Friday, September 30, 2016

Ice in a Bucket


Book vs eBook


A book has paper and cardboard, glue and ink; normally not much weight unless you are reading, "Under The Dome" by Stephen King, then it is a tiring book. Under the Dome as an eBook is as heavy as a eBook Reader, Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop or Desktop.
The eBook itself is only electronic.
Kindles, Nooks, Tablets and Software to view the book.

Football Season

Good Morning,
I did everything out at the pool but vacuum the solar panels; this is dependent on the rain since electricity and moisture do not work or rain, no vacuum.

It is early, very early, I fell asleep watching a football game.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pool Maintenance

Good Morning,
I slept late; did not awake until 4:30 AM. Mom and I are both up. Yesterday I dropped the water in the pool; today I will open all the plugs, unions and caps and cover the openings with nylon stockings to let the water drain and keep the bugs out. I do not want bugs creating winter homes in my water lines. I do this with most of  the openings on the pool every winter. Just about everything needs to drain in the winter; water freezes in the winter and expands and that may crack plastic housing or hoses. I will vacuum out  the solar heater and cover it with bubble wrap and a tarp. I will try to do most of that today.
10:00 AM
I did everything but vacuum it started to Fall Mist but I did take it all apart and covered and drained well.
I just have to drain the solar heater and vacuum out the water. Cover it with bubble wrap and tarp.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My eBooks and a eBook Reader

I have looked at the E PUB Readers and I found thar Windows 10 "freda" is the best for my 4 books. freda works with the E PUB files. The other 2 files that are available are HTML Files and PDF Files.

E PUD Files = freda Reader
HTML Files = Chrome
PDF Files =  Acrobat Reader DC



Standing


Good Morning,
I was completely exhausted after putting on the winter cover. It was not difficult just time consuming and at my age I do not have the stamina to work very hard. I can ride a machine but standing and walking are not working for me. The folks in the photos are standing up doing their work.









Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pool Pie


Good Morning,

I have my Bungee Cords across our pool, all I have to do now is put the winter cover on the pool and drop the pool, disconnect all the lines, drain all the lines including the solar cover, cover all the holes (that keeps the bugs and varmints out) and the final task is put everything away in my blue container. I will cover the solar heater with bubble wrap and a tarp for the winter.

I awoke at midnight, stayed up  for about an hour and went back to bed and woke up at 5:00 AM. It is chilly outside; up front it is 45 degrees and outback by the deck it is 51 degrees. When the temperature drops like that then we have fog as the heat leave the earth (soil, trees, buildings). Each cord is tied off between each section of the pool; it was difficult to do when i had only 4 or 4 cords on; but when I was done I could see where there was no cord and I simply moved the cord to that particular center. The photo top left will help me next year put the bungee up as I will start at one particular point (I have the points in the photo below) and continue by clockwise with each new bungee cord.

9: 00 AM
I started putting the black winter cover on the pool; it was hard to do but it did not fall into the pool. I will do more tomorrow.




Monday, September 26, 2016

Winterize the Pool


Good Morning,

I shocked the pool for winter (a lot more shock) and I put the cable on the pool. The cable will hold the bungee cords; which will keep the winter cover off the water for winter but the cover wall still be anchored to the cable. "Double Whammy".
9:30 AM
I am taking a break from the work. I am done with the coffee, now for some tea.
11:00 AM
Taking another break; my back aches, I not hurting myself, I am just worn out from 75 years of work. I got two cords on and it is taking time because I keep adjusting them trying to find the right center of the pie.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Spell Creases

Good Morning,
I had a good nights sleep, I fell asleep watching football; I am not sure who was playing; but I think it was a Kentucky football game.
I am stiff this morning, sore this morning. yesterday I was up early and did wash all my clothes; I left 2 shirts in the dryer and they looked like an accordion. I will have to soak them in water to take the sharp creases out. (It took a better part of a minute to spell "creases" this morning).



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Stereo Shuts Down - Cold as ice.

Good Morning,
I feel good this morning, my back is sore but it is a normal sore. We have been feeding out cats less to help them out. They get frisky.


In 1980's we sounded out the upper pool of Smithland with a rope and weight and most of the depths were in the 30-40 feet deep and on the middle of the weir (above the cells on the Kentucky side) it was about 70 feet deep. The approach to the lock chambers was very wicked going downstream (hug the bank and pray to god).


Friday, September 23, 2016

Pool


I treated the pool with Natural Chemistry Pool First Aid this morning for the winter. I will wait a four (4 ) days before closing the pool; at that time I will shock the pool with 5 bags of shock. Then I will drop the pool to winter levels.
Good Morning,
I have web sites where the story I have goes from link to link; that does not flow the same in a book so I have to edit my book to compensate for the difference.
I have been taking cough medicine to clear my lungs and it seems to work. I am sore from working outside and I took Monday off and just placed my story lock stories in an eBook.
I bought a roll of bungee cord and I am going to place 8 (24 foot lengths) on the top of the pool (pie shaped). My winter cover will be on them; so it may never need to get wet and one person will be able to put the winter cover on and take it off just as easy.


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This what the eBook looks like this using my Bookviser Reader.

