Monday, June 30, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 28 - 29

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 72 degrees and partly cloudy to 86 degrees and mostly cloudy

The bionic boy (Zane) will be at his teams games today he is not playing, his dad is one of the teams coaches. This weekend the team is in Rocky Mount while Bonnie and I are going to Burlington with Ariana’s team. Our original plan was to be at Zane’s game but since he is not playing we will watch Ariana’s team play softball.

Ariana at bat
It is a long day with and hour and ten minute drive (seventy miles) and being there an hour and fifteen minutes early for warm up and any possible game early start (first game 11:30 AM) we were on the road at eight-thirty today. The team had three games one “pool game” (does not count in team scoring, only a warmup) and two bracket games. The pool game they lost and won the bracket games. In the pool game Ariana played a half inning as pitcher, and another half inning as catcher thus playing all positions for this team.
Ariana on first base
The games are timed are timed at an hour and fifteen minutes and can go longer to “finish the inning” for the losing team to bat if the home team. There were nine teams in the tournament and Ariana’s team played one game and had a one game break all day.

On the way home we stopped for dinner with two other couples and team players getting home late with an early getup for tomorrow first game an hour earlier than today (sleep fast).

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 64 degrees and mostly sunny to 86 degrees and partly sunny.

Three more games today the team only won the middle game losing to the same team in today’s first and third game. The losses were to the tournament winner with the second loss they were the second place team. We were on the road home earlier than yesterday.

One tired softball player

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Sunday, June 29, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 64 degrees and mostly sunny

Happy birthday Cindy


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 26 - 27

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 71 degrees and mostly sunny to 90 degrees and partly sunny, no rain showers today thank you and not the storm type that were predicted.
Another slow day just picking Zane up from school was our only schedule item for today. But Bonnie and I were out early this morning to the Camping World Store in Garner looking for a folding chair they had in the flyer (computer online) and an inside the refrigerator battery operated fan to circulate air, and they had both. we seem to have uneven temperatures in our refrigerator so this will help. Our other chairs are big and we also have a nice bag chair that folds small. But our other chairs are on the large side and are not small when folded. the chair I purchased is a compact model and will surve us well as a travel chair with our bag chair.  We were the winners as it is a trip over there, no rush but is is not in our usual travel pattern.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 71 degrees and partly cloudy to 83 degrees and partly cloudy with shower wettings today, just enough water to make things wet morning and afternoon. 

John had to be at work early today so we were morning and afternoon school transportation for “bionic Zane” with his leg boot. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 24 & 25

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 66 degrees and mostly sunny to 85 degrees and partly sunny with an afternoon rain shower.

Zane hurt his left foot-ankle in school today, mom was called and took hin to an orthopedic doctor, nothing broken only sprained on the top outside of his foot. For now he is wearing a “orthopedic boot”. We will see how long that lasts it is supposed to be two weeks.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 72 degrees and mostly cloudy to 89 degrees and partly sunny. The forecast here is for three days of thunder showers, and yesterday we did have an afternoon rain shower. 

Bonnie and I picked up Zane from school as his father took him to school on his way to work in the morning (only for three days then school is out). This is not an easy thing as you need to show identification and there is a long line of cars there (twelve) and we were there thirty minutes early. Bonnie was able to take Zane early and we were the first car out of there as I did not want to see all the cars showing up at normal discharge time.  

latter we ended up going to both practices, Zane’s baseball and ariana’s softball, we brought Zane home early, he was only there for “team spirit” sitting in the dugout when the team came in for a “water break”. 

Then we went to Ariana’s softball practice I was there sitting on the bleachers when the rain shower started, washing out the remaining practice time, as the shower stopped we loaded up to go home there was never any rain at the house, until after we were inside a quick shower came.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 21 - 23

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 69 degrees (for a short time) and partly sunny to 93 degrees and partly sunny.

Boy was I a goof off today for Bonnie and I, nothing just hung around Buster watching television. Ariana and her dad John went to Rock Hill, South Carolina for a softball tournament this weekend and Chris had promised Zane a trip to the beach with his friend. The two boys with mom’s were off to the ocean early and came back late, after dark on the day with the longest sunlight.

