While I was trying to resolve all those headaches from yesterday we got a new one last night. Our heating/cooling thermostat got an error message alert. For some reason "zone 2", upstairs, stopped working around 8pm last night. I tried to google the message code, but all too involved for us. DH texted our hvac guy this morning. Bascially, it sounded like the thermostat display upstairs needed to just be reset (pull out of wall and plug back in) and then it started working again.
I think I have figured out my icloud photos. My icloud had over 800 pictures/videos on it and was full. I had to download icloud for pc. Then make sure my iphone setting was "on" for icloud photos. It was. Then I opened and signed into the icloud I downloaded to my pc. That's where I took awhile to figure out what to do. Up in the upper left was "download photos and videos". I did that and then it seemed to be doing nothing, but it was really downloading everything. It just took awhile, but they are all there in a new folder (that I created and designated it go to) on my pc. Then the instructions are to just delete the photos off of the phone. To start, I just did about 250 of the oldest photos. Supposedly, that will sync with the icloud and those will get deleted from there, too, allowing me more storage space.
I think DH's phone is sending pictures again now. Still no reply from the hard drive guy. Just wow. I found a ph# for his business that is a 800#. It rang and rang and finally went to a recording that said best way is to text his cell # (which we have left voicemails at). I texted him about half hour ago. No reply.
Today is supposed to be the last day in the 90's. I think it got to 97 yesterday. Felt like an oven outside. By this morning, without the a/c working upstairs, it was 80 in my office when I started work, but since DH got on text with the hvac guy right away this morning the a/c came right back on and cooled down. I'm not sure what caused it to go off in the first place, but at least it was an easy fix.
I'm trying different desk chair this morning, along with a little box as a footstool. It doesn't seem to be helping much :( It seems better if I just keep my right leg up on the box and not both legs. That takes off the pressure on the back of my leg with it raised up off the seat of the chair a bit. Now, I've added a pillow to sit on and see how that works.
Did I mention our dryer won't heat? it started last week. DH usually heats on medium setting, but I guess it would stop heating part way through the cycle. Then he said it worked ok on high. Now it's not that. He keeps telling me to "order the part". Well.....what do I need to order? Googling the issue says it's usually one of 2 problems: a blown thermal fuse (caused by clogged vent, which dh says isn't clogged) or the heating element went bad. It also says both of those can be tested to see if they are the issue, with a multimeter (which DH has). But, he tells me he doesn't really know how to use the multimeter....(so why does he even have one). So, again I ask him - which part do you want to try? I'll be glad to order, but I need to know what you think is the problem. Plus, we have an extra dyer, he could replace that with. I just ordered both parts. The thermal fuse is only a few dollars, so might as well get both and hope it's one of them. The other part was $30. Pays to check around for pricing online though, the first place I looked it was $46. He keeps telling me it's working/not working but now it's my fault I didn't order these last Monday.
I do plan to get a new washer and dryer for the house laundry room and we'll just keep the old out in the shop. The old ones are getting quite old now. Maybe 10 years. We've replaced parts on both, fixed ourselves, over the years. I think I'll see if there are any good deals at Lowe's around Labor Day weekend and if there is something with zero interest for like 6 months I'll put it on my Lowe's card and spread the payments out. I just don't want to put anything on a credit card until after we close for our mortgage loan (Aug 23). We also do not need those "fancy" washer and dryers. Just plain old style ones work for us. I also hesitate to get one with high capacity as DH is very weird about doing laundry and he does most of it. He will not do very big loads, BUT he will put the stupid setting at the highest size! I don't get it. But, on the occasion I need to wash a comforter or something I'd like the larger capacity. Anyway, I think I should be able to get a washer and dryer for under $1000 total.