Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tom and I both spent some time today studying.
This is what I was reading. We leave early Sunday morning. This travel guide arrived yesterday from Amazon. I didn't get very far before I left it to work on my writing, but I'll spend some more time on it tomorrow. I plan to go through it thoroughly on the five hour plane flight. It looks like we'll have plenty to do during our 3.5 days there.
Tom had a much bigger project to learn about. His new weather station arrived today!
Our old weather station died, and it's now obsolete so we can't get replacement parts any more. Tom got it for Christmas in 2000, the year he retired from teaching. He wanted two things in his retirement, a weather station and a greenhouse. I bought this...
..and he built his own greenhouse.
What with all of our travels and other things, we are spending a lot of money this year anyway, so we said "What the heck! Let's go ahead and spend a little more and buy a new weather station." We have missed not having instant weather reports.
First Tom had some studying to do. Then he assembled the instruments. Next he had to figure out how to set the console.
After that he was up on the roof to take down the old station and install the new one.
Did I mention it was UP?!
On our evening walk we stopped at the nearby Safeway store and bought some batteries. Now the station is talking to the console and Tom is figuring out how to set up the computer program so the console will talk to it and record all of the data. He likes to print out monthly weather reports.
And that's what's new today!