Thursday, August 17, 2017

Unique

Day 99


The Good Old Days


10:29am:
Back in the days when I was young, from the 1930s, and even as far as the early 1960s, things were better than now. People that I knew were unique people. Not like now:

Examples:
➜ I speak to phone support for any company. The very last thing that is always said to me is, "Is there anything else that I could do for you?" Not, "Thanks for calling." Or maybe, "How'd we do?" Or maybe, "See ya!" Why ask this question. Maybe I forgot what I phoned for?
➜ I say thank you to somebody. The answer is always, "No problem." Not sometimes. Not some people. But every single person says exactly the same thing!!

Let me ask you this. Why should letting me know where the Rice Krispies are at the grocery be a problem? 

How about when I thank the clerk for the Rice Krispies info, he replies with, "Glad to help!" 

11:00am:
Completing today?
There is really no rush for me to finish any of my projects quickly. However, my projects do seem to always hang-fire.

Right now, the Scampy Team is Breakfast Camped in the Home Depot parking lot in the City of Salem, Orego. I've just finished my breakfast. Bacon and eggs.

On the bench seat next to me, is the stuff necessary to complete Scampy's power station project!

That power station has reduced down from:
★ Our hard to reach Samlex inverter below the bench seat
★ An extension cord
★ A jumble of adapters

When I publish a pic of the power station, hopefully today, the Samlex will be positioned on the wall next to the bench seat. And only an outlet adaptor will be attached. No more will I be fumbling beneath the table in order to turn on the inverter!


Our Mac, iPhone, MiFi and everything 
electronic gets charged here

6:03pm
Using 100 watt Renogy
Just a little while ago, the Renogy solar panels were put to work charging MsScampy's deep cycle battery!

It's pretty late in the day to begin using solar. This is the soonest we could do it.

The Scampy Team with Renogy
Somewhere in Salem


Renogy on TrĂ¡nsito's roof
  We are trying sooooo hard to begin the installation of the solar rack that is going on TrĂ¡nsito's roof.

There just are things to do that have priority!

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Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 225 feet
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18 comments:

  1. Or you get a resounding "awesome" or "perfect!"

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    1. DeeBev,

      Are you asking about the power station project?

      Or are you commenting on what I wrote about The Good Old Days?

      George

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  2. Are you complaining you'd like to go back to the good all days
    Or
    Are you complaining that people don't have the decency or common courtesy

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    1. Ed,

      Did you feel that what I wrote was a complaint? It wasn't.

      That...... was commentary!

      George

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  3. The only thing I miss from the old days is cheap everything like gas, housing, cars, utilities, groceries, etc., etc. The other thing I miss is the service and quality of products. While having your car filled with fuel, you got the windows washed all around, all fluids checked and the tire pressure checked. The quality of everything was better...furniture were made with real wood and houses too, no fiberglass auto body, no plastic parts, no preservatives in foods or chemicals shot into cows, chickens, sheep we eat, the ocean is polluted so are the fish we eat. Yes I miss the good old days when I could take a sip of cold mountain water right from the stream or lake and drink it without worrying of pollution. Can't do that anymore...have to carry a purifier if you're going to hike and run out of water. Ah yes, the old days when antelopes roamed along route 66...not anymore....

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  4. At some point in the future.. things will be so bad that our current days will be referred to as " the good ole' days"

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    1. Andrew,

      Is this a prediction? Or, are you able to read the future?

      George

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  5. George, your post of a couple days ago mentioned that you were going to use a rubber hose for propane to achieve the 90 degree angle you need. I hope you will rethink that and use the proper tubing. Sure would not pass any building code inspection and want you to be safe in Scampy. Really surprised no one else questioned it so maybe I just misunderstood?

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    1. There are many rubber hoses rated for propane.

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    2. Sandy Matts,

      It turns out, that a Reader found the fitting that I was not able to locate. At Amazon, for goodness sakes!

      So, that makes this a moot issue.

      George

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  6. I'm quite sure every generation of man since the dawn of time has pissed and moaned about the new generation....:)

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    1. Hey Suz
      back in the good all days. We were eating meat raw because we didn't have that newfangled contraption,,, the fire
      And some kid on the block decided he was going to have a bow and arrow
      Then we had steel tools and stuff
      And then along came The Fonz with Mr C and the Cunningham's and the beaver with the cleavers

      Then you had Archie Bunker and Sanford and Sons,
      And then it all went to hell in a Walmart handbasket after that
      And you can thank meathead for it,,,, oh and don't forget the Jetsons,,,
      Yeah those were almost the good old days

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    2. Ed,

      Fire? Bow and arrow? Wow! Long time ago! Eons!

      Just how old are you, Ed?

      George

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  7. “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” ~ Socrates

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    1. I knew he was smart....he agrees with me! ;>

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  8. I like the good 'current' days. We have medical care and medicines like no other generation. We have the safest fuel efficient cars on the road today. I just had solar put on my house, no more $900-$2,000 utility bills..... literally, just the connection to Edison fee that ranges from $5-$25 per month depending on usage (in the hot desert). We have LED lights that sip energy. We have communication devices that give us information instantaneously. I love TODAY!

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    1. Mark,

      I noticed that your Good Days are about things.

      My Good Days are about people. How people behaved back then. How people then were unique. How now, people appear to me to be carbon copies of each other. [ie; No problem].

      George

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  9. Hi George, I still keep in touch with friends and high school buddies for over 40 yrs.... and developing new friendships too. So far, I'm happy with all. I'm not having the 'carbon copy' experience. The new communication devices and improvements have allowed me to reconnect with long lost friends over the years which has work hand in hand with today's advances (people and things). :o)

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