Go Back   Freethought Forum > The Public Baths > Lifestyle

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 06-27-2023, 01:03 AM
Pyrrho's Avatar
Pyrrho Pyrrho is offline
Man in Black
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Over here.
Gender: Male
Posts: MDCLX
Default Re: That which I have actually gotten done today

Hmm at our house we had someone replace porch lights and discovered that previous inhabitants had run "Romex" from the other porch light, okay enough, and over the door and back out through a hole to the other porch light, and extended the Romex using speaker wire, double strands connected to the ground wire, and split the other double strand at each end, one connected to "white" and the other to "black" and our guy deftly connected them and created an impressive short circuit which fortunately threw the breaker. Everything was liberally wrapped in electrical tape.

I had them remove the second porch light. I removed all of the tape, capped the Romex wires, taped the caps in place, and have encapsulated that end in a legitimate receptacle. Can't tear off the wall at this time to disconnect stuff in a civilized way.

This way, it won't short again.
__________________
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
--
Official Bunny Hero :bugs:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Ari (06-27-2023), Crumb (06-27-2023), JoeP (06-27-2023), lisarea (06-27-2023), slimshady2357 (06-27-2023), Sock Puppet (06-27-2023), specious_reasons (06-27-2023), vremya (06-27-2023)
  #52  
Old 07-15-2023, 10:12 PM
specious_reasons's Avatar
specious_reasons specious_reasons is online now
here to bore you with pictures
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: MVDCCVI
Images: 8
Default Re: That which I have actually gotten done today

Today is lots of small activities which needed to get done.

Mowed the lawn because it was getting hard to find dog poop. I mowed part of the median - I'm trying to push back some of the vines/holly bushes and stuff in the median to give the old dog a better walking path. I clipped all of the blackberry vines and other thorny pest plants so they don't take over the median.

I replaced a light bulb in the kitchen. It's been out for a week, but I had to drive to the store to pick up more bulbs. I took out the garbage and recycling.

I read some of my library book. This book is making me think I need to buy more equipment to get the photos I desire. Maybe I need to add a polarized filter for my macro lens on my wishlist.

The day is still pretty young, but I think the rest of it is going to be estate related activities.
__________________
ta-
DAVE!!!
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (07-16-2023), JoeP (07-16-2023), lisarea (07-16-2023), slimshady2357 (07-16-2023), viscousmemories (07-16-2023)
  #53  
Old 07-15-2023, 10:46 PM
LarsMac's Avatar
LarsMac LarsMac is offline
Rambling Old Fart
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: On the Road again
Gender: Male
Posts: MMLXXXVIII
Default Re: That which I have actually gotten done today

Finally got the Mrs out of the house without having any Doctor appointments.
It's a beautiful day, not terribly hot. We just drove in to town for some errands.
then off down the highway for a drive in the country.
When she settled down and took a nap, I just wandered that back roads for a while.
A lot of the farmers are finally getting their Winter Wheat cut and ready for Market.
The Corn crop is going to be planted late this year, 'cause of the rains finally quitting. Rain was a blessing and a curse. Farmers don't like all the fish ponds that are still out there in the middle of their fields.

A couple of years ago none of that would have been of any meaning to me, but now those are the kinds of things that get talked about at the Coffee shop.
__________________
“Don't just embrace the crazy, sidle up next to it and lick its ear.” ― Jim Wright.
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (07-16-2023), JoeP (07-16-2023), lisarea (07-16-2023), slimshady2357 (07-16-2023), viscousmemories (07-16-2023)
  #54  
Old 09-04-2023, 06:56 PM
ChuckF's Avatar
ChuckF ChuckF is offline
liar in wolf's clothing
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Frequently about
Posts: XXCCXLIX
Images: 2
Default Re: That which I have actually gotten done today

I don't know why we decided that a 95 degree Labor Day is the ideal time to repot an aloe plant that has needed repotting for at least 3-4 years, but we did. And now about $50 in potting soil and pots later, I am exhausted. It was kind of amazing how much the soil had degenerated. We repotted 9 aloe plants from it. We'll see what lives and what does not.
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Ari (09-04-2023), BrotherMan (09-05-2023), ceptimus (09-05-2023), Crumb (09-05-2023), JoeP (09-04-2023), LarsMac (09-04-2023), slimshady2357 (09-04-2023), Sock Puppet (09-06-2023), Stephen Maturin (09-05-2023), viscousmemories (09-04-2023)
Reply

  Freethought Forum > The Public Baths > Lifestyle


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.20333 seconds with 15 queries