Just Tired…

Just wanted to say that my absenteeism is not the result of my recent surgery or recovery. All is well in that area and I very much appreciate the enquiries and concern. This time around it’s my better half. Fay has been in the hospital now for 9 days and has gone through a battery of tests, scans, x-rays, blood tests and so far no good answers. Please send off your best vibes for a speedy recovery. Her problem is complex and not something I want to try to explain or share here. Continue reading


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You’all Need to Get a Life…

Last update I had wanted to get into the ongoing stink concerning the Deus II, The Nokta Legend, Minelab Equinox, the authorized and unauthorized testers, the naysayers, trolls, know it all’s and the gullible.  I couldn’t then but will give it a whirl now… Continue reading


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Have been trying to write something about the Legend/Deus II back and forth but can’t just yet. The mind is not in sync yet with the body or visa versa. Hard to explain, I’m sorry. They (the cardiac wizards) tell me this is not unusual after bypass surgery and that it will improve. I hope they’re right.

Here’s a repeat, maybe even a threepeat from February 2016 that somehow seems to fit the occasion. Hang in there with me please… Continue reading


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Slow Go…

Okay, still alive, though somedays just barely. Still feeling weak and tired but getting around some and hoping rehab will help me gain my strength back. Had post-op meeting with surgical group yesterday and all “seems” to be in order with regards to X-rays, blood work and wound. I’m also cleared to drive starting next week (look out Texas). Continue reading


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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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A Rambling Review of My 2021…

2021 was without a doubt better than 2020 but not by much. The times when COVID-19 wasn’t headlining the news were few and far between. Nonetheless we did get vaccinated and we did get out, or at least I, my family and most of my friends did. Continue reading


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