Sunday, October 29, 2023

October 29th

Still on call.

The sprinkler we replaced yesterday is still leaking, but not enough to be the problem.  I poked at a bunch of things without making any progress.

October 28th

We've had a change at work where a certain customer has been promised 60 minutes time to fix, and this was the first weekend of that.  So obviously I'm on call.  I barely left the house in case they called, but I did get to the EAA hangar for the October meeting.  I took my laptop with me in case :o(

We've figured out that there's a water leak at the house, and one of my thoughts was that it could be one sprinkler that's lower than the others.  I replaced it, and that leaked, so we went and bought the parts to reinstall it again, and left the glue to dry overnight.

I'm bothered about the leak, as it seems to be a stupid amount, in which case where's the water?

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

October 23rd

I had the day off (a "wellness day" at work,) so obviously the day started out misty after torrential rain last night.

When it had warmed up a bit I spent a couple of hours on the roof unclogging the drains that had been pouring over the top last night.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

October 22nd

The forecast was for rain, so despite the occasional bit of blue sky, we drove up to Auburn to meet Chris and Perry for lunch.

October 21st

I went to the airport and took off as Randy arrived from Cameron Park, and we flew to Watts-Woodland for their display day.

When everybody started to leave, we headed home - me to Lincoln, Randy back to Cameron Park.

After a nap I got some paint onto the frame I've been working on.  Until I ran out of paint and daylight.  It's supposed to rain tomorrow, so I probably won't get much more done on that for a while :o(

Saturday, October 21, 2023

October 20th

Looks like there's a temporary fix (ie a copy of the old data) for my map problem here.  Hopefully they'll sort out the API changes before the copy goes away.

Friday, October 20, 2023

October 18th

Despite not yet having a working map to install, I worked some more on the frame for the new map - I've rounded off the edges, and we'll see how that looks when I get it painted and try to put it all together.

October 17th

Well, because I'd started working (again) on my nicer map display, the old one stopped working.  I spent a little while investigating to find it was getting an error trying to download the map data.  It seems that the weather centre at the FAA had moved to a new way of distributing the data, so I tried hacking in the new location to the map software only to find that the format has changed too.  The people who wrote the software seemed to have figured this out around the same time I did, so they're looking into it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

October 16th

Vic had taken the van to work, and the table saw lives behind the van meaning I could get it out and play with some wood to try and make a frame for my new weather map.  I've finished everything I needed the saw for, but there are a few things I'd still like to try before building the frame.

Monday, October 16, 2023

October 15th

I went and met Shane and Liza at the airport, to fly up to Auburn to meet Kim and Victoria for breakfast.

Afterwards we flew home again.

When we left the airport, there was a Blackhawk doing pattern work :o)

October 14th

I got up stupidly early and headed to the airport for the October Young Eagles rally.  I managed to fly 4 kids...

There was an eclipse during the morning, but there was too much cloud cover to see it.  The light got weird though.

After that, I tidied up a little in the hangar and headed home.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

October 9th

Perry was in Rocklin doing some sort of training class, so after that he came over to see Tilly.  Once she'd got bored of him, we went out to dinner and left her at home.

Monday, October 9, 2023

October 8th

Tilly was a lot more settled this morning, meaning I didn't have to resort to Plan B (driving to breakfast and being her emotional support animal.)  I flew up to Auburn to meet Chris and Randy, via Camp Far West Lake, in a modicum of smoke from the fire down South.

After breakfast, they headed back to Cameron Park, and I went back to Lincoln.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

October 7th

I'd aimed to meet Chris at Pine Mountain Lake for their airport day, but Tilly was all kinds of would up and it didn't seem like a good idea to leave her alone for half the day, so I didn't go :o(

October 6th

Vic took the car and went to see her mother for the weekend.  Tilly's been upset all day as she wanted to go too.

October 5th

I'm supposed to be on call this weekend, and my phone's playing up.  I dug out my obsolete old Samsung S8 and got that all set up and working.  Joy.

Friday, October 6, 2023

October 4th

I'm off this week, and so far I've been just resting and doing little things around the house.  Today, however, I decided to go flying.

I've started having a problem with my phone, where it shuts down and complains about the battery even though it's at ~90%.  After charging for 10 minutes, it'll restart and say it's ~90%, then later crashes again.  Yay.

October 3rd

I'm off this week, and today's goal was to install a new ceiling fan in Vic's room.  It went basically OK :o)

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

October 1st

A new month, so here are the solar stats:

Power billed
Power generated

We dropped Mum and Dad at the station for the trip down to see Russ and Deepah in Los Angeles.