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Sunday, June 19, 2022 3:51 PM

BRENDA


I'm okay Jack and the computer and modem seem to have settled down. But I will be keeping an eye on them just for safety's sake.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 4:19 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Fantastic day in the garage.

There was no way I was going to do all of this in one day, but I worked until 10PM and made the most of it.

Before I built those shelves, I bent and ran pipe through the walls and put four boxes in and also ran wire through, but never did any more than that at the time. I also bent and ran the pipe through the back wall to put two boxes there. Today, all of that was connected to the main. It all comes in the garage with 12gauge wire, and it's on two separate 20 Amp circuits. All of the lights and the overhead door opener are on one circuit. All of the outlets are on the other circuit.

On the side wall and the back wall I now have 20 outlets. Obviously even with a 20 Amp circuit if I ran a bunch of stuff on all of them at once it would blow the circuit, but that's not the point. I want to be able to plug in stuff anywhere I want to without any hassle.

I also repurposed one of my two switches by the service door. One controlled the lights over my main work bench on the side wall opposite of the new outlets, and the other one controlled four outlets below the switch box. Now those four outlets are powered all of the time, and the second switch controls the overhead lights.

I've only installed two of the four I will be installing, but they are BRIIIIIIIGHT!!!!!

It was a good day.



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just as an aside... you might want to have a light plugged into that second circuit. That way, if the light circuit breaker pops, you'll still have light in the garage to be able to find your way around. Most rooms, if wired properly, are serviced by at least two different circuit breakers so they will never be entirely without electricity if a circuit breaker blows.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 4:34 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

6IXSTRINGJACK:
You don't have A/C? Is it getting hotter than usual for you up there? I don't remember you having an issue like this last summer.

BRENDA: No I don't have AC and that would be great for the computer and such but would make me too cold.

Keeping the curtains closed last summer seemed to work but this year. I don't know what is happening. I've got the fan on the modem and that seems to have snapped the computer back into shape.

It was either yesterday or Thursday that I couldn't get the tower to shut off and that was when I brought out the fans for everything. That got the tower and stuff to snap back. So I am at it again today.

The wiring overloading is what set off the smoke detector a couple of months ago


Oh dear! This is where I came to a screeching halt.

You had a wiring overload that actually caused smoke and set off a smoke detector??? That's some serious shit bc that could start a fire and burn the building down!

The circuit breaker should have shut the current off to prevent that! Was it the wires in the wall that overheated, or an electric/electronic device that overheated?

AFA your modem and monitor... modems that seriously overheated should be replaced. Many monitors have ventilation slots and internal fans. Vacuum the slots out if they're clogged.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 5:41 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Fantastic day in the garage.

There was no way I was going to do all of this in one day, but I worked until 10PM and made the most of it.

Before I built those shelves, I bent and ran pipe through the walls and put four boxes in and also ran wire through, but never did any more than that at the time. I also bent and ran the pipe through the back wall to put two boxes there. Today, all of that was connected to the main. It all comes in the garage with 12gauge wire, and it's on two separate 20 Amp circuits. All of the lights and the overhead door opener are on one circuit. All of the outlets are on the other circuit.

On the side wall and the back wall I now have 20 outlets. Obviously even with a 20 Amp circuit if I ran a bunch of stuff on all of them at once it would blow the circuit, but that's not the point. I want to be able to plug in stuff anywhere I want to without any hassle.

I also repurposed one of my two switches by the service door. One controlled the lights over my main work bench on the side wall opposite of the new outlets, and the other one controlled four outlets below the switch box. Now those four outlets are powered all of the time, and the second switch controls the overhead lights.

I've only installed two of the four I will be installing, but they are BRIIIIIIIGHT!!!!!

It was a good day.



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Falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus

just as an aside... you might want to have a light plugged into that second circuit. That way, if the light circuit breaker pops, you'll still have light in the garage to be able to find your way around. Most rooms, if wired properly, are serviced by at least two different circuit breakers so they will never be entirely without electricity if a circuit breaker blows.



