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RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Hay wagon
Wanderlost 02/26/21 05:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

80 Proof BOTTLE Of Tear Stopper - George Strait
Wanderlost 02/26/21 05:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

We're back to normal, temps-wise. We're done cleaning up, just on the list for the pool repair guy to schedule a look at our systems. Now we're gearing up for the spring planting. The deer herd is moving into the lower meadow again. Spousal Unit saw a four-point buck with them, but he ran out the gate as soon as SU drove down the drive. Leoghaire was still with us. We dumped some old pecans in her dog dish, in case any passing critter wanted a taste. So far, lots of nibblers have strolled by. Czarny wants me to go for another walk. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 02/26/21 05:09pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

short stack
Wanderlost 02/24/21 07:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

I JUST Can't Go On Dying Like This - George Strait
Wanderlost 02/24/21 07:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

How about some nice, cheap, drawer pulls? http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/drawerpulls.jpg Yea, probably not. Lol. Make it a loop and I'd be happy with it...
Wanderlost 02/24/21 07:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

The boil order was lifted today. Today was in the 80s, which is about 15 degrees above normal, but it will drop back to normal tomorrow, so I won't be breaking out my shorts just yet. Unfortunately, we did not escape entirely unscathed. Our swimming pool pump and heater did not survive the no power period and the ice killed them, we're pretty sure. Of course, homeowner insurance does not cover them when ice damaged, so that won't be a cheap repair/replacement. That's a fair dent in the Spousal Unit model railroad building construction fund. Sigh. Czarny's been having a lovely few days, running in and out of the house at will, demanding his human come out and play, chasing birds, then crashing on his tower. It's a lovely full moon out there. Think I'll do a bit of stargazing. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 02/24/21 07:25pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Texas winterizing...

Our 1984-built house is on a slab. Some of the plumbing is in the slab. Some of it goes through the attic. What's in the attic has pipe insulation on it, and it's buried until 25" of insulation. At present, we have discovered zero cracks, leaks or breaks in our house lines. Our previous house near Fort Hood had all the lines inside the slab. When there's a problem, that is very, very expensive to fix. I am not at all fond of this construction method. I grew up in a pier and beam house in the Panhandle, which gets prolonged freezing weather every year. The plumbing was in the crawl space. It was thickly wrapped with whatever passed for pipe insulation back then (probably asbestos), and each winter Dad put a single incandescent light near the main line. The well house was more heavily insulated than the main house, but Dad also had an incandescent light shining there all winter. The lines never did freeze up. If folks prepare, they usually come through okay.
Wanderlost 02/20/21 03:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Water's flowing, but we're still under a boil order. We're also not real trusting, so we've filled up all the containers again, just in case. We'll relax only when the water company has verified it's fixed itself and cancelled the boil order. Because the water is running clear, we went ahead and ran the dishwasher. Cleaning the kitchen was priority number one. But we don't want to overstress the water heater, in case the water's not properly flowing into it, so we'll hold off on showers until tomorrow, if the water's flowing reasonably normally. Snow's melted, it's 60 degrees and sunny, so Czarny insisted I chase him around outside. While trotting from cat squat to cat squat, I checked various items for damage. Nothing is apparent so far, but we won't know for sure until the ice finally melts out of the leaf catcher in the pool pump plumbing, and the big chuck in the middle of the water trough. I don't think the trough is damaged at all, but it will be a couple more days before we can be certain. We also haven't put a ladder up to check if anything on the RV roof might be damaged. Waiting for the ground around it to be dry. Tentatively hopeful that we dodged any serious damage (fingers crossed/knock on wood). I see a cat at the door. Time to for him to take his human walkies again. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 02/20/21 02:39pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Freak out
Wanderlost 02/19/21 11:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

Annie, ROLL Down Your Window - Mary Fahl
Wanderlost 02/19/21 11:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Mad Dash for Drinking Water

