Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 – Runaround Day to Portsmouth, OH

After a rocky night sleep, and a late breakfast, I ran out to the nearest town to go to Tractor Supply and a drug store, then stopped at the Buckeye Dairy Bar in Friendship, where I had earlier learned had a wi-fi. After ordering ice cream, I sat down to do a bunch of computer work, only to discover their wi-fi quit working, so I ended up using my own Jetpack hot spot for the duration. A couple of hours later, I finally ran out of juice in my computer, and for some reason, I couldn’t get the plug to work, it just wouldn’t charge. When I got back to camp, I tore down the computer and figured out that the plastic insert where the plug goes in had loosened up just enough for the center coax wire in the cable wouldn’t go in far enough, so I jury-rigged it with a piece of rubber washer resting in the back so it was more fixed in place. I could tell when I plugged it back in that the battery was charging because I had a blinking light, and by days end the battery was now fully charged, but for some reason, the power button wasn’t working and I couldn’t get it to turn on. I decided to wait until I was fresher tomorrow to tackle that problem, and we settled down for the evening as usual.

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