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Offline larryJ

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Re: Observations
« Reply #570 on: September 06, 2018, 09:55:18 am »
Over the years I often thought that each year comes with a certain set of problems.  I mean there were years where small appliances failed and had to be replaced.  Years where there were repairs or replacement of major appliances such as the washer or dryer. 

This year it seems to be the latter.  We have had the dryer fixed and the car battery had to be replaced.  Last week on Thursday I felt the house seemed warm and I checked the thermostat on the A/C.  It is set to go on when the temperature in the house reaches 79 degrees.  The temp was 85 and the A/C wasn't working.  I called Friday morning to the company that I have used in the past and within a few hours a service tech shows up and gets the thing working.  He fixed some things he thought might be the problem. 

Cost..........$672.

Friday afternoon the A/C quit working and I called Saturday morning and the guy came right out and said the problem was probably the 60 year old circuit breaker.  He got it going but told me I might have to reset the breaker if it stops working.

cost..........$0.

Saturday after a while it quit working again.  It is a little difficult for me to reach the circuit breaker panel and I decided that I would live with it unless it got unbearable.  Of course by this time the repair company was gone for the three day holiday.

Tuesday I called to remind them about my problem and within a few hours two guys came and replaced the circuit breaker and completely tuned up the A/C cleaning the coils and such.  So now the things works.  It is a 12 year old unit and the service guy said that this particular unit usually last about 10 years. 

cost...........$520.

total cost.......$1192.

cost of a new central air unit.......approximately $7500.

(sigh)

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« Reply #571 on: September 14, 2018, 03:06:24 pm »
Another longer sigh......

I really love it when a hurricane comes to the U.S.  The Weather Channel sees fit to put some of their weather/news people (read morons) out in the open like in a parking lot with no cover of any kind and the rain coming down and the wind blowing like crazy.  You can hardly hear what they are saying sometimes and the rain becomes so much that you can hardly see them.  I just sit and wait until a big gust comes along and blows them into the next county.  Sadly that hasn't happened yet that I know of.  They must get paid a lot of money.

Yet I remained addicted. ;D

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Offline Diane Amberg

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« Reply #572 on: September 15, 2018, 09:45:09 am »
I do not like it when a hurricane comes to the US. I'm sure you know why. We lucked out on this one as Florence went 'way south of us, but hit where I have friends who had to bug out and will be out of their houses for some time. Our fire company and many near us sent people and apparatus down to Raleigh to be available to help in whatever way possible. We haven't seen the sun in days now because of the storm and may get rain from it as it finally goes inland and winds its way north and finally east several days from now. We've had lots of rip tides here and some beach erosion. Fortunately our beach season is about over.

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« Reply #573 on: September 16, 2018, 07:49:53 am »
Sorry, Diane, I was only trying to be sarcastic as to the Weather Channel.  I know these storms are devastating and affect a lot of people.  We have the same problems with brush fires and mud slides on occasion.  My wife has a cousin who stayed with us for four years until last February when she moved to Raleigh, N.C., to live with an aging Uncle.  I am sure she is getting a lot of weather from Florence.  She chooses to not keep in touch very often so we don't know what her situation is right now.  Our daughter does seem to keep in touch with her however so we may know soon how she is doing.  Her Uncle is 92 and still going strong. 

I heard that some Los Angeles fire companies went to North Carolina last week to help our.  I can't imagine them moving all their equipment and supplies clear across country.  That is amazing to me.

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Offline Diane Amberg

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« Reply #574 on: September 18, 2018, 01:16:56 pm »
I knew you weren't really serious about the storms.You are a very nice person and I know you wouldn't be serious about such a comment. (I feel the same way about earthquakes!) As I write this we are getting drenched by the last vestiges of Florence. Our little state also sent down a convoy of apparatus and firefighter/EMTs, including a number from my own fire company, several days ago. I hear they have been kept quite busy. My one girlfriend, who lives in Wilmington,NC, finally made it back home to find several large trees down and no electricity of course, but no serious damage to her house.In spite of everything, I'm sure she would rather be at home instead of being cooped up in a hotel.

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« Reply #575 on: September 18, 2018, 01:21:44 pm »
Oh, and one more thing.The weather folks were shown outside in the storm so no one would accuse it of being"fake news." HA!! I'm sure someone will suggest there really was no hurricane and all those folks were really professional actors!

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