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My Home Life such as it is

25 Feb 2021: Well, black history month is almost over so we can now tune in to our televisions without all the crap about black people.I am still waiting for white history month but not holding my breath. Did more weed whacking today and contructed another sitting bench out in the far reaches of the yard. Just something to do. Suppose to rain for a bit tomorrow morning so I will stay inside and do something with my idle time. I think I might have a few minutes to set aside from my busy schedule. A couple of Peleated Woodpeckers showed up today. They are the largest Woodpeckers in North America. They always travel in twos. You can not miss them with their loud call and when they start pounding on a dead tree. They sound like a machine gun.

21 Feb 2021: A pleasant day with a few clouds and a slight breeze. Almost felt like springtime. So I went out and did some weed whacking. The grass was mostly dry so I didn't get too wet. I also picked up all the limbs in the yard that blew in during the last big storm. Starting to look less like a ghetto around here. I will do more grass whacking tomorrow. I have a few more coins to catalog and they will be done. I will not make the fortune 500 club but what the hell.

18 Feb 2021: Started raining at 6 am and it has been non stop all day. No wind so it has been a dull day with nothing but water coming down. I got out some of my silver and checked the melt value. Silver prices are not high enough to even think about melting my silver down for money. Melt value of each morgan silver dollar is $20.88 each. A 1964 and before quarter is worth about $4.93 each. I have loads of them. All dimes 1964 and before are worth in melt value at $1.93. So my life has been boring today but at least I am finding out my silver value.

17 Feb 2021: Today started out nice with mostly clear skies. There was some fog down on the river but it was gone before 8 am. There was so wind but not bad. I decided to fly the drone and do a little practice flying amongst the trees in preparation when I go to the redwoods to film some of the giants. I am learning to be a little more careful with GPS. For some reason GPS will take over the controls and fly the drone wherever it wants to go and at a fast speed, usually slamming into trees. This happened twice today and both times it hit the trees hard enough to discharge the battery and once destroying one of the props. Luckily the drone came with spare props so I repaired it and I will wait for another windless day to try out the drone after two hard hitting crashes into tree trunks. I posted one of the videos and you will see when GPS took over. I did some reading and found that this particular model drone will have a GPS problem when around thick forest. That is too bad. So I learn as I go.

13 Feb 2021: In the last 36 hours, we have gotten over 6 inches of rain here on the mountain. We did see some patches of blue sky and for a few minutes I went out and flew the drone until the sprinkles started in again.

I am starting to get out my silver, rings, bracelets and coins to inventory everything in case Silver prices take a leap. I plan to use the melt down value on all my silver coins and anything that has silver in it. I have been hoarding this stuff for a long time and it does me no good that way. I will determine face value to melt value on my silver dollars which will determine what I do with them.

I am getting ready to metal detect again. I got my second metal detector back working after a problem with the wiring. This is a Fisher Detector sent to me by one of my high school classmates, Phil Mohler, who passed away. Before his death, he saw I did metal detecting and asked me if I wanted the one he had and naturally I said yes. He sent it to me for which I was very grateful.


A common thing here on the mountain.





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