Friday, July 31, 2015

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - JUL 28 - 30

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Morning 71 Degrees, Wind variable 1 & gusting to 2 Mph, Humidity 96%, Partly sunny.
Afternoon 99 Degrees high for today, Wind variable 1, Humidity 65%,  
Partly cloudy with a sprinkling shower (0.1 inches) during the game tonight.

Burned insulation
center (of picture) is over temperature switch

Bonnie and I got Ariana to the high school game tonight and while they were warming up there were sprinkles off and on. They had a good game winning ten to six and got slightly wet in the process. It never really rained just sprinkling the whole game. The game lasted an hour and forty-five minutes. Chris and john came later as Ariana had to be there an hour before the game time.


Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Morning 74 Degrees, Wind ESE 4 & gusting to 8 Mph, Humidity 90%,  .
Afternoon 91 Degrees high for today, Wind SE 2 & gusting to 4 Mph, Humidity 52%,   
mostly sunny.

Running around retail, boy am I tired Bonnie and I were all over in different stores for retail therapy wears a boy out.

Buster's sun screens

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Thursday, July 30, 2015
Morning 74 Degrees, Wind variable 1 & gusting to 2 Mph, Humidity 83%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 95 Degrees high for today, Wind W 1 & gusting to 2 Mph, Humidity 58%,   
Partly sunny. Thunder but no lightening seen and no rain, but a nice eastern sky.

My big job today is picking up Ariana from the high school after drivers education class, she will be getting her drivers permit in November. 

An observation for my sun shades on Buster’s windshield. Here in North Carolina the wind has not been enough to be ripping them off the windshields. Once I got them set with the larger magnets there has not been any “wind” like we experience in Texas.

The hot water heater has been working fine all week. The nomenclature for the fuse is not good and in trying to “look” checking if the fuse is blown is not easy while it is installed. I did need to remove it to “see” if it was blown, John was doing that for me. With about eight fuses in the block two were five amp and the others were fifteen amp. I had taken our the other five amp fuse, that shutdown the bedroom air conditioner. It powers the thermostat circuit. 









Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Jul 25 -

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Saturday, July 25, 2015
Morning 63 Degrees, Wind variable 1 Mph, Humidity 97%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 88 Degrees high for today, Wind W 3 & gusting to 6 Mph, Humidity 41%,
mostly sunny.
Ariana (42) batting

Ariana’s traveling softball team showcase tournament weekend in Cary, North Carolina with her first game eight-thirty today dad had her there early for the warm up stretching before the game and throwing. Bonnie and I arrived in time for the first pitch. Games are timed at an hour and fifteen minutes they won three to one. The second game started at twelve-thirty they lost two to one. These were “pool games” to “seed the bracket. With the low scores they were seeded third for the next game at six, they lost big time, too much time off between games. Bonnie and I were there all day as team members and family's were to get food. we had brought a cooler with enough for the day. we had plenty of cold bottled water and other drinks, our shade canopy and chairs.
Ariana playing shortstop

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Sunday, July 26, 2015
Morning 65 Degrees, Wind variable 1 Mph, Humidity 97%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 90 Degrees high for today, Wind NW 3 & gusting to 4 Mph, Humidity 47%,

Bonnie and I canceled for the eight-thirty game for this morning, the team lost 1 - 0 and done as it was the teams second loss in the tournament bracket.

Later I took a ride with John to a work site he needed to check on. It is a Domino pizza store his company is remodeling. The demolition is done and floor tile is being laid and in a late afternoon check the framer has started his reconstructing studs. They started Saturday night, yes after getting home from the ball game he was at the job site for a few hours insuring the start got underway correctly. He also passed by on the way to the ball field. This job needs to be complete by Wednesday night for the store to reopen by Thursday noon.


Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Monday, July 27, 2015
Morning 73 Degrees, Wind variable 1 Mph, Humidity 97%, Partly cloudy.
Afternoon 89 Degrees high for today, Wind SSE 2 & gusting to 4 Mph, Humidity 45%,
Partly cloudy

Troubleshooting the water heater for twelve volt ignition and gas valve opening. Can not find the twelve volt source or fuse. I now find the level sensor’s get power from the same source not working at the panel where the water heater switch is located.

I finally, John found the fuse right there in the hallway fuse box. He was pulling them to get a better “look”, I had pulled one earlier and it was the control circuit for the roof air conditioner, stopped working. Anyway I needed to go for a five-amp blade fuse and after replacing that there was power at the switch and the level sensors were working normally. Now I need to replace some wire or re-insulate the wire with tape.










