Lots of Vision But Little Grandeur…

Between the much too early excessive heat and the whole of what’s already happened this year it’s been difficult getting into a daily routine and finding some sense of normal.  Some sense that this is it Dick so get used to it AND it’s okay pal to not really give a rat’s ass once in a while. Continue reading


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Just Being Old is Not Enough…


When perusing the forums, FB pages, I frequently see photos of old dwellings/homesites with a comment like “just got permission for this and can’t wait” or “this baby has to have a few goodies hiding there”.  Well I’m here to tell you that there’s a good chance you will be disappointed. In fact the odds are you probably won’t find much of anything worthwhile. At least that’s been my experience over the years. Continue reading


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It’s Always Been About WHERE Not WHAT!

I’m still around, living and breathing thank you but just not back to full steam, as in feeling whole. Hard to explain but suffice to say 2022 has kicked my ass big time.

I have time on my hands now and think about detecting, but the itch is not real strong. Add in triple digit heat and it’s easy to make excuses. What would charge the batteries would be a turn of the century (and I’m talking 20th century) site but that’s not on the horizon and hasn’t been for some time now. Continue reading


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And So Goes 2022…

Yesterday was my birthday and as if this year hasn’t been bad enough I had to send my buddy Digger over the rainbow bridge…. Continue reading


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Where do you fit?

In the comments section of my last blog post NJ Fella baptized me with the “legend” label and I want to respond….

First off, this pastime has no legends. None, nada. What we do have are as follows – Continue reading


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Bear with me…

Going through a few storage boxes and making difficult decisions. Decisions that bring back memories and sometimes tears of when things were right with the world.


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Not That You Asked…

It’s a Start

I took the Simplex out for a walk earlier this week and other than after glow aches and pains it felt good. Good to be out in the fresh air and good to be thinking about fun things for a change. Found a few clad but refrained from digging anything over three or four inches. Temps are wicked right now and the ground didn’t want to budge. Continue reading


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Downloads – A Sign of Things to Come?

Fixes now, upgrades next?

I’m loving the current battle between the two most recent detectors to hit the scene. It’s a battle to see which detector can outperform the other and I suspect it’s a battle to see which engineers can outwit the other, all being done under the guise of marketing and via downloads. Continue reading


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Back into the Swing of Things (Kinda…)

Getting back into the swing of things or back to normal just doesn’t happen when you’ve lost a loved one. It’s a hole in your heart that will be there forever so bear with me….

Next I want to thank you all for your cards, emails, prayers and condolences. They’re greatly appreciated. As for services the only gathering we will have is a celebration of Fay’s life and that will take place May 1st. Details are at the end of her obit. Continue reading


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It’s Been a Long and Very Hard Day….

Very early this morning I lost my wife, my friend and my companion of 55 years. Despite that fact that her passing was expected it was hard…very hard. Continue reading


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