Category Archives: FML

$1600 Down the Drain!

Battery Maintenance, Part 1: Checking and Adjusting Battery Water Level     Your Batteries are the lifeblood of an off-grid solar system. Without them, you’d have no power when the sun isn’t shining. Batteries are also expensive and deserve your … Continue reading

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You Deserve a Break Today …

When we towed that trailer out here, we were way, way, way over the Jeep’s tow rating of 5,000lb. Continue reading

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Of a Month Gone By Well, today marks the one-month point since our arrival here on our land.  Part of me exclaims “A month! It flew by!” While at the same time, another part of me feels ever hour of … Continue reading

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Time For A Little R&R

Taking a Break Well, it seems that it’s time for me to take a break from all the projects that I have going. I’ve taken the discomfort in my right elbow too far and now I need to lay off … Continue reading

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The Lone Star State

Cincinnati to Texas, Day 3: Springfield, MO to Wichita Falls, TX (July 29, 2014) 4 AM…Again. I finally was able to log a full 8 hours of sleep.  That made it a little bit easier to get my butt peeled … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

Is This Thing On? Holy Moly.  What a whirlwind it has been these last few months. Back in the beginning of February, I was notified that Miami University had elected not to renew my annual employment contract when it expired … Continue reading

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The Asshat Files: Mortgage Edition

Customer Service is Dead. The Age of the MegaCorp is Here Let me first state that I am no financial wizard.  In fact, I would say that I am the antithesis of that. I absolutely suck at managing money.  Because … Continue reading

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