Tango’s Name has been changed…

See, Tango had a couple issues over the Boomershoot event.  On his way up his car had issues and had to go in the shop.  He figured that was his issue for the trip.  The answer to that question was a resounding, “NO”.

See, we got back to the hotel room to eat our dinner while waiting for a call from Phil so we could meet up and chat since we were all departing in the morning.  As the wife and I finish downing food our hotel room phone rings.  Odd, Phil was going to call my cell phone.

It was Tango informing us he was on the grade and his vehicle had just died.  He was in search of a tow truck and currently stranded.  Immediately I ask where he is because there’s a secondary problem.  He has a trailer behind him so depending on the tow truck that could be a problem.  New problem for me, I didn’t drive either truck.  I promptly call Phil and say, “We have a blogger in need of assistance.  Tango’s rig broke down coming down the grade.  He’s currently pulled off at the turn to the dam.”

Immediately he say’s he’s departing the restaurant and he’ll pick me up on the way out.

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Yes that’s Tango in the back right as the tow truck driver starts hooking up his rig.  Tango was quite pleased that the tow truck showed up.  Phil and the rest of us were actually planning on pulling his trailer back up to the Boomershoot site if necessary.

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Luckily the tow truck was flat bed.  He loaded Tango right up and then hitched up his trailer.

So at that point us bloggers needed to remain no more. Se we left his ass on the curb after taking this parting photo.

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After all was said and done and we were relaxing back at the place where RNS was staying Phil stated the following:  “Tango is no longer known as Tango, he shall be known as Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.”

Frankly I happen to agree.  WTF indeed.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.

About Barron Barnett

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.
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4 Responses to Tango’s Name has been changed…

  1. Curtis Dille says:

    Wtf indeed. This wasn’t the end of the problems either, we broke down again after being stuck in Orofino for two days.

  2. Tango says:

    Oh man, yup!  And we found out the problem was one. tiny. electrical. connection.  Most expensive electrical connection EVAR!

  3. Scott says:

    Barron’s memory is incorrect.  It was I who coined the new nickname.  You’re welcome.  It was inspired by one of my favorite beers by Lagunitas.

    •  Shit, I’m sorry Scott.  I thought Phil said it just as we got back to your place.  I vaguely remember you saying it in the back of the rig now though as we drove off.  I’ll update the post probably tomorrow.