Losing a leg of power to our house due to a “temporary” electrical connection

Last Wednesday, we lost a leg of power to the house. I called AEP, and had them come out and see what was going on with our power feed. It turned out, before I bought my house 10 years earlier, someone had “temporarily” hooked up the power to the house with electrical box wire clamps! So the main wire going to my house was just clamped to the wire that fed the meter! They somehow lasted 10+ years before the aluminum began to melt and finally failed. I was told by the AEP line man, it is quite common, and often they will even glow at night from the arcing and sparking electricity! It only took him 10 or so minutes to fix it correctly with led couplers and a crimping tool.

This is how the wires were connected! Notice the melted metal. It was wrapped in electrical tape.

This is how the wires were connected! Notice the melted metal. It was wrapped in electrical tape.

What do I mean a leg of power? For those that don’t know, I will summarize. Continue reading

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Little Nash Trailer

This week my friend Kevin bought a very cool little trailer, and Ryan and I went with him to pick it up. Check this beauty out! Made from a Nash Metropolitan convertible from the late 1950′s, it really catches your eye!

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Although it is sad to see the rest of the car gone, I am glad this much still looks so good!

The Metropolitan was an interesting, innovative car. It was actually Continue reading

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Geek Level up! Replaced an iPhone screen!

So I just bought an iPhone 5c on the cheap because it had a broken screen. Amazon had new screen kits for $40, so I got one, and set to work.

This is the before, notice all the broken glass!

This is the before, notice all the broken glass!

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Soylent! Only the green version is made of people…

So, in case you have not heard of Soylent, the powdered meal replacement, not the one one from the book or movie, I wanted to post a brief review of it. I also wanted to share my own notes on DIY meal replacements and supplements I worked on for travel and hurried days before Soylent came out.

This is the first batch of soylent I mixed up! Notice the nice bottle I got from them.

This is the first batch of Soylent I mixed up! Notice the nice bottle I got from them.

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One year and counting :D

Today marks the one year anniversary of when Erica and I started officially dating! We had met at a New Years Eve party last year just a little over a month before. We already have had a number of adventures, trips, and experiences.  She has helped me heal, grow, and be a better person(excepting keeping up on my blog ;) ). I am thankful to have met her. I plan to upload or blog about some of our past adventures here soon, I am VERY behind on my blog. But expect some posts about the trip we took down Route 66 to the Grand Canyon in the summer, some about the parties we have gone too, some of the breweries we have visited, and the projects we are working on(3d printer in the works??).

Here is to many more years my love! <3

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Packing for the trip…

It is only a mater of hours until we embark on this trip. It was not a surprise trip, or something we decided out of the blue, it was decided months ago, heck almost 6 months ago. But I planed nothing this trip, I am just now packing, but not in a regular method, more in a way that helps me clean up the giant pile of clean cloths, the wrinkly shirt creator I call it.

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California Dreaming…. just a few hours away….

In just a few hours, Kory, Ray, and I will Be going to visit out good friend Justin in San Francisco. I expect a number of adventures to ensue, develop and arise. We all happen to be single right now, so we have no moral obligations to keep us out of trouble. Road trips, and some shanagans are planed, so stay tuned, and expect posts from us on here!

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Waterloo tank Assault is now available for the iPad!

Waterloo: Tank Assault has now been released on iPad!  It has been a long time coming, almost a year since the game has been out of development.  The price is still set at 99 cents so check it out!

Waterloo: Tank Assault Available on the App Store!

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Lunar Pal is now available for iOS and Android!

Our award winning app for anyone that loves the Moon is now available for Android devices, iPhones, and iPads now too! Check it out, it’s only 99 cents!

 

Waterloo: Tank Assault Available on the App Store!

Available in Android Market

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Call your representatives and ask them to to say no to internet censorship!

Stop Censorship

Click the above link for more info, they explain it well. This is one of the reasons I recommend siteground.com for hosting.

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Mortgage Pal now available for iPhones and iPods!

Mortgage Pal has been approved and now is also available in Apple’s iOS store! Realtors and future home owners rejoice!

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Mortgage Pal available for android!

We are currently porting all our various apps to Android and iOS in addition to webOS. So keep an eye open.

First to be finished, Mortgage Pal. Android is available now, and iOS is awaiting approval.

Available in Android Market

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