Sunday, July 26, 2015

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Jul 22 - 24

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Morning 70 Degrees, Wind NNW 3 & gusting to 7 Mph, Humidity 82%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 97 Degrees high for today, Wind S 5 & gusting to Mph, Humidity 65%,       Partly sunny.

Grand parent rest day


Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Thursday, July 23, 2015
Morning 74 Degrees, Wind SSE 7 & gusting to 10  Mph, Humidity 90%, Overcast.
Afternoon 83 Degrees high for today, Wind S 6 & gusting to Mph, Humidity 85%,   
afternoon and early evening shower (0.30 inches)

Bonnie complained about cold water shower this morning, me thinking back to last nights shower I realized there was less heat in the water. Doing the breakfast dish’s I was thinking Bonnie had turned on the hot water a while ago and it should be hot by now, and it was not. We had a lunch date with Cindy no time to troubleshoot this now but I did recheck the switch a couple of times and the igniter circuit light did not illuminate, no spark was taking place to light the propane gas.

We took Ariana to the high school scrimmage game and brought her home.

After coming home I checked and there was voltage and found the over temperature switch tripped. I could put twelve volts to the other side and get the propane gas to light.


Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Friday, July 24, 2015
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind NNE 2 & gusting to 6 Mph, Humidity 98%, overcast.
Afternoon 87 Degrees high for today, Wind S 4 Mph, Humidity 57%, mostly sunny.

Went to camping world for a replacement switch installed that the water heater fired up I closed the cover and latter the water is not as hot as it should be. After checking on line I found there maybe a blockage in the fire tube “soot” from the propane gas. Thinking about the few times I got the lights of propane there did seem to be “blow back” more than expected. When I opened the cover this time some wire had insulation burned off and the over temp switch had shut off the system again. 

Now cleaning out the fire tube and getting soot removed was the first order. New I have two new problems the burnt wire insulation and there is no power on the switch and can not find the fuse location. But we now have hot water as I am running twelve volts directly from the battery. That new switch package, there was two in there so I am now using the second one. Now to find the twelve volt source. 









Thursday, July 23, 2015

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Jul 20 - 21

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Monday, July 20, 2015
Morning 73 Degrees, Wind variable & gusting to 2 Mph, Humidity 97%, Partly sunny.
Afternoon 95 Degrees high for today, Wind W 2 & gusting to 4 Mph, Humidity 53%,  
mostly sunny.

“Moon Day” July 20, 1969 USA landed on our moon for the first time. I was part of the launch team for the Grumman Aircraft Company builder of Lunar Module.

Zane is is off for a week with the team in Myrtle Beach tournament. Yesterday was opening ceremonies and a individual skills competition, he won first place in running the bases. Other team members competed in other events.



Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Morning 73 Degrees, Wind SW 1 & gusting to 2 Mph, Humidity 92%,  .
Afternoon 95 Degrees high for today, Wind calm Humidity 85%, mostly sunny until the thunder clouds came, no rain where we were but around us in the evening. 
Ariana is interested in being a dental hygienist so today she is spending the morning at her dentist office learning the procedures, with me providing the transportation.

Scrimmage game for Ariana’s high school freshman and sophomore’s team about a half hour into that the umpire call lightening in the area. Ariana and her dad stayed in case the all clear came to return to the game, the game was over quick. Sitting there during that first part of the game I could see the flag hanging there next to the flag pole, no movement. But as we were driving out of the parking lot the trees they were a swaying back and forth in the wind.







Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Jul 15 - 19

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Morning 76 Degrees, Wind SW 3 & gusting to 6 Mph, Humidity 81%, Overcast.
Afternoon 88 Degrees high for today, Wind variable 1 & gusting to 3 Mph, Humidity 47%, mostly sunny.

Movie day with Zane and later baseball practice. Ariana had softball practice at the same time. And I had “my time”. I went back to the car to get my hat. Well it goes back further than that in the spring when I had the trouble with the battery I had separated the key from the key fob (electric lock opener) this way I could leave the engine running while in the store and unlock the car when I return. Well I never reconnected them, until today. I had unlocked the doors and with the fob still in my hand (not realizing that) reached for the hat now I cannot relock the car as the fob dropped as I got the hat. Looking “feeling my pockets” for the fob I cannot find it. But in feeling my pockets there is no wallet in the “wallet place. After Bonnie called “whats thaing so long to get a hat” she came to help me look for the fob. After moving the car no not falling under the car we start unloading to lift the third seat Bonnie found the fob. Now I drove back home and the wallet was sitting here on the computer desk. That was my practice.


Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Thursday, July 16, 2015
Morning 73 Degrees, Wind NNE 2 & gusting to 9 Mph, Humidity 88%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 87 Degrees high for today, Wind S 4 & gusting to Mph, Humidity 44%,   
mostly sunny.
Ariana had two fast pitch softball games with the high school freshman and sophomores team this evening. Earlier today she went to Campbell University in Lillington, NC. She was the “catcher” for a friend going to a pitcher camp held there at the university. It was a long day for Ariana and I noticed some thing off her through’s from shortstop to first base. I took Zane bowling then to a friends house to swim. From there Zane had a baseball scrimmage game, mom had pickup.


Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Friday, July 17, 2015
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind ESE 1 & gusting to 3 Mph, Humidity 93%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 94 Degrees high for today, Wind S 1 & gusting to 14 Mph, Humidity 52%,   
Partly sunny. 

Grandpa grandma day resting 


Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Saturday, July 18, 2015
Morning 74 Degrees, Wind variable  & gusting to 2 Mph, Humidity 92%,  .
Afternoon 91 Degrees high for today, Wind SW 2 & gusting to 4 Mph, Humidity 84%,  thunder shower (0.64 inches)

No games this weekend and everyone else has something planned and we can rest this weekend here at buster. NASCAR is in New Hampshire this weekend.

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Sunday, July 19, 2015
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind SSW 1 & gusting to 3 Mph, Humidity 98%, Partly cloudy.
Afternoon 94 Degrees high for today, Wind S 6 & gusting to Mph, Humidity 45%,   
mostly sunny. There was a chance at another shower today but there was pass by, darkened up and then passed us by. Yesterdays shower was a good grass watering












Friday, July 17, 2015

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Jul 12 - 14

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Sunday, July 12, 2015
Morning 70 Degrees, Wind SSW 1 & gusting to 4 Mph, Humidity 97%,  .
Afternoon 92 Degrees high for today, Wind S 2 & gusting to 5 Mph, Humidity 48%,  

Two more softball games for Ariana in Cary today while Zane has an eight-thirty baseball game in Oxford. Ariana’s games at ten and four-thirty, so Bonnie and I came home between games. These games they won also so they were 4-1 for the weekend. The last team “seemed to be an older team” so good experience for the girls “playing up” in age group. Zane’s team lost so it was one and done, looser goes home. The weekend was a hot and dry.


Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Monday, July 13, 2015
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind SSE 2 & gusting to 5 Mph, Humidity 100%, starting with thundershowers. Afternoon 89 Degrees high for today, Wind S 6 & gusting to Mph, Humidity 45%,   
Puttering around Buster after the “go weekend” we had at the softball park.
Tonight Ariana high school team practice, this is freshman and sophomores. 


Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Morning 70 Degrees, Wind SW 2 & gusting to 4 Mph, Humidity 97%, cloudy morning.
Afternoon 87 Degrees high for today, Wind SW 4 & gusting to 10 Mph, Humidity 72%,   
mostly sunny. Quarter of an inch of rain early this morning. 

Bonnie went for an eye examination and we will order glasses
High school game (scrimmage) tonight










Monday, July 13, 2015

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Jul 11 - 12

Holly Springs, NC - Busters Place - Saturday, July 11, 2015
Morning 70 Degrees, Wind   gusting to   Mph, Humidity 97%, Overcast.
Afternoon 96 Degrees high for today, Mostly sunny.
Ariana at bat
There were three softball games for Ariana in Cary today. A high school travel ball team with this weekends play being a show case for college coaches. All the games are competed with different teams records of the games are kept but that is all, no trophies or who won the tournament. The play is all about the girl playing defense coaches seeing what they can do in game conditions. These games are played by time and end “finish the batter”. At least the games later in the day start almost on time.
Bonnie checking her phone in the canopy shade
Ariana’s team did win two of the three games. Most of the girls are “playing up” as the team is mostly younger girls. The game they lost the girls were playing the defense in their secondary position. For Ariana she plays short stop or second base but in this game she was catcher. Ariana is only going into the freshman class and will be a 2019 high school graduate. After Ariana’s games Bonnie and I came home to Buster while John and Ariana went to Zane’s base ball game that started about six.
Ariana on first base runner


Ariana second base runner

Ariana Playing shortstop




Ariana batting