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October 26, 2020

Daylight didn’t help with the generator mystery, although I did manage to find the extremely well hidden choke. So I popped into the hardware store. Yes, Gord, the generator guy, was willing to make a house call yesterday to help me figure out why my brand new generator wasn’t working.

He checked it out, turned it on and we switched the power over. Opened the fridge door. Working. What? “Yes,” said Gord, “as I thought, it was the secondary circuit breaker.” The what? We go back outside and he shows me. “Here’s the circuit breaker,” he points out. Yes, I know that. Then he indicates another switch right below it. “Here’s the secondary circuit breaker.” It had tripped. Is there any mention of this is the manual? No, there is not. Nor is the manual, as Gord agreed when I showed it to him, any bloody use for figuring out where the hell the choke is.

Anyway, generator working just fine now. And fortunately Friday’s power failure was a short one. I just have to think of that as the dress rehearsal. (The superstition being that a bad dress rehearsal will make for a great opening night.)

Speaking of which… I did get cast in the role I wanted, so a nice little project to keep me going until mid-December. Rehearsals start this week. Now all I need to do is learn my lines. Easier said than done, but somehow, just as I’m about to give up, tears of frustration welling in my eyes, I surprise myself by managing it. Fingers crossed.

In other news, such as it is…

The “back room” is officially gone. The umbrella was taken down a while ago, the tablecloth and cushions washed and put away, but I left the chairs out in the hope that there might be at least one more day that was sunny and warm enough to sit outside with my coffee in the morning. No such luck. Winter coat weather officially started last weekend, so the chairs have been put in the shed, along with the garden swing cushions.

Fortunately I have a shed full of wood, a tall stack of books and a now definitely functioning generator to keep me going. Oh, and those lines to learn.

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  1. krysross permalink

    Glad you got it sorted. Is that a new deck umbrella? Love the blue.

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