Monday 9 July 2001
The 1st sgt's giant speedometer parked on Charlton Street was
reported to have a dead battery.
Yesterday our Head_Bud showed your editor the subterranean
"cable" feeding the outdoor yard lamp, a pole fixture, and
wondered if #18 zip cord met "The Code" in the past. "It's sort
of overkill", he was told. "Why my customers were known to use
doorbell wire INSIDE a building. One in Webster had a
rule-of-thumb that this size conductor was safe to power up to
five 100W bulbs." ???
Snapple Lemonade has become KEY-approved however is still hard to
A Watts pressure-reducing valve was installed on the OTW water
service today; set at 55 psi there seems adequate pressure at
first tests. This task has been in "the planner" since 2 October
1999. Municipal water pressure is >100 and most often seen at
From 5 to 7:45PM we had a good powerful thumper here in Oxfordwith hail and frog-choking rain. Trees were reported down
necessitating the services of Bud_Bark. Even IPG was struck
knocking out the T-2 line and causing a vacuum pump to deposit
its own oil as a mist in a chase. Being on the scene our
Head_Bud was alerted by a fire alarm and summoned the OFD
meanwhile his truck window was open and a third downburst
dampened the seat. Birds were slipping on the ice-covered front
lawn. Fire Chief Purcell shoveled vegetation from the drain in
front of the U.S. Post Office. For the record these storms flood
Sutton Avenue regularly since "beautification".
BTW the Board of Selectmen's elevator was knocked out however
they all climbed or were otherwise transported up the formidable
stairs in The Hall.
Hallelujah! A tree surgeon actually showed up and was hired to
trim trees here at OTW.
Have we observed how well Ch.14 is working this week (no signal
W3SON is touring England for nearly a fortnight with daughter
Lee reported poor general response on the "secret frequency"
and specifically an instance at 1328 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time
for those in West Palm Beach) of waving to W1HJC spotted driving
north in front of the Farrar Antique Auto Garage in an
The proprietor of IPG "flew" his Audi on the rough road to the
It was learned today from a trusted resident that Duluth, MN has
a Cat Licensing Law.
At some time during this day Bud_Heavy equaled and exceeded the
age attained by Bud_On_The_Side. Bud_Heavy certainly never
intended to accomplish this milestone considering its
Mrs. Keg submitted the attached BUDETTEBUG.JPG with the following
My neighbor has a blue one with a black bra, a diesel, and claims
to get 50 mpg. Ed.
High-tech Bud yesterday rode up to HRO in Cow Hampshire where an
atomic wall clock was purchased. At 0200 WWV's signal was strong
enough to set the instrument. For an hour while returning Bud
worked Norm heard calling WB6OTO on 20 meters.
Some news was heard on Bud_Gas, Jr., who fell in love and married
one of his customers. Bud added that this amounts to "presto
WB3CUU/1 was the only station heard reliably on the Bud_Net.
Your editor is quite certain that Bud was asked about herring and
might not like it much since he replied, "Pickled herring smells
like a sweatshirt somebody took off at the gym. The Hudson River
will be better off with all those guys out of there."
(This from a scrapple connoisseur.)
At the WPX Estate your editor was greeted by Precious the kitty
and WPX who in your editor's presence recorded a succinct voice
message to Mr. Naramore speaking in a nurse vernacular or
something. Tch, tch, tch!
At 7:20 PM Jim aka Bud_Houston reviewed the film "Pearl Harbor"
at ****. Your editor experienced a "senior moment" and confused
Billy Mitchell with Jimmy Doolittle. (Those 16 bombers were B-25
Mitchells, we recall, used in Doolittle's raid from the deck of
the U.S.S. Hornet (CV-8), on April 18, 1942.) Shifting away, Jim
predicted that his next truck will be an automatic.
Norm sent up the attached ROBINEST.JPG.
Bud_Repeater = 448.200MHz output, 443.200 input, 114.8Hz PL
Secret Freq. = 147.435
Bud_Net = 7.240 +/- QRM @ 1300 Eastern Time Sundays Bud_Web_site = http://members.home.net/k1keg/Budpage/budpage.htm
--- The BUD_ROSTER ---
Official Bud_aliases in order of appointment:
Head_Bud (ex KMG4435)
Budette Bud_Light http://members.aol.com/ronfisher1
Bud_Heavy (ex 1W5718) http://home.att.net/~k1otw/otw.html
Unofficial Bud aliases (wannabes) pending meeting of "the board":
Bud_On_The_Side (Ever in memoriam)
Bud_No_Show (pending appeal)
G0EIR (DX subscriber in Alsager)
KB1CLP (relative of Jim)
KB1EUU " " " K1AOI (ex 1W3439) http://www.ox43m.com
K1TUU (Tech License lapsed)
N1BEU (ex 1Q3628)
W1HJC (Happy Junk Collector)
--- The BUD_RESTAURANT_RATING_SYSTEM ---
Perfection: ***** Billy's Burg-o-Rama, Carl's Diner,
Scales, Colonial Restaurant
Very Good: **** Good: *** Periwinkle's
Below Par: **
Serious Flaws: * Friendly's, New England Pizza