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Old 12-08-2020, 06:52 AM   #87347
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Prayers and ohms for mutants near and far.... Larry had a clinic check yesterday, and currently all is good.... his numbers are all much improved, and he us feeling good.... we even drove over to Clearwater Beach for a cold, windy dinner on the beach... shrimp, crab cakes and she-crab soup..... then drove through some of the coastal towns viewing lights.... nice day.

Btw, Lexi has such a sweet face how do you ever say no....
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Old 12-08-2020, 08:23 AM   #87348
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Prayers and ohms for mutants near and far.... Larry had a clinic check yesterday, and currently all is good.... his numbers are all much improved, and he us feeling good.... we even drove over to Clearwater Beach for a cold, windy dinner on the beach... shrimp, crab cakes and she-crab soup..... then drove through some of the coastal towns viewing lights.... nice day.

Btw, Lexi has such a sweet face how do you ever say no....
Yeah ! ! GREAT NEWS We need to get together when it's not so "cold". I'd love to see your waterside abode.
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:43 AM   #87349
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Ohmms by the truck load headed your way, Richard. What’s his first name? Ohmms are more powerful if directed properly. Hugs to you and Ann during this trial of faith.

Edit: A semi truckload of Ohmms for Chris and all who love him. Remember, doctors always tell you the worst because none of them ever get sued for a better than predicted outcome. Hang in there!
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Old 12-09-2020, 09:08 AM   #87350
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Richard and Ann, So very sorry to hear of SIL having COVID.

For sure, Ohhms and prayers sent your way.
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Old 12-10-2020, 06:20 AM   #87351
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It’s raining in Dateland, Arizona!!!

After nine months with no measurable rain, we have had steady rain for several hours now. I just went outside to check the rain gauge and we’ve already had an eighth of an inch and we are still having a steady gentle rain.

Why am I SO excited? In addition to settling the dust, I capture rain to provide water for our off-grid existence. Without rain I have to haul water from a neighbor's house 1/2 mile away. I have 7 water storage totes that each hold 330 gallons plus an empty one that I use for hauling. My roof capture system can catch 390 gallons for each inch of rain and I plan to add a screened porch that will increase that volume. All it will take is more time, sweat and money.

Sadly, the rain is now stopping and the radar shows very little yet to come. But every drop is precious and soon the desert will begin to bloom again.
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Old 12-10-2020, 07:27 AM   #87352
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How does your neighbor get their water?
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It’s raining in Dateland, Arizona!!!

After nine months with no measurable rain, we have had steady rain for several hours now. I just went outside to check the rain gauge and we’ve already had an eighth of an inch and we are still having a steady gentle rain.

Why am I SO excited? In addition to settling the dust, I capture rain to provide water for our off-grid existence. Without rain I have to haul water from a neighbor's house 1/2 mile away. I have 7 water storage totes that each hold 330 gallons plus an empty one that I use for hauling. My roof capture system can catch 390 gallons for each inch of rain and I plan to add a screened porch that will increase that volume. All it will take is more time, sweat and money.

Sadly, the rain is now stopping and the radar shows very little yet to come. But every drop is precious and soon the desert will begin to bloom again.
Nothing like the desert when its blooming. Hopefully we can get there in time to help with the porch.
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I know I am usurping Barb's right to answer but her buddy Rose is on a great potable water system (RO) and the water is taken from the front yard Hose Bib. If we were to buy property in that area I would buy at that end of the road.

BTW not many play areas are located so close to an airport. I think Bob the Flyer should be shown this place during the late winter / spring for his choice of hobby.
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Nothing like the desert when its blooming. Hopefully we can get there in time to help with the porch.
I know I am usurping Barb's right to answer but her buddy Rose is on a great potable water system (RO) and the water is taken from the front yard Hose Bib. If we were to buy property in that area I would buy at that end of the road.

BTW not many play areas are located so close to an airport. I think Bob the Flyer should be shown this place during the late winter / spring for his choice of hobby.


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Rose lives in the last house that is on the Dateland community water system. They received a 3 1/2 million dollar grant to put in a reverse osmosis system and deeper wells. Iíve been told the EPA wonít let the water come this far south. I'm going to check again. There are new admins at the water dept.

