As near as I can tell almost the entire Southwest Pa corner went dark this afternoon. No mention on the news, The power Co’s web site, ever unhelpful was reporting a few hundred customers out.
Boat Stuff: To speed things along with the boat build, I started to acquire found objects, Mostly framing lumber to bring the cost down, So I can spend more on the important stuff. During the power outage I did another full scale mock up and it does help to get the feel for the boat. I did a 4×16 first and that’s a no go. I might just go on and build a puddle duck. So I went to the 6×18 and that is set. Money is tight right now with the recent funeral and expenses, But it’s still doable. Now I need to get my cousins broke ass van outa my build space. One person commented that I should buy a boat rather than build one. I’m sorry. But, one doesn’t see a shoal depth camping sailer everyday. This build is right for every reason a pointy boat is wrong. Amenities on this boat? What amenities? This is gonna be minimal at it’s best. This is a Poor Man’s boat, Short on money, Long on fun!
Today’s Improvisation: Weather today was sweltering. The power was down, So I rigged a 24×24 solar panel to two 12 volt car fans, and Yay! A pretty good widow fan. I had the panel and the fans for the boat build and the boat ain’t built yet. So, I can unplug the old on the grid fan for the new “FREE POWER” fan. Another one bites the dust. That leaves me one computer, a microwave, One coffee maker, and the refrigerator left. Less money spent to the sleezey power Co. parasites. Definition: Parasitism is a non-mutual relationship between organisms of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host. Like politicians, utility companies, Ex-spouses….Ect.