Friday Frisatsu Feels Frazzled & Forceful!

Last Update: January 14, 2022

Hello everyone here in Wealthy Affiliate!

What a difference a day makes! Winter weather will soon be visiting us again here this evening! Kitty and I slept in until almost 10 am! Wow, it was refreshing though!

I got dressed and got on the computer and caught up quickly within the Wealthy Affiliate Community!

Kitty even seemed more eager to get into the action too! After this, I immediately performed some more Wealthy Affiliate research as well!

Done and dusted! While I was expecting some work today since there has only been an estimate and the start on the mailbox job. Nevertheless, with no new work forthcoming as yet, I am proceeding with trying to get some vehicles moved around in anticipation of having my truck going again within the next few days!

Believe it or not, we are now at 50 degrees Fahrenheit when I took these few pictures below!

That bit of sun in the last image might be having a bit to do with that! It is taking a lot longer to get the battery charged on the van that I had anticipated! I am under time pressure because it is supposed to rain soon!

I hate being under time pressure, but then, don't we all? Shortly after this though, I accomplished the mission!

Now, after some more work on the computer, I am going to run a couple of errands, one of which will be buying a galvanized elbow so that I can create a heater from my flower pots from a video that I watched on You Tube last night!

The below images are from that drive!

Leaving the eBay house going into town! The others below are from town, itself!

By the time I got back to the eBay house, it was time to get back on the computer and finish this blog post! Then after publishing, it will be Chili with rice and ground beef tonight! Depending on the weather tonight, the rest of Frisatsu might be a bit tedious!

I have been on the phone with my buddy Kevin again from the railroad and they are getting snow, anywhere from 5-8 inches! He is just North of us! He sent these images below:


BRRRRR! That does NOT look fun! The wind chills there are terrible, he says! By the time he gets off work, it will be pure white, I am sure!

Until I get a couple of new pictures from Monica or Samantha, here is another one where the Blog Dogs were keeping young Jacob warm on the couch last winter!

They are really faithful companions and writing assistants!

As for the rest of the evening, after eating dinner, I'll be on the computer regularly for the rest of the evening!

I HOPE THAT EVERYONE HAD A SUCCESSFUL FIRST DAY OF THIS NEWEST EDITION OF FRISATSU 2022!

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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
You're lucky you can charge your battery. On my SUV, if the battery gets too low, it won't even let you jump it. Don't know how that works, but I guess those engineers are smarter than me. Now, it's dead, and I mean DEAD. Can't even get the key out of the ignition.

Terry
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MYJones Premium
I've never heard of such a thing before, Terry! I'm so sorry this has happened :-( I hope it's an easy fix.

Margaret

PS--I felt kind of odd clicking the "like" button LOL
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I think I have heard of that before, Terry! You should be able to put a trickle charge on it over time though!

Jeff
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
It does seem unheard of, Margaret!
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
That's funny. But that's life. I'll figure it out.
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
There's no place to plug one in. I used to have a solar charger, but it was stolen.

Terry
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MYJones Premium
That's right, Terry--don't give up!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
There are no exposed terminals to put the charger clamps on, Terry? Isn't the battery exposed?

Jeff
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I'm sure you will, Terry!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
That sucks when people steal things!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Very true! We should never give up!
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
Problem #1 is the battery is buried underneath the computer, which has to be gotten out of the way

Once that's done, the terminals are exposed. But doesn't the juice go through a big relay before it gets to the starter? If so, the computer could disable the relay if it detects low voltage, which would prevent the car from being jumped.

Terry
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
The actual battery posts are what you connect to, Terry, but on some vehicles where the battery is inaccessible, they have charging points located on the body somewhere and you would hook the charger to those instead! What is the year and make of your Suv, my friend?

Jeff
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
I always connect negative to the frame. I had a BMW with separate charging points - the battery was in the trunk.

2016 Chevy Eqinox
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I used to when jumping long ago, but i go terminal to terminal now!

