Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oh dear. What a difference a day makes.

The pictures pretty well sum it up. 

We’ve made an error in navigation again.  Clearly we should be somewhere else.  On the positive side it’s not really very cold.  “Cold” is of course relative and I would prefer it was more not cold than it is but our water line is lying on the ground and it hasn’t frozen.  Yet.

We’re still waiting on some freight that needs to get to southwestern Wyoming before we do.  It appears that the freight may get picked up today or tomorrow at the latest so our departure is imminent.  Our current plan is to wait this cold snap out until Monday when it is supposed to have warmed up again.  I doubt that Wyoming will be whole lot warmer but it shouldn’t be any worse.  We’re still not sure whether we are going to Edmonton after Wyoming.  For sure that won’t be any warmer and at the rate we’re going it will be a month later by the time we get there, if we get there.  After that – Arizona at a minimum and likely Mexico.  Anywhere south of the California border has to be better than this crap.

It is great to be back connected with my West System supplies.  I should have taken a before picture of that door but I didn’t.  It’s pretty easy to see where I filled a large rotten area with a paste made of West epoxy and wood flour.  I just built up all the rotten and damaged areas until they were well outside the door dimensions and then planed the whole mess down to match the door once the epoxy had set up.  I don’t have a proper mixing station with pumps yet but it’s really good to be able to use the system again.  Anybody who fancies themselves a wood butcher needs to get acquainted with West System epoxy.  The same resin can be mixed as a coating, glue or filler, depending on the hardener you choose.   By varying the fillers that you use you can vary the characteristics and quality of the filler or adhesive that you generate.  The door in the picture had a latch that didn’t work because the hole for the striker was so rotten that the striker couldn’t stay in place.  The door was being held shut by a hasp and padlock which in my books is pretty much the same as putting a sign on the house that says “C’mon in …. nobody is home right now!!”

Marilyn got home just ahead of the storm.  It sounds like the weekend was a success.  She claims that they didn’t drink much alcohol or consume any illicit substance but she also wants to go to some wonderful restaurant that they ate at.  One big problem – she hasn’t a clue what it was called or where is was located.  Doesn’t sound like a sober weekend to me.

3 comments:

and Mike said...

Bob,sounds like your compuse needs a major overhaul or just throw the thing away. Edmonton to my last recollection was north of your present location and the possblity of the same problem happening is very high. South, south, by south is what you want. We should be in Az. sometime in dec. Not sure were,but heat is part of the eqation. Be in Mn. till turkey day so good chance we will see some of that white stuff.


Sandy & Mike

and Mike said...

Bob,sounds like your compuse needs a major overhaul or just throw the thing away. Edmonton to my last recollection was north of your present location and the possblity of the same problem happening is very high. South, south, by south is what you want. We should be in Az. sometime in dec. Not sure were,but heat is part of the eqation. Be in Mn. till turkey day so good chance we will see some of that white stuff.


Sandy & Mike

Jorgito's dad said...

You are 100% right. Edmonton is 180 degrees in the wrong direction. (been studying my navigation lately) But I promised these friends that I'd look after their installations without knowing that they wouldn't get around to shipping their equipment on time. Now I don't feel like I can back out just because its getting a little cold.