Well, aside from the garage door opener, there won't be much load on that 20AMP circuit with all of the lights because new LED tech is awesome and I can keep the entire garage lit up for less than half the wattage my dusty old 2-lamp halogen work lights used to put out. They're 60 watt 4-panel bulbs that put out 5,000 lumens each. 30,000 LUMENS BABY! So to use all 6 at one time would be 40 watts less than one of those halogen bulbs used to cost to run. (I'm really thinking about getting rid of that thing now that I have cordless LED alternatives that are ALMOST as good as it was)

Even if I had all 6 of those lights on (360 watts), my garage door opener running (600 peak watts), and the four not-very bright halogen bulbs over my work bench that I'm going to replace soon (360 watts), that would still be only 1320 watts which is safely 400+ watts under what a 15 AMP circuit can handle, and this circuit is 20 amps.

The bigger concern would be the fact that I have all of my outlets prone to a heavy load all on a the other circuit, but I'd have to be running about 3 of them in tandem to overload the circuit so I'm not worried about that. I've only got two hands.



In fact, just because it's easier, I will probably add the external outlet at the front of the garage to the first light breaker, which would make it the only thing that would take on a bigger load other than the garage door opener. It's most likely only going to be used for power washing the driveway. But since the average power usage of a power washer is 1,500 watts, I'm going to want to make sure I don't have all the lights on in my garage and I'm opening the garage door while I'm using it.





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Sunday, June 19, 2022 6:49 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

6IXSTRINGJACK:
You don't have A/C? Is it getting hotter than usual for you up there? I don't remember you having an issue like this last summer.

BRENDA: No I don't have AC and that would be great for the computer and such but would make me too cold.

Keeping the curtains closed last summer seemed to work but this year. I don't know what is happening. I've got the fan on the modem and that seems to have snapped the computer back into shape.

It was either yesterday or Thursday that I couldn't get the tower to shut off and that was when I brought out the fans for everything. That got the tower and stuff to snap back. So I am at it again today.

The wiring overloading is what set off the smoke detector a couple of months ago


Oh dear! This is where I came to a screeching halt.

You had a wiring overload that actually caused smoke and set off a smoke detector??? That's some serious shit bc that could start a fire and burn the building down!

The circuit breaker should have shut the current off to prevent that! Was it the wires in the wall that overheated, or an electric/electronic device that overheated?

AFA your modem and monitor... modems that seriously overheated should be replaced. Many monitors have ventilation slots and internal fans. Vacuum the slots out if they're clogged.

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If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake




I'm not sure that is just a guess. It could have been something simple as the battery dying in the smoke detector and instead of replacing it they just turned the device off.

I dust everything and as I told Jack. Everything seems to have settled down but I am watching it all carefully.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 9:53 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

6IXSTRINGJACK:
You don't have A/C? Is it getting hotter than usual for you up there? I don't remember you having an issue like this last summer.

BRENDA: No I don't have AC and that would be great for the computer and such but would make me too cold.

Keeping the curtains closed last summer seemed to work but this year. I don't know what is happening. I've got the fan on the modem and that seems to have snapped the computer back into shape.

It was either yesterday or Thursday that I couldn't get the tower to shut off and that was when I brought out the fans for everything. That got the tower and stuff to snap back. So I am at it again today.

The wiring overloading is what set off the smoke detector a couple of months ago


Oh dear! This is where I came to a screeching halt.

You had a wiring overload that actually caused smoke and set off a smoke detector??? That's some serious shit bc that could start a fire and burn the building down!

The circuit breaker should have shut the current off to prevent that! Was it the wires in the wall that overheated, or an electric/electronic device that overheated?

AFA your modem and monitor... modems that seriously overheated should be replaced. Many monitors have ventilation slots and internal fans. Vacuum the slots out if they're clogged.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake




I'm not sure that is just a guess. It could have been something simple as the battery dying in the smoke detector and instead of replacing it they just turned the device off.

I dust everything and as I told Jack. Everything seems to have settled down but I am watching it all carefully.

You might want to ask the bldg manager just to make sure that it's nothing important.

