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Its been a few years.  I was surprised that my old account and password still worked here.

 

How is everybody?  What have you been doing for the last few years?  What's new?  Anything?  Hopefully we are no longer the same.. and need reintroduction.

I have been instructing math classes for the last 12 years.

Still a Ham Radio operator, callsign KB8PGW.. but always getting involved in new activities.  The newest is Traffic Handling.  I pick up messages via radio from a digital board and deliver them the last mile to recipients.  And relay outgoing messages to the National Traffic System.  Still get involved in contests and Field Day.  Still construct radio projects by hand..

Net Control operator for QMN, the Michigan Traffic Net.  Nice bunch of people there.  I will get to meet them in a couple of weeks at the annual picnic.

What else. 

I loved Real Analysis, but it was the bane of my existence (stunk at it).  It's taken me over ten years to figure a lot of it out.. I said once if the light really came on with Real Analysis I'd go back for the doctorate.. we will see about that.

Still live in a town of otherwise nice people, they are pretty anti social.  My best friend here is the cat of the residence, Samantha.

Now have seven grandchildren.  Six boys, one girl.

Still believe in a God.. despite the world's best or worst efforts..

Exercise the best that I can.   Getting older, problems with one knee.. but keep moving the best that I can.

What about you?  What is new, or what's not new?

 

 

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I retired from the US Navy in 2001. At that time, I got active on Greasespot Cafe. I have since moved out into the woods of Maine, and re-invented myself as an off-grid organic farmer. This spring I celebrated 20 years of retirement. This summer I reached the age of eligibility for Social Security benefits.

 

We attended twigs from the 1970s up until 2016. When we finally made a complete break from them.

 

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Hi Atus  - - uhm... I mean Hi Ham !!!! :wave:       It's good to see you posting again - - sounds like you're doing okay - well, I am too.

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Good to see your virtual face! I recently started posting again after sporadic absences. My 20 year anniversary of getting kicked out of TWI recently passed & I'm gearing up for the 20 year anniversary of my ex-wife kicking me out :dance:

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1 hour ago, Oakspear said:

Good to see your virtual face! I recently started posting again after sporadic absences. My 20 year anniversary of getting kicked out of TWI recently passed & I'm gearing up for the 20 year anniversary of my ex-wife kicking me out :dance:

It's 24 and 11 for me.  Okay with the first, still sad about the second.

George

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14 hours ago, Ham said:

Galen, you are living my dream of dreams..  I would move off to the woods, grow tomatos and raise chickens in a heartbeat.  Run the radios and such from solar panels..

Maybe you should.

 

Maine is over 92% forest, with many rivers. We bought two woodlots, one parcel with a small bit of peat bog on it for $350 an acre and the other parcel has a quarter-mile of river frontage for $770 an acre. For a total of 150 acres of land. We heat our home with firewood, and we have a solar power system for our home and recently got a hybrid car that recharges from our solar system. Property taxes are pretty low [$1.05 per acre]. 

 

 

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