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Forum: General Talk 2 Days Ago  
What Do Fellow Pentaxians Do For A Living?
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 107
Views: 5,424
I'm retired for the 3rd time. It finally stuck. Haven't worked since 31 March 2013. Been "fully employed" with my 3 grandkids. Best "job" ever!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-02-2018, 11:32 AM  
Misc Dewman gets Arrested!
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Ah...what memories you're bringing back. I only had the "pleasure" of a launch (no landings) the day I left the carrier in a C2A COD (carrier onboard delivery) heading for Clark AFB, then on Travis AFB, then on to Treasure Island for discharge.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-29-2018, 12:44 PM  
Black & White Exit.... Stage LEFT!
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Yep, there was always something exciting happening on the flight deck. I was on USS Oriskany, CVA-34, and I watched a bundle of flight ops. Forgot about flight deck being wood. Think it was teak wood if I remember correctly.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-24-2018, 07:47 PM  
People An Old Man . . . . .
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 8
Views: 319
I had no idea you were so young! Must be the grandfatherly thing. Nothing better than holding a bundle of joy. My wife and I just had a 4-day "sleep over" (at their house) with our 2 grandchildren (5 yr old Sydney & 3 yr old Cooper) while parents were out of town celebrating their anniversary.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-15-2018, 09:14 AM  
People A true
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 4
Views: 258
They must be shy as I cant see them. :confused:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2018, 10:37 AM  
People My New Granddaughter!
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 21
Views: 545
She's gorgeous!! Can I hold her? Babies are so cuddly and smell so good (most of the time). It's great having a new granddaughter. I have a 5 year old "princess" (won't be another in our family). Hard to believe Claire is 13.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2018, 10:24 AM  
Abstract Canyonlands
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Nicely done. There are a lot of beautiful things to see there. My son and I were there mid-September last year.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-11-2018, 12:32 PM  
Landscape Retezat Mountains
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 13
Views: 414
That is a nice series. I particularly enjoyed the star bursts. Well done.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-08-2018, 08:24 PM  
Machinery Beautiful Brits
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 10
Views: 369
How many did you bring home? :):)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-28-2018, 07:25 PM  
Machinery Back in Time
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Yep, we had a maytag washer and 2 rinse tubs on the back porch. My brother and I had to fill everything with the garden hose, and yes, my brother caught his fingers in the wringer once, and only once. Guess he was a fast learner. :lol:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-22-2018, 11:56 AM  
A "What Should I Do" Thread
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 42
Views: 1,881
I agree with renting a lens or two before you go just to see what you want. Last September I rented a couple of lenses from Camera Lens Rental (from IN if I remember correctly) for a 2-week trip through Utah. They had good prices and super service. I contacted them mid-trip to ask for an extension and it was not problem at all. Not driving a "Fit" to AK? Just kidding, remember from Steves Digital forum that you drove one. Enjoy your trip.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-20-2018, 02:44 PM  
Machinery Packin' a Load!
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Thanks for sharing Dewman, seeing these photos really brings some fond memories. My ship (USS Oriskany, CVA-34) had a fair number of A-1's. I spent a lot of my free time on some of the upper levels watching take-offs and landings.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-14-2018, 12:48 PM  
Nature Winter storm Riley and beyond
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 19
Views: 603
You guys are being punished for losing the Super Bowl. :lol: Enjoy your month in the sun.
Forum: Sold Items 03-03-2018, 02:30 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K100D with 50-200mm f4-5.6 Lens
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Yep, it's still a good camera. Got mine from Ritz Camera about 10 years ago and I still use it periodically.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-03-2018, 02:23 PM  
Move Up from a K-5?
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
I'm 99% sure that I'm getting a K-3ii by the end of this year, and was thinking that new ones will probably be gone. If they are, I'll pick up a used one. You're right that there should be more in the market place by that time.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-26-2018, 01:42 PM  
Move Up from a K-5?
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
I'm thinking very seriously about a K-3ii (currently shooting 8 year old K-20D), and I am disappointed that K-3ii was officially discontinued. Guess I better make a decision before they are all gone.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 02-26-2018, 01:19 PM  
Prima Big Travel Tripod - only $59!
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Great price, but not tall enough at 53.9" - I'm 6'5"
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-26-2018, 01:15 PM  
May I introduce myself ? My name is HelenJo.
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 40
Views: 1,099
Welcome HelenJo, and I am a youngster at only 75. Lot of good people on this site.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-18-2018, 01:04 PM  
Landscape Moselle River
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Nicely done. Been up and down this river a fair number of times. Lived in Germany for 6 years.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-21-2018, 10:49 AM  
Machinery The Barrier
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Sorry so late in replying. Been laid up with a nasty cold (but thankfully no flu). I came aboard the Oriskany as soon as she returned for repairs. Repairs were made at Hunters Point Ship Yard and repairs took about 5-6 months (I think) and most of the crew was assigned to other local activities. I was assigned to Armed Forces Police (mixture of AF, Navy & Marines) at Alameda Naval Air Station and we covered Oakland area and San Francisco area. Those of us assigned to patrol Oakland were required to spend our free time in SF and vice versa. Rationale was for us not to fraternize clubs and bars that we patrolled. Worked fine for me as I got to spend a lot of time in SF. As soon as repairs were completed we headed back to Yankee Station in Tonkin Gulf. We were on station when Forrestal caught fire. For the most part, I enjoyed my Naval service. Got out 2 months early so I could go back to college.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-14-2018, 07:18 PM  
Machinery The Barrier
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Well done, Dewman. I was on the USS Oriskany CVA-34 about the time you were on the Ticondera. I served from 1964-1968 as a radioman, and served 22 months on Oriskany and spent a lot of time watching air ops. Saw 1 arrested landing (A-4 if memory serves me).
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-22-2017, 12:45 PM  
MacBook Pro 13 mid 2017
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
I went from a 17" Dell laptop (it died 1 month out of warranty and Dell wouldn't help, so bye bye Dell) to a 16 GB ram, 13" MacBook Pro (should have gotten the 15"), and I'm happy with it, but it did take a fair bit of time to adjust to the smaller screen. I'm giving myself the 27" iMac for Christmas.
Forum: General Talk 12-22-2017, 12:25 PM  
Are you buying a Christmas gift for yourself?
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 53
Views: 2,079
Many years ago my wife and I stopped giving each other presents for Christmas, birthdays, or anniversaries (we "recognized" our 50th anniversary 18 Dec). Over the years we realized that we were buying whatever we wanted when we wanted it - mostly, so nothing left for special days. I think my wife owns at least 1/2 of QVC (lot of boxes coming to our house), and I never say a word about anything she gets. This year, I'm giving myself a 27" iMac (with her permission of course). Current Dell desktop is 9 years old and so unreliable that I hate using it. If I turn it off, I'm looking at a 12-15 min boot up, if I'm lucky. 95% of the time I'm on my 13" MacBook Pro (should have gotten 15"), or iPad.
Forum: General Talk 12-22-2017, 11:58 AM  
Sad news
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Sorry to hear about his passing. He brought a lot of "life" to the old politics thread. I enjoyed his postings.
Forum: General Talk 11-12-2017, 09:14 AM  
Question for native english speaker
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 13
Views: 741
I was born and raised in the south and we were too poor to buy presents. :confused: J/K, we called it Secret Santa.
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