Breaker! Breaker!

Never thought I would do this again but I this evening I had the second CB I ordered in my life installed in my little mopedcar along with a fibreglass NGP Sirio GL 27 Ground Less on top which you can see in the picture on the left. A friend who had the knowledge and the tester tuned it for me and now we’re good to go.

The first CB I owned was a solid Midland Alan 48 Plus Transceiver you see below which I used to order food from the 17th floor in a flat building I lived in before I got married or talk for a few minutes to the occasional trucker on a highway nearby when the reception was good.

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Oom Harold op leeftijd

Uncle Harold

Uncle Harold was a character. Had he been human, he would have been a proud general in a uniform with his chest full of medals for bravery before an entire army that existed only for him. But alas, he was a male pheasant whose life consisted of marching stately and picking seeds from the ground. Without an army.

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Fear

In my own words.

It is very difficult to explain the feeling of intense fear of death to others when you are right in the middle of this Corona crisis and left with virtually no protection against the virus.

Having no functioning immune system has been manageable over the last 10 years until now but even the regular infusions of Nanogam will not protect me against the powerful pathogene that is slowly creeping towards me according to the numbers and locations in the news.

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Chaos

I love living in this large city in The Netherlands called Amersfoort. I have no regrets whatsoever that we moved here a little over two years ago. But traffic in this place is frightening, especially when you drive a mopedcar. Only just recently I got used to going round the outer ring road and I am no longer nervous up to a point that it’s disturbing and I can cope with rush hour too now.

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Winding Routes

A little over a year ago I set up a Dutch website with safe routes for people with a moped car, Kronkelroutes.nl which is Winding Routes if you translate it into English and it’s based on the Winding Routes setting in the TomTom satnav. There’s loads of information and news about moped cars on it too. You can read more about it in English on the About page at the website.

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Baggy Trousers

When I was going to college this was a massive hit and everyone was wearing them, baggy trousers. I was the only one wearing a straight pair of corduroy trousers, too skinny, too short as we often couldn’t afford new clothes.

So I made myself a pair of baggy trousers on my Singer sewing machine from a pattern of crispy paper that was given to me and thick grey corduroy fabric for which I saved up allowance and did chores.

Oh and I just remembered, I used to make leather wallets and bible covers on that sewing machine which I sold to church members, that’s how I earned a few quit too then.