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Old 08-20-2017, 12:36 PM   #2501
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How deeply can you discharge this battery without damaging it? I know for lead acid batteries the rule of thumb is 50%
I can attest to the lead acid batteries not taking a full discharge. I had a problem with my Jeep where the battery would be dead after two days unless I drove to town and back. The first thing that was done was a battery replacement. After another three months of repeatedly charging the battery I got the original problem fixed. I had to also replace the new battery because the first one was no longer any good. BTW, the Chrysler dealership was totally useless on this problem. After working on the Jeep for two days while I waited in their waiting room, they were still clueless. I found a sharp young mechanic who laid out a reasonable troubleshooting plan for me and he got it fixed.
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:42 PM   #2502
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Yesterday: played golf, cleaned the kitchen, read a book, went to the opera.
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:47 PM   #2503
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I finally retrieved a small R/C foam airplane that had been stuck in a tree for about a month. Even using a snow rake (it has a long pole) it was out of reach to dislodge. We had some high winds yesterday afternoon that blew it down to a level that was within reach and I got it down. But since it had been through multiple rainstorms I figured the electronics were fried, and I was right, no response to controls. But I suppose it's good for spare parts if I ever decide to replace it.

It was the first one I'd ordered when I decided to begin flying R/C models again and I definitely got my nickel's worth out of it. It's easy to fly and relaxing so I just might get another one. An incentive is they're on sale which frequently means it's about to be discontinued, or it may be simply because it is getting close to the end of season.
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This weekend was major cleaning and organizing in DD's room (she's 9) and in the home office. I listed about 20 things for sale on either Craigslist or Facebook local sale groups. I still have 3 huge bags of donation items and we tossed 3 bags of trash. It has been exhausting but worth it. I can't stand clutter.
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:02 PM   #2505
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Gym day! Had a good workout and better yet every TV had the Little League World Series on!

It was great, DW and I spent our first 21 years living in Williamsport so it's like a free trip home. We came home after and watched a game, Japan vs. S. Korea. Really good game, and of course 12-13 yo kids understand sportsmanship better than most adults.

I saw an ad for this game tonight at Bowman field, wow! My Dad used to take me there in the 1960's. I mean, Craker Jacks were exciting then! Better yet it was him and me, while I still appreciated his knowledge.

I plan on watching it, perhaps with tears on my face.

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article...c-williamsport

There will be a celebration of baseball and Little League Baseball in Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday night, at what is known as Historic Bowman Field, on what is being called the MLB Little League Classic. Bowman is the second-oldest Minor League ballpark in America, but for this one night in front of the country, it will be transformed into a big league ballpark for a game between the Cardinals and the Pirates (airing 7 p.m. ET on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball). There will be players from the current Little League World Series in attendance, and players from the Cardinals and Pirates who are Little League graduates will be acknowledged. And all of this will not just celebrate this summer in baseball. It will celebrate all the summers.
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It may take a while. I remember that in 2000 solar panels cost $5/W, which is $7.25 in today's dollar.

I just saw some new solar panels with some blemishes offered for $0.40/W. Prime panels go for $1/W...
Had to correct this error!

Panels with slight cosmetic blemishes: $0.28/W (in pallet qty. of 25)
Prime panels: $0.50/W
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Today I bought my first handgun - a Smith & Wesson 640 Pro .357 Stainless Steel Revolver. I never thought I'd buy my own pistol, but I've been having lots of fun at the range lately and wanted a gun of my own that could take the use and be good at home too.
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Gym day & minor grocery run.

I had an interesting conversation with a guy at the gym though. He's a retired airline pilot and the airline went bankrupt in 2008 - no retirement system anymore, just what he had in his 401(k) and SS. He's working part time at Home Depot with hours that shuffle around. He mentioned that going from a six-figure income to zip was an "adjustment". Yeah, I guess it would be. His 401(k) is now gone.

Yikes. I feel very lucky.
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Got two implants in my jaw today. Had an infection in my jaw and had the teeth extracted and bone graft done this past Jan/Feb Today's procedure took 1 hr. 20 min.. The worse part was getting the injections, after that no pain for rest of procedure. I'm on an antibiotic and Ibuprofen but no discomfort.
Have my fingers crossed we hear good news from AJA888 regarding his wife's procedure.
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Had coffee and oatmeal while chatting with friends and reading the paper over breakfast.

After that I went to the gym and did weights and a couple machines (chest & back & biceps), I set up the chairs for the exercise class, then had an aerobics class for about an hour that had light free weights, dancing, and stretching.

Had a light lunch with a friend.

Then did line dancing for an hour.
After that ball room dancing for a few more hours.

Wednesday is date night so out for dinner as well.

Got a battery backup for the modem that I hooked up today in anticipation for going to a voip phone system when AT&T terminates land lines in Chicago in November.

A little online shopping and relayed a business opportunity message from one dance instructor friend to another. Got some info about turning on another annuity maybe Friday.

Did my daily number crunching and found my passive income had gone up a little Yay, my net worth of old holdings down slightly Boo, and new passive income handily saved the day re totals. Yay.

I've found that if I focus on enough things usually one is up for the day so I focus on the glass half full.
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Went to Happy Hour with three of my friend's . We laughed ourselves silly . I realized how much I love having good friends .My So is my best friend but woman friends are the icing on the cake .
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Spent the day at the Baylor/St. Lukes Texas Medical Center while DW was getting her Mitral valve replaced using the "keyhole" surgical procedure. She's in ICU and will be hopefully off the breathing machine tomorrow.
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Spent the day at the Baylor/St. Lukes Texas Medical Center while DW was getting her Mitral valve replaced using the "keyhole" surgical procedure. She's in ICU and will be hopefully off the breathing machine tomorrow.
She is in our thoughts and prayers.
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Hang in there, aja8888--get some rest yourself. Glad she was deemed strong enough to have the resplacement done and hope she feels her health starts to improve without delay.
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Spent the day at the Baylor/St. Lukes Texas Medical Center while DW was getting her Mitral valve replaced using the "keyhole" surgical procedure. She's in ICU and will be hopefully off the breathing machine tomorrow.
So glad her procedure is over! Whew. Sounds like she is doing OK, and I am happy for both of you.
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aja8888, Hope you got a good nights sleep and Mrs. aja had a good night too.
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