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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Joys of Home Ownership



Monday, I got to do one of my least favorite jobs. Some projects, by virtue of their necessity, jump to the top of the list. This time it was a plugged septic line. My readers don't need to know the gory details. However, it's as nasty a job as you'd imagine it would be.

That kicked a big hole in my schedule, but other things did get done. At one time my house used a lot of propane, but now the only thing left on propane is the dryer. Rather than pay for a huge tank of propane that would last for years, I changed the system to run on little twenty pound tanks. It was time for more propane.

If you use twenty pound tanks for anything don't use a propane tank exchange. They often short you on the volume. Go to a place that can fill your old tank. That way you get what you pay for. Locally, it's cheaper for me to get refills rather than use an exchange. The only time I'll use an exchange is when my tanks start to look beat up and rusty.

I got to lay down some carpet in an upstairs loft room, but didn't quite have enough time to finish the job. My little sewage fiasco took too long.

The van is slowly getting cleaned out of all my camping stuff. Since we used it as a bug out vehicle, there's a lot of gear to find a new home for. We will miss being able to go camping at the drop of a hat. The key is to have a place to store everything you need to hit the road at a moment's notice. That's what we did before we got the van. We could load up the car for an extended camping trip in 20 minutes. That's not too shabby.

Projects are slowly getting done, even the sudden ugly ones that are unhappy surprises.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Boy, do I ever know what you mean! Unpleasant surprises are the worst, I think.

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  2. Yup, the joys of home ownership. Funny you should mention septic tank..my daughter called yesterday and hers needed tending to.

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  3. Have you considered a small bread truck?

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    1. I'm considering a number of options. Bread trucks are pretty neat.

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  4. Six slap a hitch on the wifes car and build a teardrop. Solves storage and sleeping arrangements for a low cost. Use chuck wagon doors on back and build it like a Runaway. http://runawaycampers.com/

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    1. It's something I'm seriously considering. Probably put a hitch on the car to pull our small utility trailer anyway. Tempted to turn that trailer into a teardrop.

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