Drizzled Out, Sleepy and Fixing the Golf Cart Again

Wednesday April 26, 2017 Guerneville CA.

Not windy but drizzly

The weather guys said it was going to be a bit windy down at Jenner today, but not too bad, so I headed down that was.

About half way there I drove into a drizzle and about that same time I  was tired out so pulled over by the road and had a break. With the corn allergy itching sleeping isn’t easy, so I haven’t been sleeping well, so I do what ever has to be done.

Overlook at the mouth

After a short break I headed on down to Jenner where wind wasn’t the problem but it was still drizzling just enough to get you wet if you stay out in it, so I drove on down to the river’s mouth overlook instead of putting my boat in the water.

The drizzle made it look like this from the overlook,looking out towards the ocean.mouth

 

So much drizzle it wasn’t good for pictures, except to show the mist. Some seals and birds down there on the sand.seals

 

Always nice to talk with Andy

I saw a county car parked next to me and as I was walking by I noticed it was Andy a seal type biologist, so I shot the bull with her for a bit. I asked her if she thought the seal pups were born late this year or was it just me. She said it was me as her records show the seals start to pup the last week in March.

Here’s Andy looking through her scope and counting the seals down below.Andy

 

No yakking for me today

The mist cleared slightly just before I left, but not good enough to entice me to kayak.lighten

 

So the weather guys were wrong again. It wasn’t windy, just drizzly.

So I drove on home feeling like i needed a good sleep.

Nap helped a little

I napped a bit when I got home and then went out in the yard to putter around a bit.

When I walked by the roses I noticed the big pink ones had finally opened up.roses

 

A bit pink climbing rose, one of the first to open up this year.rose

 

The red roses are looking good too.red

 

Seems like I’m always fixing the golf carts

My brother  told me the other day one of his golf carts needed fixing so when I saw him pull into his yard I went over to tell him he better get it to my yard if he wanted me to work on it, before I left for a trip soon.

He found a chain and pulled it into my yard with his good cart.cart

 

I got my tools out and started taking measurements to see what was wrong. I have wiring diagrams from working on this before so I had a chance to figure it all out.

Wire’s corroded and gone

I pulled the main computer socket apart and discovered a wire that had corroded where it connected to one of the pins in the socket. plug

 

It corroded so much the wire was gone so there was no power getting through it. Turns out I had this same problem before and fixed it the best I could but used the old pin.

The red wire there corroded and broke off at the socket pin.wire

 

Need a new pin

I had a time figuring out how to get the pin out of the socket and finally  got the bad pin out of the socket. It was actually easy once I figure it out.

Here’s the pin that the wire corroded off.pin

 

I found a little bag for the pin and took it over to my brother so he can get a new one as this time I want to fix it right and replace the bad pin with a new one.

There wasn’t too much left in the day after that and I was still tired out, so I went in for another nap.

That was my day.

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Yam Experiment Gone Bad and Installing the Water Valve in the Main Pipe

Tuesday April 25, 2017 Guerneville CA.

Experimenting with yams

Yesterday while I was shopping I bought a big bag of yams to experiment with. I like yams, but not in large quantities. I can eat more of the white potatoes.

Anyway, I was watching something on You Tube the other day where a lady was cooking some sliced yams in a frying pan while not using any oil  making yam chips which seemed like they might be good. But how to brown them up without any oils, that’s what I needed to figure out how to do. Oils are one of the places I can get corned so if I can not use any, I’m safe.

Things started off bad, but

Well, things didn’t work out too good as I started the heat way too high and burned them right away, but since it was an experiment, I turned the heat down a lot and continued to try to brown them up and eventually ended up with these. Black hard yam chips.

As they cooled they hardened up a lot. But the little bit I tried was pretty good if it wasn’t for the burned part, so I did learn something and will try it again and this time I will do it slower and not cook them so hard.

My delicious hard black sliced yams. :O)yam

 

Was planning to go for a yak

This morning once I got it going I wanted to do down to the river for a yak, but it looked like the wind was up at the river.

Canceled that and went visiting instead

I was hoping the weather guys were wrong but as I drove into Monte Rio it was fairly windy there too, so I decided to go up and visit Charlie and his new renter Joan. His new neighbor has some stuff for me to try on my puffed up red skin from the corn allergy. It was a lanolin based product made for animals called Corona and looks like it may be some good stuff if it doesn’t have any corn stuff in it. I’ll have to test it out to see if it’s corn free.

We shoot the bull for about an hour and I left. As I was driving away,.

I decided to not yak today but instead go home and install the new water valve that I bought the parts for yesterday.

Not bad working with plastic pipe

I put the pieces of the valve assembly together and then I needed to cut the main water pipe. So I turned off the water and drained the pipes so I could cut into them.valve

 

Here’s the water main with the piece of pipe cut out. It took some time for all the drips of water to stop from the cut pipes so I had a bit of break while I waited. You gotta get the water out of the pipes if you want the pipe glue to stick.cutpipe

 

Once the water stopped dripping out of the cut pipes, I glued in the new pieces.valvein

 

Put all the dirt back too

And then shoveled the dirt back in the ditch which looked like this. I like these plastic valve boxes as they don’t rot away like wooden ones do.dirtin

 

Then I turned the valves back on and flushed out the pipes a bit by opening this faucet.water

 

Once that was done I picked up my tools and took the rest of the day off, mostly puttering around in the yard.

That was my day.

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