Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Grey to blue

It was an early start - Jasper had woken early and decided that the Gorse Fox should join him. It was just after 5 a.m. and the Gorse Fox disagreed. Jasper was insistent and the Gorse Fox was stubborn. This meant that Jasper spent a couple of hours using the Gorse Fox as a trampoline, until he finally gave in and got up.

It was warm. Very warm, but it was grey and overcast. The Silver Vixen was off to her Pilates, and the Gorse Fox had his usual football. It was much cooler playing today. The sun was trying to bur off the cloud cover, but didn't manage until the game was over. The game was close run thing - but the Gorse Fox's team finished with another win - 3-2 (or maybe 4-2).

Back home the sun had come out and the temperature was beginning to soar in the Orangery. The Gorse Fox has opened all the windows and doors to keep the air flowing.

We have been having problems with one set of the solar lights. The Gorse Fox has been trying to debug the issue.

  1. Reseat the battery and the lead from the solar panel - wait until overnight and observe - nothing
  2. Insert new battery and allow to charge - wait until overnight and observe - nothing
  3. Charge the rechargeable batteries externally, swap into panel - wait until overnight and observe - nothing
  4. Replace rechargeable battery and move the ON/OFF switch to a different position (it has three settings) - wait until overnight and observe - Success.
Just as the Gorse Fox was giving up hope it seemed to work.

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