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Friday, 12 July 2019

Blackout Time (Again)

Filed under: Life — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:00 PM (16:00)

At about 10:11 PM last night, power went out on West Side of Albuquerque.

At 11:53 PM, I checked the sites for KRQE, KOAT and KOB — no mention of the blackout whatsoever.

At 12:02 AM, I checked the PNM site — no mention of the outage, but I submitted an outage report using my phone.

At 12:04 AM, I checked the Albuquerque Journal site — no mention of the blackout whatsoever.

At 12:24 AM, I improvised an alcohol lamp using a glass pickle jar, a glass horseradish jar and rubbing alcohol (70 % isopropyl alcohol)

With flash (to show the internals)

Without flash

At 12:55 AM, the power came back on, just as suddenly as it went out.

All during the blackout, I could hear rotor blades going by overhead, at what sounded like 200 feet above the ground. The only helicopters permitted to fly at night or during cloudy weather (that I know of) are government agencies. In this case, it was most likely either the Albuquerque Police Department or the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

And local lamestream snoozemedia was of no use during the blackout — while this was going on, it seemed like they made no effort whatsoever to cover it, but top of all of their websites was “popular” New Mexico singer fatally shot in downtown Santa Fe.


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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Trapped Squirrel Rescue!

Filed under: Life — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 12:17 PM (12:17)

Earlier this morning, I saw gravel falling through the bathroom vent, and heard a chirping sound coming from the same vent.

Thinking that a bird had gotten trapped in the vent, I went up to the roof, pulled off the vent cover, and found a squirrel trapped inside —

  

At first, I put a stick down the pipe, so that said squirrel could climb up and out to freedom. No dice there — my trapped friend was probably too scared to do so.

Next, I grabbed a pair of leather work gloves from the garage, picked up the squirrel, and then lifted the squirrel up and out of the vent pipe.

Alas, my new pal didn’t stick around for a post-rescue photo.

I did make sure to cover the vent pipe with some window screen mesh and secure that to the pipe with duct tape before replacing the vent cover.

In the end, I saved a pile of FRNs by not having to call any sort of contractor, and avoided having to deal with the City (didn’t need to call “Animal Control”).


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Who Truly Owns Your Property? Is It Really You?

Filed under: Humor, Philosophy, Principles — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:26 AM (00:26)

H/T Randy Langkraehr


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