Up early today - long day today and tomorrow

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Got up, went downstairs to take a nice hot shower. Delicious feeling. Only problem is that the downstairs faucets take brute force to shut off - something very wrong with the valve stem so I will take the house back to a waterless state on Monday and get the parts to fix both showers when I am in town.

Working at the firehall this afternoon getting the ham radio install buttoned down - some hardware on the antenna mount, tidying the wires inside (I needed a plastic grommet to go through the countertop) and setting up another power source.

I had been using a deep-cycle 12 battery with a good charger (BatteryTender - great unit - much cheaper through Costco) - the charger is not enough to run on a transmit cycle but since you are only transmitting for short times, the battery is perfect - this way, you have a couple of days backup power with zero switch-over time. Problem is that they didn't want a battery running on active charge (and giving off Hydrogen gas) inside their firehall. Firemen are funny like that...

I have a backup 12 supply that I will install. Again, all this is a loan for when BERT get's its own 501(c)3 and we can then apply for a grant. The Emergency Communications group that I am involved with just got a grant from a local utility for over $5K for new equipment.

Heading out to take care of the critters minus one. I really miss that mule.

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