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Build a nice fire in your igloo and you should be fine
What a day! Sounds like your traffic cop badge will arrive by mail in five to seven business days, they'll want you back. You did too good of a job.Yesterday I got to install some PTZ cameras at a site that I already installed some time-lapse cameras at last year...
I also got to install STARLINK INTERNET!!!
I will be putting together a simple video covering the setup of starlink internet, but here's some photos for now.
I got to try out my stainless steel strapping/banding tool for the first time. The thing is amazing. Here you can see I installed the PTZ using some, the Ubiquti Radio using some, and put an additional clamp on the time lapse using some slightly less shiny stuff.
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Here's a pic of the PTZ, Radio, and the STARLINK internet antenna. It required some thinking on how to mount it, as it only comes with a tri-pod.
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Was a pretty easy installation of the system. I absolutely love how clean the cables are on the outside from the hole over to the corner of the building. There is slack on the cables on the 2" EMT in case they want to change the pole out to a longer one, saves me from having to run a new wire or even just pull slack outside.
I will be getting my tig welder working so I can start making the mounts that I want to use for these installs. They have mounts made but they're not ideal sometimes, or something they don't want to try as it might not work... at least with not paying to do trial and error, all you loose is your own time, and some material.... But considering I will need practice anyway, it's not a big deal.
Oh, and when I left from this site, I came upon a vehicle in the ditch. The lady went in the ditch likely 30 seconds before I drove by. I was first on scene.
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When I stopped to ask if she was okay, she said yes, and that I could leave as her husband is on the way. I said okay and went to turn around again so I was heading in the right direction...
But I noticed she was pregnant (I later learnt that she was 8 months pregnant...). I couldn't leave her there alone, so as I came up on the scene again I pulled over, turned the beacon lite on, left the car running with the tail lights on, and parked a few hundred feet back. After a few minutes I ended up moving my car to the top of the hill (long story short, blind corner and blind hill approaching this scene). The lady told me I could leave and I don't have to stay, but I told her if I leave, there's a high chance of a secondary collision or equivalent happening (I didn't want to flat out say "you're pregnant, I'm not leaving"... although she might have appreciated that as well). I told her I'm staying until the police show up. In the meanwhile, a bunch of her friends stopped to talk to her and see if she's OK, at some point her husband showed up. Cops were already on their way, paramedic was also on their way, and a tow truck was also on their way.
While waiting for the police to show up, I started waving people thru, as they ALL slowed down and asked if everyone was OK... Yes, we are all ok... that's why there's a dozen vehicles on the side of the road... anyway... I waved people thru so they wouldn't stop to ask if they needed help of it they're OK. Most people saw me waving them thru and waved back, thanking me for essentially saying "we're all good here, keep going". The cop showed up, did a U-turn, and parked blocking half of one of the lanes. Took her 5 minutes to realize when she shut her curiser off, so did the lights... lol
Now the cops are on scene. I ask if they need any info, let them know I was first on scene, and end up just chatting with everyone else. Paramedics showed up... Not one, but 2, plus a paramedic in an SUV. Now the road is down to one lane. I start on REAL traffic control at this point, stopping traffic on one side while waiving traffic thru the other way. Was pretty fun until it got to the people who were going (I'm not kidding here) slower than walking pace, trying to see the wreck... anyway. The paramedics leave, tow truck parks in the right spot to do the recovery, and the cop says I can leave now, as she's blocking one entire lane... I shrug, say thanks, and head back to my car. It's dark now, so people are way more likely to see the flashing blue and red lights while they approach the hill anyway.
Oh, and the story behind how she got there... She swerved to miss a wild turkey, over corrected, and ended up in the soft snow in the ditch, and went for a ride. This photo you can see the tracks.
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Oh, and if my good samaritan act yesterday wasn't enough, today I picked a lock for an individual in my neighborhood who managed to lock herself out of her bedroom yesterday...
Honestly, I think I did more work than the police while I was on scene... would have been helpful to have a second person for traffic control but I managed with 1 person hahaSounds like your traffic cop badge will arrive by mail in five to seven business days, they'll want you back. You did too good of a job.
For years I told people not to avoid wild animals, less chance of a major accident. One day I was driving down the road and a deer ran out, I just swerved a little, then three more came out and instincts took over and I swerved hard. Guess who hit a tree and flipped his truck? Don't even listen to myself.Oh, and the story behind how she got there... She swerved to miss a wild turkey, over corrected, and ended up in the soft snow in the ditch, and went for a ride. This photo you can see the tracks.
Same with bears, I hit one one day and the lady behind me gets out and starts looking for it!!!!I've run over a fox, a bagger and to many gophers. My daughter braked hard for a fox and ended up with 2 tires that had flat spots and needed to be replaced. I have swerved for deer and a moose, I will take my chances in a ditch before hitting a moose. But we don't have a lot of trees so the ditch is a viable option.
Not only do I deserve the day off, but I need the rest. But at least the weekend is here. It's a long weekend for us here in Ontario (idunno about the rest of the country).