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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This And That

Still working on the water pump, we use a Shurflo 12 volt water pump, a couple of winters ago, the plastic part of the pump head cracked, presumably caused by a super cold overnight temperature drop, we purchased just that part of the pump and was going to install it when PB decided the cracked head was working just fine, it didn't seem to leak and it was pumping water as it should, so we taped the new head (in its package) to the old unit for future use and it has worked just fine, until a few days ago.

Due to a miscalculation, we ended up pumping out all of the water from our small tank and the pump ran dry for quite some time, it was a rare day when both of us were gone, had one of us been home, we would have recognized the pump sounded different and it not shutting off. This pump is supposed to be able to run dry with no problems, it is also self priming, but apparently it was just on the verge of not working and running it dry and allowing it to run like that for a while caused its failure.

Today, PB disassembled the pump, he checked all of the parts, replaced the plastic head and will finish working on it either tonight or tomorrow, he has to find a new screw to replace one that had stripped out, once all of that is done, he will put everything back together and hopefully the water will be pumping again.

I am working on crochet stuff, my plan is to make some things to give as Christmas gifts, we'll see how far I get, I've been so busy, I still work 3 days a week as a caretaker for one of my friends M, and I drive another lady to town once or twice a week for doctor's appointments, shopping and such, D has lost most of her eyesight and can't drive safely anymore, she is one tough lady though, she lives out here in the wild, all by herself, well unless you count her 5 cats :)

I must say that there are several ladies who live on their own out here, they are all tough, resourceful and very smart, they manage to get along in a very rough place with a little help from their friends, we do help each other quite a bit. Right now, PB has gone to D's house to seal up a leaking chimney, we don't get much rain, but apparently it leaks when we do.

We had a great Thanksgiving, we invited 3 ladies to dine with us, M, D and S, they would have all been by themselves on TG and that was not acceptable to me, they all brought food and we had a feast fit for a king, I sent each of them home with a plate of leftovers and a plate of dessert.

In the last 2 days, I have developed a bit of a sore throat, I don't feel bad, well not much, I should be over it in a day or so, I typically do get over these thing pretty fast. Life is pretty good all in all, can't complain. :)



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Monday, November 28, 2011

Sink Bathing

Every now and again I think you need to be reminded of where you came from, I got one of those this afternoon. Because of circumstances beyond my control (you'll have to ask PB about that LOL), I had no water coming out of my faucets, we had water, it was just below the level that the pump hose can reach. I have class at church today and a very head full of dirty hair. So, in honor of how we lived when we first moved here, I grabbed a couple of 1 gallon pitchers, filled them with the water from the bottom of the water tank, I poured half of each pitcher into a big stock pot and heated it on the stove then poured it back into the pitchers, it didn't make it very warm, it was just enough to take the icy chill off of the water.

I poured some of the warmish water into a plastic bowl and added some shampoo, I poured that over my hair at the sink, I washed, rinsed, conditioned and rinsed with just a little less than a gallon and a half of water, nice to know I can still do it :)

Now I can go to class with fresh clean hair, and hopefully by this evening I'll be able to take a full on shower.


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Talk of Another Bug

Primitive Bob, or PB as he is known in these parts, posted a new post about our new bug, see it here:

http://primitivebob.blogspot.com/2011/11/moma-bug-and-new-baby-beetle.html

We got it delivered right to our driveway on Friday by our good friends J and M from Odessa, thanks so much!




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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving day. Since we can't be with our family on this day, we are doing the next best thing, having good friends over to share this day, life is so good! :)




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