Saturday was a very busy day. No old radios for me at the Indiana Historical Radio Society meeting but I did pick up a bigtime hand-powered drill of the sort sometimes called a "chest drill," 'cos one leans into it with the body. It's a Miller's Falls with a nifty built-in level and an odd aftermarket chuck. (Pix later). And I renewed my membership.
After that, much driving about -- went out to Eagle Creek hoping to catch up to Tam and her shooting buddy, but the range had closed. (At 1:00 p.m.; looked like the po-lice had decided to go shootin'; it is already their range Mon-Fri and weekends are often taken. What to do? Well, one needs to shoot fairly often to stay competent and Pop Guns is only way the heck the other side of town... Renewed my membership there, too and had my Indiana lifetime (ooo, yeh) LTCH* laminated as well. 150 rounds later, I was at least assured that I was not shooting any worse.
Ran a couple errands and returned home in time to join Tam & Co. for dinner at Sam's Gyros after a brisk walk. Came back home and dozed off with Random Numbers The Tactical Cat on me.
(PS: Ham antenna work is done for now and the ground rod has been in for a couple of days, finished with the sledge, no fancy tools or techniques needed, just wham, wham, gravity and applied force and a dribble of water from the garden hose -- pictures of that installation later, too).
* License To Carry Handgun, please note it says nothing about concealed or otherwise though just this very morning and not five blocks away, another permit-holder met up with an LEO who seemed a bit hazy about that...and also about having to set the safety of a 1911A1 to "fire" before one can rack the slide. Y'know, firearms are not actually the main thing an officer needs to know about but at the same time there are some kinda basic skills that a body might think the Academy might be wanting to instill and "clearing common weapons" would be among them. All's well that ends well, and this one did. Other than a lotta not-so-comfy "painting" by certain parties -- I'd add the Four Rules to the curriculum, and ask what witling ever left them out?
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
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