You might dislike the cold but I think you can be happy this time. If we did not have a huge blocking high pressure dome over us we could have been inline for a massive major winter storm that will travel well south of Wisconsin.
The good news is that as of yesterday the average high temperature went from 25F (-3.8C) to 26 and for the next 6 months we will slowly climb to an average high of 82 (27.7C or 300 Kelvin). So - the long march to warmth has started. I suppose in Australia the opposite is happening and you start your long march towards winter (sucks to be you guys LOL).
The cold mass is still north of Wisconsin and should be going through us tonight and there will be a warming trend setting up with above average temps by Tuesday.
I am saving us so much money.
A few months ago I arrived home and our direct vent gas fireplace was SQUEALING. Never having a gas fireplace I didn't know what was going on but after a few hours and some online digging it was found to be the receiver for the remote control. It gives a warning screech when the batteries are going dead.
So I replace the batteries and then nothing works.
No instructions for this. I called FIVE fireplace companies and all of then were ignorant. DAA! I don't know, we don't carry Mendota fireplaces. The Mendota dealer was 40 miles away and said it would cost $100 just to come out and look at it, and I guess they could not comprehend WHAT the problem was even though I described it perfectly.
I KNEW it was not a hard fix. I needed some sort of code like all remotes need. BUT, every fireplace place I called HAD NO CLUE!!!! COME ON MAN!!! Aren't you guys the professionals? The ones in Columbus didn't even want to LOOK at it. Not a clue what it could be! "We don't carry Mendota's" (the GOOD fireplaces). They carry Lennox which I was told to by professional installers to stay away from "those cheap builder boxes".
So - back on point. DJ and I would physically plug in the fireplace to start it for the last few months.
ENOUGH! I did some searching, looking for a way to fix this since the Mendota people seemed clueless also!! I FOUND IT!!! Press a few buttons in the right combination and BINGO!!! WE HAVE FIRE.
SO - no road trip for the Fire Place folks - ching ching!! No plumber for our sink ching ching! Now if I can remodel our basement for free. (not really REmodel as it's not modeled in the first place). We're starting to look into this casually.
Where were you at 10:38 23 years ago today. I was in an accounting classing when a student came in and said the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded.
On this date in 1922 the Green Bay Packers were expelled from the American Professional Football Association (APFA) for using three Notre Dame players, under assumed names, in a non-league game against Racine the previous December.
Fifty years ago today Vince Lombadri was hired by the Packers. The Packers were 1-10-1 the previous season. The first year under Vince 7-5, 2nd year they lost the championship game.
In 1967 Lombardi retired and just as others seem to do two years later he unretired (it's the Packer way) to became the coach of the Washington Redskins and for the first time in 14 years the 'Skins had a winning record. He died of intestinal cancer at the age of 57.
Home brew club tonight - stay off the roads around 9:00.
OH - I forgot my photo. I'll get to that in a bit.
Here is my first attempt with a photo in my DIY Lightbox. Nothing real exciting - just seeing what I have to fix and tweak. This was sort of a test photo.
Looks like the glass is crooked a little. In case you are wondering a light box is used to eliminate harsh shadows for macro photography and a seamless background. I think I need a front light here also.
Have a good Thursday!