I spelled it wrong on my previous post, it’s TEK Week, not Tech week.
I haven’t been near my computer much, I’ve been diving divng diving. Too deep for my camera too.Having a great time.
My “wound” isn’t bothering me either, I’m glad.
The OI Girl tried a couple of different rebreathers and she liked it! Maybe she’ll be getting into it soon!
Yesterday I started taking medication for high blood pressure. I had been under investigation, checking regularly for a couple of months, and it’s been high every time. It started when I went to give blood and was rejected because my pressure was too high. It’s always been borderline but I’ve never been rejected giving blood. The high limit is 130/80 and I’m almost always in the 130-140s and the 90′s-100′s. Sometimes a little higher.
So from now on, when they ask “are you on any medication?” I can’t say “NO” anymore.
(I hope it doesn’t affect my ability to get a woodie, but I’m not too worried, NOTHING can stop that!)
(click to see the pic a little bigger)
After the all clear was given the other station asked me to go with them to turn on their transmitter. I felt like I had to go because I have the only key, they’re in my transmitter room. Then there were problems, and it ended up like over 4 hours till I made it home. I wanted to be at home with her.
The OI Girl and I had planned to go unpack and have a nice dinner and homecoming. Now she’s upset because she feels like she comes second to work. In fact, OI Girl and I were already in the parking lot to head home when they asked for me to go out to the transmitter site.
Even my own job has worked me in the past without compensation. I pretty much have the brakes on now, which doesn’t make me feel to good.
But I need to find a compromise. I’m getting into trouble at home, and I’m tired of working for free.
This is the last day before the storm. I’m not sure I’ll be living in this apartment any more after today. I hope we keep the roof. I’m thinking not, because it almost came off in Ivan, and I’m sure our cheap-ass landlords didn’t get it fixed properly. But I hope I’m wrong.
I have a lot to do today around here, then to work.
It’s looking pretty bad about this hurricane. It just coming towards us, right on track, unwavering. I’m thinking that it will be worse than Ivan, and that makes me sad, because I don’t want to see this place destroyed again. We went to the beach today for a little while, it was fantastic. OI Girl was there several hours, I spent less than an hour there. I went to work this morning and this afternoon. I climbed the tower at the station and put up a backup antenna. I feel confident that if we have electricity, we’ll be on the air. TOmorrow night it should start.
images from the NASA website
Today marks six weeks since my hernia operation. It was my understanding that I would be 100% recovered by now. Well, I’m doing ok, but I’m not 100 %. I still have my scar, it’s still red and it still hurts, like if I sit and bend over it feels like I’m squeezing a golf ball between my leg and stomach. I don’t think anything is wrong, But I’m not fully healed.
Hurricane Dean is still right on track and headed right for us. The track hasn’t changed much since the original projection. Compare the pic above and the pic below