Sunday, November 20, 2011

Winter Arrives...and Leaves

After several days of snow, melt, freeze, snow, and snow, we now have wind gusts and a temperature of about 39. Good-bye snow.

Friday, September 23, 2011

WGOE - Richmond, Virginia - 1970's

Growing up in Richmond, the earliest radio station that I can remember would have been WLEE or possibly WRVA. Good stations, though I do not know if they are still broadcasting. They may be on the air, but the question is if they are still the same format from the sixties and seventies.

No, it was later that I was introduced to the station that still drives my listening memories. WGOE, the highest point on your AM dial, 1590. This was a top forty station that morphed into album oriented rock. Long before we all started listening to FM stations, WGOE was playing what would become FM standard.

The station never really had a huge power output. In the West End, out in Henrico, it was easy to hit hollows and have the signal drop out. But in-town, music like I still want to hear. Music giveaways like getting a plain white cover of J. Buffett's Son of a Son of a Sailor. The various ball teams (softball, flag football, basketball), all named the Nads. So we could all stand on the touchlines and shout, "GO, Nads!" Cheap, sure, but fun.

Right after I joined the Army, WGOE was sold and went about as far from its format as was possible. Christian music.

I think I'll have a drink tonight in remembrance of what was...and still can be on satellite radio.

Wet, Blustery, Schlect Wetter

Winds are 22mph with gusts to 37mph. Forecast to increase to gusts of 60. Light rain now, increasing to heavy this afternoon.
As of 20 September, we have received 22.47 inches of rain for the month. Since 1 August, 40.2". We are rapidly making up our deficit for the year.
Heard one the other day, "It only rained twice this Summer, once for thirty days, and once for forty."
Stay dry.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

11 September 2011

Heh. Just when I feel like tossing the computer into the creek, I also feel creative. Hence the heh.

Lots happening around Schloss Sapper:

1. Visitor season is ending. Soon we will have our streets back, our sidewalks will be empty, and all the carpetbagging merchants will have moved on.

2. Debi will be returning from Denver. She went down at the beginning of August to help her Mom recover from an infection. Six weeks later, Mom is now in an Alzheimer's facility. That fast. Good days, bad days. Prayers are appreciated.

3. Back to the gym. The last few weeks have been so much turmoil, I knowingly dropped my lifting program. Big mistake, as I am sure many will agree. Feel like "...a 1-inch high meat carpet..."

4. My 35th high school reunion is coming up. Much retrospection involved. A great deal of commentary on the class FB page has been fun, with the cold water of just how many of our classmates are no longer with us.

Heh, indeed.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Reporting In

Driech weather. Cold, rain, and wind. The Ketchikan Trifecta.