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Not quite in the workshop... #17: Being slowed down by hurricanes, leaky radiators, and old Television sets...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 06-30-2010 10:19 PM 751 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, my fence building has been slowed down, yet again. First by a a leaky radiator. It would seem that my wife noticed the other day while driving home from a job interview that the car “smelled funny”... Upon investigating, and borrowing a cooling system pressure tester, I noted a geyser under the hood, eminating from the seam between the plastic radiator tank, and its aluminum core. So off to the parts store to grab the stuff to fix that, radiator, hoses, coolant, clamps etc… Of course some of this had to be ordered, that was Monday night… Last night I was supposed to be working on the car… Yeah right…

So I get home to work on the car, only to be told that BIL’s car, which was in the shop getting warranty work done, needed to be picked up, and since our pickup was the only set of wheels running, I had to drive… Ugh…

No biggie, get in, go get the car, get to work on the Saturn right? Wrong… Phone rings. Sister in law says she has an old TV, about a 10 year old Sony Trinitron Wega, 37” that she wanted out of her house since she got a new 42” flat screen… So off to the other side of the Houston Metro area, at 8:00 at night, load up the monstrosity of a TV (no wonder they went to flat panels!) visit with SIL, then haul TV, and butt home, manhandle giant TV out of the bed of the, have I mentioned LIFTED 4×4 pickup truck with my wife, at MIDNIGHT… Hand truck it over to the door, then walk the set over the threshold (too wide to go through on the hand truck) then slide it over the floor to the living room. I have worked up a severe sweat, and no longer smell like roses doing this…

AND to top it all off, I am sitting here looking at the hurricane that is about to come on shore in Mexico, and watching the feeder bands dump heavy rain after heavy rain after heavy rain on me…

Needless to say, no worky on fency today, no worky on radiator today…

I am at least looking at this from the positive perspective. At least the clay soils will be good and wet by the time I get to augering which should make it good and easy to do… And I will have the opportunity to wait for the ground to dry out before I set the posts while I replace the radiator in the car…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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#1 posted 06-30-2010 10:30 PM

Hey, it could be worse. I am right down where it is coming in. Looks like the rain will be the worst of it for us tonight though. I am going back and forth from my atrium checking on the water level to pump out and the garage playing with my new favorite Evapo-Rust.

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