I can't imagine that they would be allowed, by law, to shut off a smoke detector in an apartment so I imagine it was something else. Just, yanno, as a point of nosiness.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:31 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

6IXSTRINGJACK:
You don't have A/C? Is it getting hotter than usual for you up there? I don't remember you having an issue like this last summer.

BRENDA: No I don't have AC and that would be great for the computer and such but would make me too cold.

Keeping the curtains closed last summer seemed to work but this year. I don't know what is happening. I've got the fan on the modem and that seems to have snapped the computer back into shape.

It was either yesterday or Thursday that I couldn't get the tower to shut off and that was when I brought out the fans for everything. That got the tower and stuff to snap back. So I am at it again today.

The wiring overloading is what set off the smoke detector a couple of months ago


Oh dear! This is where I came to a screeching halt.

You had a wiring overload that actually caused smoke and set off a smoke detector??? That's some serious shit bc that could start a fire and burn the building down!

The circuit breaker should have shut the current off to prevent that! Was it the wires in the wall that overheated, or an electric/electronic device that overheated?

AFA your modem and monitor... modems that seriously overheated should be replaced. Many monitors have ventilation slots and internal fans. Vacuum the slots out if they're clogged.

-----------
Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake




I'm not sure that is just a guess. It could have been something simple as the battery dying in the smoke detector and instead of replacing it they just turned the device off.

I dust everything and as I told Jack. Everything seems to have settled down but I am watching it all carefully.

You might want to ask the bldg manager just to make sure that it's nothing important.

I can't imagine that they would be allowed, by law, to shut off a smoke detector in an apartment so I imagine it was something else. Just, yanno, as a point of nosiness.

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You have a point.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:31 PM

BRENDA


Gotta find some canned air on my travels for all the electronics I got around here.

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Monday, June 20, 2022 3:42 AM

SIGNYM

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I'v helped hubby take apart all kinds of PCs but I've never seen him take a monitor apart. My guess is it's not recommended. You can vacuum out the vents, but the canned air IMHO only works if you can get at a processor heat sink, which is a finned affair with a fan on top of it. Dust usually collects between the fins and can be blasted out with compressed air. Here is a typical PC heat sink and fan



But AFAIK those components, while reasonably accessible in a desktop PC, are buried inside monitors and laptops and can't be easily accessed. Maybe SIX has better info.

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Monday, June 20, 2022 8:39 AM

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I've never taken a monitor apart unless it was already dead, and just out of curiosity.

I've taken laptops and All-In-Ones apart though. I've replaced two broken fans in AIOs and switched out hard drives in two AIOs and a few laptops. If you want to open one up for any reason, I'd get the model number and do a search on YouTube. I've always been able to find a video on how to open any model I've tried opening before. It's useful because even though a lot of the screws are easy to spot, you're always going to have one or two that are cleverly hidden out of sight that will ruin your day.

It's not really something I would recommend anybody do though. There is a reason that the companies make these things so hard to crack open, and why any warranties that are on them are voided if you do it. I'd consider it a last resort thing where you're ready to throw it out, because there is probably a good chance that you will end up throwing it out after opening it.


Brenda isn't a smoker though, and she seems to be a lot more meticulous about dusting than I usually am.

I'm just a little confused at her situation because I've had computers loaded with nicotine and dust over the years that didn't have overheating problems unless it reached the mid 80's, at which point I would have to open the case and point a small fan directly in there to keep it going.

My current computer doesn't even have the correct CPU fan on it. The old fan was beyond repair and I ended up snatching one from an old mother board before my house dehoard, putting it on with thermal paste and only screwing it down in one corner because it was too large for the newer CPU mounting brackets. It's still been working like 2 or 3 years after that, but it probably shouldn't be.



I've had monitors fail, but it was never a slow burn. It was an immediate thing where it just worked one day and the next day it wouldn't even turn on. I've never had a modem fail on me.

On top of all of these other conditions, it was in rooms that could get so hot that most human beings wouldn't find the conditions acceptable.



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Monday, June 20, 2022 1:05 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk. Got a couple of small things to do. Looks nice and sunny out anyways. :)

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Monday, June 20, 2022 1:13 PM

SIGNYM

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Thanks for weighing in, SIX.

