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New one on the blogroll

Posted by retiredpo1 on 01/10/2010

The Regiment. It is a patriotic and conservative networking, blogging and social site. It is new but the idea is good. It is to the right in alphabetical order. Get on board and see what we may be able to do. I am listed as Desert Airdale.

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Missus and Truck are Here!

Posted by retiredpo1 on 12/10/2009

She got to the house just a few minutes before I did when I got off of work. And boy was she tired! We hit Chuck’s Pizza for a quick dinner and I got the TVs unloaded and fired up. Our Brother-in-Law is coming up from Palmdale in a bit to help unload the truck! She had to let everyone know she had made it and Ralph answered the phone and said he would be here about 0900. Cal City will really be home! The new life at 55 begins for both of us.

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Road to Oceanside and such

Posted by retiredpo1 on 11/01/2009

Well we took off from Wichita on Thursday evening about 1830 hours. We headed west on US 54 to catch I-40 at Tucumcari, NM. We had supper in Liberal at about 2200 and the place closed at 2230. It was cold! The temp was at 32 and the OK and TX Panhandles were about the same. We did a short nap at the Sky City Casino Rest Area. And breakfast was at Earl’s in Gallup. It is the only place in Gallup to have breakfast, period. The BNSF Maintenance of Way guys can fill the place up. If it is good enough for them, it is good enough for me. We did hit some of the tourist shops along the way to get things for granddaughters. We managed to get to Kingman, Arizona by mid afternoon on Friday. Then it was time to call it a day! We did the almost 1100 miles to there and we were bushed. We got a room, some ice beers and Mike’s Hard Berrys and both of us were asleep by 1700 hours and didn’t wake up until about 0530-0600 on Saturday. The trip from there to Oceanside was a snap. It was a beautiful, cloudless day in the Mojave and the entire LA Basin to San Diego County along I-15.
We had dinner at Claim Jumpers as it was my sister-in-law’s birthday. She finally hit the big Five Zero. I had a oiece of salmon that was simply awesome! And two schooners of Sam Adams!
Today is chill out and relax, maybe hit the pool. It is forecast to be in the upper seventies today.I It will be great to take a dip on November 1. And the incisions haven’t yet been submerged. And Hector also has a spa/hot-tub. In that, above the world in the Oceanside hills, the possibility of an outstanding day is there, dear readers.
To Jeff, I didn’t get a chance to get pics on the way. Sorry. Maybe I will get a few by the pool! And it is a stunning day here in Oceanside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow we head for California City to do the house search and such.

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Staples out and a new look

Posted by retiredpo1 on 10/27/2009

I told you I would let you know about the staples coming out of my belly! It took about 15 minutes. It was a metallic sound for each one. The ones really close to the belly button did hurt a little bit and I could feel the strain as the nurse cut them but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be.
I finally found the template that doesn’t cut my ribbons off on the right side(as viewed). So I think I will stay with this one. Bet it was making some of you wonder, wasn’t it? I am having fun with it ya know.

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Playing with the blog

Posted by retiredpo1 on 10/23/2009

Just messing around today. I am trying to find a template that I would be able to say is distinct and Naval Air style? Maybe? Help request goes out to Pinch and Lex. I could always steal from the site of a squadron I was in 30 years ago. I am still looking for good A-6 shots. I could even use my rock train stuff from that adventure. What do you think?
BTW, I had my last cigarette on the 20th of September. The night before I had the surgery. Does it show?

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