Monday, December 2, 2019

Spooner Snow

By Uncle Hans

















Now I'm headed to town to go to the grocery store and for a beer at Snag's



Uncle Hans

Thursday, November 28, 2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

WE HAVE BEEN AT WINTER CAMP FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND WE WERE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE ZERO START UP COSTS THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LOTS OF BROKEN STUFF LAST SEASON.



OUR FRIENDS MARK & JAYNE ARE CAMPED RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET ON THEIR FIRST WINTER AS SNOWBIRDS. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT 20 SOME YEARS AGO SITTING AROUND THE CAMPFIRE AT YELLOW RIVER STATE FOREST IN ALLAMAKEE COUNTY THAT WE'D BE NEIGHBORS ON THE LOWER MOHAVE DESERT.



ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER WHERE EVER YOU ARE AND BE SAFE OUT THERE!

Monday, November 11, 2019

DECK RAILING

IT'S THE LAST PROJECT OF THE SEASON, TO REBUILD THE DECK RAILING. IT WAS AN ENGINEERING PROBLEM, THE SPAN WAS TOO LONG AND NOT STABLE ENOUGH.



EVEN THOUGH WE SPENT 6 WEEKS IN WISCONSIN AND A MONTH AT SOUTH PADRE ISLAND WE DID GET FIVE PROJECTS COMPLETED, 4 NEW WINDOWS INSTALLED, A NEW WATER HEATER, INCLUDING A REBUILD ON THE FLOOR UNDERNEATH, WE FINALLY FOUND THE ELECTRICAL GREMLIN WITHOUT TEARING DOWN ANY WALLS, WE HAD THE SAUCER BOYS INSTALL A BIG FLAT SCREEN TV, AND THE FINAL PROJECT OF REBUILDING THE DECK RAILING.

NOT A BAD YEAR, BUT WE ALREADY HAVE A LIST GOING FOR NEXT SUMMER INCLUDING SOME PAINTING, A PLUMBING PROJECT, AND A FRONT RAILING REBUILD. THEN ON THE BACK BURNER IS THE PROJECT OF GLASSING IN THE SCREEN PORCH.

NEXT WEEK WE RETURN TO THE LOWER DESERT AND MOHAVE VALLEY TO SEE WHAT PROJECTS AWAIT US TO LIVE IN OUR TWENTY YEAR OLD CAMPER.  LAST YEAR'S LIST WAS LONG AND EXPENSIVE.  WE ARE HOPING FOR BETTER LUCK THIS YEAR.

I CAN'T RESIST A WEATHER DIG BEFORE I SIGN OFF.  YESTERDAY WE ENJOYED WATCHING THE PACKER GAME AND THE SNOW FLURRIES WHILE DRESSED IN SHORTS AND T-SHIRTS, AND WE ARE STILL ON THE MOUNTAIN.

   "SUNNY & 73"

Saturday, November 2, 2019

HOME AGAIN

WE RETURNED HOME ABOUT A WEEK AGO FOR THE MOST RIDICULOUS REASON. WE LEFT  SOUTH PADRE ISLAND BECAUSE THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR SHOW LOW HAD NIGHT TIME LOWS OF 19 DEGREES.

YUP, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY WE LEFT THE "SUNNY & 80" BEACH BECAUSE IT'S TOO F*CKING COLD AT HOME? WE HAD LEFT THE YARD SPRINKLER SYSTEM ON AND NO HEAT IN THE CABIN.


WE'RE GONNA HANG OUT ON "THE MOUNTAIN" UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH AND THEN RETURN TO WINTER QUARTERS IN MOHAVE VALLEY ON THE LOWER DESERT.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

BIG STORM

WE HAD WHAT'S CALLED IN TEXAS A WIND SHEER. THE POWER WAS OUT 2 OR 3 HOURS AT OUR CONDO, BUT ON THE MAIN DRAG THE POWER WAS OUT MUCH LONGER.





THIS TRANSMISSION LINE SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY DAMAGE.