*****

Looks like my gardening will be on "pause" for the next seven days. Since summer is definitely here I changed my schedule to accomodate the higher temps, figuring if I got out early enuf ... say, 9:30 AM ... I could get in an hour of gardening without stressing my kidneys too much. Originally the temps for the upcoming week were predicted to be mostly in the low-to-mid 80s, which I could have dealt with, but now they're predicted to be in the mid-80s to 90, which no reasonable schedule change can accommodate. I'll try to sneak out and plant here and there, but not about to do major spade-work. It's a good thing I cleared enough additional space in between this week's DR appts for a row of beets and chives. The melons and okra are going to have to wait in their pots a bit longer. DEFINITELY going to have to keep everything well-watered so my plants don't croak!

There's plenty of indoor work to do, mostly cleaning, filing, and tidying up.

On a bright note, thanks to hubby's push, dear daughter got her new (5G) phone. We managed to xfer off all of her texts (she only had, like, 5000+ of them! I personally delete all of mine as soon as I can!), contacts, and pictures. It turns out that the detailed pix properties like camera type, exposure, and (importantly) time and date stamp were NOT part of the picture file but were kept by the phone in a separate file, so the date didn't xfer over with the pix. But dear daughter manually prepended the date to each file name. There were about 260 pix, and it took her a long time, but she stuck with it. I'm proud of her!



Well, time to get cracking! I've still got a lot of catching up to do.

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Monday, June 20, 2022 4:57 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and it can't make up its mind if it wants to stay sunny or cloud over.

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Monday, June 20, 2022 8:04 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Everybody in the heat stay cool and drink plenty of fluids.

Hot one here today in the mid 90's. 100 degrees again tomorrow. Hopefully next week breaks that streak and this doesn't become a Tuesday thing for us this year.

Built up some social credit today, and will be doing so for a while. Hopefully everyone stays alive long enough to pay it back one day.





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Monday, June 20, 2022 11:30 PM

BRENDA


My corner of BC is suppose to start summer in a rain. Then dry out by the weekend. So we shall see.

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Monday, June 20, 2022 11:32 PM

BRENDA


In other news from BC, a 700 pound, 10 foot long sturgeon was caught on the Upper Fraser river near Lillooet. First time sturgeon fisherman got it. It was tagged then let go. The sturgeon is an endangered species in Canada. This one was thought to be around 100 years old.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 1:02 PM

BRENDA


Out for a walk soon on a cool start to summer.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 1:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Everybody in the heat stay cool and drink plenty of fluids.

Hot one here today in the mid 90's. 100 degrees again tomorrow. Hopefully next week breaks that streak and this doesn't become a Tuesday thing for us this year.

Built up some social credit today, and will be doing so for a while. Hopefully everyone stays alive long enough to pay it back one day.





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Oh jeez, that's hot!!! And it's prolly humid, too! Stay hydrated, and don't forget the salt.

So, what are you doing, and who're you doing it for, huh huh huh???
Just being nosy.



*****

I'm sure your summer will heat up soon BENDA. At least, I hope it will.


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I finally got to meet the lady down the street. The yard and house are very tidy on the outside, but for the longest time I thought it was a vacant repo just being looked after by a bank bc I never saw anyone there and there was no car in the driveway. I FINALLY saw a lady doing some weeding a few months ago, but she was a little too far away to introduce myself, but yesterday she was at the curb so I stopped to chat, introduced myself and exchanged numbers. It turns out she was on chemo 8 years ago for lymphoma, but she seems quite healthy now.

Got a bunch of stuff done indoors, mopped the kitchen floor and did a big kitchen cleanup, did some online comparison shopping for supplements with dear daughter as she was quite anxious to get that done and I DID promise, and today I'll do a lot more indoor stuff that got put off bc of yardwork and dr appts. My gosh, staying healthy is a full-time job! I thought once the cheno and radiation were done there wouldn't be such a parade of Dr appts, but no.

I'll do a few minutes outdoors, walk the dog, and then xfer my attention to the piles of work indoors. A friend dropped off some household items yesterday that she wasn't using and I have to put those away for sure and just, in general, tidy up, which will make cleaning a lot easier. Also refill meds, soak my feet while I sort the mail.

