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Sign of the Times

I had to spend some of my hard-earned retirement funds on a new doorbell button. It’s a bit more than a button. It is the “Ring” video monitor doorbell button.

Halloween is here, and it will be fun capturing the visitors, but that is not the reason I made the investment. We are in an age of front door delivery. A lot of services leave packages at the door. Some ring the bell and some just drop and run. A few will knock. There is no consistency, not even with the same carrier.

Amazon and UPS are […] Continue reading » Sign of the Times

Filters

My furnace, actually an electric heat pump, wasn’t keeping up to holding temperature too well. Checked filter. Oops… went a bit too long. Reminder to others, check your filter now. Very dirty filters will definitely reduce system efficiency (higher operating cost) and could damage equipment. Don’t put it off. Also don’t run without filters if you have a heat pump or air conditioning in your system. A few days won’t hurt but all season could plug indoor coil fins.

After 50 years in the HVAC business, I have changed and installed a lot of filters. Even electrostatic filters usually have an after filter that can get clogged […] Continue reading » Filters

Ramblin’ Dan’s BBB & Schmear Sandwich

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The BBB stands for Bacon, Baloney, Bagel and well, Schmear is Philly Cream Cheese. After a hard morning casting and polishing […] Continue reading » Ramblin’ Dan’s BBB & Schmear Sandwich

Black Vulture

I was working in my garage on Sunday and noticed a Black Vulture chowing down on some road kill rabbit at the front of my house, near my driveway.

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Visit The Morning

This is a nice morning for an August (12) day in Texas. It is in the high 70’s which is cool this time of year and it is wonderful to sit out on the back porch viewing our small lake. The three remaining Russian geese are sleeping a few meters away. (I choose metric because if I said yards I’d have to explain the 3 foot kind.) I see I did that anyway. Ha! The forth goose disappeared […] Continue reading » Visit The Morning