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Yvonne G

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My house was built in 1971.
It was kind of horrifying to see how many of the original electrical outlets and switches had dangerously failed or where about to fail.
I also upgraded my fuse panel to circuit breakers.
(But that was required by my insurance company)
I had those old glass screw in fuses.
The only good thing was all of the wiring is solid copper wire.
Yeah, I was worried I had aluminum wire, but my electrician assured me it's not. My house is about 60 years old. I got a new breaker box several years ago when I put solar on the roof.
 

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Yeah, I was worried I had aluminum wire, but my electrician assured me it's not. My house is about 60 years old. I got a new breaker box several years ago when I put solar on the roof.
60 years ago Aluminum cost more than copper.
Not any more!
 

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Hate to know what all kinds of wiring I might have. The house is probably over 125 years.
 

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I think we have gotten a little rain each day for the last two weeks atleast, with more to come.

How are things with you?

It seems my todo list only grows.

Have you seen this
 

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My house was built in 1971.
It was kind of horrifying to see how many of the original electrical outlets and switches had dangerously failed or where about to fail.
I also upgraded my fuse panel to circuit breakers.
(But that was required by my insurance company)
I had those old glass screw in fuses.
The only good thing was all of the wiring is solid copper wire.


idk if its any consolation, but the electrical boxes should be fire resistant.
 

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I went out to get a grub for my spider this evening and the first place I looked I found one and noticed these were under the whole length of the board also. Picture 021.jpg About 8 to 10 years ago I bought a bag of a thousand worms from New York Worms and turned them loose in different spots around the yard. It was money well spent. If I ever need some worms they are available and the box turtles can hunt them down without my help. Here's a blurry pic of the grub Picture 023.jpg
 

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I went out to get a grub for my spider this evening and the first place I looked I found one and noticed these were under the whole length of the board also. View attachment 326248 About 8 to 10 years ago I bought a bag of a thousand worms from New York Worms and turned them loose in different spots around the yard. It was money well spent. If I ever need some worms they are available and the box turtles can hunt them down without my help. Here's a blurry pic of the grub View attachment 326249

What kind of spider?
 

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Hey! (You have a very pretty garden)
 

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Her name is Polly and she is a 16 year old Red Knee tarantula.
She is beautiful. My son years and years ago, had to rehome a rehomed many times tarantula. I knew nothing about them. The first molt made me think I killed her. I wish I knew then, what I know now and the groups available online to learn things.
 
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