FINALLY. I'm supposed to do soak my feet AND sort the mail every week and haven't managed for three. Every day I say to myself I'm going to take the day in an orderly fashion and every day I get caught up in a whirlwind of what I need to do with/for the family.
Well, time to get cracking, as the Scots say.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:30 PM

BRENDA


Only if it can make up its mind and as long as another heat dome doesn't land on top of BC again. That's what happened last June.


For today it was cloudy and cool when I went out but dry then on my way back it started spitting on me and now the sun is out. However the weather icon has rain drops on it, so just have to see.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:25 PM

BRENDA


The rain did arrive at around 4:30pm. Suppose to dry out tomorrow by the afternoon. Just have to see.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:52 AM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Only if it can make up its mind and as long as another heat dome doesn't land on top of BC again. That's what happened last June.


For today it was cloudy and cool when I went out but dry then on my way back it started spitting on me and now the sun is out. However the weather icon has rain drops on it, so just have to see.

The weather is very confused here too!

Originally it was supposed to be low to mid-80s, then they changed the forecast to mid-80's to 90+ (yesterday it was 93). Now I see there's a chance of showers (RAIN????) tomorrow AM and a bit of a cool-down from predicted- bck to mid-80s for the most part.

Like you say, just have to wait and see.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:26 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Only if it can make up its mind and as long as another heat dome doesn't land on top of BC again. That's what happened last June.


For today it was cloudy and cool when I went out but dry then on my way back it started spitting on me and now the sun is out. However the weather icon has rain drops on it, so just have to see.

The weather is very confused here too!

Originally it was supposed to be low to mid-80s, then they changed the forecast to mid-80's to 90+ (yesterday it was 93). Now I see there's a chance of showers (RAIN????) tomorrow AM and a bit of a cool-down from predicted- bck to mid-80s for the most part.

Like you say, just have to wait and see.

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Yup, that sounds just like here.

Weather people last night said today is a transition day which means wet to dry and that dry is suppose to last until next Tuesday. That bad on that is a number of areas in BC are now under flood watch. This warm will bring snow melt that is already delayed hence the flood watches for certain rivers.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:28 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk in a bit. Bit of grocery shopping to do.

I am almost finished with my 2 week mouth rinse of salt water. That is good because I have forgotten a couple of times in the last couple of days. All stitches out and nice healthy skin in the area.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:13 PM

SIGNYM

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Glad that you're healing up w/o complication, BRENDA! If all of the stitches are gone and the gums are healed over you can prolly stop rinsing, but it's good that you're diligent.

*****

Speaking of CRAZY weather...

It's now 11AM. Since about 2AM we've had four nearly-rainless VIOLENT lightning storms roll thru. I don't know what going on in the atmo, but the bolts are heavy and long and the thunder - which booms on and on - sometimes shakes the house. As the storms pass overhead, they rain for maybe a minute... not enough to even break tree canopies... but, Oh my word! The LIGHTNING! The THUNDER! Unheard-of, for LA!!

And of course the dog trots around the house panting and barking bc she's not used to thunder, has no idea what it is. But the weather at ground level is still, warm, and humid. Very mild. So all of the drama is going on in the (low) clouds above our head. Since we're not getting any gusting (air that has risen, cooled, and dropped back to earth with a THUD!) or much rain, my guess is that we're getting very little vertical air movement but maybe a tremendous wind shear* overhead. (*Two layers of air moving rapidly past each other in different directions.)

Weird, is what it is.

Not taking the dog out for any long walks while the storms are overhead, I don't want to get struck by lightning!



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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 3:43 PM

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Come to think of it .. "dry lightning" causes a lot of wildfires across the west and into BC. So I guess it's not a weird as I thought, it just doesn't happen here very often.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Come to think of it .. "dry lightning" causes a lot of wildfires across the west and into BC. So I guess it's not a weird as I thought, it just doesn't happen here very often.

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Yeah, I healed up fine but since the dentist wasn't sure that's why the 2 weeks thing. I like being careful.

That is some crazy weather you got happening around you, SIG.

