Monthly Archives: December 2004

‘Twas the Week after Christmas… – More Quicksilver Ultralight Video

This is the first week after the Christmas Holiday and it appears that my wife, kids and I made it through with minimal issues. No battles ensued at our home other than the normal skirmishes between my two children. I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – Norad Tracking Santa

I am online briefly checking email and thought I would tell everyone Merry Christmas. The kids are now fast asleep dreaming about Santa’s arrival. My wife and I have finished wrapping some final presents along with what now appears to … Continue reading

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One Monitor DOA – Upgrade Is On Hold

I purchased a slightly used 17” monitor and had it shipped to me via Fed Ex.   Yesterday I received the monitor. The box was a little worse for wear but I assumed that the box had been used for other … Continue reading

Posted in Quandaries

All Down Hill from Here

Ahhh finally, the official arrival of winter making the turn from less sunlight, shorter days to the gradual move to more sunlight, longer days. I am now dreaming of spring,  warm weather, breaking out the bikes and the GPS to … Continue reading

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The World of Dial Up

Saturday night I had the opportunity to experience accessing the Internet via dial up again. It has been about 6 months since the last time I had to use dial up as a replacement to broadband and I am very … Continue reading

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More Ultralight Video Available

More videos are available on the Ultralight Aircraft of Iowa web site. If you are interested in flying, one video is about 7 minutes long and has some video taken from a two seater ultralight in flight. There are other smaller segment videos … Continue reading

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The Van and Video Conferencing

I have no new news on the van yet. I will be checking in with the dealer on Friday to see if they have found a solution to my ignition problem.   Tonight I have been working on getting a … Continue reading

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Honda Odyssey Ignition Switch Switch In the Near Future

My family and I are proud owners of a Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey is a great van. The van drives and runs good and has a lot of room. This is the first vehicle that I have ever owned, used … Continue reading

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Upcoming Geminid Meteor Shower – Update

Looks like the sky will be clear here tonight for the the Geminid meteor shower. It will be a bit cool though with lows in to the single digits. Kids will not last long outside, but we will try it. … Continue reading

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Upcoming Geminid Meteor Shower

It looks like Monday December 13, 2004 will be a great night to watch the Geminid meteor shower. Check out Space.Com for more information.  They are recommending viewing times after 10 PM on Monday night with 2 AM being the best … Continue reading

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