of the young and healthy".

That is the one that killed my father's dad.
Just three weeks before the death of his son, Dad's older brother, in the war in France.
So at least the old man never knew about that.
He was a bit older than many who died then, 58 years old.
Dad was in his late teens so I never knew his father....

Please take care.

Geoff
According to my Grand Pa
WW1 and the 1918ish flu pandemic was a crazy time.
He almost died in both of them.

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Post by Chauncey » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:48 pm

My family is from the st roch neighborhood of new orleans. The Spanish flu and yellow fever prior avoided us, so its said we were blessed by st roch the patron saint of epidemics. Keep to our own and act like everything is raw chicken. Stay healthy. If you pray, pray to st roch
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Post by shadylane » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:29 pm

I'm not a very religious man
What works for me, do good deeds and hope for good karma
Also, plan ahead and keep my ass covered :lol:

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Post by stillanoob » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:21 am

Dangit, I can't believe I missed the ham radio chatter in this thread! We have been having a nightly "virus net" on VHF and lots of folks we don't usually hear from have been coming out of the woods and showing up. Real nice to hear about everyone's day and how they are getting by. And several of the older hams have been getting groceries and stuff from us young uns. PLus there has been stuff like seed and yeast sharing for stuff that is hard to get at the moment.

Rubel, my best advice is to connect with hams in your area when all of this blows over and get to know them. There is always somebody with a rig they would sell if they know you and believe you will really get on the air. Around here (in the middle of nowhere) you could get a rig close to free or for $100. We have a weekly swap net on our linked repeater system the covers most of the county and parts of a couple of others. There is also a 40 meter swap net. See if you can find one near you. The HF swap net you could listen to on a web SDR. The deals are out there.

Here at the ranch, life is pretty much unchanged. Been doing lots of work in the garden but I would have been anyway. Peach set looks good and the plums too. It will be a few weeks before we know about the cherries. Thinned the blackberry patch a couple weeks ago, going to do some mowing and thin the raspberries today. Peas are reaching for the sky. Apples are starting to bloom.The fly in the ointment for me is I can't take the van I bought a couple of months ago camping. I need to get away from the hustle and bustle of living in the middle of nowhere!

Forgot to add: Should be running a batch of sugar wash tomorrow and starting my first batch of sweet feed today.

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Post by Dewstiller » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:35 pm

shadylane wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:03 pm
In the business world, there's definitely going to be changes.
I live in a rural area where farming is the main industry.
It's spring and their all chomping at the bit to get started :thumbup:
For now, I plan on staying hunkered down with kinfolks
And getting ready to grow enough grub :wink:
I am on a farm as well, not agricultural though (meat factory) I have read much news about farmers dumping/trashing product: milk, some agricultural, etc. I am glad to hear in your neck of the woods, farmers are anxious to get moving.

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Post by shadylane » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:41 pm

None of the farmers here are dumping anything
Except for maybe chicken litter on their farm land :lol:

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Post by Dewstiller » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:18 pm

Ok, glad to hear. It's a bizarre situation, generally speaking. Where I am at, the product is in great demand (meat for the people's freezer) and practically beating them away with a stick; there is only so much to go around, thats the way nature works. :wink:

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Post by goose eye » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:39 pm

You grow crop an it got a window to do something with.
Without a doubt they would give it to food bank . round here food bank want you to pick it box it and deliver to them an they will pay for your labor cost an machinery cost. Don't take many folks to disc an ridge land.
A lot involved with gettin food to the market.


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