Certain areas of BC can get lots of dry lighting and that also contributes to wild fires that happen in province. In fact the weather map last night on the news was covered in lighting symbols for the Interior as well as rain.

Glad you are staying indoors and safe with the pooch.

Weather by me is nice, dry and sunny. Sitting at around 66F. Not overly warm but just nice.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:07 PM

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Both elevators were out this morning which means I had to walk down the stairs to get out. At least one is working now as I came back up in it.

Man, I will be so glad when the repair guys are finished. That should in theory be tomorrow. I just hope I don't have to walk down the stairs again to get out to go to mah jong.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Both elevators were out this morning which means I had to walk down the stairs to get out. At least one is working now as I came back up in it.

Man, I will be so glad when the repair guys are finished. That should in theory be tomorrow. I just hope I don't have to walk down the stairs again to get out to go to mah jong.

Seems it like they've been working on them for a long time! Sounds like they're being upgraded, not just repaired.

Well, I'm glad for your sake that they're being taken care of, and I will be even happier for you when they're finally done!


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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Both elevators were out this morning which means I had to walk down the stairs to get out. At least one is working now as I came back up in it.

Man, I will be so glad when the repair guys are finished. That should in theory be tomorrow. I just hope I don't have to walk down the stairs again to get out to go to mah jong.

Seems it like they've been working on them for a long time! Sounds like they're being upgraded, not just repaired.

Well, I'm glad for your sake that they're being taken care of, and I will be even happier for you when they're finally done!


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They have been. Think they started in April. They are being upgraded. They replaced one car and the other one is just electrical work from what I can gather.

Me too. I'm sure the last time the elevators had this much work on them would have been long before I moved in. So will I.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:14 PM

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This is the statistic I didn't want to become

Lightning Strike Suspected in Deaths of Woman and Dogs in Pico Rivera
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/weather-news/lightning-strike-kills-woma
n-pico-rivera-storm/2922163
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It WAS effing scary out there.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:19 PM

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This is the statistic I didn't want to become

Lightning Strike Suspected in Deaths of Woman and Dogs in Pico Rivera
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/weather-news/lightning-strike-kills-woma
n-pico-rivera-storm/2922163
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It WAS effing scary out there.


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Wow! SIG. That was some story and very scary for sure.

I'm very glad you stayed in. I would have stayed in too.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:20 PM

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Off to mah jong in the morning. Hoping for some good luck.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 11:21 PM

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My province until at least next Tuesday is looking at temps in the 80sF and possibly reaching as high as 90F. Certain rivers still on flood watch. This heat will bring snow melt and some storms up in the Interior.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:14 PM

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Dies being closer to the ocean mean more moderate temps for you? Cause that's pretty hot.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:19 PM

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Let's see... got some clearing out done yesterday, and chipping away at the yardwork an hour or so at a time in the AM. Did another 45 mins this AM (late start, coulifsll asleep until 5 AM!) and back to indoor tidying up/ throwing out. Everywhere I look, lots to do... which means a lot of progress possible.
Best get cracking!



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Thursday, June 23, 2022 4:47 PM

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Quote:

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Dies being closer to the ocean mean more moderate temps for you? Cause that's pretty hot.

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No, it doesn't. I'm too far away from the Fraser river being at the top of a hill apartment wise and shopping wise. Vancouver would be cooler as it sits right on the ocean.

Though there is a breeze out today. Weather people say the bulk of the heat will be over Sunday and Monday. I keep all the curtains closed during the heat of the day and make sure to have plenty of water and such. Also have a fan that I can turn on if I feel the need.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 4:49 PM

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Well, back from mah jong and all I got was the booby prize. 4 people playing at my table that includes me and I had one heck of a time trying to reach 1,000 points. I did but it took me well over an hour I am sure. I finished with just over 1,200 points. Oh well.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Well, back from mah jong and all I got was the booby prize. 4 people playing at my table that includes me and I had one heck of a time trying to reach 1,000 points. I did but it took me well over an hour I am sure. I finished with just over 1,200 points. Oh well.

I hope you didn't have any bad winners at your table. I hate playing with ppl like that!

