Buzzers and Tabasco . . .

You can tell Nick’s on his way to Texas, and will be here tomorrow afternoon.

Note that it’s sunny tomorrow morning, but the rain is due in tomorrow afternoon, and then rain all next week.

But on Saturday, when he leaves, it’s sunny again. Funny how that works out.

Nick's Weather

But rain or no rain, we’re really looking forward to seeing them again for the few days they’ll be here.

Jan and I are big fans of dragons, and I recently found these two neat pictures on the Internet and wanted to share them.

Dragon 2

Tabasco Dragon

I really like the Tabasco baby bottle. The way I like spicy hot food, I wonder if I had one of these.

On another note, the turn signal indicator on the rig does not make enough noise for me to hear it. Jan can hear it from the passenger seat, but due to too many gun shots and and playing loud bands, I can’t.

So today as I was going through one of the bins, I came across a little 12vdc buzzer unit and decided to fix the problem.

I removed the flasher unit (that’s the red box) from under the dashboard panel and made up a couple of spade lug jumpers. crimping the buzzer leads into the jumpers.

Buzzer 1

I then Gorilla Taped the buzzer (that’s the little black unit) to the side of the flasher unit.

Here’s another shot of the leads.

Buzzer 2

I then plugged the jumpers into the flasher socket and checked it out. Loud and Clear!

While I’m on a roll, I also want to do one as a ‘headlights on’ alarm. I’ve got the diodes, but I’ll have to look and see if I have another buzzer. If not, they’re only a couple of bucks.

Other than this, it was a pretty quiet day. Jan cleaned (company’s coming) and I worked on some projects outside. For lunch Jan heated up some delicious leftover Mexican. I think it was almost better than originally.

Then around 5pm, I headed over to my client’s office to do some stuff that’s easier done when no one’s on the network.

Jan and I are really looking forward to Nick and Terry getting here tomorrow, even with the weather they’re bringing.


Thought for the Day:

“…. that he is incapable of staying on the river of a thought, and is constantly lured down tributaries from which he can never quite work his way back–you can see him batting the little paddles of his mind against the weeds, trying desperately to return to the river but not remembering where it is, or where it was going."



3 Responses

  1. Greg:

    Love the dragon!

    By the way, have you ever gotten your flooring replaced? The last we heard was that you had the old flooring removed…

  2. Doug,

    The flooring is next on my list.

    I’m going to have to pull the driver’s seat out of the way and at first the Christmas Tree was in the way, but now that’s free.

    So once the parts come in and I finish the window/door in the truck, that’s next on the list.

  3. I liked that baby dragon picture so much I shared it with Dave. Tabasco sauce. 😀

    Did you notice on Nick’s blog he’s already wondering what he’ll break for you to fix? He thinks he’s doing his part to keep you busy. Apparently, he doesn’t read your blog to see that you are already busy. 🙂

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