Because I refrained from going out, the chances of going out have decreased. I’m taking a walk trying to move my body even a little. I’m taking a walk on the 2km course, but when I climb the long stairs along the way, I get sweaty. There are about 150 steps. It was one of the pleasures to be able to greet people in the morning.
When it comes to the stove season, we make grilled potatoes. Choose a sweet potato of the right size. Wrap it in an aluminum wheel and place it on the stove. Occasionally, to bake it well rotating it, it will be fluffy. We enjoy this for our next morning meal. It seems that sweet potatoes become sweeter when exposed to sunlight, so I put them by the window of my house.
Cold days continue. It seems that the Sea of Japan side is suffering from heavy snow. In Toyama City, it has been reported in the news that the snowfall for the first time in 35 years has caused damage to transportation. At this time of year, there are few flowers, so I feel a little lonely even if I take a walk. I will be healed by the cyclamen that bloom by the window when I return home. Born in Japan, which has four seasons, I enjoy the seasons, but I am troubled by the abnormal weather in recent years.
このファンは 6 年前に購入して使っています。ストーブの上に置いて、温度差を電圧に変換するペルチェ効果を利用してモーターを駆動しています。ペルチェ素子は電圧と温度の双方向変換が行えるもので、冷却と加熱が簡単に行えます。さて、このファンに使われている素子はどの程度の電圧が出るのか知りたく、電圧計を取り付けてみました。ストーブの温度が 200 ℃くらいで約 1 V の電圧が発生していました。世の中にはもっと効率の良い素子もあると思いますが、実際に測定してみることができました。メーターの針が小さいので遠くからは読みにくいですが、ソファーで座っていても温度を知ることができそうです。
This fan was purchased and used 6 years ago. It is placed on the stove to drive the motor using the Peltier effect, which converts the temperature difference into a voltage. The Peltier element can convert voltage and temperature in both directions, and can be easily cooled and heated. Well, I wanted to know how much voltage the element used in this fan outputs, so I installed a voltmeter. When the temperature of the stove was about 200 ° C, a voltage of about 1 V was generated. I think there are more efficient devices in the world, but I was able to actually measure the voltage. Since the point of the meter is small, it is difficult to read from a distance, but it seems that I can know the temperature even if I am sitting on the sofa.
The life of refraining from going out has begun. I spent today doing this kind of work. I found out that there is a 2-wire voltage indicator, so I bought it from Amazon. Unfortunately, one of the four of them showed a problem that the display did not appear. I did woodcraft to make a shape that surrounds the printed circuit board. I don’t have a voltmeter in my car, so I installed this voltmeter. It’s a weekend I spent doing this.
To prevent the explosion of new infections, a state of emergency was re-declared in Tokyo and the neighborhood prefectures where I live. More than 2,000 new cases have occurred in Tokyo yesterday and today. All of us shall cooperate in self-restraint life for the next one month. I’ve been living a cramped life since last spring, but now I’m in a difficult situation again. It is said that many people infected during Christmas time last year are now detected. This situation cannot end forever without the cooperation of all the people.
It’s past, but last week December 29th was Kurumi’s birthday. He is now 11 years old. Kurumi, he have been a member of our family for a long time, he is the fourth pet dog we have kept at home. We have named them Chao, Cookie, Purin and Kurumi. It’s a lot of fun to live together with each dog having a different personality (?). Above all, this Kurumi is a calm child. We have become a laid-back life, and we are relaxing together and enjoying the time slowly.
The fine weather continued during the year-end and New Year holidays. However, the spread of the new coronavirus does not stop in Japan. The sky is clear, but I feel depressed. A state of emergency will be issued this week again. It seems that the conditions are slightly different from the state of emergency issued last spring, but in Tokyo, more than 1,000 new cases occur every day. I gave up on this year’s first visit to the shrine. I try to stay at home as much as possible. The 29th Masu was available online, but I would like to have a barrel sake at the first visit next year.
Eight years have passed since I used this wood stove. I decided to have a professional maintain it once. The two of them did a pleasant job for 3 hours while I was watching. The part that was black with soot is also back to beautiful. I also had the catalyst filter for secondary combustion replaced. They can’t believe it’s been eight years, and they were told that I’m using it very beautifully, which made me feel a little better. I asked them to load 2 cubic meters of A-class firewood on the just empty firewood rack, and this winter is safe.
There is no day when I don’t hear this word every day. It is also mentioned at the beginning of the TV news. The number of infected people has not stopped, and the number of deaths has exceeded 3,000 in Japan. It is essential to wear a mask when going out and wash my hands when I come home. The number of times I have done hand sanitizer with alcohol is innumerable. It’s scary to hear the footsteps of a virus when I know someone who has been infected. At this time of the year-end and New Year holidays, medical facilities seem to be full of patients, and I have heard that even if infected, they cannot be easily hospitalized. Infection was confirmed in Antarctica yesterday, and the virus has invaded all continents on the earth. Just pray.