I once had a airplane that sat out in a field tie-down it was a tail dagger so mice would make a home in the tail once flying saw a streak and it was a mouse running up the canopy rail so I Sprayed the inside with anomia and that seemed to cure the problem also moved to the west coast no mice we eat them .I'am 82 and have no mouse problems gave up clark bars and Hershey's kisses
Have you ever thought about starting some kind of apprenticeship/internship system? Take a little time to 'package' a few of your most important projects (think about what needs to be done, break up the projects into parts, write it down, etc.) and shop them around at the local community college or something like that... There's gotta be some repetitive, labor intensive-type aspects to your projects -- that some local enthusiasts would gladly do in exchange for a chance to soak up some of your wisdom about electronics, electric cars, hybrids, etc...
As anyone that has visited my place can attest, My favorite thing is to share what I have learned with anyone that will listen.
I have been a mentor for my sisters son Troy since he was a baby, and he is 24, and is making over 80K as an engineer at a boston company.
My cousins son, another guy I mentored is working at Bose designing the noise canceling headphone pc boards, is also doing quite well.
I love doing Alt energy events where I get to demonstrate the many ways we can get energy, and show young people that there is a greener way to live.
The problem is me, taking a bit of time to package the products is where it falls apart.
When I saw the movie "Pay it Forward", it solidified my purpose in life, and I have been trying to help people, and can't say no when someone calls and needs help. It is getting to the crazy point, and I can many days sit on the phone and e-mail for 70% of the day, and then find my self working until 11PM or later before crashing and starting again the next morning.
Don't know where it will go, but I am getting tired and frustrated that the really cool projects are getting neglected.
When you get to a point where there is no time, you don't have the time to help the helper get up to speed, so they can actually save time.
Much of the work is to take what I carry around in my head down on paper so it can be given to a job shop.
35 emails and 6 phone calls just today, and I made another Version of the charger code in between and shipped 2 chargers and a civic inverter.
Also have to do the accounting, and enter the business ins and outs into the great program the Ray Holan did for running the business. I an 7 months behind on that.
I take a couple of small tupperware containers, drill half a dozen holes in the lid and fill it up with 100% peppermint oil soaked cotton balls; one container under the hood (tie wrapped to the aluminum cross bar) and one in the rear on top of the spare tire. Of course, you may have to refresh the oil occassionally but I have had no issues.
When you get to a point where there is no time, ........35 emails and 6 phone calls just today,...........
Mike: you need to set up a time of the day when you will accept telephone calls, something like between 7:00PM and 8:00PM, Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu. You don't want to be interrupted in the middle of something. Also, you don't want to have to anticipate you will be interrupted when you are making the most progress.
People in the Insight community appreciate your work and untiring efforts and will be quick to accept your need for private time during the day. They will not disturb you so that you can move forward with your projects in the peace and quiet you deserve. Please set up a schedule.
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