Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spring Break Break Party


My neighbor invited me to go to the Spring Break Break Party at the Big Bend Resort tonight with him and his wife and daughter. I accepted and had a good time. Brisket sandwiches with trimmings and beans were very good. There was dancing with live entertainment and I had a request to dance, but just couldn't get comfortable with any of the songs that came up so declined. As usual I forgot to take the camera, but my neighbor Robert Dawson took his so hopefully I can post pictures in a day or two. It was held in the BBMI Party Barn and there were plenty of people there, but there were also other events going on at different places at the same time so it didn't have the attendance it could have had. Like I say though I had a good time and think everyone else did to.

The neighbor hasn't come through with the pictures of the party so here is filler.

33 comments:

  1. Oh wow.

    I am soooooo glad you got out, and had fun!

    You deserve, and need, it :)

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  2. Glad you got a chance to socialize and have a good time.

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  3. MC & MsB, it was good to get out. Guess I need to do that more often.

    MC hope the rain has stopped there. Cute little sword swinger you have there. Hope her new bird survives to. I tried to post and it said I had to be a team member?

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  4. Glad you enjoyed yourself. A break from the everyday things can help refuel your tanks and give you the energy to keep going.

    Of course, I would like to take more breaks than I do (grin).

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  5. I went to a party there once and we had roasted Javilina! They do know how to cook over there!

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  6. Dizzy-Dick, Yes it sure helps to get out and have a good time every now and then.

    frann, only problem I saw was not with the food, but with the eating utensils and buns. The buns fell apart on the brisket sandwich which meant needing a fork and knife. There were none. The only thing they had was spoons. uh.... Evidently an oversight by someone.

    And on another note Disaster struck after my last post. I went out to charge the batteries and failed to cut the motor speed on the charger down low enough when I connected the charger to the batteries. Caused the alternator to blow so until RN can get me another alternator down here my only other alternatives are HOPE for a lot of wind and use the generator to run my electric battery charger to charge the batteries. That will take hours instead of minutes and use a lot more gas doing it. ;( Of course I'll have to cut back on the use of the laptop, evap and every thing else. Mater of fact with everything going in here the charger isn't actually charging. its just holding the load steady.

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  7. Can uyou charge from falcon faster with cables?

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  8. RN, I could if I could get the falcon over there, but that would also mean even more gas. I don't have any cables anymore anyway because they got used to wire up the wind genny. Unfortunately NO wind now to help the situation.

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  9. ok ill bring all the cables i have i finally found some and a alt what else can u think of?

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  10. 3 wild woman. One for you and two for me. ;)

    Actually your impact and the socket used to switch out the pulleys on the alt. Right now I'm just using the generator to check in. Trying to keep the batteries charged with it and the charger is a lost cause. I'll be able to use the laptop when there is enough wind to run it and charge at the same time, but for now there isn't any wind.

    Now I know how the ancient mariners felt being out in the ocean with no wind to move. I'm probably watching the wind genny like they watched the sails to billow so they would know they were on the move again.

    The small genny OGT brought potted out after about 10 hours of run. I think the IC fried since there is no spark. The gas tank leaks also so it is a lost cause. Danged Chinese crap!

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  11. I panic and worry when I read of such obstacles and stress ... but I know you will figure all of it out, and overcome.

    You don't need women ... especially right now! Women are trouble; trust me.

    I hope I fixed the comment settings :)

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  12. Not ALL women are trouble!!! I have tools!

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  13. MC, I know about women. That's why I'm down here. ;)

    frann, Always helps to have tools. Got the stuff to fix my charger with? :)

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  14. Sorry about the little chineese genny. I'm glad you tested it out for me before I counted on it. I bet you could take it apart and rig something out of it as parts though.

    Hmmmmm , no comment about women . I got in enough trouble when I did a joke post about the P.O.G.

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  15. Well, phoo-ey.

    I guess I have the wrong kind of tools ... what kind of tools do I need, Frann?

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  16. P.O.G. ??? Never heard of that before. Is that ... Oh never mind. someone is going to take offense to nothing no matter what.

    I almost bought one of those genies when I first headed this way. (See past blog entries) Glad I didn't. There is a number on the box that says to call it instead of the store it was bought in, Let me know if you want it.

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  17. Ladies, I hope you'll aren't being Nausty!

    Oh that was an old TV series called Doby Gillis where the one guy's grandmother always said "You are such a Nausty Boy! I guess that can work for women to???

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  18. NAW, u can have it ... make something from it if ya can.

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  19. Let me jog your memory: P.O.G. was his long ago post about the Perfect Off-Grid Girlfriend.

    I promise I wasn't being nasty OR nausty ... well, I hope I wasn't :)

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  20. Yeah, I remembered about P.O.G. just thought the responce he got about it was BS. ;)

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  21. I'm a machinist!! I have tools!

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  22. Thought you might like this.

    http://www.inhabitat.com:8080/2009/11/20/prefab-friday-the-manifesto-house-in-chile/manifesto-house-3/

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  23. Added some pictures taken at the party by my neighbor. Eva & Jerry were sitting behind us and you may recognize them even though their backs were to the camera.

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  24. Oh! & BTW... I git the charger fixed! :))))))

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  25. nice pics! looks like I missed a great party.

    I hope you drove the rover there, if not it could use a little jog once in a while to keep the rats out.

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  26. OGT, there was a lot of other stuff going on so it wasn't as big a party as had been hoped for, but it wasn't bad.

    Nope on taking the RR I rode in with my neighbors. He appointed his wife the designated driver for the return trip so we wouldn't have to worry about getting pulled over.

    So far I've only taken the RR to Study Butte once to get tranny fluid for the falcon and then to the legion and back I think 4 times. I've got some moth balls in it so hopefully that will stop the rodents?

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  27. Love the pictures!! Especially the big, billowing cloud, the flowers, and the one with YOU in it!

    And so glad you got the charger fixed!

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  28. Oh! Oh! And the one with the bunny rabbit in it ... I love that one, too :)

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  29. MC, I'm glad I got the charger fixed to. Now I won't have to melt at night because I'll be able to run the evap. It isn't doing a lot of good now though because the humidity is up.

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  30. I was running low on sodas and about out of food so took the rover to SB for supplies. The owner of the Cottonwood store had stocked some small 400/200 inverters at my request and hopefully being new technology they will use less battery power when not under load? I guess by this time tomorrow I should know when I check the voltage of the batteries or they get low enough for the inverter to shut down. It SHOULD get me back up to the one charge every 24 hours instead of the now every 14 hours (OR LESS) on the power hog inverter I was using. (I already have the new one up and running. If it does what I think it will it should cut my gas usage for the charger in half and maybe even more. (Should pay for its self fairly quickly.) If so then I'll buy a second one for backup. It seems to be running everything I'll need or want to run including the laptop, overhead light various chargers and should run the stereo to. :) This is all at under 200 watts.

    Storms in the area and it sure looks like it could rain here. The temp is going down which is REAL good because the humidity has been up and it has felt hot and muggy all day.

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  31. Really bad storm and a missing barn in the new thread.

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  32. great info on the inverter, what brand is it?

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