The day before yesterday, my wife and I stopped at Wal-Mart to pick up a couple of things and then were planning to head down south on I-45 from Conroe to south of Spring where the Houston Amateur Radio Store is located. When we came out of Wal-Mart we could see smoke down south of us and had heard on the news just before we left the house that the Garden Ridge Pottery store was on fire. Being able to see that much smoke that far away and when we left our house we thought we could smell it, means it is a BIG fire. We were not sure if we wanted to go down past it but decided would give it a try, since the next day I would have a bad tooth pulled.
Here is sequence of pictures as we drove past it:
Of course the traffic backed up because everyone wanted a closer look, but surprisingly, it moved past without much delay.
OH yeah, I did get my new toy. It is hand held transceiver made by ICOM. My old one had the spring connector for the battery brake off. They didn’t have a part to replace it so I got a new radio. That works for me. Here are a couple of pictures of my new toy:
Before I forget, I need to give you an update on my trip to the dentist. He had a rough time pulling that tooth and getting the broken off root out. He was pressing down so hard on my lower jaw that I thought it would brake off. When I reached up and pressed where the jaw attaches, he asked if it hurt. Dumb question, it sure did. So, he gave me something to bite down on to relieve some of the pressure. Finally he got it out, took awhile and he even said that I worked him way too hard. I think we were both relieved when it was over.
You all have a great day now, you hear?