Some Good Sh*t Man

For as long as you’ve been reading my posts, you’ve heard me whine and complain about not being able to sleep. Well, My Wife got me some stuff, and I tell you, it’s some good sh*t man! I take one of these before bed and the next thing I know it’s morning.
So if you’re a world class insomniac like me, and you want to retire from the insomnia-istic world of insomnia-ism, try some of these.
Now my wife beats me up every day.

New Website Found!

I found a new website that I really like, THIS is kind of stuff that I find interesting! I got up this morning, got coffee and came here to post. but I found an article on Google News about a rare turtle being released into the wild that led me to the site. That was an hour ago. I’ve been reading articles on that site since, and had to pull myself away. So check it out. If yawanna.

Blood and Guts

One thing I forgot to mention was that I cut my knee on the angle iron for the dish. I went to the hospital and paid $500 for 6 stitches and my medicine. Then I went back and finished putting together the dish.
at the hospital

Twelve Foot Dish

Here’s some pictures of that 12 foot dish I’ve been working on. When I started, I had a box with eight petals, several bags of nuts and bolts, and a few stacks of angle iron. It’s all together now, waiting to go on the pole. The pole is waiting on the hole, and the concrete man.
Happy Days asked why such a big dish… There could be several reasons. We could be on the edge of the satellite footprint. Imagine being in space over the same spot equator, shining a light on the the same spot at North America. The lit part is called the footprint. The signal from the satellite is kind of like the light from your flashlight. Down here in the Caribbean, we’re on the edge of the footprint, so a bigger dish helps us get more signal.
Another reason could be that we may receive large amounts of data. Where you are receiving and using only one audio and video channel at a time, the broadcaster may receive numerous CD quality digital audio and video streams simultaneously, as well as data feeds.
Also, I have installed little 30 inch TV satellite dishes, and the strongest signal I could get was about 40% on my receiver signal strength meter. If it rained or got cloudy, you could see the TV picture get worse, or drop out completely. With this dish, I expect to receive 100% signal strength and a signal suitable for Radio Broadcast in any weather conditions.

Although, I must admit, I think we could do just fine with a 10 foot or even an 8 foot dish. But the receiver vendor insisted on a 12 foot and I was given a 12 footer to install.

“The dish is now strong enough to support the weight of the assembler”

The support struts.

Me on top of a dish that looks small in this picture.

Looking up.


The weekend is over, It was cold and windy, I went diving Sunday and it was cold out of the water, not so bad in.

I have not much to say today, so I will say thousands of words with a few pictures.

A spotted lobster in a swim-thru from yesterdays dive.

A brick wall inside a tree. Click to enlarge, the tree grew over the wall. The rest of the wall was torn recently down and the land cleared so they could build a new shopping mall. I took this pic when I was sitting at a red light.

My feet at the grocery store, I took this pic when I was sitting at a red light. Not really, it was a long line… same thing.

Cayman Cookout

Yesterday The Wife and I were invited by our Old New Friends, John and Diane, to the Cayman Cookout. It was a lot of fun with lots of food and drink on the beach by famous chefs from around the world. Here’s a pic I took of Anthony Bourdain with my Gloriously Famous Wife, I’ve never heard of Anthony Bourdain.. Sorry Anthony!
(I stole this pic from my wifes Facebook page. I took the pic with her camera and didn’t have a copy.)
Thanks again to John and Diane for generously inviting us to such a wonderful event! It was great to see them. I hope they get the chance to come over to our house this trip.

I’ll say again what I’ve said many times: Facebook is good for finding old friends, Blogger is good for making new ones!