Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 14th

I was playing Warcraft when Vic called to say that the van refused to start when she got back to it from getting a coffee.  Joy.  I got in the Jeep and drove over there, only for it to start quite happily.  I think what had happened was the starter battery was unhappy, but she'd parked it in the sun, meaning the auxiliary battery was getting charged.  When that got to ~13v, it would have caused the charge relay to link the batteries, and the main battery would have been getting a charge.  We decided to not push our luck, so I took the van home and she continued in the Jeep.

I'd noticed that one of the rear speakers was dropping out of the van when we were at bURNINGvAN last month with the tailgate open, so I took that panel out and removed the speakers.  I then covered it with one of the leftover pieces of tie-dye tent, and installed the speakers again with those little nut clip thingies, so they're in there good and proper.  Vic arrived about the time I needed a hand, and we got it all installed back in the van.

We then built up a storage stand for the guinea pig room, and Gwen arrived shortly before that was finished.

I've been having problems with the rain gauge not reading (it's reading "--" instead of "0", so I'm not missing anything), so I took that down and replaced the batteries in the sender unit.  Sadly that hasn't fixed the problem, so I took down the "extra" temperature sender from the side of the house.  I'm going to try that sender on the rain gauge, and if that doesn't work, I'll probably just replace the weather station, as it's had ~10 years' service, and the outdoor parts are starting to fail.

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