My subscription to Life expired, but I still have a subscription to Mad.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Remembering Irene

irene_ryan There were no visits from Murphy this weekend despite a visit from hurricane Irene, which was downgraded to "tropical storm" status by the time it got here.

The rain was heavy and we totaled 3.76 inches over the weekend, not much when compared to other areas of the state which were pushing two digit totals.

The wind was constant with speeds reaching as high as 43 MPH Sunday morning and it was still blowing steadily when I went to bed Sunday night, but it did not do much damage. The yard was full of leaves, twigs, and branches, including one huge 20-foot branch that I had to subdivide before I could haul it away.

The guyed 55-foot tower was steady as a rock throughout the storm. I was a little concerned that the ground was so saturated that one of the guy anchors might come loose, but it never happened.

And I saved the best for last: we never lost power.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Surfin’: More TV DX


This week , Surfin’ is still sitting in front of the boob tube waiting for Cuba, Canada or Iowa to come rolling in on Channel 2.

Friday, August 19, 2011

How’s TV DX?


This week, Surfin’ recalls the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summertime TV DX.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Surfin’: Beyond Digital Voice

This week, Surfin’ visits the diverse website of an old friend of the old contributing editor.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Surfin’: Got Good Ground? Not So Much

This week, Surfin’ readers share war stories that are grounded in reality.