I've been busy the last few days which is strange because busy is not something I aspire to.
I've had three projects going at one time which is not easy for me because of my one track mind, but each project had bits and pieces that I had to order from hither and yon, so while waiting for parts I would work on something that I had parts for, so after a while I ended up jumping around working on three different projects none of which seemed like they would ever end.
But today I finally finished my portable wireless video camera project. The idea behind this was to have a video camera that I could set in the bed of the truck and see when my trailer hitch was perfectly lined up with the hitch in the truck. And to set beside my trailer wheels when I'm pulling it up on the leveling blocks to see when it's centered on the blocks.
Now I understand I could've gone out and bought a camera to do this but I had a spare wireless video camera sitting around with nothing to do and since I'm the only one in the trailer that's allowed to sit around with nothing to do, I figured I could make my own setup.
The only thing I was missing was a wire with a weird plug on the end and a small battery to operate the whole thing. So I ordered a little 12 volt battery from Amazon, the weird plug that I needed, put it all together, and the thing actually works.
When I set the camera on something and turn on the battery my GPS screen in the truck automatically switches to that camera view and I can see exactly how to back under my trailer hitch. Since backing under the Andersen trailer hitch and getting it just right fore and aft had been my only minor complaint about the Andersen system this will fix the problem and I won't have to get out of the truck once or twice to line the hitch up.
And now that that's done maybe I can get around to doing something with the 35 feet of 3 / 0 welding cable laying on my living room floor.