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Mon-05-jun-2006 Posted by Mike To light those that come after...

On two separate occasions, Paul and Jim almost broke their necks at my new house on the walkway leading away from the front porch. To solve this problem, I installed 20 path lights along the steps. OK. OK. I paid for them, Sharon physically installed them. Now others may feel safe leaving my house at night. Sorry guys for not realizing the problem earlier.

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Comment posted 05-06-2006 | # 00026 | Comment by Turbomallard | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
Cool! She did a great job! Would she be willing to wire up the electrical system on the Sonex?

Comment posted 06-06-2006 | # 00027 | Comment by sharon | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
Who said anything about wiring anything? Hehe. Similar to the doorbell I installed for my grandma, these things don't necessarily need to be wired anymore.

Each light is powered by a small solar panel. This panel charges one AA rechargable battery every day. This is supposed to have enough juice to last 14 hours. The lights aren't connected to each other or to the power and can be moved anywhere you want them. Isn't technology cool?

Comment posted 06-06-2006 | # 00028 | Comment by Mike | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
hmmm. wireless door bell, sounds cool.

Comment posted 06-06-2006 | # 00029 | Comment by Turbomallard | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
A wireless doorbell is cool if you like it going off at random intervals for no reason... or at least a reason other than somebody being at the door ringing it. It's a really neat thing to give to somebody you want to be awakened at 3 AM for no legitimate reason... like, say, my brother. (I didn't get his for him; he got it himself, and it's probably a cheap model that doesn't actually have any connection between the ringer and the switch... it just goes off at random intervals and makes intelligence-challenged people *THINK* they have a doorbell... which, if you're the manufacturer, is a great scam. Wish I'd thought of it...)

Comment posted 06-06-2006 | # 00030 | Comment by sharon | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
Weird, I've had a wireless doorbell for two years on my house and have never had it go off for the wrong reason. It was rather annoying when someone realized they could 'change' my ringer from the button gizmo itself. Maybe your brother should have moved up in price range [smile] But woo, great warning for getting a cheap one, that would suck....heh.

Comment posted 07-06-2006 | # 00031 | Comment by Turbomallard | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
Ask Mike to tell you about my "frugal" brother... the one who is so cheap that he always writes on his pocket notepad in pencil so that he can erase the note when he's done rather than have to tear off a sheet of paper and throw it away. He applied this same philosophy to the acquisition of said wireless doorbell.

Comment posted 07-06-2006 | # 00032 | Comment by sharon | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
[[blink blink]]

Ever have one of those moments that you realize a few seconds later your mouth is still gaping open?

Comment posted 07-06-2006 | # 00033 | Comment by MIke | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
Computers to notepads... always makes humorous lunch time conversations

Comment posted 07-06-2006 | # 00034 | Comment by Your sister | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
It is about time you got lights so your family and friends don't break their necks. =) Thanks Mike! And THANK YOU Sharon for installing them so they wouldn't still be sitting in their boxes.

Comment posted 08-06-2006 | # 00035 | Comment by Slimy Sam | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
Now for the back steps!

Comment posted 08-06-2006 | # 00036 | Comment by Mike | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
Yeah Sam, I forgot about your incident/accident. I guess my new house is a pretty dangerous place. It made me think though. Makes me wonder, besides bleaching and re-staining the back step, if it would be a great help to place those non-slip adhesives on the back porch steps.

Comment posted 10-06-2006 | # 00039 | Comment by Mike | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
Yes, I installed Windows. I decided to give NetZero High speed a try. Not super impressed. I can do simple IM, email, ftp, and ssh as long as attachments/binaries are not in the picture. Even with their graphic compression, graphics over dialup, using images stinks like rotten eggs. For the first 5 minutes (until I turned off the message service), I had 25 varying attempts to try to get me to download trojans. So, I figured most saps seeing a window pop up saying their Windows is broken and need to press the button to fix, has their computer 'owned' pretty fast.

Comment posted 13-06-2006 | # 00044 | Comment by Your Sister | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
The lights look very nice. Even though they were not as bright as I thought they would be, they did help a lot. Next you need a spotlight on the side of your house to really illuminate the area. You never know what might be lurking around that dark garage at night.

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Comment posted 08-08-2006 | # 00076 | Comment by Mike | Score: 0 (Off topic)

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Comment posted 26-02-2010 | # 00315 | Comment by anonymous | mod post | Score: 1 (Normal)
thanks for the post!