Sunday, November 10, 2019

Day 1 - Benson, AZ - TT

The eight hour layover in Anchorage seemed especially long. Probably because the flight to Seattle left in the middle of the night at 1:50am. There was another three hour layover in Seattle. But at least the Anchorage-Seattle flight was in the exit row and on the last leg to Tucson, I got upgraded to first class. Slightly better food than the Skywest flight as it was a hot breakfast. The last two flights were completely packed as most of the Alaska flights seem to be these days. 

A surprise on the Anchorage-Seattle flight was seeing my brother on the same flight. I didn’t notice him in the Anchorage airport and spotted him while boarding. We did get some time to visit in the Seattle airport before he needed to take off to catch his shuttle. 

Sat by the pool this afternoon. About 80°F and partly cloudy. Nice... And spent the evening rewiring six of the fluorescent fixtures for the LED replacements. I say rewiring but it’s really removing all of the existing wiring and plugging in the supplied wiring harness. The old bulbs were 15watts each. I removed 14 and installed 10 LED replacements which draw 9watts each. When you include the power consumption of the ballast, the LED tubes draw about ⅓ of the power. 


  1. So, back in the warm part of the country ... are you finding your resistance to cold weather lessening?

    1. Interesting question. I found that I adapted fairly quickly to the cold temperatures and driving the truck on the snow and icy roads was pretty straightforward. Dealing with snow was more of an annoyance. Clearing the driveway with the snowblower, for example, was annoying but essential. Sitting outside today at 65° is pretty nice even though it is somewhat overcast.