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Toilet fixedHouse
[18-Jan-2022]
Toilet is finally fixed. It hasnt leaked for two days now. It took removing the tank and covering the inside with Flex Seal.

Also removed the cover from a compass Ive had since Boy Scouts. The plastic became so yellow it was hard to see the face, and it made it obvious there was a plastic covering. Its so much easier to turn now.

Set my pants on fire while burning weeds with the torch. Bottom of the crappy jeans are all messed up. Destroyed some shoe laces. No injury.

Legendary LighthousesBooks
[08-Jan-2022]
by John Grant
History: 198 pages

Short essays on dozens of lighthouses around the county. Goes with the PBS tv series.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

CryoburnBooks
[07-Jan-2022]

Cryoburn by Louis McMaster Bujold.
Sci-Fi: Space Opera: 345 pages.
Volume 13 in the series Vorkorsigan.

Miles finds trouble even when he shouldnt. Investigating a simple cyrofreezing proposal he manages to get kidnapped and bring down several major corps and possibly a whole planets system of government.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)

Laminate floorHouse
[27-Dec-2021]
Put back the laminate floor from where the toilet leaked finally. Not sure why I was missing some large pieces and had extra small ones. Also lost some molding in the process.

Got the new hive equipment dipped and started painting it. Had to move it into the garage since it looks like rain.

Weather station off line again (and has been for a while). Too foggy in the morning and the oak tree blocks the sun half the day so it wont charge. Cant even get the rain gauge to work at all. Thinking of replacing the whole thing.

Laminate floorHouse
[27-Dec-2021]
Put back the laminate floor from where the toilet leaked finally. Not sure why I was missing some large pieces and had extra small ones. Also lost some molding in the process.

Got the new hive equipment dipped and started painting it. Had to move it into the garage since it looks like rain.

Weather station off line again (and has been for a while). Too foggy in the morning and the oak tree blocks the sun half the day so it wont charge. Cant even get the rain gauge to work at all. Thinking of replacing the whole thing.

Comet LeonardAstronomy
[22-Dec-2021]
Weather finally cleared up so was able to look. Found it down and to the left of Saturn abt 7pm. Unimpressive binocular object.

Weather stationMain Page, Computer/Web pages
[24-Nov-2021]
Weather station is back online. Had to replace the temp sensor entirely and the box that automatically rebooted the pc if it went off line seems to have died last week. Missed the freezing or just below temp from last night which was the first frost at least of the year. Inside the temp read at 27 when I got up but i think that was because the sensor as exposed. All the nearby temps were 30.

Lunar EclipseAstronomy
[19-Nov-2021]
Overcast at 2:30am, could find the moon but couldnt even tell it was eclipsed. Overall better at 4:30 but a patch of clouds right over the moon. Nice and clear by 5:10, watched to the end. Scanned the sky for Comet Leonard but didnt find it, might need to actually use a chart to see where it is since the chart I saw was for it in a week or more.

GardenHouse
[15-Nov-2021]
There were a number of unusual things in the garden this year. Sugarcane didnt do well at all. Its barely 2ft high and just a single stalk. Managed to pick most the okra this year, there are bags of it in the freezer now. Lemon tree has a whole 2 lemons on it where usually it has several dozen. Oranges seem to be ripening early. Peppermint out font did well for half the year then started dying in the middle. Edges are still good and green but there is a dead spot right in the center. The bay tree has been a problem all year. Branches keep dying, leaves turn brown. I cut them off and a new branch does the same. Not sure what is wrong with it.

2nd BathroomHouse
[19-Sep-2021]
Went in the second bathroom for the first time in weeks. There was water on the floor and when I went to get a towel could feel it under the laminate in the hallway. Toilet was leaking at the input line. Dried it, removed all the molding and the laminate in the hall and closet. It doesnt look like and of the drywall is wet. Replace everything on the toilet but the ceramic (wax ring, internals) just to be sure. Still have to put the laminate and molding back but letting some paint dry since it was easier to paint it while it was all down than on the wall.