Storm ~ Lightning Damage–07/30 Thunderstorm, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Here we go again…

Pictures of the inside of a Manhattan 560702 Gigabit Ethernet Switch.Switch Lightning Damage

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Home ~ This is interesting… [07/30]

I have been down this road before–Easter Sunday.

Thunderstorm and Nexia Bridge disconnects while I was out. That suggest a power failure. Anyway, I need a re-connection before I can get in… I have now waited 3 hours…

07/31: Updates:

  1. 0130 am: I am in at 1:30 am. The bridge reconnected at 12:20. I did not see it had until 1:30. I am grateful!!!
  2. 03:22 am: So far, I have 2 [of 3] damaged cable TV set-top boxes, a damaged HDMI Splitter, and a damaged Gigabyte Switch. Waiting for daylight for outside assessment.
  3. 04:00 am: I am not able to make a wireless connection to my Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router (2.4 + 5GHz)
  4. 18:04 pm: Xbox One with Kinect–also dead.

As best I can determine, I see no obvious outside damage.

Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–All Mine [07/29]

It is done…

IMG_1632.CR2Yesterday, the dealer allowed me to drive “my” TC home.

Today, I own it. That is, I have the responsibility to pay for the van’s cost.

It is insured in my name. A temporary license tag and registration have been issued.

That is about it.

That process took the better part of 6 hours, with a break in between to plug some numbers into my budget.

While at the dealer, 2 of the 4 accessories I want are in process and are to be installed 08/04. Floor mats were ordered and are to be here 08/01. I visited with my graphics artist to determine what graphics will graphics will work best. He [Mark Averitt] is working on it. They will likely be installed next week also.

I expect the van to have a slightly different look, come next Friday. Stay tuned…

Yard Care ~ Good I cut the grass this morning, 07/28

The Transit Connect Pics look better with a manicured lawn.

I did my cutting with a push “reel” mower. I had no idea what the day would hold. Three of my neighbor’s yards were also done [by lawn service people]. I do my own. My lawn REALLY needed it. Good that it was today.

I hope the next major event is the removal of the two pine trees you see, followed by the replacement of the driveway. Stay tuned…

Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–At Home [07/28]

Not only was I surprised that my dealer received my van today. I was doubly surprised to be able to drive it home and with a full tank of gas.

Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–Has Arrived! [07/28]

Ordered February 01, 2016. Estimated delivery Jul ’16–revised to Aug ;16. Actual, today!

Just before going out to eat, I received an e-mail from the Crown Ford Sales Manager stating my van had arrived. I had hoped to know beforehand–didn’t happen. I asked if I could see it today, with the reply being yes. This is what I saw:

Aquatic Habitat ~ Tracks in the Sand, 07/28

Yes, the turtles have ventured on the the little “beach” I built for them

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It is nice to see the habitants use the habitat’s new features. Yesterday, the added basking stone and today, more tracks in the sand. I am pleased…