This is how I prepare my oatmeal every morning.
This is a demonstration showing what the 2000 watt inverter can run. Although, I would not recommend running them all at the same time as I did.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 25,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals
Take your chances and check your prices
Thursday evening I decided I would clean up some old wood in preparation for fall cleaning. I Loaded up the trailer with the intention of taking it to land recovery. After unloading it and paying the clerk we proceeded to Lowes. I thought I pick up some lumber and a few cinder blocks to build a shed for my garden tools. The lawn mower had to be jumped the last few times I used it so I’m going to pick up a battery. I check online and found the battery for my little Yard Bug. We entered Lowes into the lumber section. I walked all the way down to the lawn and garden area to pick up the battery. Lucky I bought the old battery because the core charge is 5.00. I proceeded to pick up the concrete blocks hmmmm 1.29 ea. great deal. I picked up six of them. I then went over to lumber to pick up 10 2X4X8s. There were none within reach so we had to wait for 25 minutes for someone to come off break to operate the forklift. After loading 10 of them on the cart with the blocks and battery, I then proceeded to the checkout. There I was informed that Lowes only accepts core charges for batteries from Lowes. I kindly told the clerk that he could take the battery off the cart. The clerk counted the 2X4’s 3 times before I had to finally tell him there were 10 of them. Now for the 1.29 cinder blocks, they all of a sudden morphed into 1.37 ea. I told the clerk that it wasn’t the right price, he rang them up at 1.37 ea. anyway. After I paid the clerk, I went back and got the display tab and took it back to show the clerk. He looked it up in the book and there it was, 1.29 ea. He kindly informed me that I could get my refund at the service desk.
Ok, what have we here? Lowes will not accept my battery as core charge. I had to wait 25 minutes to get some 2x4s. I was over charged for cinder blocks after telling the clerk that the price wasn’t right. After all was said and done I didn’t even get an apology.
Another thing that I picked up on was, they usually expect a customer to buy the battery and return later with the core. Which in this case, they would not honor the core refund because it is not a Lowes battery. Nowhere is it stated that they only accept batteries as cores that were bought from Lowes.
It was a long walk to the customer service and along the way I found a solution. I’ll just get a total refund and furthermore discontinue shopping at Lowes.
This is not an advocation to boycott Lowes. Where you shop is your business. But please, where ever you shop, check the prices. Sometimes there are mistakes and sometimes it could be misleading. In any case, you should know what the price is before you get the checkout. Demand courtesy and professionalism.
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He sat out by the corner of the house under a cherry tree in a straight chair. Head slumped over, just staring at the ground. She rode up on her bike as she did every morning. Walked up on the porch and went in. She yelled out Brenda’s name but no response. She put a pot of coffee on so she could have a cup before they went on their bike ride. She made the two mile trek every day and brenda would ride with her back, then brenda would ride back, both riding four miles a day.
She went into her bed room only to realize that she had attended her funeral two weeks ago. Over come with grief, she sat down as her knees buckled and tears gushed out.
Snow, rain, sleet, and Lights out, I thought that this would be a great opportunity to implement my 3-5-day emergency plan.
Judging from the calls made to the local radio stations, I don’t think that most are ready for the big one. Most were complaining about slow utility companies. I wish Governor Gregoire would have proclaimed a Snow Day Timeout and announced that it was time to stay home and implement your Emergency Survival Plan. You know, the one we have been planning for since before Y2K, everybody remember that one. What’s Your E.S.P.?
We have been told that there is a possibility that we may have to be self sustaining for up to a week. We need water, non perishable food, toilet tissue, warm clothing and shelter. These are just the basics.
As soon as the local weather men mentioned snow, there was a rush on the local grocery stores. Those people had no E.S.P., what they had was a grocery list.
If this was a case of an earth quake, or Mt Rainer eruption, some of us wouldn’t make it. You would not get a warning from local radio and TV stations. You would not have a chance to buy the basics from your local store. The roads could be impassible, the stores may not be open due to destruction.
Calling 911, if it still works, will be over run and we all will be on our own for days or maybe even weeks.
An observation I made during the ice storm was that…..due so many homes using generators, wood stoves and cars idling to keep warm, there was so much smog that is would have a severe adverse effect on anyone with a respiratory problem.