Here is one video on YT of many on how to jump it off, or even charge it, Terry!

https://youtu.be/WQRKS9nNZhw

Jeff
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
I don't know. I think that battery's a goner. Last time I tried a jump start, everything fired back up again except the engine. Like I said, I think the starter got locked out, or some sort of other engineering sneakiness.

Can't afford the insurance right now anyway - they hit me with a HUGE rate increase.

Am kind of dead in the water at the moment.

Terry
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I sent him a video, Margaret! It';s a very easy fix--IF his battery can take a charge!

Jeff
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
Hmm... That video does not match what's under my hood...
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
A 2016 Equinox, right? There are other videos right aorund it--you might type in jumping or charging battery on a 2016 equinox, and see some of the surrounding ones, Terry!

Jeff
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
Or maybe I've got a different engine or trim or something.

Terry
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
It's a good possibility, but at least, dod your box have that red post on it? If not you'll want to look for some charging ports somewhere--like your BMW had!--they will clearly indicate something regarding the battery!

Jeff
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DarleneB Premium Plus
It feels good to sleep in once in awhile. I was outside at 5 a.m. shoveling snow because there was hardly any wind. It's a lot warmer shoveling without the wind. Later on today our winds are supposed to go up to 35 km an hour. We just had 5 cm which is about 2 inches of snow. I'm curious. Is 5-8 inches of snow normal for January where you live?
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I sure does, Darlene!

As far as snow goes, we might get 4-6 inches in a normal January, but this has been anything but normal this year! There were some cold winds today, so other than a few images, I have not set foot outside!

Have a pleasant and hopefully warm evening, my friend!

Jeff
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ActionJacks Premium
Hello and thank you for commenting on my blog! Your dogs look like great business partners lol! Great job documenting your adventure. I can't imagine living somewhere so cold, even the Dallas area seems too cold for me lately. Maybe someday I will be able to spend winters in Florida!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
That's where I hail from too--born and raised in the Dallas area, Jeremy! Thanks for the kind sentiments, my friend!

Jeff
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MYJones Premium
Jeremy, I lived in Odessa for 11 years; left in 2015 to move here to central New York. I can tell you for a fact that it got freezing cold in Odessa the last 2 winters I was there. In hindsight, I guess it was a good thing so it could prepare me for the winters here! LOL

Margaret
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Wow, Margaret! My step-daughter from another marriage lived with her husband down there for a couple of years! Small world, indeed!

Jeff
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MYJones Premium
Yeah, I like to say I have a lot of "gypsy" in me, especially since my grandfather came to the U.S. from Romania ;-) I've moved around quite a bit in my life--part of it, of course, related to the fact I was in the Army LOL

Margaret
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
There is nothing at all wrong with that, Margaret, and yes the Army certainly can make you roam around too!

Stay safe tonight, my friend!

Jeff
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MYJones Premium
You do the same, Jeff :-)

Margaret
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I will certainly do my best, Margaret!

Jeff
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
I can see that weather from the photos your buddy Kev sent heading in your direction Jeffrey!!🌨🌨

Stay under those blankets for a long as you can!!

But what is a 'galvanized elbow' I must ask??

Anyway... if you can fashion something out of it to help keep you warm, then it sounds like a great purchase to me!!

Here, the day started out with freezing fog... the sun made a valiant attempt to make an appearance late afternoon.. but the freezing fog has rolled in again now to put a stop to any plans the sun had!!

Enjoy your Saturday portion as much as possible my friend!!

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I crawled out from under those blankets at around 9 am, Nick!

As expected, we have a smattering of snow mixed with ice and the temp is aorund 20 degrees Fahrenheit, not inlcuding the effects of the wind! 🥶

I'm enjoying things as much as I can, Nick!

I hope that you are too, my friend!