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 72 degrees and mostly cloudy to 87 degrees and partly sunny.

We took our daughter Cindy out to lunch today (after the church crowd) for her birthday and cake ar Chris and John's house afterwards.

NASCAR turning left and right this weekend at Sonoma, California. That and World Cup was our Sunday.  Ariana and her dad John came home today not as good a team performance this weekend.

Monday, June 23, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 67 degrees and mostly sunny to 84 degrees and partly sunny 

Ford Ranger pickup John and Chris have owned a this since ought nine and are looking for something else and put it up for sale on line Sunday late afternoon and by Sunday night had people wanting to look and buy. There were two people wanting to come by while john was at work and I would show the vehicle. Fine the first one arrived before ten and by ten I had shown, and given a test drive and back at the house, Sold.

Late afternoon we delivered the vehicle to northeast Raleigh and picked up cash money, these Ford Ranger pickup trucks are a hot item and for a twelve year old vehicle this one was in good shape.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 20

Friday, June 20, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 70 degrees and mostly sunny to 90 degrees and mostly sunny.

As the evening darkness was coming last night the clouds were forming and it took to almost midnight when it hit, thunder, lightening and a good heavy rain to break the heat I hope.

We lost power and when that happens my c-pap machine shuts off and the positive air flow stops. After the power being off a awhile I turned on Buster’s generator and finally got back to sleep.

Shade man came back into being today and I hung the second shade I had repaired and did another shade complete down, repair and reinstalled. The last one is the first recording, I know this because it is installed differently than all the other shades. I was having problems removing this shade like the other shades are installed on closer inspection I was able to see the installation was different. After all this work a nap was needed also catching up from last nights lost sleep.

There were storm warnings again this afternoon but nothing until after eleven tonight then only rain.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 18 & 19

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 71 degrees and mostly sunny to 96 degrees and mostly sunny a hot muggy one today.

So it was a good day to play with water, Cindy loaned me her pressure washer and I spent sometime cleaning Buster and after one quick trip around buster I was one overheated guy. Made some more headway on the tire covers getting more drown dirt out of the black tire shades.

We were at baseball and softball practice today (evening) watching Zane’s baseball and Ariana’s softball practice and taking her home from there. Zane’s father is one of the coaches of Zane’s team so he was there for Zanes transportation. Chris had taken Ariana to her practice but went to the store form the practice field then home.

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 73 degrees and mostly sunny to 97 degrees and mostly sunny.

Last night we came into position of tickets and parking pass to Pinehurst No. 2 – 2014 U.S. Women's Open. So off we go to Pinehurst, North Carolina this morning taking us about an hour and ten minutes to arrive in a sunny hot parking field. And the heat and sun never letup today, hot and slightly humid and a burning sun with little shade. We did have rain umbrellas but they only lightly slowed the sunburn possibilities.

We tried the grandstand seating but it is in direct sun on the thirteenth hole and fourteenth tee. We left these seats before we burned and went around by the fourteenth tee standing in the shade of large pine trees for another while but then we needed more water. It was back to the entry area for the water and “we were toast” lunch and a slow drive home. The men’s tournament was here last week and it showed in some areas the green grass was beat into small brown straw. The course was in great shape for this ladies tournament.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 16 & 17

Monday, June 16, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 69 degrees and mostly sunny to 93 degrees and mostly sunny.

I had good plans for today, but I forgot where they were and did nothing all day and to boot I am not done yet. Actually Bonnie and I went to the store late morning and I lost all of my get up and go taking a couple of naps. I was going to be shade repair man today but that never happened with that other work going on (naps). The hot day just sucked it all the energy out of me.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 71 degrees and mostly sunny to 93 degrees (hot again today) and partly sunny.

Bonnie and I were out early today (before nine) delivering the “white truck” to the Honda dealer for my daughter Chris. There is service needed on her van and she will use the “white truck” continuing on to work. 

