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Can someone advise me on choosing an inverter? I have a 650 watt refrigerator and I need to keep it running when the power goes out. I have two 60Ah 12 deep cycle batteries and I am looking at a 2200 watt true sine wave inverter on Amazon. I cannot afford to make a mistake so would someone help and tell me if this would work? I am going to try and include the link to it, I am not sure it it will post.
This is something I have been worried about for a long time and have worked very hard on. Today the wheelchair repair technician came and installed two new batteries. I kept the old ones which I think are working at at least 75% capacity. Saving money using these, I want to get an inverter. I am also interested in knowing if my plan is a good one or needs to change. Here is the link, thank you very much.
We are located in Germany, where, due to the corona virus pandemic, majority of external facilities are closed. I discussed that with my AS partner and it seems that he is not dealing with the situation too well...His daily routine is interrupted completely (he was always following the same schedule, going to work in the morning, then either going to the gym, every second day or meeting his friends after work). I tried to understand how this "lockdown" would influence him, asking if he can replace gym with running for example, and his reply was somehow suggesting that it's much more complex problem, than I anticipated. He cannot go to work, as his working place is closed for 2 weeks. He cannot go to the gym and he can hardly meet any friends.
He replied "I have to go! It is not good for me to do nothing...I can have a weekend of not doing anything, but then I really fast go into very bad mood. I need a reason in order to get up everyday!".
Since two days he is very quiet, going...
While I hope this coronavirus pandemic ends soon, I would like to know, besides carrot cake, what would be good types of cake or cupcakes to make for Easter either this year or for the future. I always do red velvet for Christmas and strawberry for Valentine's Day, and for the first time I did a green velvet recipe for St. Patrick's Day.
I do have a box of Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Triple Fudge that I thought about making cupcakes topping them with Pillsbury chocolate frosting and Whoppers Robin Eggs. However, the coronavirus pandemic might prevent that from happening this year, so if I can't do it this year, for future reference, what would be some ideas, besides carrot cake?
I'm going to send an email to query if I can use headphones at work to block out conversations and sounds that I'm finding increasingly distracting and stressful.
Multiple times a day I feel overwhelmed and stare blankly at the screen simply trying to block out the sounds that are causing an intense amount of frustration as I try to block them out.
Do you think the tone/detail of this email is suitable. I had worn headphones in my first few weeks here until I was told I wasn't allowed to anymore:
I wanted to query whether or not you could accommodate be using in ear headphones at work. I'm finding a lot of noises and conversations causing distress at work and it's affecting my work productivity. I wasn't sure if this would be a possibility? The sound sensitivity is something I've been discussing with my therapist and she recommended asking if in ear headphones would be a possibility to help block out the noise.
My previous 2 jobs had allowed this and I found it helped...
So I was a seasonal employee last summer at this zoo. I left for the fall and winter because I had to focus on college work. And reapplied for the same posistion for the summer season. However to my suprise I was denied.
Now I can't figure out why I was denied despite working there with no real issues last summer. (i have aspergers so it's hard for me to read situations and so forth but quite a bit of my coworkers told me I was the hardest worker there and was told I do a very good job.
I was the first one at the first job fair to reapply. So it was impossible to fill up quick. And my friend and coworker was shocked I was denied as well as my whole family.
Does anyone know why I was denied to work there again or have any idea? Also anyone else on the spectrum relate to this? I do know my boss knew I had aspergers so my biggest fear that it had something to do with it.
Hi all, it turned out lately, that I should be highly functional aspie. My life is not such a bad. Have a few friends, job... but what has been real pain - relationships. I have been always charmed, when I have spoted interesting girl nearby. But still, in my whole live, I had only one very short relationship (a few kisses, a few walks, quick and ugly ending). It was maybe 12 years ago and only case, I have ever had second date. People around say, I'm looking normal and behave like it (so not really weird, maybe a bit nervous), but I saw girls almost running away after I tried to invite them to go out. Also, when I try Tinder, its not such a big deal to have a date, but after first date, girls disappear (no bye, no explanation). Sometimes, it ends in friendzone. Strange is, even my real good friend was nervous, when I get too close to her comfort zone (and I was only one in this role from all her friends). I can hear very often, that girls can't imagine me as partner (only friend)....
Why is it that all the little awareness items about autism doesn't contain the big stuff? The stuff that really makes our lives hard.
Don't know if anyone has seen on facebook "The girl with curly hair" or whatever it is. When I first started seeing them I'd share once in a while just to let people know what it's like. But I'd always get "I can relate" and "I feel the same way" comments, and looking at them, they are all subjects that are easily relatable. Even the social difficulties, don't mention how you might freeze in these settings. I can find nothing out there about feeling like you're living in a box that restricts your every movement. There's nothing out there about not being able to get past that hum of the lights so you don't hear what anyone's saying. There's nothing out there about seeing a faceless world and fear of not recognizing your own kids.
My sister texted me that my brother was in the hospital, diverticulitis (which I know is not good) and possible appendectomy. She asked if I want to know those things. I responded "she can". But I have no concern over him. I don't really want to tell her that. I'm not cold and heartless, I'm not sure I understand myself my total lack of empathy there. It's kind of like my dad, I guess. I could easily get mad at him, but lost concern when things would happen and I knew I wouldn't miss him when he died and I don't. But my sister felt the same way so it was easier to be open about it. With my brother, they care tremendously, and it's not easy for me to tell them that I just don't. I care about others, even people I don't know, I will feel concern about. It's just not there with him - am I cold and heartless?
Long ago, I heard and read a bunch of articles about how people with Autism Spectrum Disorders don't feel empathy, or sympathy. That was the main reason I thought I wasn't on the spectrum, because I have some empathy.
I feel emotions, but I can't always find a name for what I'm feeling. I check how I'm feeling physically, and sometimes deduce what I'm feeling, like "my fists are clenched, mouth is dry, and I'm sweating, maybe this is fear/anxiety".
I have been observing people from the outside for so long, that I can sometimes tell what they're feeling. When I'm in a group that is sad, and crying, I occasionally react the same way. I don't know if that's mimicking to fit in, or not, though. It gets extreme if someone is physically injured. Like, if I see someone twisting their ankle, I sometimes react as if I injured myself, as well. But I don't always know how to interact with a person emotionally. If I'm with someone, and they start crying, I'll be unsure what to do/say,...
Love to shake my foot back and forth and twirl my hair. Do you like to talk about your stimming? If someone asks you not to stim, have you tried to please them to keep the peace? Do you stim if bored or nervous or both? Do you think shoving your hands in and out of pockets is stimming? Are you aware when you flap your hands? Does anybody slap the sides of their leg? Do you ever feel entertained by your stimming?
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