Wednesday, April 6, 2011

RN / Nick / Frann / Tony

RN was down for a few days to finish pulling the engine out of Frann's motor home. He had been here some time back and we didn't have any luck that time because of a hoist malfunction. We didn't have much luck day before yesterday either because the wind was so high and there was a MAJOR sand storm. After having our eyeballs sandblasted and eating another few pounds of it we decided to say to heck with it and went out to visit Tony to see how he had come along on his Tetrahedron. Looks like he's pretty well finished, but he wasn't there (probably because of the sand storm.).
While we were out that way we stopped by Nick's place to see if it was ok and outside of the lock on his dungeon being missing, all of the contents being gone and the graffiti being painted on it everything looked fine. Don't know who might have done that dastardly deed?




Caught the below picture at the junk yard across the road from Nick's place and I'm not sure who it is, but I think it may have been the bandit responsible for the graffiti and theft at Nick's place? ;)

Anyway... Back to pulling the engine. Yesterday turned out to be a very nice day! Not too hot or cool and no sandstorm or for that matter no wind to speak of. Unfortunately though the bad luck on getting the engine out returned and we had pure hell getting it out. Every time we would run in to a stump we'd try something else just to run in to another stump. After beating our brains out all day it finally came out though. We didn't make it back here until it had just gotten dark. (around 9:00 PM) and RN decided to head on home so he had to drive another 220 miles to get there. Perhaps Frann will post some pictures I didn't get on her blog? RN, We / I left your ball-peen hammer at Frann's She said she would hold on to it for you though.

16 comments:

  1. David, I love your sense of humor. You made me laugh out loud today. Thanks, I needed that.

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  2. I guess it is my hammer..I didn't know we were using it. I invented graffiti on the El trains in Chicago in the 60's while skipping school!

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  3. Now, you're a neighbour that anyone would want - you have so much you want to do, and you still find time to help someone else. Wouldn't you like to move to South Africa?? :-)

    Seriously, Frann's a lucky lady to have you as a neighbour.

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  4. DD, you really didn't think that was a joke did you? ;)

    Frann, I remember you telling me that and had a suspicion you were the one that defaced Nick's dungeon. :) Tony was at the GS when I went to get mail earlier and I told him we went to to see him and he wasn't there. I asked him if he was about finished and he said no he still needed to finish the inside and is going to cover the outside with a couple of inches of plaster. It would probably withstand a tornado as is so it should be even stronger after that.

    Dani, actually Frann was helping RN by giving him the engine, but he has also helped her out a good bit. I just got suckered in to helping. ;) Of course RN has helped me out a lot to so I can't complain.

    BTW got the Magic Seeder in the mail this morning. Thanks a bunch. I'll have a use for it before long.

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  5. Well Nick, you have a or some new neighbors about an 8th mile east of you and across the road. Don't know who they are unless it was the new woman I met at the GS this morning. Can't remember her name now though because of CRS.

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  6. I love Tony's Tetrahedron. LOL @ graffiti bandit. What is a magic seeder?

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  7. jicky, maybe Dani will explain the Magic Seeder or you can check it out on her blog. Its the Eco Footprint - South Africa and its listed in the blogs I follow list.

    I think I've finally figured out what a Tank Party is. I guess everyone brings their own paint and sprays graffiti all over the tank? Now I bet that would get the attention of the tourist driving down 118! ;)

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  8. Hi t, was wondering how the fridge is working out?

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  9. Andy, it isn't doing so hot (or maybe I should say it is doing hot). The temperature on a 100 degree day is about 60 degrees in the icebox part and the freezer only stays about 20 degrees, I've about decided to try it with the freezer door open inside and see if it will at least make a decent fridge. If so I plan to seal up the door and insulate the heck out of everything but the back and then cut out part of the top to make it a chest type icebox. 60 degrees for a fridge isn't going to cut it. The freezer is only big enough to hold about 1/3rd bag of ice so if it will keep the whole thing at 45 degrees or below I'll be happy even though it won't have a freezer.

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  10. Your post made me laugh tonight :D Don't know if Frann or OGT will find it funny but like DD I sure needed it :)

    I know the couple that own that "treasure yard" and I am still AMAZED at how many vehicles they have stored there. They are very well known at the CASI chili cook-off and the majority of us always give them what we did not use. We often wondered what their place looked like...well I still don't know but I can only imagine if this is their storage lot.

    God bless them though, I believe they are in their mid 80's and they still act like love birds and have a young mind set. If I am lucky enough to reach that golden age I hope I can have half the stamina that this fortunate couple has.

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  11. MsB, that couple now live about a half mile east of the Grub Shack on the north side of the ranch road. Its on a hill and they already have a good start to a junk yard there to. Old clunkers everywhere up there!

    Glad you and DD found that amusing and I think Nick and Frann did to? If I remember correctly it was Frann's idea in a way, but I was supposed to doctor the picture where the doors looked open and nothing was in it. It was going to be too hard to make it look like that so I did it the way I did it because of that. Also figured if I'd done it that way it might REALLY make Nick worried. ;)

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  12. The main thing is that everyone has a good time! Life is way too short not to have all the fun you can!

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  13. HJ, that's the way I've always looked at life so when I'm gone no one can say I didn't live life to the fullest. Of course its gotten me in trouble more times than one though.

    Sorry I can't offer you a cup of coffee, but I've already drank it all. ;)

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  14. yeah , it was funny.... but ya see I know David pretty well by now and he has more in common with ole billy bob than he knows....but it would have been a good one to see his doctored pic....

    One of the good things about This area is there is no crime.. we all look out for each other and contrary to what the rest of the world thinks , its a safe great place to live. besides most of us dont have much anyway

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  15. Nick, them there is fighten words. ;)

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