January 16th, 2007

TC - Phone Listening

Last steps before FC2007

Got more of Charlies thyroid medicine.

martes car has new tires and brakes, and so is ready for the trip.

She should be home with the remaining components to make up the new book. We finished printing all of the interiors to it a few days ago. The other books arrived from the printers a few days ago too, and look really good.

Got the dealers license at the state BOE, which was an event in and of itself. However, that is now done, and the new license is good for every further confusion in the future, as well as Califur or SDCC if we go to and sell at those as well. I don't think we currently have plans to however.

Spent most of today trying to get ruggels Kellogg wall phone to work. Its not a breakfast cerial phone - Kellogg was the original name of GTE before WW2. The transmitter does not seem to work even though extensive testing shows all the wiring to be correct. I then took the only other 100 year old wall phone in my collection, this one being a Western Electric model with far simpler wiring, and did the modification to that one.

And got the exact same results. I've come to the conclusion this phone IS wired correctly, and there just isn't enough power in my line to make the transmitter work. It will ring, and the receiver works in both cases, but no matter how much you shout into the transmitter it does not seem to be audible. I spent a lot of time converting candlestick phones to modern use but never really played around with the big oak wall phones as there really isn't any place in my house to set one up. But I'm pretty sure I go this right, if the circuit was wrong the rest of it would not function.

Gotta love Boomerang & Tivo. Only 30 Top Cat episodes were made, and I already got 25 of them recorded.
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