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my life, and it's a pleasure to fish it!
Once, upon a very long time ago, I spent hours on
ifish, creating a huge April Fools page.
Here it is.
What a mess of color, huh? And fun! That was
I have so many good memories from the old ifish fun that we had!
So, the kwikfish have been mailed from the factory to me, and
now it's just the next in a series of waiting games. I had them
sent to Oregon City. I'm at the coast, while I wait. (What better
place to be?)
Bill and I finally gave up on the weather station, and sent it
into Davis. So, obviously, the weather
station is out of order. I hope they hurry to get it back
I was panicked for a bit, when they said the ifish kwiks were
finished. But, they said they'd have to figure out what to do
with any lures I might not sell. First, I think I'll sell them
all! That's not a problem- but I thought perhaps that meant that
they didn't have ifish printed on them. Oh, no! Did no one realize
that our kwiks have "ifish" printed on them?
I spent a night, up all night, worrying about that, until they
got back to me via e mail. Yes. They have ifish
on them! Whew! We all didn't need yet another problem! But, it
would have made sense if they didn't know about our little ifish
stickers on the lures!
Frankly, I can't think of anything else to worry about, now. Whatever
will I do, without a worry!? I know! FISH!
I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon, to try to figure
out what the heck is wrong with my foot. Right where the front
of my foot comes out of my leg, there is a big bump. It's swollen,
and it hurts so bad. It has been giving me fits for about 3 months.
I kept thinking it would get better, but not so.
It's getting worse!
It's like a ganglion cyst or something? I had an x ray and they
said I have heel spurs. My heels don't hurt, though!
It's like going in to check my ears and to have them say I have
Yesterday I walked (limped!) on the river and found the neatest
agates. With the new tree that the current brought down, it's
really mixed up the rocks and I have a new flush of beautiful
agates to find! Thanks, God! I thought I was done agate hunting!
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I've been sad and shaken since I learned that David King, a long time ifish member has passed away. He was PhoebusGroup on the ifish discussion board.
David was the kindest man.
Every time I'd e mail him, the phone would ring, seconds later. It was he. He'd rather talk by phone, than e mail. When he did e mail me, he'd cc his wife, Susan. I thought that was so nice that he cared enough to assure his wife that he wasn't up to no good, by writing to a woman via e mail. At least, that's why I think he cc'd her. I don't think she was interested in fishing.
David was incredibly intelligent. One of those guys that could speak well on any issue. I seem to recall David was a mensa member.
If he wasn't, he sure could have been. I can't verify that information, but I'm pretty darned certain.
Once, he sent me a book that he had been responsible for. It's explained on his business website, "The Phoebus Group". When I heaved this heavy book about "Intel Technology" over to scan the information, my eyes popped out of my head at the price. $895.00!!! I don't think I'd ever seen a book whose sale price started at that kind of money! Oh, my!
I just spent a bit looking over his online resume, and frankly, I still don't understand exactly what he did, but it's something about white papers. LOL. He'd laugh at me, for saying that, as he spent quite some time, talking about his job. In fact, the reason he sent this book, was to help me understand. David! I still don't get it!
I sure admired him, though.
He took a special interest in my son, Andrew and he was crushed when he passed. He'd send Andrew books about cooking, and books about his special interests. David loved his books!
He also loved the Jean Marie, a 26 foot Maple Bay Fisher/crozier. He sold it, shortly before his passing.
I called David once, after he was gone for a bit. He had been terribly ill in the hospital, and I hadn't even known! I just called, out of the blue, and he answered to tell me about it. He was so ill that weeks had passed in the hospital, without him knowing. He was getting better... I thought. I didn't e mail him for a bit. Months, maybe. But, when I did, the next time, he didn't answer. I called again, a bit later. Then I e mailed him. The phone didn't auto ring, as usual and the silence was shockingly loud. David always called when I e mailed. Always!
I e mailed again, a bit later, and talked to Bill about it. "Have you heard from David?" I had no other ways of contacting him.
I did web searches, hoping I didn't find an obituary. I didn't find one... but I did, last week, find that he had a facebook page. On that page, his friends talked about how they missed him, and how tragic his passing was, and.... tears fell down my cheek.
So, I've been a bit bummed, lately, and on top of that, came down with some type of awful stomach flu bug. I am on the mend, now, but my heart still aches.
Yet another reminder to keep up with your good friends. A lesson that is hard to swallow, when something like this happens. David has been gone since March of last year. Where did the time fly? How did this get past me? I have talked to a few of his friends, from the facebook link, and no one seems to know a whole lot more than I do. I guess, though, that he never did get well from his mystery illness.
So, onward and upward, we go. There isn't any other choice, from here! That's the good news! Oh! And the kwikfish are supposed to be sent out this Friday. That means, if all goes as planned, that they will be sent to you, sometime next week! And then I'll be at Fishermen's the following weekends, to see that you get your shot at yours!
Also, Friday is supposed to be sunny! Now, that's a reason to smile, for sure!
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So proud of Bill. At least one of us is fishing!
We both spent a good deal of yesterday working on the
weather station. We finally had success and it was the best
You know, I tell people that the way I learned about computers
is by pushing buttons and being curious. This can wreak havoc,
and cause you hours of work, but that work is what teaches you!
It may be a backwards way of learning, but I have learned.
Oh, let me tell you the hours of learning I have done! TEE HEE.
It's the most beautiful morning, out there. Let's go play!
Can Not believe this!
I had everything fixed! Everything! I could
connect to the ifish server, I had the weather station up and
the mod board was pretty much caught up. The only remaining
problem on my mind was the kwikfish. Where are the danged kwikfish?
In the afternoon, I lounged on the couch, watching the ODFW
commission meeting. Nothing to do! Lalalalala...
I made a nice St. Patty's day dinner. Corned beef and cabbage,
of course... and a banana cream pie. (Don't know how that fits
in, holiday wise, but it was good!)
I slept (count 'em!) 12 hours! From 8 to 8! Life is good! I
woke briefly in the night to note that it was stormy and blustery.
It lulled me back to sleep.
I woke up, sat down at my all-fixed computer, and what is this?
My weather station... after days of being down, and me worrying
and counting the hours till tech support helped me, and finally
having it working, yesterday for no more than 10 hours... is
not uploading! WHAT?
The error, though, is mine all mine. Nothing tech support can
help! It says, "Unable to upload data upload profile because
of errors." and then, the errors: "Error in reading
image data from the station. Check sensors".
Get me some tissue. I'm going to rain from my eyes, like the
winter of 2016/17 in Oregon!
Noooooo! This just can't be!
Now, I'm going to have to call Davis, the weather station people.
Good thing they are always nice, but it's so hard to understand
how this thing works, and in order for them to talk me through
it, I have to be smart! I'm just NOT smart, anymore! Take it
from this column. You can tell, right? I'm dumb!
I've got to drink four cups of coffee for this.
I was going to go plunk, today. Now, I will plunk myself down
in this computer chair, and perhaps get up on a ladder while
Bill holds me there, or I'll hold Bill up there, and we'll do
what we have
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reminder from Jennie!
Do not burn yourself out! Be as I am - a reluctant
enthusiast...a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves
and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight
for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can.
While it's still there. So get out there, and hunt and fish, and
mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the
forests, encounter the Grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks,
run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet air, sit quietly
for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely
mysterious and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain active and alive, and I promise
you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies,
over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit
box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you
this: you will outlive the (bad word edited for this family site!!)."