On a positive note, the rain gauge showed a quarter inch this morning. That could possibly have given me 80 gallons of water once the 20 gallons needed for the wash barrel are subtracted.
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BTW, the airport was built in the 1940s in order to train pilots for World War II. I drive through the airport, rather than down the frontage road because the airport roads are less washboarded. About a third of my journey is on dirt, 1/3 on gravel and 1/3 on concrete. The runways are gravel but the parking areas are 75 year old concrete. I’m surprised how well they’ve held up especially in this desert environment. The land is now privately owned but I suspect by that at least some of it is leased back to the military as the Osprey helicopter planes from the Yuma Marine Corp base land there frequently.
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Pretty much decided I am "un-needing" a bunch of stuff on the rig. The more we use it, the less stuff we truly seem to need. I can actually begin to see the shape of the compartments on the rig.

There are problem areas though. My tools for example never seem to reduce in size or quantity and for some reason my dear wife constantly finds more invasive hobby material to cram into the rig. Her addiction is Hobby Lobby and mine is Harbor Freight. Thus I am not sure I am making too much progress downloading stuff.

The garage is starting to fill with "stuff" I will never use again in this life. Just don't know how to part with some things. I've given so many items, equipment, and friends, neighbors, and the grown kids but its not getting the job done. Garage sales don't seem to get the work done.

Interesting at this point in life I no longer want "stuff" and seem to be gravitating to becoming a minimalist (tools excepted??)
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Pretty much decided I am "un-needing" a bunch of stuff on the rig. The more we use it, the less stuff we truly seem to need. I can actually begin to see the shape of the compartments on the rig.

There are problem areas though. My tools for example never seem to reduce in size or quantity and for some reason my dear wife constantly finds more invasive hobby material to cram into the rig. Her addiction is Hobby Lobby and mine is Harbor Freight. Thus I am not sure I am making too much progress downloading stuff.

The garage is starting to fill with "stuff" I will never use again in this life. Just don't know how to part with some things. I've given so many items, equipment, and friends, neighbors, and the grown kids but its not getting the job done. Garage sales don't seem to get the work done.

Interesting at this point in life I no longer want "stuff" and seem to be gravitating to becoming a minimalist (tools excepted??)


Iíve started living life as if itís better to have friends that own good tools than actually having them myself!
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Joe, I hope you are not one of those that will open the storage shed packed to the rafters with toilet paper and paper towels, and say to the kid's, "This is your inheritance!"

Many many years ago Earlene wanted to paint the inside of the house - wall to wall. She asked me to empty my "radio" room which was full of HAM radio gear, plus a few other things. I did. I put it in 1/2 of the garage - filled it up. All the painting was done and not all the items were coming back into the house, so I built a 10 x 24 shed, complete with concrete floor and moved everything into the shed.

The garage got full again, so I took things out of the shed that I have not used for years and gave it away or trashed it. It opened up many areas of the metal commercial shelving I had.

Along came hurricane Harvey and totaled the 40 ft MH. Everything that was salvageable went into the shed and the garage was still full. I give up. My son asked me when I was going to clean the garage out and I told him his day would come as that is his inheritance. The old and new motor home the kids call the "SKI" mobile.

SKI is "Spending Kids Inheritance."

p.s., the new MH doesn't have any room either.
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Joe, I hope you are not one of those that will open the storage shed packed to the rafters with toilet paper and paper towels, and say to the kid's, "This is your inheritance!"...
...My son asked me when I was going to clean the garage out and I told him his day would come as that is his inheritance. The old and new motor home the kids call the "SKI" mobile.

SKI is "Spending Kids Inheritance."

p.s., the new MH doesn't have any room either.
I'm starting to make progress getting past the pack rat stage of life, but there is a lot of stuff left.

Kids seem to like the inheritance being spent for some reason???? Last time I heard one of them mumble "what will we do with all of it when they are gone?" The response from another one (in jest ) was to throw a match in it LOL!

Can't seem to be able to give the stuff away anymore. And somehow I just can't figure out how to sell it. Kids don't want the stuff that's left. Good Will is getting overloaded from our place.

Saw Harbor Freight had another of their everyday sales tomorrow. The battle with the steering wheel not to turn in when I pass it is quite intense! My body is already drooling, quaking and jittering--- not sure I can stay away from HF! Luckily I don't seem to have the "paper product aisle" sickness when I visit Walmart thank goodness.

Probably need to stuff some filling in that empty compartment on the rig so I don't get desires and temptations on filling it?
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