Monday, October 31, 2011

Winter Snorm Drama

The northeast had a huge snow storm this weekend, as you probably know. This was one of the worst weekends ever - we weren't prepared for the storm. Our snow-blower didn't work and we lost power. We just installed a standby generator a couple of weeks ago but it didn't work.

We spent the Saturday night without power and the electrician came out and it turns out the generator was not activated. Also, the battery was dead. We jump-started battery with the car battery and activated it and found the battery has issues because the generator would run for an hour and then die. We'd charge it with car battery again and it would die again.

We bought a new battery late Sunday night and installed it and it ran for 9 hours overnight, thankfully. But Monday morning, the battery's low again. It looks like the battery is not getting charged from the propane so the generator stops working.

Overall, we were not as bad off as some people but it was quite stressful. One lesson learned - expect the worst to happen and try to be prepared.

Small moments

This week's small moments:

Monday - watched a beautiful sunrise on my drive to work

Tuesday - watched a beautiful sunset on my way to work

Wednesday - spoke to family on occasion of Diwali

Thursday - had lunch with someone at work & enjoyed my talk. First snow of winter 2011-2012.

Friday - looking forward to the weekend

Thursday, October 6, 2011

You will be missed...

Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs. You will be missed.

There's not much to say that other people have already said. So I'm just going to point to this Stanford commencement speech that he gave that is one of my favorite speeches.