If you can’t pack the snow into snow balls expect to melt more snow to make a gal of water. The snow here was so dry and light that one gallon melted down into about 2 cups water. At least it's been easy to shovel...
Wanderlost 02/19/21 11:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Sunshine!!! Snow's melting fast, roads are clearing very quickly. We still don't have water, but we can drive to Sister's place and get a shower now. We walked the water line down to the main and saw no signs of leaks (fingers crossed/knock on wood), but we won't know until the water company has itself sorted out. Czarny spent almost five minutes outside before deciding it's still cold. He still can't get off the porch -- it's cold and wet out there and his little toes do not appreciate it. Tonight we'll have one more hard freeze, then that's it for winter. Spousal Unit said Leoghaire and her last fawn (about two years old) were down by the gate this morning. She's really showing her age now. Got to chop some cabbage for soup. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 02/19/21 11:19am RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Got plenty of snow, thanks, dturm. Got another 3" or more today, and we promptly shoveled that into the bathtub. This fourth storm should be the last of winter here. We start warming back up to normal tomorrow and by Tuesday-Wednesday, we'll be back in the 60s-70s highs. Next week is our normal last freeze date and we usually plant the garden the week after. Czarny went out for a whole minute, and when he realized he was being snowed on, demanded we let him back inside. Hasn't shown any interest in going out again. The whole doe herd was down in the meadow today. Until the storm, we really hadn't seen all of them in quite a while, just that one pair. We have a number of mockingbirds here, and they've been sheltering on the south porch. Drives Czarny nuts when he notices them. Got to go boil more water. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 02/18/21 07:37pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dturm, makes me very glad to live down here. Our little bout with Uri was bad, but it only lasts a few days, where you get weeks and weeks of nasty winter. You and the fur babies stay safe up there.
Wanderlost 02/17/21 11:01am RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Texas power grid, which is configured for max usage during summer heat, couldn't handle Uri, which gave us the coldest time in my area since 1951. So we lost power Monday morning and didn't get it back until Tuesday morning. That was a mild inconvenience, what with the heavy house insulation and the fireplace. We cooked on our camp stove and used the camp lanterns after dark. The real trouble is the water company has never insulated any of the well heads, so they froze. No water to the distribution stations, which didn't have power anyway, because the water company has never installed power backups. Then various water lines cracked or broke, because they're shallowly buried (we don't have a frost line to deal with). One of the water towers on the north side of the lake cracked and became a lovely frozen fountain (not our service area). So we're warm, we can cook, and we're melting snow (we got at least 5") for washing and flushing. If necessary, we'll run it through our camping water filtration/sanitizing system to drink, if we can shovel up enough. It's all gonna melt today and tomorrow. Trouble is this snow was so dry that a gallon of it only makes a couple cups water. When the road clears, we can go to the store, but all the drinking water is already gone. The water issue may be long term. Czarny goes outside several times a day, but he can't get off the south porch. He's spending most of his time on top of a cat tower. Occasionally, he runs from window to window, chittering at the mockingbirds who are looking in at him. Well, time to shovel more snow into the bathtub before it's all gone. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 02/17/21 10:57am RV Pet Stop
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

international diplomacy
Wanderlost 02/14/21 05:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

SOMEBODY Rockin' My Dreamboat - The Swingle Singers
Wanderlost 02/14/21 05:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

No subdivision, Magnus, just some houses finally being built on an old plat that's been there for years. We've been iced in, with even lower temps forecast for in the morning, in the single digits. Good thing we have no need to be anywhere except here. I pulled out my ski socks and a heavy sweatshirt, and we're keeping the fireplace going to lessen the strain on the heat pump. Unless we have a power outage, we're fine. The firewood is on the covered south porch, which hasn't iced up, so we don't have to go out into the ice. The frost weed burst, and I finally got a good look at it. Took a couple photos, since Mom's never seen frost weed in the form that gave it the name. Two does came by yesterday, just before things started icing up. They got a drink from the water trough, grazed on the grass on the south side of the house, then carefully made their way across the drive to the lower slope. Just a while ago, a songbird flew into the hot tub spillway to get a drink. Brrr. The weather is colder, but we can finally see the lake again in the darkening sky, so that 1"-3" snow forecast may not be for us after all. Czarny's having a bad time. He desperately wants to go out, but can't stay more than a minute or so. He's reduced to having to use the Litter Robot, poor guy. It's too frozen out there to dig, too cold on his feet, too slick to stay upright -- just bad for house cats in general. Spousal Unit just announced dinner. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 02/14/21 05:31pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Song Post - Part Three

SEND Me The Pillow (That You Dream On) - Roy Rogers
Wanderlost 01/28/21 03:23pm Around the Campfire
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