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Entries from September 2013

Whole House Ventilation

September 25th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Even though the days are still hot (in the high 90s), nights are getting down into the 60s. I have set up a whole house ventilation system to take advantage of the cool nights. Once the temperature outside drops below the temperature in the house (usually about 80), I turn on two fans in upstairs […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Family Updates

68 Degrees!

September 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

It was 68 degrees outside this morning when I got up (after 7) this morning. My outside thermometer shows that it got as low as 63, but I’m not sure I believe that. Either way, since it was barely getting into the low 80s a week ago, this is a wonderful harbinger of fall. I […]

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Misleading Poll

September 21st, 2013 · 3 Comments

I got a phone call the other night that symbolizes how poll results can be misleading. The automated poll asked me two questions: 1) “Are you aware that the Affordable Care Act will raise your insurance costs?” 2) “Do you support the Affordable Care Act?” The pollsters were obviously trying to prime the result of […]

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Tags: Family Updates · Opinion


September 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Here’s an interesting XRay of my foot, post repair. Notice how straight the big toe is, and how the second toe is between the first and third where it belongs. Compare that to the pre-surgery alignment. There are three pieces of metal in that foot now. There is a long rod in the second toe […]

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Post Op

September 16th, 2013 · 7 Comments

Bunion surgery went well today, at least according to the surgeon. I can’t tell because my foot is hidden within an inch or more of bandages. Feeling is coming back, but so far there isn’t any pain. The doctor recommended that I take a percocet before bed, because I wouldn’t want full feeling to return […]

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September 5th, 2013 · 10 Comments

I have a bunion on my left foot. It’s a condition where the joint in the big toe is shifted outward, and the rest of the toe points inward. Here’s a picture of my feet: The impact is that the foot is wider at that point, and the bunion presses against the shoe causing pain […]

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Volt Update

September 5th, 2013 · 4 Comments

I’ve had my Chevy Volt for about 18 months now. Update: I still love it. Still fun to drive, still extremely economical to drive, after you get past the purchase price (which has recently dropped $5000). I’ve put about 13,400 miles on it, and used 48 gallons of gas. I typically drive about 90% of […]

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