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I also had to pass on a job in a neighboring town--My vehicles are limited ot this town, but add road conditions, and it was a "no brainer"! 🐫🐪🥶
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
9am!! Quite respectable Jeff.. earlier than I managed to crawl out of bed this morning!!

Sorry to hear that you missed out on a job in a neighbouring town... soon you will find a reliable vehicle that will cater for all of your working needs... maybe!!

Appreciate the photo of the 'galvanized elbow'.. but I am really not too sure how that helps to keep you warm??

A few industrial sized hot water bottles would do the trick for me!!🤣

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Yes, Nick! I'll get it rectified soon! The arctic conditions do not lend to much success in that arena right now! I am exceedingly patient, and things will get better soon which is why I moved another truck to the front of the line to help bolster my sagging transportation issues! If life was perfect, it would get boring fast!

The elbow sits on top of the pot and directs the heat in a certain direction!

https://youtu.be/ImFyqY0uCHg

The above is one of many such YT videos on the subject!

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Jessiefido Premium Plus
Great to hear that you are almost on top of your transportation issues!!

Patience is certainly needed when arctic conditions are in play!!

So true that life would be boring if it was perfect... but maybe a little more peaceful though my friend!

Now I see how the elbow works...but I think I will stick to my central heating!!

Enjoy a wonderful end to Frisatsu Jeffrey!!

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Very true words, Nick! A little peacefulness would be perfect right about now! Eventually, though, it would get boring!

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Jessiefido Premium Plus
Not so sure there Jeffrey..🤔

A bit of peace would never be boring for me right about now and as far as I can see into the future as well my friend!!

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Well, I have to have action of some sort, Nick! I wasn't inferring to have problems, just action!

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Jessiefido Premium Plus
🤣 We all need a bit of action to keep things interesting Jeffrey!

But we also need to have our peace as well!!

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brichnow21 Premium Plus
Hey there, Jeff!
Productive day as usual for you, I see.
I just had Suzanne come get Gracie, so we'll be getting back to normal here.
Tomorrow big winds are expected, a with the bonfire meeting, we'll need to prepare for a bit of chill, as well.
YouTube is my favorite go to, for any "How to do" .
I did watch Jay's live tonight, which was awesome!
Spreadsheet for brainstorming and just a great way to organize a series of articles! My Friday Happy Hour!
Watching Canva tutorials, and studying has all I've done, but tomorrow, with a renewed mind, and more peaceful household, I think I'll be able to practice.
It's rather difficult to work when dogs are jumping on my lap and wanting attention. LOL
Catch you a bit later, maybe, but need to just chillax.
I made spaghetti and meatballs, so we're having a late dinner.
Hasta luego, Bro!
Sis
BTW...Does the truck ever just start with another car jump? Those chargers seem to take forever.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
I cannot complain, Sis! I got everything done that I needed to do just before the first bit of weather arrived! So far, it doesn't seem too bad, so we shall see!

Watch out for those high winds with a bonfire going!

I'm glad you will have some peace and quiet to get some work done--I know what you mean when there are distractions!

I had Chili, Rice and beans tonight for dinner!

The problem was that they were facing the wrong way and both had dead batteries, so the charger was necessary because I didn't have 30 foot long jumper cables! Now that they are reversed in , there will be no problem! The charger on the truck was there for a further trickle charge before I put it away!

Have a pleasant evening and you can always visit later if you can!

Brudda
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brichnow21 Premium Plus
I'm back for a bit! Got a call from the PS, who has come around, just a bit in his thinking, since I threw him out last week! LOL
Progress!
I get the car situation. Too bad Monica working. Maybe she could have helped.
Back to my show on the tube...Mindless, is just what I need right now, Brudda!
Sista
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Well, I'm glad the PS might be coming around, Barb! As for Monica, there wouldn't have really been anything that she could have helped with on this situation! I just had a weather deadline to meet!

Mindless! Priceless, Sis!

Sleep tight!😴😴

Brudda
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