There is a saying here in America

and probably other countries, too. It’s for when things don’t work out quite up to your expectations. The phrase that is used is “Guess I’m a day late and a dollar short”.

I have to make an alternative.  “Guess I’m a day early and a dollar up!”  Because, when I came home from work today; and looked down while I was unlocking the door – this is what I saw:

‘Twas sitting right there, on the front stoop – waiting me to pick it up and bring it inside. And it arrived a day early!  According to the e-mail that I had received from the folks in Aptos, I was not expecting this until tomorrow.

Upon opening the box, I saw now nice and neatly everything was packaged:

The errata sheet, followed by the manuals (building and owner’s) and finally the boxes containing the goodies underneath.

As long as this has taken, I am in no glorified, all Hell bent, gotta-get-it-done-now rush.  I am going to spend tonight clearing off my worktable in the shack, and will take some time to re-read the construction manual – again.  Right now, if nothing comes up out of left field, I am anticipating construction being completed over the next two evenings.

Pictures and details to follow.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!

Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “There is a saying here in America”

  • Larry KL7IBV:

    Congrats Larry. Elecraft has a great reputation.

    73, Larry KL7IBV


    Congrats.Wish you all the best.

    73s sam

  • Wade KJ4WS:

    Hello Larry,
    There is another saying out there. ” I will get one when my Rich Uncle gets out of the Poor House.” Please, keep us Poor Folks updated that we may ” Live the Dream ” with you. Maybe,I will own one in 15 or 20 years.

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