What did you do today?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Chris, Sep 29, 2015.

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
  1. Jan 16, 2018 #1621

    Chris

    Chris

    Chris

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,486
    Likes Received:
    19
    zannej, Flyover and inspectorD like this.
  2. Jan 17, 2018 #1622

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,627
    Likes Received:
    543
    That looks great, Chris!
    You have a beautiful piece of property. Looks like you could find some good hills for a slip-n-slide.
    Goats and children could have fun with that layout.
    You could set up a "lookout" post for the kids on one of those hills I bet (if you were so inclined). When I was a kid, having a large property with lots of places to run and play was fantastic.
    Are you going to be putting in some sort of liner to keep the water from percolating through the soil? We had a problem where we tried to make our pond deeper, but it broke the natural clay seal on the bottom & allowed water to percolate down through the sandy loam. Our pond hasn't held water since.

    Today has been nice. We had a nice breakfast at a place called LePeep. My sister eats there frequently enough that she has coupons for the place. I've been getting some rest and prepping for the drive tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2018
  3. Jan 17, 2018 #1623

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    1,441
    Put some pigs in the pond Zanne, they'll take care of the loose soil.
     
    zannej likes this.
  4. Jan 17, 2018 #1624

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,949
    Likes Received:
    3,135
    I went shopping today. I was in 6 different stores. Where do the good looking people shop.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2018 #1625

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    1,441
    Right here in Music City USA...🇺🇸
     
    nealtw likes this.
  6. Jan 17, 2018 #1626

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,949
    Likes Received:
    3,135
    Sounds like trouble.
    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s60hOgqLFGg[/ame]
     
    zannej likes this.
  7. Jan 17, 2018 #1627

    tuffy

    tuffy

    tuffy

    well-known member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    kirksville missouri
    Cleaned the shelves off above the computer desk my wife is a bit of a hoarder got a whole 13 gallon trash bag of trash of there . going to do the kitchen while she's at work tomorrow.propably going to cause an argument oh well its worth it i like a clutter free house.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2018 #1628

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,949
    Likes Received:
    3,135
    When did you want to visit.
     
    Flyover likes this.
  9. Jan 17, 2018 #1629

    tuffy

    tuffy

    tuffy

    well-known member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    kirksville missouri
    I always wanted to visit Canada in the summer time.:thbup:
     
  10. Jan 18, 2018 #1630

    slownsteady

    slownsteady

    slownsteady

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Messages:
    6,567
    Likes Received:
    1,180
    Beautiful country there, Chris. But I gotta ask; what's that shadow of a penis doing in the bottom of the picture? You should keep your fly closed while working.
     
    zannej likes this.
  11. Jan 18, 2018 #1631

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,949
    Likes Received:
    3,135
    He was excited about his new hole.
     
    zannej likes this.
  12. Jan 18, 2018 #1632

    bud16415

    bud16415

    bud16415

    Fixer Upper Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    4,691
    Likes Received:
    1,616
    It is going to take a long time to fill the pond that way.
     
    nealtw and zannej like this.
  13. Jan 18, 2018 #1633

    havasu

    havasu

    havasu

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,828
    Likes Received:
    46
    Oh my........
     
  14. Jan 18, 2018 #1634

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,627
    Likes Received:
    543
    LOL! You guys crack me up!

    I got home from Albuquerque around 1:30am. Snow on the ground, ice on the sidewalk, and pipes are frozen. Cats were excited to see me though. One of them ran up and jumped on me and wanted to be held and then followed me around for awhile.

    Since one or more of the kitties peed on my electric blanket (somehow pulled the waterproof cover off) I decided to sleep in the front room with the kittens. They were happy to sleep on top of me.

    Got up to move to my own room and took the pissed on bedding off and slept under clean stuff. My cat with Leukemia ran in and started clinging to my neck for dear life and would not let go. She tried to sleep on my face. She's not looking so great & I think she has a fever. My orange kitties came up and wanted to snuggle-- got one in my arms right now, purring away. Oldest kitty yowled until I told him to get on the bed and come over to me, so he buried his head under my chin and is now asleep on my lap. It's warmed up so there are only 3 kitties on me instead of the six that were there earlier.

    I'm hoping no pipes ruptured, but need it to get warm enough for stuff to thaw. I'm pretty sure the town plumbers are busy with calls in town so I'll have to see what we can do from our own end. In all the years I lived here, it never got below 30 before, so having temps like 18 and 22 is just wrecking things for the whole area. (I know, people in the north can have a good laugh about it).

