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Random Roombaing...

07:12 AM 03/09/2011
Managed to clean off my tech bench yesterday and do mosfet replacements on two of the 6 Roombas I have accumulated. The one seems to be charging okay but I have to check it over the next 72 hours. The other...well...Banpei might actually have to be retired. I replaced the entire system board in him and he is still giving the the red finger...er...ring and not charging. I'm going to see if one of the other batteries does better with this new board once the other two are finished with their charge cycles.

Finished the PPP/Frame Relay/PVC section of the CCNA book yesterday and I did good on the practice questions. Today I'll tackle another section at random. I'll take another certification exam on Friday and see how I do.

MUST finish those edits for the Torn World story. I should have done them immediately when I got them but the plague still had me a bit as well as other things. I can finish them today as it's rainy and gloomy which is a damn good reason to stay indoors either in the house or the workshop.

The rain seems to be getting rid of any remaining snow and since it's March it's unlikely that we're going to get dumped on any more. That means I should probably take the plow off the lawn tactor and put the mowing deck back on her.

Yay. Mowing. Raking. Piling. Carrying.

And my wife wonders why I want to get rid of most of the lawn.

Got rid of the dead bean plant last night. Hopefully the gnats go with it. That'll teach me not to microwave my potting soil before using it in the house. The pot setup using drinking cups was a success I just need to grow smaller things in it or feed them more plant food.

The heirloom tomato plant is not doing so hot but the cherry tomato plant has another couple of tomatoes starting on it so that's a good thing. Both need plant food and since I don't have a composter set up yet I'll have to go out and get a bottle of the liquid stuff. Thankfully that's not too expensive.

My back was killing me after doing a bunch of stuff in the workshop yesterday. Had to take a pain reliever to get to sleep last night but it at least afforded me a complete sleep. My back feels okay this morning so it all worked out but I'm still a bit tired at the moment. Breakfast or something should cure that though.


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( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 9th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
thanks for jinxing us...now we'll get another foot...
Mar. 10th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
No I think we're done with the snow for this season. If anything we'll get just a dusting.
Mar. 10th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
Why don't you become an unauthorized Roomba repairman? I bet a lot of people would like to repair the rather than replace the. As to the gnats, i learned that a yellow piece of paper with a bit of petroleum jelly with sugar added will stick the little suckers to death, then just throw them away with the paper.
Mar. 10th, 2011 12:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Rombas
I've considered it but the problem is reaching those that have Roombas.

As for the gnats they seem to stick to a simple fly-paper coil so that works out.
(no subject) - brieraby - Feb. 19th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC) - Expand
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