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:25 PM

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Managed to defrost the breezeway freezer (my "meat locker") today. What a chore! But it was bugging me every time I looked inside! At least I won't have to do that again for six months.

Still chipping away at yardwork.

*****
Man, I just can't keep up with the changing weather forecast! But if this latest one is accurate, it'll be indoor work for the next five days, unless I can get out REAL early.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Well, back from mah jong and all I got was the booby prize. 4 people playing at my table that includes me and I had one heck of a time trying to reach 1,000 points. I did but it took me well over an hour I am sure. I finished with just over 1,200 points. Oh well.

I hope you didn't have any bad winners at your table. I hate playing with ppl like that!

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No and I had the highest score at my table. The top scores were at another table and I think there were only 3 playing there. Think there was 11 of us playing today. So 2 tables of 4 and 1 table with 3 playing.

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Friday, June 24, 2022 10:12 AM

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Found out I'm going to be going to a comedy show with my old man and my youngest brother. I haven't done anything with him outside of hanging around the house since our old man took us to Medieval Times when he was like 5 years old. That's going to be cool.

I'm going to take that opportunity to stay over a few nights at my Grandma's and get more work done over there. My aunt has been getting a monster amount of the crap I've cleared out to the curb for trash pickup every week despite the insane heat (100 degrees or above on Tuesday night the last two weeks). I told her to take a break from it this week and only found out last night that she didn't listen to me.

So all of the stuff should be out of the garage before I fill it again.


Today I go back out to the garage to get more electrical work done. It's going to be hot and miserable, but oh well. If I wait for a cool day to do it I might not be wrapping that up until September. At least it won't be 100 degrees.


Now that all of the trash I've been throwing out is gone except for one full can and the lawn stopped growing from lack of rain, I've got two large cans to get the rest of it out. I still have the best of the shelf/boards in there that I'm not going to throw out yet because I might want to use those to fabricate the sides and back of the two lower shelves in the pantry that will have drawer slides on them. One more reason to finally wrap that up so I can get that wood out. But I've got some large/long 1/4" plywood that I need to chop and throw out. It was up by the headers in the porch below the cedar and is pretty lousy wood. I wasn't going to use it for anything else other than putting it back up there, but I've decided that it's not going back up there and I'll either be putting paneling or drywall over everything in the end.

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Friday, June 24, 2022 1:24 PM

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Out for a walk in the sun in a bit. Just a couple of minor things to do. I just hope that the elevators are working today. They weren't yesterday morning when I went out for mah jong.

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Friday, June 24, 2022 4:26 PM

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Found out I'm going to be going to a comedy show with my old man and my youngest brother. I haven't done anything with him outside of hanging around the house since our old man took us to Medieval Times when he was like 5 years old. That's going to be cool.

I'm going to take that opportunity to stay over a few nights at my Grandma's and get more work done over there. My aunt has been getting a monster amount of the crap I've cleared out to the curb for trash pickup every week despite the insane heat (100 degrees or above on Tuesday night the last two weeks). I told her to take a break from it this week and only found out last night that she didn't listen to me.

So all of the stuff should be out of the garage before I fill it again.


Today I go back out to the garage to get more electrical work done. It's going to be hot and miserable, but oh well. If I wait for a cool day to do it I might not be wrapping that up until September. At least it won't be 100 degrees.


Now that all of the trash I've been throwing out is gone except for one full can and the lawn stopped growing from lack of rain, I've got two large cans to get the rest of it out. I still have the best of the shelf/boards in there that I'm not going to throw out yet because I might want to use those to fabricate the sides and back of the two lower shelves in the pantry that will have drawer slides on them. One more reason to finally wrap that up so I can get that wood out. But I've got some large/long 1/4" plywood that I need to chop and throw out. It was up by the headers in the porch below the cedar and is pretty lousy wood. I wasn't going to use it for anything else other than putting it back up there, but I've decided that it's not going back up there and I'll either be putting paneling or drywall over everything in the end.

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I know how you feel about not waiting for cooler weather! Altho I have to say, in your case cooler weather is a real possibility since you're apparently under an unusual "heat dome", so I presume it will move on at some point.

