And now we bake…

23 Jun

After the excessively rainy Spring we jumped straight into the high 90’s and low 100’s, making this one of the most hostile years to metal detecting thus far. It’s a good thing that I get to metal detect the beach for the first time soon, to make up for the utter lack of metal detecting time in my life. I have gone a few times at lunch time to sweat a pint. I am mostly using the Compadre because to be honest, sometimes I get tired of all the bells and whistles on my XP Deus. Hunting with the Compadre eliminates the all too annoying habit of talking myself out of digging a target. The ol’ Compadre beeps and that’s it. No depth indicator, no VDI, no nothing. Yesterday for example, I went to a site that I have hunted heavily, and got a hit-and-miss signal. Iffy as hell. The target turned out to be a jack, from the old game girls used to play, you know, one of those star looking things that was only 3 inches deep. Finding that jack with such a bad signal got me to thinking about all the odd-shaped jewelry in the ground. I can think of earrings and pendants that may be oddly shaped and which may give a choppy foil signal. I am almost 100% sure that if I had gotten this signal with Maurice, I would have left the jack in the ground. Thusly goes the Compadre. Dig it it said; and I did. I hope the next such signal will net me some yellow stuff. Meanwhile I continue to plot about a way to acquire a Blisstool v6. Then there are rumors and insinuations from XP about version 4 of the software coming out sometime in early 2016 which is so revolutionary that it requires a new coil, which I am sure will cost around $500 American. Ah the money I spend on this hobby! I continue to justify it by telling myself that I don’t drink (one or two beers a year), I don’t smoke, and I don’t patronize the girly bars. AND this hobby has been the heck of a lot cheaper than my addiction to growing vegetables. Delicious as they were, my tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers came in with a hefty price tag. So we will see. Meanwhile, stay cool. Thank you for stopping by.


3 Responses to “And now we bake…”

  1. Dick Stout June 23, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Damn, just when I thought you were talking common sense about the “bells and whistles” thing, you bring up the Blisstool. Brother, can you spare a dime?

    As for the heat, I understand completely. Just went to the grocery store and came home soaked….

    As for the bells and whistles? Save your money and buy those damn vegetables.

    • pulltabMiner June 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

      Right you are Dick. I need to replace my hobbies with the kind that don’t make me work so hard and make me get all sweaty, like stamp collecting…or politics

      • disc440 June 23, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

        Over the years I’ve witnessed a lot of home gardeners who thought they would grow their food, and while it’s a noble effort, I bet at least 90% of them decided it was a lot easier and cheaper to buy it. Between the heat, the expense, the bugs, the wildlife….etc,, We tried twice at two different homes we had.

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