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Old 11-09-2013, 10:04 AM   #5979
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Barb, I am still in the pondering stage of where, how to get a dishwasher installed, but thanks for the tip about Fisher Paykel. I will definitely check that one out!
We have winterized Infinity. Blown out the lines, pumped pink stuff into the pump and dumped the p-traps full of pink stuff.
Sadly, wishing we could go off for a weekend or even a week or so, now. Isn't that just how it is? We really want to go, but do we really want to go through all the routine of winterizing again? NO!! Not yet. And the nights have been in the 20's here already, so it is definitely needed to have it frost-proofed.
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I looked at how often I used the oven and decided that after 3 mo on the road it was not a single time. So the next time we got home I removed the oven/stove and cut the oven off and put a dishwasher in it's place. DW liked the old dishwasher but I was tired of doing them. If I hadn't just had the counter top replaced before we left I would have installed a cooktop.

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Old 11-09-2013, 10:22 AM   #5980
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Since Barb ignored your melon question or didn't see it or didn't like the humor....
Dunner, I know nothing about growing in your climate... but know a lot about growing in general... I have not yet grown that particular type of melon, but I grow cantelope yearly here in Kansas. These melons appear to be of the netted skinned variety so that would say they are in the cantalope family as opposed to the warty skinned family so they should slip easily from the vine when you pick it up if it is ripe. if it isn't it will hang on tightly still. If you think they are going to freeze, by all means, you can cut them off the stem and let them sit on your counter for a few days to let them finish ripening. They do ripen in hot weather much better than cold/cool. Your little dude there is all the bigger he will get with waning sunlight hours...he should ripen eventually but probaly not be as sweet as he would had he had better circumstances.

Call your extension office and ask to speak to a master gardener in your area if they don't have a gardening hotline available. They will know someone who specializes in vegetable/fruit growing.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:25 AM   #5981
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Teffy, I say fixin' and I'm from Kansas... but I lived for ~9 months in Texas my sophmore year... which might be where I picked it up. Although, I do hear my sister use it from time to time, but not a regular part of speech...
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Quoting smoking was easy. I must've done it a hundred times -- before I really stopped. Three packs a day. Quit the last time in 1976. Every once in a blue moon I still miss it.

Not to change the subject, but my oil change just cost over $1,400! I've mutated into a charitable organization for mechanics. Of course, they did a few "extras", but seriously?!? Now, I just need to have that pesky water leak on the Jeep Wrangler fixed...

wow 1400 holy cow I could do a lot to your MH for that much.

on that note I'm a ASE master tech on gas diesel and Harleys if any one needs work done on there rigs we can set up a time and place I have all the tools to do it including air tools and air tank. I will save you a ton and will fix it right the first time. anything from minor to major work. to your car truck motorcycle TT or MH just pm me. also if your in a place that you want to do it just not sure how I can talk you thru it.
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wow 1400 holy cow I could do a lot to your MH for that much.

on that note I'm a ASE master tech on gas diesel and Harleys if any one needs work done on there rigs we can set up a time and place I have all the tools to do it including air tools and air tank. I will save you a ton and will fix it right the first time. anything from minor to major work. to your car truck motorcycle TT or MH just pm me. also if your in a place that you want to do it just not sure how I can talk you thru it.
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OMG... you just opened a huge door! Wish you were a house work fella cause the house part of my RV needs work!
Oh... thought of something... how to tell the difference between pink power steering juice and pink transmission fluid? 'Honey' was hemorraging and my DH thinks it is power steering fluid... but when I start her up... she will idle ok until I put her into gear, then promply dies and we had the mechanic look at it before we went to Yellowstone this summer, and he 'fixed' it and it did ok for a bit but that particular problem worsened on the way home...
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Since Barb ignored your melon question or didn't see it or didn't like the humor....
Dunner, I know nothing about growing in your climate... but know a lot about growing in general... I have not yet grown that particular type of melon, but I grow cantelope yearly here in Kansas. These melons appear to be of the netted skinned variety so that would say they are in the cantalope family as opposed to the warty skinned family so they should slip easily from the vine when you pick it up if it is ripe. if it isn't it will hang on tightly still. If you think they are going to freeze, by all means, you can cut them off the stem and let them sit on your counter for a few days to let them finish ripening. They do ripen in hot weather much better than cold/cool. Your little dude there is all the bigger he will get with waning sunlight hours...he should ripen eventually but probably not be as sweet as he would had he had better circumstances.

