Monthly Archives: January 2022

Not the Kind of Readouts I Had in Mind…

A Big Decision…

On January 18th I decided to go ahead and turn my future and fortunes over to Dr. Aldo Rafael-Yarihuaman (aka Dr. Rafael), in hopes he could extend my life a year or two via bypass surgery. Three very narrow and very clogged arteries to my heart demanded it. Continue reading


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Got My Ditty Bag and…

….I’m off to see the Wizard! Wish me luck!



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The XP Deus II – USA

Was chatting on the phone with Bill and Bob Proenza at American Detector Distributors and we got talking about the Deus II and when it might hit here in the states. They followed up with a copy of the letter they sent to dealers. Continue reading


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Spent the entire morning taking my pre-surgery testing. EKG, Cat Scan, X-Rays, Blood tests, Covid test, Vein mapping, Carotid artery test, you name it. Came home with all the instructions and materials needed for tomorrow’s bypass surgery and bam, get a phone call at 3pm. It’s postponed till the 18th and worse yet I have to take all those tests over again. Continue reading


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Chicago Ron’s England Barn Hunts…

Had a couple of things in the works but getting ready for the forthcoming surgery was fogging my mind. As a result here’s an older post that might appeal to those of you who have always wanted to cross the pond and  dig a few holes. Continue reading


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