While there in Cary we stopped by our daughter Cindy’s to pickup a small pressure washer and our case for the iPad that she ordered thru Groupon.

We on the other hand went store hopping from Trader Jose to Walmart and Kroger getting back about noon after lunch a fine time for a nap (unfinished work).

Monday, June 16, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 15

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 61 degrees and mostly cloudy (dry fog) to 86 degrees and partly sunny.


Our other daughter Cindy took “the boys” out for Fathers day breakfast at I-Hop, Thank You Cindy.

Zane’s baseball games started at four o’clock today and he needed to be there and hour before game time to warm up and in case the game before them finished early.

Their first game they won in great, Zane scored the first run of the game in the game and the game was won in the first inning.  Zane was the pitcher in this game. The second game was another win and first place in the Bronze bracket. Zane was the second baseman and outfielder in this game.

Mean while Bonnie, Chris and Ariana traveled back from Atlanta today and arrived while we were traveling to the baseball field in Goldsboro.

Zab]ne second from the left, front row

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 14

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 65 degrees and mostly sunny to 86 degrees and partly sunny. There was rain here during the day and the electric power went off for an hour while we gone at Zane’s baseball games in Goldsboro, NC

Flag Day
Rain, lightening and thunder as I was going to bed last night we seem to be in a cycle for rain showers lately and humidity which I could do without.

Ariana had a good day winning her age group in the Hit, Pitch and Hit competition (14 under) in Atlanta Braves Turner Field. Now wait until the twenty-ninth for the World Series selection if she will go to Minneapolis, MN.

The boys did not have a good day as everyone was up when we found out there was a two hour delayed game starting time as the fields were too wet for play. But John had already gotten Zane awake when he found the delay message on the e-mail.

The first game started off good and Zane scored the first run of the game. The score was in favor of their team until they changed pitchers and the score went in favor of the other team and the game ended that way. The second game went to the other team from the start and ended that way. Tomorrow the games start late four-thirty for the first game.

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 13

Friday, June 13, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 66 degrees and partly sunny (cooler this morning after the rain last night) to 85 degrees and partly sunny

Bonnie, Chris and Ariana are on the road this afternoon to Atlanta, GA today, Ariana is competing tomorrow in pitching and hitting at the Atlanta Braves Turner Field and if she wins her age group next month she will to the All-star game in Minneapolis, MN to compete.

Just the boys (John, Zane and me) here at the homestead tonight but tomorrow is an early start going to an eight-thirty baseball game in Goldsboro for Zane nine and under. We have to leave by six thirty to be on time at the field so it is early to bed and early to rise. Taking it easy for father's day weekend.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 12

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 71 degrees and partly cloudy to 83 degrees and partly cloudy.

Showers today morning and afternoon. And again waking me just before midnight, thunder and lightening with a heavy rain. Three good rains today enough for the farmers and the grass.

Well I finally found the reason for no power at the microwave, a circuit breaker was off, why ??? Well anyway that is solved, on the inverter there are two circuit breakers, I do not know what else is powered off this circuit breaker (why it was off, why ???) but the other circuit breaker is the television and other outlets. This (microwave circuit) might be a dedicated circuit (only for the microwave).

I have the engine batteries out and between rain showers I will purchase replacements. Well that is done now two new chassis batteries installed. The other circuit breaker powers the television and other circuits that have coffee maker, toaster and in the winter a small electric heater. Of these I can use only two of the heat generating appliances at one time  along with the television or the breaker will trip. This is experience talking, television going off and going to reset the circuit breaker on the inverter.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 1

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 73 degrees and mostly sunny to 93 degrees and partly sunny to rain showers late afternoon.

Today was take care of Bonnie day as I had to fix the vacuum electric cord that would not retract into the canister. I also had an option to replace that with a stick vacuum, and I did that as the cost to repair a over ten year old and purchase a new stick was about the same cost.

Then it was lunch time and a nap was in order, that what was nice about not working. I  needed a catchup with all the work I have been doing and the afternoon was very warm and humid out there. These rains have brought up the humidity level to just about the limit for me working outside.

