A light, airy, effervescent, blog of grave consequence. (NOT!) Dedicated to those of us who must respond to negative stimuli by Chernobyling (entombing in concrete) our innermost thoughts.

Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Monday, February 27, 2006


Found a neat little appliance parts shop in Baton Rouge today. The place is old-school. Racks and racks of bins full of every doo-dad ever installed on any appliance. One guy running the place with about 500 manuals and a microfiche reader. I needed a new motor and capacitor for the fan in my HVAC system. Action Appliance Parts, on North Foster Drive had the pieces I needed and for only $112.77.

So now I can eliminate the hideous howling when the fan for the heat and A/C starts up in the house. Plus, since I've taken the fan completely out of the heat exchanger up stairs, I'm going to brush out and vacuum the unit because it looks like it hasn't been touched in about 10 years.

Hopefully, that will fix it.


Anonymous Sweet Pea said...

Hooray! It's back up and readable! You really are located in a perfect spot. You've got country all around and yet you're not far from whatever Baton Rouge has to offer, and that seems to be everything! I like Baton Rouge even though I haven't had time to really run around in it. I'm looking forward to the next trip.Here's a quote from Explore Feliciana, "Reconstruction lasted longer in Louisiana than in any other Southern state, not ending until 1878, and East Feliciana only began to recover its prosperity in the 1818's. The construction of the Yazoo & Missippi Valley Railroad in that decade resulted in the establishment of towns all along its length, Slaughter, Ethel, McManus, Gurlley Wilson... and Norwood became towns during this decade.
The boll weevil accoomplished what war could not. In the first decades of the 20th century, cotton crops failed, and ended the parish's prosperity. By the era of 'the Great Depression' the area's economy was so damaged that its effects were barely noticed.
At the end of World War II the lumber industry flourished, taking the place of cotton as primary cash crop....The parish remains largely rural...East Feliciana has begun to market itself as a destination for tourism, emphasizing its rich history and nostalgic lifestyle.
Gotta tell you, I love it!

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Sweet Pea said...

Sorry, big mistake in the dates! (East Feliciana only began to recover its prosperity in the 1880's)

2:34 PM  

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