Monday, March 8, 2010

PCOB continued / Guesthouse Goner!

Work on the PCOB "Poop Composting Out Building" is coming along slowly because of the high wind and lack of wood. (see later in this thread.)
 
The Guest House is no longer an option as can be seen in the picture. The shock poles have snapped and are protruding through the tarp. I guess the tarp will now be used for the PCOB covering until I get the siding to cover it. What this means is 4 people will be sleeping in the dungeon. Dale, figure on bringing two small air mattresses (single Person Only) Someone can sleep on the top bunk and two in the floor. I'm not even going to repair the tent this time!


Now as for the PCOB... I don't have enough wood to frame up the PCOB and have enough left over to build the thrown so I went scrounging. I went to look at the abandoned couch just in back of this property to see if there was any salvageable wood in it. There wasn't so I went further over to where an old abandoned box spring set was and it had enough wood I could use to make it worthwhile to hook up the trailer and go get it. I already have something in mind for the metal coils and frame, but that will probably pop up in a later thread. Anyway I've been taking it apart for the wood and what I can't use for the PCOB I will use as fire wood for a camp fire. I have a feeling we will be spending a bunch of time outside.


30 comments:

  1. Looks like it's gonna be a real cozy place to think!

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  2. I guess I'll have to trade PJ in on a bed pan cause I'll be stepping on bodies if I have to make a midnight trip.

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  3. MC, which part is the Huh about? Feeling better yet?

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  4. The "stepping on bodies" part.

    *gasp*

    I'm trying really hard to feel better ... I really am.

    *groan*

    Will that potty be ready by the time I make it out for a visit ... or do I need to bring my own homemade TTB (tee-tee bucket.)

    *grin*

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  5. I'm sure David is talking about our upcoming visit this coming weekend. My wife, daughter and I are motorcycling out from D/FW this coming Sat, 13 Mar. We were going to use the guest house, but now it looks like we'll all be bunking in the dungeon. We have one single air mattress, but the other is a full sized bed, so some rethinking is going to have to be made all the way around. But like I keep hearing, we'll make do. We're really looking forward to the trip, coming on fast now.

    Dale

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  6. Honk when y'all drive through Abilene, and I'll be sure to wave!

    Y'all be careful, and have fun :)

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  7. MC, 5 feet between the bunk and the wall and two people sleeping in that space will make it real hard to step out of the bunk without stepping on someone. Not to mention opening the door and smacking someone in the head with it. At least the window is in front of the bunk so I guess I can crawl in and out of the window if I really need to go. ;)

    Try a little harder to get well!

    The facilities should be finished and if not all of us here are going to be in BIG trouble.

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  8. I think his aunt and my eX doesn't live too far from there.

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  9. From Abilene? Whereabouts?

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  10. hey isnt that bucket under the throne a little big to pick up to dump?

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  11. MC, isn't there a place around there called Samford or something like that?

    OGT, being an X Alaskan I'd figure you know how those old military composting toilets work?

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  12. MC, I sure would do that, except we'll be further south at that point. We've got a pilgrimage thru Brownwood, gotta have some Underwood's BBQ, rolls and cobbler. David do you have a favorite? Plus it's a lot more fun riding off of the Interstate, I avoid them if I have the chance. The Aunt in question is up at Lake Stamford I think, a bit up north from you. Uncle David is my dad's brother, was married to my mom's sister. They've all known each other forever I guess. Hopefully that's not saying to much. ;-)

    Dale

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  13. Yeppers, was gonna say Stamford and Dale confirmed it.

    And, by the way, loveLoveLOVE me some Underwood's Bar-BQ (and cobbler!) in Brownwood.

    But, my grandmother has/had the Bar-BQ-Barn in Buffalo Gap (outside of Abilene) since I was just a wee tot ... learned to walk in that place (and shoot pool) ... so my allegiance has to be there first.