I also purchased something to bring Bonnie and I fully into the twenty-first century, an iPad.  Another learning curve to accomplish in order to use along with the computer and smart phone that I have not completely mastered. Last month we just started using the texting available on the phone. John also suggested Google drive to be able to have files in the tablet from the computer, more learning and now I need nappy time after all the learning work.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 10

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 69 degrees and mostly cloudy clearing to 94 degrees and partly sunny. Rain overnight, well the grass and North Carolina farmers need the rain and any overnight rain is always good with me safe inside Buster. I was told there was a lightening show and thunder, ok. It was a warm one today, not cooling off in the evening like last week.

A lot of telephone time and telephone tag doing the medical plan change thing not fun but our plan ends in July so we have to act now to be in place by August first.

Our babysitting job today is to watch the painters (the telephone time did take away most actual watching) while they paint the bedroom and bath. The painters arrived for our daughter and son-en-law and painted their bedroom and bath, just the walls. Only a half a day and the painters were out and done. Afterwards Chris touched up the baseboards, then they put the room back together.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 9

Monday, June 9, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 71 degrees and rain clearing 81 degrees and partly sunny humid.
Today cleared into a nice humid day, humid from the rain showers of yesterday.

Rest and computer work day today. I was able to watch the recorded NASCAR race from Pocono, Pennsylvania.

Bonnie and I have to select new drug and medical plans (the end of this week) as our current one goes away as of July 31. Nothing has been said but I am wondering if this plan is ending because of Obama Care?

This afternoon bonnie and I drove Tan Jan into Apex getting a paint sample from Lowe’s. the easy way. Taking a new toll road around (bypassing) the two lane NC 55 to get there. As a matter of fact we used that whole length in our trips to Burlington this weekend. This new toll road has no toll booths only electronic toll or mail and with the mail being a higher rate of toll. The best part is they accept the Florida Sunpass that we have. The paint sample was a success and we will be babysitting painters tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 8

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 55 degrees and mostly sunny to 83 degrees and partly cloudy to light rain showers late afternoon and evening.

John and Ariana left home before us as there is pre-game warmup and the possibility of an early start as this is the third game played on this field today. The facility has a four field quad setup with nice parking around the outside, but it is a long walk if carrying coolers, softball equipment and canopy’s

Bonnie and I arrived just at game time for Ariana’s team was on the field and we came in without the canopy. This game is looser goes home, as the game went into the second inning John went to the car and brought in the canopy, maybe I was pessimistic about the prospect of the game. The sun was hot and burning as Bonnie got “some color” today. John also has a small cart to carry the “equipment” to the field. At these softball games you see some elaborate carts that teams have to use at the softball fields.

The team played three games today finishing the last game during a rain shower before five o’clock. They played on two fields today like yesterday (field one and three) and today on fields two and one. As a win or go home day playing three games today the team finished third in the tournament.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - June 7

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 62 degrees and mostly sunny to 86 degrees and partly sunny.

Off to Burlington, NC today for fast pitch softball with the first game at eleven o'clock, granddaughter Ariana playing her age group 14U. Three games today losing the third game means that if they lose their next game tomorrow they are done for this tournament. With the last game at seven o'clock it was a late night as we stopped on the way home for a bite to eat and pick up a few things at Walmart making for a real long day.
Ariana batting
We have canopy’s (Chris & John and Bonnie and I) and used one of them at the fields and both of them in the area near the parking lot between games for shade. We packed lunches, snacks and drinks for the between games time. At the parking area the girls also do their game warm up practice hitting into a backstop net and loosen up their arms throwing.

