Wednesday, June 30, 2010
In the bad news department, my air conditioning unit went on the fritz the other day, arrrgh! Worst case scenario meant it needed to be replaced to the tune of three or four grand. That would've seriously hinder my geek budget, and since I've only bought one figure so far this year, well, I think it would tank me! We dodged a big ole bullet, turned out it was a simple part that went out and a quick switch and it was as good as new. Repairs cost a mere fraction of what we were thinking, and I got a bonus.
The dead part is what you see above, a capacitor (fig for scale) that apparently ran the entire unit. When the repair guy popped it out I was all like, "Oooh, can I keep that?" Of course I had to endure the 'what are you going to do with it' conversation in which I explained our hobby as, "It's like model railroading, but in space, where you fight each other with robots and/or aliens..." That's when he went to the truck to get the invoice.