Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Taking Stock

All electrical items are working normally today, although we will have to be careful about what we use and when. For example, it would be prudent to turn off the hot water heater when using the dryer. In the meantime, we are evaluating alternatives for buying a 125 Zinsco-type (the older style) circuit breakers, because what few new ones in stores (not many; it's an older design no longer used in new builds) are made in China and we don't trust their quality.

On a different subject, we got the oil changed in the Astro yesterday, and it was good to hear, or rather not hear, the sounds that the minivan had been making prior to the oil change. We were a half-quart low on the refill, and Lisa says she thinks the sound was a sticking lifter caused by low oil. It's good that the oil change made it run better, because we're getting pretty close to Westercon and our road trip there. I also need to get the tires rotated before that trip, because it's well overdue.
Tags: house, minivan
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