Chris and son Zane (9) were also there for two games but left early so Zane could attend a birthday party sleepover.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 6

Friday, June 6, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 71 degrees and mostly cloudy to 84 degrees and partly sunny

Preparations for softball tournament in Burlington, NC Saturday and Sunday about a seventy five mile trip. There is not much shade there so we will get our canopy and have that with us for our shade.
The solar controllers are in theat lighted compartment
Working on the batteries and getting the canopy out are Buster’s left side things, morning shade there so come afternoon I stay away from the left side. On the right side I have the patio awning out for shade (no wind like our west to have me keep it on a short leash). I continued the troubleshooting the solar controller issue testing for voltage and opening the working controller for voltage checking I pulled a wire from the crimped terminal, rats. Now that is an issue as I have known that these are special narrow connection to the terminal bar and large diameter (gauge) wire. These are not available here and I substituted as best as I could. I purchased a box of fifty, used three. Filed down the three to get on that I used.

I got that closed up and put the fuse back in place everything was working. Working on these controllers is not fun as they were installed near the batteries and inside below the draws in the bedroom. Each controller has two green lights that show charge and use, charge is mostly on with sunshine.
Buster has a remote display that shows voltage or charging amperage in the same window. A red dot is added to the display when displaying charging amperage otherwise it is voltage. There is also a green indicator for system on or the sun is working, he he he, ok maybe on cloudy days it removes the question, is the system working.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 5

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 73 degrees and partly sunny to 90 degrees and partly sunny, there were thunder storm forecasted forty percent chance. After our late lunch Bonnie and I drove around we go eighty nine drops on the windshield, and the road had been rained on but that was all there was for us.

Playing battery man today cleaning up the terminals on the house batteries I found that one of Buster’s solar controllers was not charging the batteries, more testing for that tomorrow. These batteries I replaced June last year

The engine batteries (Dec 08) do not hold a charge today and I have been using the battery interconnect switch for a while now when starting the engine but the batteries are over five years old. When parked we use the engine electric to operate the chairs and we were using that to charge one phone. While working we had the GPS on for the clock function.

About one o’clock the temperature was up there at ninety Bonnie and I got cleaned up and went out to late lunch-early dinner. Then there was retail therapy, we stopped and shopped for several things, a little here and a little there. Anyway then we got back to Buster Tan Jan had a new air filter installed just as the daylight was gone for the day. I forgot that when I had the oil changed at the beginning of last month.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 4

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 55 degrees and mostly sunny to 92 degrees and sunny, a warm one today.

The cabinet went back together pretty easy, first I removed the screws to the left side (I had left them in the holes so as to not lose them) and where they were screwed into the forward wall I back drilled the screw holes thru so I could install them from the other direction, installing them from the draw side, easy.

Not actually removing the wall made the easy re-installation and the floor strength was still intact. But not actually removing the wall was harder to work on the heater and tubing only moving the wall and reaching over it. With the wall back in place the floor surface was installed. Now put back everything removed from the cabinet. Not long after that we were invited out for lunch, so we got cleaned up and headed out for our first experience at Zaxby’s, (Chicken) it was a good lunch.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Holly Springs, NC - Jun 3

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 52 degrees and mostly sunny to 86 degrees and partly sunny, north of us there were thunder showers we only had some dark clouds.

More water heater work and success today. I did do some voltage checks at the main electric box, everything was normal. So there is a junction somewhere that has a loose wire.

Today I was able to place hands on the water heater fittings and remove the PEX fittings from the water heater. Difficult working conditions crunched down on the floor and arms extended over or under the cabinet wall. I did talk some break time allowing the body to recover before hitting it again. With the PEX fitting off I could see the check valve inside and did blow air thru and out the tank drain put it back together with no improvement.

Ok I did try to take the check valve off the tank but could not “get enough on the wrench”, reaching at arms length. The check valve was installed with plumbers thread compound and the heat has dried that solid. I took another break falling asleep in the chair and then the son-in-law John came home from work. Debriefing him and John wanted to give it a shot at wrenching the check valve loose, and he was able to move it and he got the check valve out. We reinstalled the check valve without the plunger and closed everything water wise and there was good water flow from the hot water tank. Tomorrow rebuild the cabinet. Tonight there was a good hot shower.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Holly Springs, NC Jun 2

Monday, June 2, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 52 degrees and mostly sunny to 83 degrees and partly sunny, nice day.

