Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Charging & Chocolate Fail

This morning I dropped off the rent and told them about the new car, and they suggested I should get a charger installed, and that it needed to be done by a licensed electrician and needed a permit.**

Next stop was the Grocery Outlet, plugged in the car to the EvGo station, the app got it going. GO was out of darkest chocolate, so I went to Specialty's and had a pecan sticky bun and a soft drink, except the soft drink machine was broken so they comped me a coffee. Horrible Pete's coffee, no milk in sight. Ate the bun but threw away the coffee.

30 minutes later EvGo app said the charge time had expired, but instead of it quick charging it just did a level 2, which only added about 15% to the charge.

Home, plugged in the car for the rest of the charge. 4 hours. After it was charged Amazon delivered the 240-110 adapter, so that's now in place, much cleaner than the clunky one which came with the charger.

**Online, found the Nissan-recommended company for chargers, and sent them a note asking about installation. They replied with the cost estimate for the electrical work, and the cost for the charger, and said there were contractors in the San Jose area they used who would take care of the permit. I forwarded that to the park management. Online tried to order the service, but they said to call, so I called the fellow who had emailed me, but got voicemail. Probably gone for the day. Maybe tomorrow. It's going to cost about $1500. And it does not look like I can get the PG&E discount, because the company which owns the park pays the bill. Although they do bill us what our meter says....

The rest of the day was mostly a waste. Lunch was duck with roti and mixed veggies. Bubbie's mochi for dessert.

Watched bits and snatches of bowl games. Duke-Temple, Virginia Tech-Baylor.

Logged onto Twitch, the guy who usually streams metal detection was snowed in, so he was playing a game of marbles, which I joined in on. Liked it enough to install it on my stream, which took a lot of sleuthing because the folks who make it assume you already know how to stream a game. But I found sufficient hints. I streamed it for about half an hour until everyone got bored and left.

Dinner was spaghetti with roast pork in BBQ sauce. Pasta was slightly underdone, the pork was pretty dry. Will use it in soup I think. Got the roast pork instead of the usual honey BBQ pork, which was a mistake. Lamyay for dessert.

9 pm streamed chat, someone apparently was DDossing my connection, which isn't supposed to happen with this router.  Power cycling the router cleared it up. Now have >200 followers. That got me a badge, but no income.

Also delivered was a 6-pack of Scharffen-Berger 82% chocolate bars, but they were all inedible. Bloomed, looked and tasted like chalk. All 6. Not returnable, so I posted a nastygram with pictures on Amazon feedback asking for a refund. The use-by date is Feb 2019, I'll have to check what's on the shelf at stores but I am pretty sure that's at least a year old, and obviously stored somewhere not temperature controlled.

Plans for tomorrow:
Call or email about the charger
Text AG - if he's working we can do lunch. He probably won't be
Piazza's market? Target? buy some Scharffen-Berger 82% chocolate bars

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