Friday, September 7, 2012

Big Tent Time

Taken August 15, 2012.

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  1. That sounds like a great idea, Maria. Maybe I could do one here -- but what the squirrels and the chipmunks would bring? :)

    I am excited, Jen -- you are such a great gift picker. Hope it just turned out to be something simple, like a new element, with the water heater.

    Howdy Larry.

    Thanks, Janet ... and I'll look forward to those cocktails.

    Hi Kelly.

  2. Andi, I'll send it early so you don't have too much delayed gratification. And I really like today's picture, it seems to beg for a little story to go with it.

    As to the water heater, well, yesterday, I learned the following:

    1. Sometimes the new water heater has a manufacturer's defect and you have to wait until the next day to get another new one.
    2. If the hot water is not hooked up, certain faucets will not even produce cold water, such as the ones in all of our showers.
    3. I can bathe surprisingly effectively with a washcloth, some soap, and one (1) stock pot of water heated on the stove-top.
    4. If the hot water is not hooked up, our dishwasher will not fill, but it WILL still attempt to run a full cycle, heating element inclusive.
    5. A well-timed craving for cheesy poofs can prevent an untimely dishwasher demise as well as a small kitchen fire.

    As valuable as all of this information is, I think I need a day off from learning. And a hot shower. If the rest of you are scheduled for lessons today, I hope at least they come with a hot shower. ;p

  3. Hola, gang.

    Jen, eep on the plumbing issues!! ::wishes you a hot shower soonest::

    I'm cooking up a hambone soup today in the crockpot. It's an experiment, so who knows what I'll end up with. ::g::

    Some minor reorganizing this morning, then it's off to building my in-home audio booth.


  4. Hi all! Big tent, a nod to the convention just passed?

    Jen, that's interesting. In the manor, the hot & cold water lines are separate. As long as the water pump works, we can always get cold water regardless of the water heater's state. OTOH, the water heater is on one end of a largish house & the kitchen is on the other, so it takes forever to get hot water in the sink unless we're running the dishwasher or laundry. On my wishlist is one of those in-line heaters to put under the sink.

    Spent a couple hours yesterday evening hooking up DSL + wifi at the in-laws' place. The sister in law is going to come visit for a week, and she needs to have a reliable hookup to run her freight forwarding business. Of course, having wifi down there means I won't be chair-hopping to find an unreliable EDGE signal on my phone… 's'all good.

  5. All hail Cheezy Poof Munchies!

    Jen, you are a fantastic writer. You blow me away.

    Chillaxing with a grapefruit and lemon vodka cocktail after yoga and a nice lunch with a co-worker. Very hot here today. Alot of our lawn is just shriveled up this week. Looking towards the Fall. I can't stomach the heat, I'd rather have rain. :)

    First week of back to program for Wes under his belt. Yippee Skippee!

  6. Good thing you did the yoga before that cocktail or else you'd be puckered at both ends, girl. ;) Thanks for the compliment and best wishes to Mr. Wes for a great week.

  7. Oops that was supposed to say "great second week".