June 20, 2004

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!!!

Remember I told you that Mookie had my gift delivered last weekend, but I wasn't supposed to open it? Well, the box has been sitting by the door ever since...

She bought me a hybrid motor to replace the one destroyed when the Air Munuviana lawn darted. Also in the box was a sonic beacon (aka "screamer") to replace the one from that flight as well. You may recall that I found the original still blinking at the bottom of the creek - that's pronounced "crick" by the way - and although the water ruined the piezo buzzer and it was silent, the battery powered the LED blinker for another week after the soaking. Doug Pratt had some fun with this one, because I'm the proud owner of an original "Ted Phipps Edition" waterproof sonic beacon. LOL I'm not even going to open the packaging, this instantly became a keepsake.

Thanks Mookie. Thanks Doug. Gotta build a new rocket for the motor. :D

Posted by Ted at June 20, 2004 06:51 AM
Category: Rocketry

Happy Father's Day, Ted!
I have until 3:30 to figure out what to get my dad. I wish I could still impress him with pencil cups made from old orange juice cans.

Posted by: nic at June 20, 2004 08:13 AM

My pleasure, Ted. I got a big kick out of tinkering together a waterproof Microbeacon for you. It may have cost you a rocket, but that flight is one of the best stories I've heard.

Now get to work and build something just as neat for that motor!

My Fathers Day present was the complete set of digitally-remastered DVDs of THUNDERBIRDS. Yee ha! This stuff is just as good as I remember it. I set up the TV in front of the treadmill, so I can lose a little weight while I'm reliving my childhood. FAB!

Posted by: Doug Pratt at June 20, 2004 11:07 AM

Happy Fathers' Day to you, Ted.

What an awesome gift -- you've trained your daughter well!

Posted by: John Lanius at June 20, 2004 02:13 PM

*Grins* I'm batting a 1000 this year in the gift department... hehe. For mothers day I got my mom a really nice bracelet she's been eyeing...

Now if only good gifts weren't Quite so expensive.

Posted by: Mookie at June 21, 2004 11:59 AM

Happy Dad's Day, Ted! That Mookie sounds like one terrific gal. And props to you for not having the urge to sneak a peek at the gift!

Posted by: dawn at June 21, 2004 10:21 PM
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