This page is here so my
family and friends can see what I've been up to.
It's sort of what I would post on Facebook,
except the entries don't vanish overnight.
The Continental Army may have hiked up
this very hill. (Fort Washington State Park)
"Graduated" to an FM radio
Conrad Knerr on his 90th
Free stuff! AM radio kit (see picture below), 150
feet of wire and 650 capacitors in labeled zip lock bags.
Built an AM radio kit with Matt. It didn't work.
Ordered a new amplifier chip. Plan B: Sent for a different kit.
Helped Andrea replace her
porch roof. It took us three weeks and cost $2000.00
Built a rocket with a three engine cluster. Don't
tell Hamas you can cluster rocket engines.
The mailman came! Four spy cameras, memory and two sonic locators
(to find a model rocket
in a cornfield.)
Camera instructions: "on/off
long press boot key K1, blue and red double light, at the same time
machine shake, shake stop, initialization after blue shutoff.
Red lights keep lighting, enter standby at boot condition, long press K1
keys, machine shake and red light flash 3 times shutdown."
I once had 16 co-workers. Now I have one. This is where
everyone sat. The area was filled with terminals and work stations.
Finished the Yellowjacket II and hung a trash-picked
cabinet in the garage. The cabinet filled up with radio stuff in two
Got caught in the rain twice on the way home but
dollar store parka with me. Needed windshield wipers on my
Fort Washington State Park with Andrea.
Ride from Valley Forge to Manyunk with Joe, Eric
Bicycle chain upgrade. Sram PC991 to replace the PC49
that came with the bike. The PC991 is the highest quality made by Sram.
Check out some reviews for the Sram '49.
Yikes! The '991 was free with credit card points. Whoohoo!
Stained new steps and replaced American flag.
Investigated a burial ground on the way to work. A walled
enclosure that seemed empty inside.
There were five gravestones, all in one place near the
entrance. 20 people were buried here between 1832 and 1857.
This burial ground was next to a Meeting House called the "Orthodox
Cottage". For more information click
here and scroll down.
Tomatoes from the garden.
Made a nice mower out of two old junkers. The
started with one pull and it runs like a top.
One bolt was frozen. Broke two sockets and an adapter, then went through
5 cutting disks for the Dremel.
One hour job turned into four hours, but it does a great job cutting.
Went to Baltimore. Andrea auditioned for a role in a
Took some artsy-fartsy pictures while Andrea was
Went to Philadelphia. On the way back we stopped
at my old house at 6159 N. Lawrence Street. Seems to be well taken
25 years later it actually looks better than it did when we lived there.
They got rid of the lawn and got a new window.
Click on the picture for a larger version.
Smooth Move. The road crew let me ride my bike down
Township Line Road while it was still being paved.
Free money!! I got this in the mail from a Class
Action Settlement, but can't remember what it's about. It was years ago.
UPDATE: A credit card company sold private information for target
marketing, violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 10-11541.pdf
Fixed up a bicycle for Andrea. A Raleigh
Eclipse circa about 1990. It was her daughter's.
Suntour Accushift, an early version of shift indexing. About
reliable due to a mismatch in the chain and sprockets used by
There is no indicator on the shift levers to show what gear
you're in, you have to look down at the sprockets, as in the old
One of my favorite books when I was a kid - the
unabridged edition of Tarzan Of The Apes. Whitman 1964 edition.
Found over a dozen NOS copies in a book store, so I bought one. With Official Ape-English Dictionary.
Red Rider BB guns with Matt.
Shooting at Vikings, firemen and dinosaurs.
Some of the carnage!
A clean cassette! Used a pressure
washer on it.
Yard work at Garfield. Cutting
back the wild lilac bush that was out of control.
Cigar Boxes! Two bucks each at the
cigar store in Springhouse, PA
Built an "Astron Skyhook" using
plans I saved from 1968.
Bike ride to Frenchtown, NJ with
Joe Alice. 40 miles round trip. Waiting for lunch at Maria's. (Turkey
wraps for two turkeys.)
Out for a walk in Treweyrn Park.
Out with Andrea in my new suit.
Built an audio amplifier
for radio experiments.
Birthday party for Aiden.
New mailbox! Andrea has to stop laughing long enough to pull the old one out of the