Call your extension office and ask to speak to a master gardener in your area if they don't have a gardening hotline available. They will know someone who specializes in vegetable/fruit growing.
Marty, have you seen this site? Good info.
AZ Master Gardener Manual: Selected Vegetable Crops

The first time I ever tried melons, I planted all the seeds I had at once. Watered almost every day so the summer heat wouldn't cook the leaves. I had 29 fruits come ripe at the same time. Took what I couldn't eat to work. Some of the ripe ones were small, cute, little things that were sweat inside. Tasted the same as the full size ones but smaller serving. Barb uses an iPod and probably flipped right past my post or is still "pondering" it.

A try green hours would be good to have. Tomatoes do good at first, but cook with the mid summer heat in the 110+ range. Had some in the front with the melons and they went dormant when it got really hot.
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I don't doubt that one bit. With sales threatened, it would be so easy to manipulate the amount of nicotine in the delivery device. I think it was proven that they did that. I noticed my brand becoming harsher and harsher over the years. I went from regular to light to ultralight. It got to the point where I didn't enjoy them anymore. The flavor was gone and they did nothing but burn my throat and cause the cancer. There was no more calming effect from having one. I resulted to using plastic stick on filters that limited the tar and flavor to a point. Plus the Gov't made them take off the Mild, Light and Ultralight labels. They now call them Gold or Silver. All they are doing is putting more or less holes in the filter end, causing you to draw longer or multiple puffs to compensate. This made them get a hotter "cuff", as mom called the tip, and dry out the "hit". The throat cancer, chemo, radiation, wearing the patch and putting them out of site has helped the most. There are still battles to be fought. I guess locking them in a drawer would help even more, Right now I hide the lighter and cigarettes under a hat, the stinky suppository for the dead coffin nails is still there. Don't want to put it under the hat and stink it up. I'll go look for a big box. Guess it would make them less desirable.
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I also tried to grow some Giant pumpkins. My front planter is only 10'x4' and the vines from just the melons alone took over had to pull the `matos and pumpkins. Was just curious how big they would grow. May try them out back in the spring with a water timer. Pumpkins need to be started late to mature buy Halloween.
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I'm not throwing any out and put myself in a "Got to have mode". 3-4 puffs a day is not that bad for weaning myself off them. What about these guys that have that 1 cigar a night with their scotch?
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How do commercial places grow melons? Like how often do they water or do they protect the fruit in any way?
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Is your niece in Montgomery proper, or Montgomery County. It's all about an hour and a half from us and we like that area.
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She has a Montgomery address but is located on one of the peninsulas on the south west side of Lake Conroe. The whole family is really big into mudding. Might have to get some mudding lessons and get dirty. LOL
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... how to tell the difference between pink power steering juice and pink transmission fluid? 'Honey' was hemorraging and my DH thinks it is power steering fluid... but when I start her up... she will idle ok until I put her into gear, then promply dies and we had the mechanic look at it before we went to Yellowstone this summer, and he 'fixed' it and it did ok for a bit but that particular problem worsened on the way home...
A good friend of mine that owned a garage for over 50 years said their's not enough difference to worry about. The later dexrons have more antofoaming solution them the older versions. That helps the trenney work better because the fluid has a better consistency without so much air in the mix. The same holds true for the power steering. Carry just one jug, in my older MH I bought transmission fluid by the gallon and used it in both.

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How do commercial places grow melons? Like how often do they water or do they protect the fruit in any way?
That I don't know...I've seen row crop cover on them but suspect it is to keep the dog gone bugs off rather than to extend the season. In Colorado...they were grown just like pumpkins...put them out there and it is survival of the fittest. Oh...and they need an inch of water a week in Kansas...I' m guessing with your sandy soil they need 2-3 inches per week. Meaning stick your finger or a dowel rod into the soil and make sure the water went 2 inches deep in the root area. With dowel rod...you can see the wood change color being wet. I use chopsticks I save from Chinese food eating out...
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wow 1400 holy cow I could do a lot to your MH for that much.

on that note I'm a ASE master tech on gas diesel and Harleys if any one needs work done on there rigs we can set up a time and place I have all the tools to do it including air tools and air tank. I will save you a ton and will fix it right the first time. anything from minor to major work. to your car truck motorcycle TT or MH just pm me. also if your in a place that you want to do it just not sure how I can talk you thru it.
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Uh, I'm kinda doubting you'd make a house call clear up here. They also serviced the generator and fixed a leaky air brake problem, too. I bought a lot of peace of mind - I guess...
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