    My Nanny died a few months ago, but my aunt took it over and is carrying on the legacy. Y'all ought to try it on your way back :)

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  14. ahhh shovel shovel shovel ,, gotcha

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  15. I would except coming back is going to be WAY further south. We're going to do a big roundabout. South of I-20 till Midland, only on it thru to turn south toward Alpine. Back home is going to be Langtry, Del Rio, Fredericksburg, Llano, Gatesville, Irving. About 1500 miles in a big oblong circle. But I'll put it on the to do list next time out. My Dad was a truck driver and used to tease, torment, us on his pass thru's in Brownwood. He'd walk in the house rubbing his belly saying he HAD to stop and eat there. It has a lot of sentiment to it for us, too.

    Dale

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  16. OGT, Burn Burn Burn

    And for pool I played a few games at the legion the other night. Can't remember how many years it had been since I played pool, but it was a bunch. Its like riding a bicycle though. Once you learn you never forget. If you were a lousy rider when you learned you'd still be a lousy rider many years later. ;)

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  17. YeeHaw! So there IS a pool table in Terlingua!

    Woot :)

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  18. Oh, and I love Fredericksburg, too ... just adore it.

    Have you ever been to the Choo-Choo Trolley? I have to stop there every time I pass through.

    Plus, I have to stop by the little nursery there to pick up some extra chocolate mint plants for my herb garden.

    Dang I'm a thread hi-jacker ... shoot me :)

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  19. That's the only table I know of, but there may be others somewhere else. I just wouldn't know where.

    BTW OGT, you pull the drum out before burning the contents. ;) Of course you knew that though.

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  20. You're so nice to put up with all of our friendly banter :)

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  21. I would have still been sittin on it unless you told me.

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  22. What in the world!? Nevermind, I don't wanna know.

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  23. OGT, I think they call that the HOT SEAT. I'm not planning to build disposable PCOBs though.

    MC, I think he meant that he would be BBQ'ed from the posterior up.

    Got to try out the clothes line for the first time since the laundry was packed the last time I went in to SB. It didn't blow down despite the DAMN HIGH WIND again and I didn't have to chase down any clothes so I guess all is good. I figured out how this should work. Put the clothes in the washer, went back and got them out after that and then made the gas, ice and food run. Beats the heck out of sitting around the laundry all that time and saved me a few bucks not doing the drying there.

    Sorry BB... Did I ever tell you about the time I went to the laundry and all of my clothes got stolen? Yep... really happened. I washed and then put the clothes in the drier and left for 30 minutes. When I went back to get my clothes the driers were empty. I started raising hell with the woman there (The owner) and she pointed at a sign on the wall saying "Not responsible for lost or stolen items!" Then she had the gall to tell me to leave or she would call the cops. Come to find out she also owned a resale shop and was probably the culprit!

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  24. Somehow the part about taking a shower while the clothes were washing got lost or forgotten???

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  25. wow just think, you could go to her shop and have the fun of shopping for all your clothes again.


    what you should do is have a bunch of really nice clothes and make sure she saw you put them in the dryer, have a secret camera catch her in the action of stealing.

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  26. OGT, that was many years ago. I just made sure I never went to that laundry again. I didn't have any of the clothes marked so even if I'd have found then at her shop I wouldn't have been able to prove they were mine. I'd have like to have done something to here besides video her taking clothes!

    Hello back RN

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  27. Oh no! Shame about the guest house. Wind must have really picked up. I'm going camping tomorrow, and the tent I use is a cheap K-Mart special that sleeps 3 people in comfort, 6 if you're into the sardine can thing.

    I've been in some horrible weather with it, where I thought it would get blown away. You must have had some pretty high winds.

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  28. pipsqeek, It was a large tent and I hear the smaller ones do better down here, but not by much. It was a side wind that finally did it in though. The wind here is real unpredictable and can change directions in the blink of an eye. It usually does several times a day.

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