Functions

Good Morning, 
I am not sure when was the first time I felt the blood pumping through my body. I know by those travels that blood does good things to my body. 
Sometimes there is pain and I am not a doctor or am my, “My Brain” so I will let matters of brain functions to my brain but then again my brain is part of the overall being called by me, “Tomas”. 
I am sure that some good can come my way by me understanding what my head does?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

I got lost mentally.

7:30 AM
I lost my concentration just a minute ago I was working on a web page and I could not figure out how to find a picture file.
This is the page I created but I could not find the TV on my computer. I had to stop.

Chores


Good Morning,

Some things we will always do is our daily chores, in the country it is cutting wood and getting the days water; in a town like ours it is washing dishes or emptying the dishwasher or loading it; vacuuming, sweeping taking out the garbage, washing clothes, mowing the lawn/grasses, painting, fixing the plumbing; cleaning and adjusting the pool; changing the oil on vehicles on  schedule. 
I am 75 and I still do my chores. It hurts to do my chores so I take a lot of breaks.
When I was young I complained about doing my chores. 
When I realized that doing chores is part of gods great plan then it was like a prayer to do a chore.


"Carrying water and chopping wood are the activities of the Buddha," "The everyday mind is Buddha," are two of the most well known Zen sayings.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Winter Cover and Pie Cover

Good Morning,
I have web sites where the story I have goes from link to link; that does not flow the same in a book so I have to edit my book to compensate for the difference.
I have been taking cough medicine to clear my lungs and it seems to work. I am sore from working outside and I took Monday off and just placed my story lock stories in an eBook.
I bought a roll of bungee cord and I am going to place 8 (24 foot lengths) on the top of the pool (pie shaped). My winter cover will be on them; so it may never need to get wet and one person will be able to put the winter cover on and take it off just as easy.


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This what the eBook looks like this using my Bookviser Reader.

Winter Cover and Pie Cover

Good Morning,
I have web sites where the story I have goes from link to link; that does not flow the same in a book so I have to edit my book to compensate for the difference.
I have been taking cough medicine to clear my lungs and it seems to work. I am sore from working outside and I took Monday off and just placed my story lock stories in an eBook.
I bought a roll of bungee cord and I am going to place 8 (24 foot lengths) on the top of the pool (pie shaped). My winter cover will be on them; so it may never need to get wet and one person will be able to put the winter cover on and take it off just as easy.


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This what the eBook looks like using my Bookviser Reader.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lock Keepers Tales

Good Afternoon,
I did not do anything today but put my lock and dam posts in book form called, "Lock Keeper's Tales" a name given to me by Ramon Sender. I started doing it yesterday, continued during the evening and this morning. I had written a lot and most of it was on Facebook, my blog and my Muse.
Today is trash day so I have to put the garbage out at the curb.
The address or link to the page where this title is at is:
https://www.amazon.com/Lock-Keepers-Tales-Lockmans-life-ebook/dp/B01LZUZZK1/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Monday, September 19, 2016

Aurelia and Rafael Arellanes

My mom's parents 

Marco Polo

Good Morning,
Something drained my battery on my smart phone; it was at 5% last night when I went to bed.  I plugged it in and promptly removed everything on the Smartphone and started anew. Th.e first thing I thought of was Marco Polo.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Rain Again

Good Morning,
Yesterday Mom and I put everything back on the deck before the rain; it worked out great. I mowed the area where the table and plants were and everything looks normal. Today I weed eat the walkway to the pool pump and around the pool pump. The rain did come yesterday and it was mild but steady for short time.
8:00 AM
Getting ready to work and the rained again and it ran me inside. I had an inside chore so it is not that bad.
12 Noon
Came in for lunch; I had been working on a shelter for the cats; they have been using our dog house and a chair covered with black plastic. I am taking the chair back as I made them a ne shelter.
4 00 PM
We had a big hard rain for about 30 minutes.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Oil Change X300

LG 265  X300  Tune Up Kit  and X300 Lawn Tractor
Oil Filter and Engine Number


My Red Truck is in the Shop from a fender bender with a pole (building protector) at a bank and I will not be able to pick it up until October 1st.

Boatswain Chair and Pulley

Good Morning,
Refueling at Sea and a Boatswain Chair and Pulley.
Heave Ho
Sometimes you have to refuel at sea (heave Ho, Heave Ho, Heave Ho), I have been out on the bow pulling the line across and I could see the bottom of the other ship as it raises up out of the water while we are heaving ho.
 Boatswain Chair and Pulley
 Refueling at Sea
When I was out at sea during Operation Dominic we were pulling the oil hose across and secured it into the oil receiver with ropes and the ropes broke while we were refueling and the oil line like the one pictured came out and started spraying black oil all over our ship (all you could see of our Boatswain Mate were his white teeth). It took about 40 seconds to shut the pump down. It took better part of the day to sop up all that oil on the decks (be careful it is slick).
 Refueling at Sea


Fern Bank dam was a “wicket dam” along the Ohio River on the west side of Cincinnati. This dam was in use from 1911 until 1963. This wicket dam consisted of 225 wickets and steel and oak barriers that were used to control the water level. Below is a photo of the Fern Bank Dam #37. http://watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/

Lock and Dam # 37 Fern Bank Dam 
Crossing the Bear Traps by Boatswain Chair and Pulley System (sometimes you pull your self across}.