Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Evanston: a good fortune; charging; joy
I have never found anything but bland truisms inside fortune cookies, but Steve Earley, of SPARTINA fame, received the above a few nights ago with his take-away order of Kung Pao Chicken, steamed rice and egg roll.
Is there somewhere a Chinese sailor making fortune cookies?
Once you turn a Yellowbrick tracker on, it can never be turned completely off. I don’t know why, but you can’t. Even in deactivated mode there is slight usage that when the unit is left for two or more months, as I too often do, completely drains the battery. Returning to GANNET this has caused me grief because when I plug the unit in, often it shows that it is charging but the percentage remains at 0 for hours. Sometimes I have been able to rectify this by changing to a different USB cable. Sometimes it has finally resolved itself.
So I brought the unit back to Evanston with me from Hilton Head and every couple of weeks I check and recharge it. I am doing so now. I should have been doing this all along. Sometimes it takes me a while to get things right.
A gray and gloomy morning in the upper flatlands with rain and possible snow in the forecast.
I move from one flatland to another.
Evanston is 600’ above sea level. Hilton Head 0 to 28.24’ above sea level and decreasing. That of course is not the only difference. Hilton Head is presently exactly twice as warm as Evanston: 74ºF/23.3C to 37ºF/2.7C. I fly there three weeks from today.
So the link to this video sent by James is particularly appreciated.
I thank him for the Joy. (Ode to).
I hope it brings you some.