Monday, December 15, 2008

Laptop Stand

Jeff and I built this laptop stand in my truck for my new laptop. I hooked the laptop up to my stereo so that I can listen any of my music when I am out in my truck. I first built it with the upright piece being 18" tall. It looked good until I put the laptop on it. Then it was a little tall. Now the upright is about 12" tall. I sits in the perfect spot. I put a quick connect so that I can take it out easily if needed and it provides a swivel point so that the passanger can play on the laptop while traveling.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My New Laptop

Our old laptop was acting a little funny, well actually it has problems. It won't charge right all the time, its been shutting down on its own and its always loaded windows really slow. Carey finally had enough with it when it shut down on her when she was doing Carsyn's school. She came down to Walmart and bought the acer Aspire One that I've been wanting. When I got home from work I fixed our old laptop. So now we can talk to each other on the messenger again (like when we had the desktop and the laptop). Carey is so nice to me!! :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

1993 Honda Civic

My Old Civic
What a fun toy this was.
Low Profile Body Kit.
Carbon Fiber Hood.
Performance Exhaust.
Cold Air Intake.
Custom Vinyl Lettering.
Racing Style Mirror.

I bought this to drive to work through the winter to save money on gas. In the spring I sold it because I was spending to much money on it. It sure was fun though.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Do you bring in your potted plants for the winter?

Consider This.

Garden Grass Snakes also known as Garter Snakes (Thamnophissirtalis) can be dangerous. Yes, grass snakes, not rattlesnakes.
Here's why.........

A couple in Baltimore, Maryland had a lot of potted plants. During a recent cold spell, the wife was bringingsome of them indoors to protect them from a possible freeze.
It turned out that a little green garden grass snake was hidden in one of the plants and when it had warmed up, it slithered out and the wife saw it go under the sofa. She let out a very loud scream! The husband (who was taking a shower) ran out into the living room naked to see what the problem was. She told him there was a snake under the sofa.

He got down on the floor on his hands and knees to look for it. About that time the family dog came and cold-nosed him on the behind. He thought the snake had bitten him, so he screamed and fell over on the floor. His wife thought he had a heart attack, so she covered him up, told him to lie still and called an ambulance. The attendant rushed in, wouldn't listen to his protests and loaded him on the stretcher and started carrying him out. About that time the snake came out from under the sofa and the EMT saw it and dropped his end of the stretcher. That's when the man broke his leg and why he is still in the hospital. The wife still had the problem of the snake in the house, so she called on a neighbor. He volunteered to capture the snake. He armed himself with a rolled-up newspaper and began poking under the couch. Soon he decided it was gone and told the woman, who sat down on the sofa in relief. But while relaxing, her hand dangled in between the cushions, where she felt the snake wriggling around. She screamed and fainted, the snake rushed back under the sofa. The neighbor man, seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR to revive her.

The neighbor's wife, who had just returned from shopping at the grocery store, saw her husband's mouth on the woman's mouth and slammed her husband in the back of the head with a bag of canned goods, knocking him out and cutting his scalp to a point where it needed stitches. The noise woke the woman from her dead faint and she saw her neighbor lying on the floor with his wife bending over him, so she assumed that he had been bitten by the snake. She went to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey, and began pouring it down the man's throat. By now the police had arrived. They saw the unconscious man, smelled the whiskey, and assumed that a drunken fight had occurred. They were about to arrest them all, when the women tried to explain how it all happened over a little green snake. The police called an ambulance, which took away the neighbor and his sobbing wife. The little snake again crawled out from under the sofa. One of the policemen drew his gun and fired at it. He missed the snake and hit the leg of the end table. The table fell over and the lamp on it shattered and as the bulb broke it started a fire in the drapes. The other policeman tried to beat out the flames, and fell through the window into the yard on top of the family dog who, startled, jumped out and raced into the street, where an oncoming car swerved to avoid it and smashed into the parked police car.

Meanwhile, the burning drapes were seen by the neighbors who called the fire department. The firemen had started raising the fire truck ladder when they were halfway down the street. The rising ladder tore out the overhead wires and put out the electricity and disconnected the telephones in a ten-square city block area (but they did get the house fire out). Time passed! Both men were discharged from the hospital, the house was repaired, the dog came home, the police acquired a new car, and all was right with their world.

A while later they were watching TV and the weatherman announced a cold snap for that night.
The wife asked her husband if he thought they should bring in their plants for the night.

That's when he shot her.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I've updated my blog with a list of items for sale. I also put a wish list on if you feel like getting me anything for Christmas.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ride Idaho

For my vacation in August, My family volunteered with the YMCA for Ride Idaho. The kids had fun watching movies and playing the wii in the car and staying in a different hotel every night. There were over 200 cycleist on the tour. My wife and I went with The Voice of Idaho Amatuer Radio Club, to provide communication and sag support. You can see pictures of this event here.

My Birthday Party

For my Birthday party we had a BBQ with just the Family. I have a feeling that my son loved the cake :) !!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Idaho Rally Video

This looks like fun!!!

Idaho Rally

This weekend was the Idaho Rally. With a few Crashes, Delays and Real Fast Cars, the Rally ended with a lot of dirt all over everything. Watching the cars drift around the corners was awesome. That would be so much fun.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Voice of Idaho Event

This next event is going to be full of excitement.

Rally cars racing along the edge of a river, at speeds double, triple or more, of the posted speed limit. The Voice of Idaho ARC will be there to provide emergency communication. Last year we had to call in life flight. This year, who knows.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Voice of Idaho Event

The Cycle for Independence was today. It was a great event. I was at the 31 mile mark on the 64 mile course. The ride started at 8am and the first rider arrived at our water station at 9:22am. The last riders went by at about 11:35am. After the ride they had lunch for everyone at the finish line.

Check out our next event.
Bob LeBow Bike Tour

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ham Radio Fund

I've added a link for anyone that wants to donate to my Ham Radio fund.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Cycle for Independence

Our Next Event.....

Organized by the Treasure Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Idaho, the Cycle for Independence raises funds to:
Improve education of blind children
Help seniors adjust to blindness
Improve technology for the bind
Seek better public transit
Provide information about blindness
Go to: Cycle for Independence for more information.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New Radio

I won the FT-857D at The Hamfest 2008, Put on by the Voice of Idaho ARC. The radio is awesome. See what $10 can get you. Check it out at Yaesu's site.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Hamfest 2008

Come and see us at the HAMFEST 2008 and get your Call Sign decal or Magnet sign.

Vinyl Decals and Magnets

My Wife and I are now selling Vinyl Lettering and magnetic signs. Here are a few pictures of ones we have done and have available. We can also do custom orders.

Check out Carey's Creations.

3"x8" Vinyl Decal of your call sign.

These are a 6"x6" magnet.
Most of the events I volunteer with are bike rides, so its nice to let the other drivers on the road know what is going on ahead of them.

12"x12" Magnet Bike Sign

Use this 8"x12" Magnet sign to let everyone at the event know that you are part of the Communications Team. These can also be made to say "Event Communications".