Thursday, September 18, 2014
I need to go to the post office.
I have been doing some carpentry work at the house. I'm not a good carpenter, but I can do simple things like replacing boards in the porch, putting on a metal roof on the porch, etc. All of my buildings, as most people know, are cedar log. That's good in that bugs don't eat them, they don't split or crack, and they are great for keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer.
But a wooden house is like a wooden boat. You never stop fixing, replacing, or repairing.
I need to get into town and I guess tomorrow I will just declare a short hiatus on the projects I have going. I have some books, some magazines, and a few other things I need to get mailed off to friends. I guess I'll go in there, do that, and then go to the grocery store for more of the fizzy water I like. Also the grocery store is supposed to have ordered me a case of the dog's favorite dog biscuits and they should be in by now.
Still cool and dry here. The phones have been going out, on and off. I suppose the telephone company must be doing more work on the lines out here. They're in rough shape, some of our telephone lines have been in use since the days of the Rural Electrification Program.
I need some way to monitor the line current in the house. I know I could get an amp meter, but I have more in mind a meter I can just plug into an outlet that gives me a constant reading of the line current. I don't know if they make such a thing. I have battery backups on all my sensitive equipment, and the alarms have been going on and off intermittently for three days now. I called the EMC and they just gaffed me off. They lie about everything anyway so asking them what the problem is , becomes a waste of time. If I had some sort of meter, I could stand in front of it and look for spikes or dips , and perhaps keep a log.
Time to go feed the chickens.