|From Basement Update|
Basement is coming together… here is a picture taken today. I have a nice long story to wire about that elliptical machine… But my battery is dying on the laptop right now
BACK—- Using another computer!
Our new Horizon Elliptical E401
The elliptical comes partially built, but you have to put the arms and control pad together. Well… I got the whole thing together in about 45 minutes… Not to upset with that. Especially since Jeff said it would take 2 hours!
The machine worked pretty well.. But the resistance did not seem to be working. Ang read the directions (Who does that?) and found that a troubleshooting for this is to check all the wire connections inside. I pulled the covers off and found a wire harness hanging down by the internal wheel. I had to tear down more parts than I had initially installed to reinstall the harness.
While doing that… I had Summer check the resistance by riding the machine… It was working! Until one of the pedals ripped out the power cord that was hanging loose when the cover was removed!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!
Fortunately… I’m handy! Not to pat myself on the back… But even I was impressed that I could heat the old solder out of the power connector… Strip the wire and resolder it in place. It worked!
So, at that point, I put the parts all together… Did a quick check to make sure all parts are working… Yep… Except for an obnoxious sound every time the left pedal comes down… IT WAS RUBBING!
I tried to adjust it… I would not take. So I got out the utility knife and shaved down the problem areas… I was getting frustrated at that point!!!
I guess I wont be returning it.
Some things die hard… Proclaiming Pekin as racist
What is Matt Weidman (A Knight in Dragonland), the author of this article trying to convey? That all Pekin schools are racist because they may not have shown the inauguration when the kids were at school? Wow. Its a cheap shot because the writer can use a past reputation to exploit his agenda.
I was glad to see guys like Edgar Sandoval stick up for the community! I was gonna pile on… But at this point it looks to be overkill.
Before I read this today, I had asked Summer if they showed the inauguration at school that day… I dont remember what she said. But I think she said no. I didn’t think much about it… Because I dont remember this much hub-bub being made over any other inauguration.
As far as I can tell at this point… A lot of people are making a lot of noise about Obama in order to sell more trinkets, poster, books etc. Its a merchandisers dream. Did they sell commercial time like the Superbowl?
Leave the guy alone so he can re-write the tax cuts for replacement windows… I need a few next year!