Work all day, getting nothing accomplished. Hot water when I changed the water pump I had the water off, ok let me drain the hot water tank well a check valve has failed mostly closed and no hot water would flow out of the tank, well just a trickle. Accessing the backside of the water heater, that is not fun under the kitchen sink thru the cabinet. The microwave is not getting power from the receptacle, (this proved as I used an extension cord for power yesterday) the same time as the hot water went down, timing is everything, I went to look at the clock and the face was black nothing there. I check the circuit breaker box and nothing labeled for microwave. No other outlet is without power. Earlier in the day the clock was working and the range light was on.
Open floor and cabinet back wall
Trying to remove the floor of the cabinet and the false wall from the back of the cabinet area I can tell it was made and then installed as the screws are not accessible from the outside.

I drained the water tank again and back flowed that with air pressure from an outside faucet and can blow air out of the hot water tank drain. Now I need to access the tubing in the kitchen cabinet.
White is water heater 
I did remove the screws for the back wall but the bottom is glued or screwed together but I am now able to access the the back (inside of) the water heater. Found the bypass valve and operated that with water pressure with no improvement in hot water flow. Leaving all faucets closed for a period of time then opening one the first impression is there is no problem, but it trails off to a trickle. To be continued.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Holly Springs, NC Jun 1

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 55 degrees and mostly sunny to 78 degrees and sunny, cooler this morning and not too hot today. At the field there were covered grandstands and we had shade there. During the game brakes there are trees providing shade and a breeze.

The first game was not until noon and it did start late, Ariana’s team won this one nothing and played this team again after seven for tournament first place not losing any games in the bracket play this weekend.

Zane had two games starting at one and that was a late start and his second game they lost (a long game that had twenty nine runs scored by both teams).

Ariana front right

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Holly Springs, NC May 31

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 64 degrees and mostly cloudy to 85 degrees and mostly sunny.

Dad & Zane
Two grandchildren, two sports softball and baseball, girls fastpitch (14u) boys baseball (9u) two fields this week are fairly close to the home. One being ten miles southeast and the other 23 miles northeast. Bonnie and I only missed one softball “pool” game that does not count in the standings.

In the games we were at Ariana played as first or second baseman. In the second “pool” game Ariana had a over the fence grand slam home run that cost me, good. Ariana’s “pool games” do not seed the bracket, as pool games are just practice. The third game was a bracket game later after going home for a pizza dinner. Zane and a friend played a short time in the pool (water this time) then back to the field for the late game that they won two to nothing. Sunday they start just before noon.

Zane’s “pool” games seed the bracket they won the first and lost the second game. Zane played four different positions including pitcher the final two innings of the first game. Boys baseball pitchers are limited to pitching six innings per weekend so use of pitching is a coaching decision using the players to the teams best advantage. Sunday Zane has two games starting at one PM, maybe we will see his late game.

Holly Springs, NC - May 30

Friday, May 30, 2014
Holly Springs, NC - 67 degrees and mostly cloudy to 80 degrees and some sun. overcast day with the humidity.

Busy with little projects today, dad needed to be at work early so grandpa & grandma sat with Zane until the bus picked him up for school. Then grandma did some house work for Chris while I did small projects with Buster. I needed to change the top board on one of my large jack pad blocks and while off jacks check the hydraulic oil in the jack system and add some. Still need some screws for the water pump panel installation to complete. Hung one of the two re-strung shades after the part I needed arrived by Fedex.

I took Buster’s tire shades to the carwash for a power wash getting the Texas dust washed out, they cleaned up real good, got the color back to black. After a while Bonnie asked if I had the water off, NO but I check the faucet and maybe the handle moves so back in the kitchen I lift the handle yes there is water cold, hot no??? all our hot water faucets are not working. And by the way the microwave clock is off, black??? nothing got fixed. This is my summation of the hot water, I dislodged some sediment that got into a tube and is blocking water flow. Messed around with that for awhile and got some hot water flow but it is very limited, and can not really take things apart until Monday as there are games to attend Saturday and Sunday. Microwave, there is no power at the receptacle where it plug's in but only that one, and we can live with that until Monday.