Thursday, 21 June 2018

Replacing the capacitor in our Carrier Air-conditioning unit

Although the AC was running through the hot summer night,
it wasn't cooling the rooms.
Figured it might be a problem with either the thermostat or the capacitor
Although the compressor wasn't coming on, 
It was definitely not a compressor failure, 
since the system is only 5 years old, 
and Carrier units last a lot longer than that 
(based on past experience)

Thermostat seemed fine, but replaced the battery anyway

Got someone to check the capacitor, since I don't have a multimeter,
And I don't know how to check a capacitor,
And sure enough, the capacitor had failed

Got a spare temporary capacitor from a friend, 
till the one I ordered arrives.
The temporary one has the same specifications as the old one,
But it's a different shape

Friday, 15 June 2018

Robin landing for an afternoon drink

As I sat outside praying and pondering,
a Robin flew out of nowhere,
and joined me for a summer afternoon drink.
Me with my cup of tea,
And the Robin at the birdbath!

Even the housefly and the ant like the peony

Even the housefly and the ant like the peony!

Sunday, 10 June 2018

トラ・トラ・トラ means lightning attack in Japanese

Sunday night movie from my war movie collection.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
The word Tora means Tiger in Japanese. 
But in this case the two-syllable word in the title of the movie, 
is a Japanese code word トラ・トラ・トラ
which means "lightning attack"

It's a true story of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, USA 
on Sunday December 7th, 1941 
Read more about the movie on IMDb