    At least I get to be in my own bed-- even if I don't have it all to myself and it seems some kitty puked on my keyboard while I was gone. New kittens are adorable, but I need to find a better way to help keep them warm bc their mother is a bit of a derp.

    Mom's little dog Fippy was absolutely ecstatic to see her. He was jumping up on her leg and then he ran up his little stairs on to the bed and was jumping on her and trying to lick her face. When she sat down he climbed on her lap.

    On the thing about the pigs-- once we broke the clay layer, even pigs didn't keep water in the pond. I don't know if it had been a man-made pond or natural one. It could just be the soil type we have though. I remember the pigs loved playing in the pond. We had been told hogs would kill piglets so we put the hog in the yard with chickens, ducks, and geese. He ended up calling the piglets over to him, they climbed through the fence, and he led them to the pond and supervised them while they splashed around in the water. They got along great.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2018 #1635

    tuffy

    tuffy

    tuffy

    well-known member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    kirksville missouri
    Thawed out my frozen water line that goes to the refrigerator stuck a little heater under the cabinets and let it do its thing took about 5 hours. cleaned house while that was working. Sister is coming up Saturday to bring me some kitchen chairs.
     
    zannej likes this.
  16. Jan 18, 2018 #1636

    Chris

    Chris

    Chris

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,486
    Likes Received:
    19
    Just trying to make friends
     
    zannej likes this.
  17. Jan 21, 2018 #1637

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,627
    Likes Received:
    543
    I had a ruptured outdoor faucet that was connected to the indoor water so had to shut down water for the whole house. Friend came out and fixed it early in the morning. A few days later a pipe ruptured under the house when it was friggin 17 degrees. Water pipes in town ruptured and the whole town was without water. Walmart had to have port-a-potties brought out and set in front of the store.

    I thought the ruptured pipe was either hot or cold for the rough-in to the sink in the laundry room (right next to the exterior wall) because it was spraying water out from under the house. Turns out it was the hot water to the washing machine way under there. My friend had to come back and dig a hole to get under there and hit an obstacle so he couldn't dig any deeper and had to squeeze under. No way my fat behind would have fit under there. Gave him some $ as a "thank you" as well as some cookies and candies to take home & bought him lunch. His truck is acting up so I took his girlfriend to the store later. She was asking me for help on shoes and figuring out sizes and I have no clue. They have some convoluted system that just boggles me. I said "You're asking the wrong person-- Shoes are not my thing".

    I forgot to mention that I made sure to hit the hardware store before picking up my friend. I have plenty of PVC but not CPVC. Good thing I got some because it was the hot water line that broke. Only the guy who was bringing out pipe for customers didn't know what CPVC was and they just had to tell him "hot water pipe". A bunch of people were there getting 1/2" and there was some confusion because I was the only one asking for 3/4". First they brought 1/2" to me, then they brought 3/4" PVC and then I just had to drive around back to pick up the 3/4" cpvc. LOL.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018
  18. Jan 22, 2018 #1638

    Flyover

    Flyover

    Flyover

    Trying not to screw things up worse

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    108
    Took my wife and kids to one of the bigger parks nearby in the afternoon. It was warm enough I didn't need a hat; the snow was melting everywhere. I guess a few days ago, near one of the playgrounds, some people had rolled a giant 4-foot-tall snowball.

    While my daughter was trying to figure out what she could do on the playground without getting too wet, I don't know what got into me, I sprinted at that snowball, then jumped up on it thinking I'd land on top in a crouch and then stand up and be king of the giant snowball.

    Instead, it gave way under my boots so I ended up straddling it, carving it into a saddle shape in the process, then before it had a chance to stop my momentum I fell off backward onto the very wet ground beneath, landing with my butt and back first, as several items including my cell phone went flying out of my pockets. I was soaked to the bones. My wife was cracking up even harder than I was. I wish I had video of that!
     
  19. Jan 22, 2018 #1639

    tuffy

    tuffy

    tuffy

    well-known member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    kirksville missouri
    Went to wal mart and bought a drimmel tool to sand some chairs I'm going to refinish. then fixed a cabinet. Then cleaned house.
     
    zannej likes this.
  20. Jan 22, 2018 #1640

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,949
    Likes Received:
    3,135
    So Flyover is a good name.:help:
     
    bud16415, Flyover and slownsteady like this.

Share This Page