- 12 volt battery operated siren horn - $25 on debit MasterCard
- Assorted wires, wire ties, cabling, duct tape and a pile of AA batteries - $ 34 on debit MasterCard
- The ability to scare the living daylights out of your wife, your dogs and any drivers who dare to ignore you – priceless!
A few months later, Bill decided that the horn still wasn’t quite enough, so he and Howard, in a tequila/scotch inspired brainstorming session, determined that "launchable" rockets were in order. You know...like Top Gun. Howard headed back to Port Orford, enlisted the assistance of the local cub scout troop (he was a pack master) and returned to California a few weeks later with some very lifelike looking rockets – minus the gun powder - which were promptly mounted to the underside of the laptop tray on the wheelchair. Success!
The "boys" spent the remainder of Bill’s life trying to figure out how to actually launch the rockets without blowing up Bill, the chair or the surrounding neighborhood! Given enough time, I fear they may have succeeded. Thank goodness...the world will never know!