10th Anniversary Giveaway!

On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born.

In appreciation for all who read this blog, I am going to give something away to one lucky reader. I have a new, mint condition, unused, complete sheet of fifty United States Amateur Radio stamps, issued in 1964 on the 50th Anniversary of the ARRL - Scott #1260. I am going to have the sheet matted and framed - ready for display on some deserving shack wall. All I ask is that you send an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net - entitled "Blog Anniversary Giveaway". Include your name, call sign and mailing address.

Any Amateur Radio op worldwide can enter. I will package and ship the framed stamps to any destination that the United States Post Office will accept.

The names and call signs will be loaded into a software program such as RandomPicker on April 30th and a winner will be determined. The winner will be announced here, and then the framed stamps will be posted.

Good luck, and thank you for reading!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This bites!

Or rather, doesn't physically bite; but is just as bad.

I had my wisdom tooth out yesterday. The actual procedure only lasted about 25 minutes or so; and I didn't feel a thing. I was shot up with so much carbocaine that all I felt was some pressure and not much else.

And, in all honesty, the after procedure pain isn't all that bad, either. The pain in the butt part is walking around with gauze in my mouth to control the bleeding. The surgeon had to cut pretty deep into my gum to get that little monster out. I got to see the X-ray he took and the tooth was coming out sideways!

Anyway, the wound was stitched up and now it's on the mend; and I have to deal with gauze in my mouth which isn't so bad except having something dry in your mouth is one of the most weird sensations!

And for the next 24 hours I am limited to food like yogurt, pudding, cottage cheese - anything I don't have to chew; and I am extremely prohibited from eating anything with small seeds like poppy seeds or strawberries.

I am more than half tempted to go out and get a pizza and put it in a blender so that I can have some real food! Just kidding.

On the bright side, I see where the SSN is up to 18 today. I took a vacation day from work; because I really can't talk too well with gauze in my mouth. I went down the basement and fired up 20 Meters and there isn't anything going on! Maybe there will be more signals later in the day when our European counterparts come home from work for the weekend.

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

rsbohn said...

You have my sympathy. I had mine removed when I was in high school. It was awful! Hope you're feeling better (and eating better!) soon!