Talked to White’s today and good news!! The MXT Sport’s plastic problem is fixed and they’re now filling orders and shipping. Here’s the official word from their website….
MX SPORT PRODUCTION STATUS
I know some of the background on what went into the design and production of this detector and I really think it will become a tekkie favorite. I am hoping too that I can share an in-the-field review of the MX Sport in the very near future.
THE RED CARROT
Saw all the posts, hoopla and comments about the recent XP European Gold Rally in the UK, and it look like there’ s another carrot on the scene. It’s the XP MI-6 pinpointer and it’s red. The fact that they held a big event to introduce and show off this item just reinforces my belief that there’s a big market and a very big profit in aftermarket items, especially pinpointers. JMO!
And come one, when are we going to get licensed bars at detecting events here in the states?
STATE FAIR TIME
Summer is over but you can’t prove it here. The past few days the temps have been in the high 90’s with indexes over 100. The only saving grace is that the Texas State Fair will be starting shortly and that almost always signifies decent weather. Here’s hoping. The fair is one very nice event, and if you are ever in North Texas this time of year be sure to include it in your plans.
CHARLES GARRETT MEMORIL HUNT
Garrett Metal Detectors along with the Texas Association of Metal Detector Clubs is promoting a Charles Garrett Memorial Hunt, April 1 & 2, 2017. This should be a great event given the location and time of year. It will certainly attract most of the Texas TH’ers as well as those in neighboring Louisiana and Arkansas. Likewise Jefferson, Texas has a lot to offer in the way of historic landmarks, good food and the piney woods of East Texas. I might also add Jefferson is only about twenty minutes away from Uncertain, Texas and Caddo Lake, and while I don’t want this blog post to sound like a travel ad for the Lone Star state, Caddo lake is one of the most beautiful and most intriguing lakes anywhere.
While I doubt this event will match the old ITHS five day event that Charles put on back in the late 70’s, it should be a fun one. If you are interested in knowing more click on the following…
Since you didn’t ask…I’ve spent three hours on the phone over three days trying to get my email working. I am able to get in on my phone but not on my iPad or desktop. Also seeing deleted emails from months ago showing up in my inbox, and as soon as I delete them more show up. Not sure what the hell is going on but apparently part of the problem is the now “active merging” of Time Warner and Spectrum, which is apparently the new name Charter has adopted. Have to tell you this scares the crap out of me. A recent buyout of Verizon by Frontier in the state created a lot of havoc. What had been a very dependable service suddenly turned real bad for a lot of people. So much so that the state had to hold hearings to find out what the problems were.
As for my smart phone, I am not smart yet. I am working on it, and waiting to see what my bill looks like. Not happy either that AT&T had to install my Google Gmail account. You see my Gmail name is stoutdick9. No comments please, especially you Howland.
TO WRITE OR NOT TO WRITE….
You all have no idea how many times I’ve thought about taking this blog down. I even have a prepared statement that I touch up and edit from time to time. Whenever I get that urge I sleep on it and inevitably change my mind in the morning. Yup, might be the wine……
Writing (certainly not grammar or spelling) gives me a reason to wake up, and it’s a vehicle for me to share my thoughts, experiences, ideas and yes, my brainfarts. It also keeps me somewhat sane, given the intense Texas heat and brain dead fare on TV. I have these periods though where I have no clue what I am to share here (can’t you tell) and that leads to self imposed guilt, and usually a lot of gibberish. Okay, okay bullshit.
When I started I used to worry about how many people would visit my blog but soon realized that this was not a business and it didn’t really matter. I am retired, this is my ‘”personal” blog, and you will either come here to be enlightened, entertained, amused, baffled or pissed off. There are no in-betweens. I will not play the numbers game, or give away prizes just to have someone click on the Stout Standards link. Of course I don’t have anything to give away anyway, just so you know…
Now I can’t promise but I am really hoping to get out soon and do a little detecting. The weather should break and if the body is willing I just might surprise the hell out of you and put up a few photos of zinc pennies, clad dimes, quarters and who knows, maybe even a few pulltabs and bottlecaps. In the meantime if you decide to come here you will either have to put up with my drivel or pull the plug. Whatever you choose, happy hunting, or as Howland aptly says “see you in the bar”.