My World ~ Around Home

Here’s my back door.

My antennas — click for larger photo.

Look at all those antennas. The near dish is for Starband satellite Internet service. I put a lot of money into that, and then found that uploads were at dial-up speed and stormy weather shut the connection down. The white area near the top of the tall tower is the antenna for high-speed wireless Internet from Reliable Internet, LLC (my ISP). The TV dish is next to the back door. (Easier to clear snow away.) Amateur Radio antennas decorate the two towers.

Behind me, in the corner of the formal garden is our monogram rock. I used an engraving tool to outline the letter in the rock. Then I used a rotary tool with a diamond tip to remove material within the outline. When I had finished, Sylvia painted it with exterior enamel.

High overhead, a passing jet reminds me how quickly we spend our lives. In the morning stillness comes the sound of vehicles on the expressway a mile and a half away. More hustle and bustle. I take a moment to reflect on the blessing of not being on the expressway and not being on the fast-flying jet. Time for a second cup of coffee before checking e-mail and visiting blog buds.


A power outage slowed me a bit this morning. Then a friend called looking for a tractor manual. It took a couple of hours, but I think he is hot on the trail now.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

3 thoughts on “My World ~ Around Home

  1. I don't leave the house hardly at all anymore, but your pic of the jet reminded me of not seeing very many vapor trails from jets in the sky the last few years I was still able to get outside on a regular basis. Do you see a lot of them these days? By the way, I love your monogram rock!

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