Monthly Archives: April 2006

Be a Thinker Not a Stinker

I spent most of the weekend studying for the huge test I have to take – the patent bar. It’s sad, I almost miss the painting I normally do on the weekends. In among the studying, we watched two movies – Pride and Prejudice (very good) and Rocky (um…interesting). Wade and I went to Newspring…

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A Spaniel Family

We are now a family full of Spaniels. My sister and her husband adopted a six year old cocker spaniel over the weekend. Taylor was hit by a car and now only has three legs, but apparently gets along just fine. Sadly, I won’t get to meet her until late May.

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Anderson Soiree

My neighbor Danielle called yesterday and asked if I would be interested in going to the Soiree downtown. I had no clue what she was talking about, but Wade and I agreed to go. It was an art festival downtown, but by festival I mean a few pottery stands, a glass blowing stand, a few…

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  • JennyApril 30, 2006 - 10:48 pm

    halls—i love the purchase

  • HollyApril 30, 2006 - 11:14 pm

    Thanks – me too!

A Day of…. Shopping

I was supposed to go into work today to meet with Brook. His wife had a doctor’s appointment so he told me not to come in till after lunch. I made lunch plans with Carol for Mexican and figured I would get a haircut and then be around to meet with Brook. I left Anderson…

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  • EdwinMarch 10, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    quokkaHow did you come to your best days/worst days conclusion from that link?What’s prteensed is a Flash representation of what appears to be live data eg. right now it’s showing 0 output because it’s nightime in Germany. (Which also means it’s making the same mistake as is made in the graph of wind we’ve discussing it’s treating capacity factor as an instantaneous value. This means you end up with people like Mark imagining zero wind across all of Australia for 9 days in a row rather than actual results like 30% capacity factor which is what that graph actually shows when it’s integrated across the month)*I would have thought for best days/worst days you’d have needed at least a years worth of data due to variation in day length across the seasons.Yes, I know there is a link to data but if you follow the link you don’t get anywhere you’re taken to the home page of sunnyportal.com which has no data, just an offer to set up a portal for you.* In fact as I research this a bit I’m starting to think this entire focus on capacity factor is bit meaningless, and perhaps constitutes misrepresentation. Wind farms (and solar) aren’t meant or designed to operate at near-100% and shouldn’t be compared to coal-fired plants which have been so designed.Skeptic: The CF of the solar cells on your house is only 20% so obviously it doesn’t work, hah! Me: Point 1 I’ve coupled them to storage and the system powers my house 100% of the time, I’m completely off grid Point 2 Even if #1 were not true, I’d still be reducing my use of coal fired power

Hot? Cold? Warm? Just Right?

A lot of Wade’s projects at work seem unrelated to Home Depot power tools. One of his next projects at work is thermostats. I think the idea is to make them more user-friendly. To get started, the research people wanted to watch normal people buy and install a thermostat. Somehow Wade and I qualified as…

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  • ScottApril 27, 2006 - 7:50 am

    never use the fancy ones. My brother installs a/c’s for a living for the past 20yrs. In my house he insisted I use the most basic thermostat they make. He says the fancy ones will break down every time and they only sell them to suckers. I set mine once and never touched it again. Also who is doing your a/c. See if you can put in a second return air filter. There is a punch out on the side of your air handler that alows it. The thermostat is located 5ft from the filter. The air in your house is pulled to the filter and goes right by the thermostat. That gives off a false reading of the entire house. Thats why theres always a room thats too cold or too hot. If you put in a second return on the other side of the house than you put the thermostat in the middle of the house. Then the whole house stays the same temp. Trust me this makes a world of difference. When the building inspector insepected my house she said it was the best installation of an a/c in a house she had ever seen . Nows the time to do in while you are fixing it up. If wade has a question tell him to contact me its easy to do. If you have 2 themostats , do you have 2 air conditioners.

  • JApril 27, 2006 - 4:30 pm

    OK, so if they consider you and Wade as the ‘normal’ consumer, what sort of crazy products should we see hit the market in the near future? Maybe one that projects re-runs of Buffy and doles out Rollo’s each morning?

    -J

  • HollyApril 27, 2006 - 10:20 pm

    Scott – that sounds like very good advice. I am sending it on to Wade. As for the fancy thermostats, after even trying to install and program I can see why they are nothing but troube.

    Jamie – If there is a thermostat that doles out Rolos each morning, I want to be first in line!

She’s Such a Buick

After a day of studying and some cleaning around the house, Wade suggested a movie. We had a movie we both wanted to see – shock of shocks. Our local theater gives free popcorn on Tuesdays so off we went to see Lucky Number Slevin. We both liked it! It was one of those “Unusual…

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Look Now Because You’ll Never See It Again

While Wade and I were out gallivanting for the weekend, Madison had to be boarded. One place in Anderson was full and the other two wouldn’t return my calls. I ended up dropping her off at Petshotel in Greenville on my way to Rockingham. I also arranged for her to be groomed. Brittany Spaniels don’t…

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  • JennyApril 24, 2006 - 8:36 am

    I love the bows—reminds me of our younger days

  • JohnnaApril 24, 2006 - 8:44 am

    I think the bow is cute! I can remember you wearing quite a few bows in your lifetime! 🙂

  • JamieApril 24, 2006 - 8:52 am

    That looks like somethin I would put in my dog’s hair if I had one. I think it’s cute.

  • […] Madison recently had a visit to the groomers, which I mentioned here with my dislike of pink bows. After the rest of her hair was so short, I thought the hair on her ears looked a little long. Not wanting any more bows, I decided to do the trimming myself. Now that it has had a week to grow out, it doesn’t look so bad. (Please let me live in my little dream world.) « Sadness   […]

A Blow by Blow Account

Courtesy of www.competitionplus.com here is a more detailed account of my dad’s wreck. After looking at the car and talking to other drivers, it has been decided that the car was not accurately set for the very bad track conditions. Or something to that effect that was over my head in racing talk. Dad also…

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