The black cloud seems to be really following us! After I broke the jar of mustard yesterday, I had the feeling . . what else can go wrong. Breaking a jar of mustard wasn’t a disaster but it made me sad to lose all that yummy mustard.
A couple of hours later my phone rang. It was the Fed Ex guy. He said “I don’t think the keypad is working on your gate!” I asked him to just leave the packages at the gate so he didn’t have to wait for us to get down there. Vince thought the batteries might be dead, though it doesn’t run on batteries. I’m not an engineer so don’t ask me why he said all that. What I think (and you know I’m wrong!) is that the key pad works off the solar panel but there’s a battery backup. I don’t know why it needs a battery backup because if the solar charged battery isn’t working the keypad, it surely isn’t going to open the gate.
Vince messed with it and it will make the gate kinda jump like it’s going to open but he doesn’t open. Since it was over 100 degrees til pretty late in the day, he went up and worked on it this morning, then he called the gate people in FL and I’m not sure what the verdict is. All the gate operations were installed eight years ago and the sun and dust/dirt are rough on everything here so it sounded like Vince was going to order a new keypad setup.
It’s all very minor things but it gets to the point where I’m apprehensive about touching anything! Heck, yesterday I went to unplug my cell phone and some little piece flew out of the phone . . in the bedroom . . and I still haven’t found that.
Crazy things happening around here!