Quote:

Massive heat dome to bake large parts of US this week: ‘Like a convection oven’


https://nypost.com/2022/06/21/massive-heat-dome-to-bake-large-parts-of
-us-this-week
/

I super-overslept, making up for previous bad sleep, so I didn't get out in time this AM, but so far getting out early has been working for me.

Glad that you're getting out with your dad and bro!! Sounds like fun!

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Friday, June 24, 2022 4:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Out for a walk in the sun in a bit. Just a couple of minor things to do. I just hope that the elevators are working today. They weren't yesterday morning when I went out for mah jong.

I hope so too! It seems like the work is going in fits and starts... some work, then some lag time. I'll bet, seeing as these are elevators in a public bldg, that each step has to be inspected five times over, which might account for the long time they've been working on them

sigh. Safety is necessary, but I hope for your sake they finish soon!



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Friday, June 24, 2022 4:55 PM

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Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Out for a walk in the sun in a bit. Just a couple of minor things to do. I just hope that the elevators are working today. They weren't yesterday morning when I went out for mah jong.

I hope so too! It seems like the work is going in fits and starts... some work, then some lag time. I'll bet, seeing as these are elevators in a public bldg, that each step has to be inspected five times over, which might account for the long time they've been working on them

sigh. Safety is necessary, but I hope for your sake they finish soon!



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Yeah, this last week or so the guys seemed to be checking in more with inspectors and such from what I could hear.

But they are running today and it looks like they are finished. No workmen around and no equipment for today. Will know better on Monday as tomorrow is Saturday.

I got out though and it is a nice bright sunny day. Not too hot. Just right for my tastes.


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Friday, June 24, 2022 4:57 PM

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Computer temp says 22C which is around 74F.



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Friday, June 24, 2022 10:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
I know how you feel about not waiting for cooler weather! Altho I have to say, in your case cooler weather is a real possibility since you're apparently under an unusual "heat dome", so I presume it will move on at some point.



Boy I hope so. It's been miserable here almost every day for nearly 3 weeks. Looks like it will cool off Sunday and Monday, but right back to the hot temps after that... although it looks like not as hot as it has been which is nice.

I got two more lights up in the garage today and sealed up all the boxes except for one in the corner that needs to get to an outside outlet, and the one on the opposite corner that I'm going to fork off for the two final overhead lights and down along the wall on the side of the overhead door (the "half" part of the garage) for an outside outlet on that side. Somewhere in the mix I will be wiring up the outside light above the overhead door, but I haven't decided how I'm going to do that yet.

The last two overhead lights are going to require some construction on my part since they can't hang as low as the other four because they'd break right off the second I opened the garage door.




BRIGHT! BRIGHT! BRIGHT! I turned them on after it got dark outside and it was like the sun was burning in the garage.

20,000 lumens now!... and only 240 watts to power them.


It was a hot and miserable day to do the work up on those ladders though. It's got to be 20 to 25 degrees hotter up there than it is on the floor.



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Saturday, June 25, 2022 9:32 AM

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My old man says I don't need any more light in the garage from the pictures. From his perspective, he isn't wrong. But if I'm going to be working with wood out there, I'm going to need light sources from various angles. I want to be able to make marks and cuts wherever I'm standing at any time without worrying about dragging anything into the sweet spot.

The front of the garage is only slightly less bright than the center and the back end, but there will be shadows cast on that end without any light up there.

I managed building all of those shelves with only one very bright light in the center of the garage, but boy was that a pain always having to rotate around so I wasn't blocking the light.

I'm going to get what I can get done by around 6PM so I can clean up and do some shopping. I have some things to take back that I won't need and I have a few things I need to pick up that I didn't know I'd need.

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Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:02 PM

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Laundry day for me once I get up then a walk in the sunshine.

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Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:36 PM

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Aren't LEDs great??! So much light, so little power! when we replaced our garage fluorescents with LEDs it was like... er...night and day.

You're right about needing light from all angles. There is general lighting... enuf to get around a room... and then there's "task" lighting. People need bright light for detail work like marking and cutting, o'wise they really can't see what they're doing.
Glad you have a lot of photons in your garage now, SIX!

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