Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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100% chance of rain today, the weather forecaster says. It's raincoat day!

Yesterday for fun during my break at work, I popped in the Moby Dick CD and listened to the 30 wpm chapters. I didn't get a whole lot, but I did recognize the simple words like "ship," "that," and "world". It's interesting that "world" appears so frequently in the story. I am curious to read it again to see if I notice that in the text. I also heard "Peleg", which sounded really familiar, but I couldn't remember why...

Part-time work is going all right. Last night I started compiling a list of operating systems. I had no idea there were so many! It's taking forever. I'm going to take the weekend to get caught up on work. There is a lot to do. I had thought about setting up the radio outside someplace to make an afternoon of SS SSB, but it is supposed to be cool and rainy this weekend. Someday I will get out with this radio. Once I get my 7aH battery and some warm weather. I may try from the apartment in the meantime. I don't think I have tried any SSB yet.

My next-door neighbor ran into me in the hall on Tuesday night around 11:00 pm as I was returning from the laundry room. She told me that she was poking at her shortwave receiver the other day, but couldn't get any reception. I thought, "Yeah, tell me about it!" But then she added that the antenna had broken off and that perhaps this was the reason for her not getting anything. "Ah, yeah, that would do it!" hehe. She said she would let me take a look at it sometime to see what I can make of it. I never played with a shortwave receiver before, but it sounds like fun.

This morning at work I have an urgent project to complete, so I better be off and on my way to Capitol Hill. The bad thing about rainy days is that I have to carry around a dripping wet umbrella through the metro station and office building. The good news is that there are many fewer people on metro on days like this, so I usually get a seat. We'll see if I get one today!
Tags: cw, radio equipment, work

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