Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
This old Ford had been sitting under a shade tree for at least 15 years when I bought it. Before that it was a service truck for a farm implement repair shop. It runs pretty good. I had to have some work done on the brakes, but otherwise, it's a great set of wheels. Well, as you can see, the day I took the picture I had a tire off that had gone flat. I don't drive The Beast every day unless one of our other vehicles is in the shop.
But I'm rambling and not getting to the "holding" part. At the moment I've got The Beast pretty well loaded up with junk. Aluminum cans to go to the recycler, demolition garbage from my bathroom, assorted lumber I pulled out of the dump that's good enough to use. Just odds and ends like that. Well, then we've had a little rain. The other day I walked past and noticed a funny smell. I got to looking and since The Beast is parked on a bit of a downhill slope, the box had gotten a lot of rain water in it and, wonder of wonders, it wasn't draining out. The rain water was getting a bit smelly and slimy like a stagnant pond.
A thirty year old pickup box was still holding water!!! In my world, things like that just don't happen. Heck even my ten year old Ranger has enough holes in the bed that it won't hold water.
So I had to start it up and turn it around so the water would drain out the back. It probably held about 80 gallons. Wish I'd have had my camera handy to get a picture of the waterfall!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Then my computer had problems and I had to take it in to the shop and I don't even want to talk about what that cost me!
And most recently. Monday night while I'm trying to write my news column, my keyboard bit the dust. Luckily a friend of mine had a couple old keyboards laying around, so I got up and running shortly. My old keyboard had well worn keys that had lost a good bit of their bounce. This one is still nice and springy and I really like it. My husband says it's ugly. Why you ask? How can one keyboard be any more or less ugly than any other? Some kids really had a lot of fun with a blue permanent marker on this keyboard. Use your imagination. But, I don't see an ugly keyboard, I see the sheer joy some kids got out of coloring all this with marker.
Anyway, I will be posting here soon. Got some pictures on my camera, and the bathroom project progresses, so stay tuned for new posts.