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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Another fun day



After a very cold night in which my water froze, I lit the big woodstove in the basement hoping it'd thaw out the lines. Since it's such a fuel hog a trip into town for more pressed sawdust fuel blocks was in order.

On the way into town the van died. The diesel fuel filter decided to plug up. The fuel filter on a E350 diesel van is a bear to remove at the best of times. It took over an hour on the side of the road to change it -in sub zero temperatures. At least I had a spare filter, so it could have been worse.

It took three tries to find a place that had some fuel bocks in stock. Then I had to stop at the auto parts store to replace the backup filter. By the time I got home the basement was starting to cool off again. The water wasn't flowing until 9:30 at night.

My plan was to pack up the van for travel, but that obviously didn't happen. My lovely wife was able to make some headway on her own. Now she's working her way though a backlog of dirty dishes.

The temperature is supposed to drop back down to -20. This cold weather is slowing down my efforts to go somewhere warm.

-Sixbears

13 comments:

  1. life can be a comedy of errors on the way to somewhere

    wonder someday write a book about you and find out everybody will believe you were a cleaver work of fiction

    meanwhile back at the funny farm.........

    Wildflower

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    1. I beginning to suspect I might be a clever work of fiction. :)

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  2. Any more thoughts on the horse and cart?

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  3. Just keep the image of all that beautiful sunshine and warm weather, Soon, soon......

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  4. Well we got the sunshine but not the warm weather right now. Here in NW Florida its 38 at 9:30pm and will go to 18 tonight. Not what I'm used to. Had to leave the outside faucets dripping.

    Hope you get outa there soon.

    Wade in NW Florida

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    1. Really need to be out by Thursday -running out of fuel for the woodstove. :) -25 below

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  5. Believe it or not, it is suppose to get down in the 20's here tonight. It is already in the low 40's and dropping fast. Brrrr!!

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    1. One reason we decided to head to FL first. That, and all the ice storms predicted for the Midwest. We hate ice storms. TX in the spring.

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  6. I imagine you now wish you had left earlier? Hope it warms up for you. In the teens here.

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    1. O god yes! Earlier would have been better.

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