Or something like that.

This was the first year that we dyed eggs. Life has always gotten in the way and we use the plastic ones to hide outside. We all had a great time! Dad even got in on the act. We decided that 24 eggs weren’t enough to dye, but we also didn’t want to eat any more than that. So, it was good enough. NEXT year we are going to make dyed eggs for all of our neighbors. Most of them do not have little kids, so that will be fun. I may even make sugar cookies shaped like bunnies. Who knows.

(Antenna @ Radio Club Tacoma)

The other big thing this last weekend has been Ham Radio. This is not a hobby I had ever had a burning desire to leap into. I have plenty of projects on my plate as it is. I am not very handy when it comes to tinkering with electronics. The computer and I have a cautious working relationship. As long as it is working, I won’t throw it out the window.

Becoming a licensed Ham Radio operator was a requirement for the level of Team or Operations leader with the Washington State Animal Response Team. So, give me a weekend course with several great instructors, a text book, a highlighter, some intense study time, a daunting test, and…. Voila! I am now a Technician level Ham  Radio operator.

This sounds impressive, until you realize I have no idea how to power one up and make it talk. I imagine I could figure it out and will probably work with the others in WASART who are in the same situation. We are a problem solving bunch around here, and somebody is bound to have a radio we could play with. Part of the problem is that until we have a license, legally we can’t really get our hands on the buttons, knobs, and dials without putting somebody else’s license at risk if we mess up. We really don’t want that kind of thing to happen, so we play nice.

That has pretty much been the best of what is going on around here. I have a few new updates on some quilting & the barn, but those can come later when I find the batteries for the camera. Now where did those go…?

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