Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MALFUNCTION!


In every camera's life there's a time when it will start malfunctioning. Looks like its my camera's time. I guess this environment could be considered a little like the Martian landscape and environment so its no wonder. First picture the outer shutter is sticking (probably because of the sand) I did work on it with a hammer and got it to start functioning though. Don't even think about knocking my new clothes line though. It will function and it really is level so I won't have all the clothes sliding down hill! We're talking QUALITY drying here. In a pinch I could probably turn it in to a volleyball setup, but the people  playing on the south side will have a big handicap because it would be about 4 feet down hill.

12 comments:

  1. Are you sure thats not just a really short telegraph line? need a little house on each end now.

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  2. OGT, when you get moved down here we'll extend it over to your place so we can keep up this madness. Nothing else to do around here right? I do want to go check out the swimming hole though.

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  3. Dang how tall is that there clothes line ... are you a giant?

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  4. MC, just high enough to keep me from scalping myself walking under it. I'm 6' 12" of course you can deduct 10 1/2 inches from that because I tend to stretch things just a little. Also have a stereo in here to rock out on using my Zune hooked up to a multimedia system for a computer. No more ear buds for me! Just waiting on my favorite singers and songs to come around. Ah... Beautiful day here today and life is good. Maybe until the next high wind, sand and cold.

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  5. With the right lighting and minus the clothes line,
    that picture of that big hill in the background and the landscape could be awesome. Even with the line in the way it is a bit inspiring.

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  6. Scavenger, that hill is all alone for several miles and reminds me of a mountain I was on in Viet Nam. I call it the Texas Nui Ba Den after that mountain. I'll see about posting a picture of it tomorrow some time.

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  7. Love your clothes line!!

    When I go down there during the chili cook off, it is a real pain to have to wait and pay so much for drying clothes in Study Butte ( I am more used to paying .25 cents for 5 minutes intervals) don't really like having to pay so much for 30 minutes whether I want to dry for that length of time or not :-(

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  8. MsB, it will save me $6.25 each time I use it so not only will I have more time to do stuff around here, I'll also spend less time in the laundry.

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  9. That is one industrial strength clothes line! I bet it dries 'em super fast. What is it's energy efficiency rating?

    I've always found that a hammer is the best tool to use on a malfunctioning camera, the bigger the better. I see it worked for you, too.

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  10. the best way to test the energy rating of a clothes line is: 1) wait for lighting
    2) put tongue on clothesline
    3) wait for futher instructions

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  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZs8k4pJcyk&feature=related good video

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  12. Woo-Hoo for music! What are some of your favorite singers and songs?

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