Beautiful sights

Beautiful sights
Horses at blue water Lake state park

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Maintenance duty



Yesterday I was ready to take trash to the dumpster, and found that my car battery was DEAD!  That is always a frustrating circumstance for me, because it means that I have to go through the struggle of getting out the battery charger, 


an extension cord, 



hook them up to my solar system


hook them up to the battery


 and WAIT.

Wait until the charger makes the battery something less than DEAD.  Wait until I can go to the dumpster with my trash bags, wait, wait, wait.  

All the items needed to wait until today because it was already late yesterday, and the sun was low in the sky, and would not be able to keep up with the electrical needs for the battery charger, so I decided to wait until today, so I would not be having to use my generator for hours to keep the battery charger working.

So this morning the above photos were taken as I got the battery charger out of my storage compartment, and then the extension cord out of another compartment, hooked them up and got the battery charging.  I'm hoping that later the car will start, I can go to the trash dumpster, and then to to a grocery store to get supplies.

11 comments:

  1. Was there no one near by that could possibly give you a jump?

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    1. Judy, you are completely coerce! I just neve rout of it initially.

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  2. Hope the car charged up ok and you got rid of your trash and got your supplies. Sue

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    1. Sue, the car did not charge and I had to get help

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  3. That's a lot of work! Why not just ask somebody nearby for a jump? Would that not work? Anyway, I feel your pain! I hate it when things don't work!

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    1. Mrs Houndstooth, you are so very right...that's what I should have done!

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    1. With help and a new battery it is running!

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  5. I am very impressed with how you are so good with stuff like that Hazel. I would be standing there looking round like an idiot :) I am hopeless with mechanical stuff!
    Lynne x

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    1. I was standing there looking like an idiot also, Lynne. My charger didn't work!

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  6. Goodness! Seems you've had more than your share of maintenance issues of late. But how well prepared you are for "off nominal" conditions! Hope that the charging held and you are enjoying this day.

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