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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hot and Humid.


It's still early morning, but it's hot outside.  I think today will be a scorcher.  The humidity is well up the scale. Weather Channel says a tropical storm is going to go up the East coast, and we always get the blow back from that kind of event.  Warm ocean air means thunderstorms and ghastly humidity.

The propane truck came at the crack of dawn.  I'd put in an order earlier than I usually do, because when I go into this next winter it's going to be with full tanks. I'm not going to get caught paying double the price if the coming winter is severe.  Propane is so high I have been giving consideration to switching over to electric. The problem, of course, is that electric power here is pretty unreliable. So I might be trading one set of problems for another, more severe set of issues.

We are going to see the new Transformers movie in about an hour. The matinee is usually not crowded. My wife likes the Transformers. I primarily remember them as toys my son collected when he was a little boy.  But there haven't been many good movies this summer. I hope "Rover" comes to our theater, but I doubt it will. I guess I'll wind up buying it when it comes out on DVD.

A hen appeared with 13 chicks. So far, she hasn't lost any of them. I  don't need 13 more chickens. The dogs were supposed to eat the eggs but have fallen down on the job.  I suspected they were sated with eggs, the hens have been laying way more than they usually do for some reason.

Should be a good day.

16 comments:

  1. Aside from the heat and humidity, it sounds like a lovely day in your corner of the world. Temps here remain fairly cool and I've only had to use air conditioning a couple of times so far. Hope you and your wife enjoy the movie.

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    1. Vicki, my wife only likes movies like Harry Potter and The Transformers. She won't go see action movies, so I have to wait until the movies I like come out on Direct TV pay per view. But I got a giant pretzel at the theater concession stand, which was some compensation for sitting through the movie. We had a good time getting out of the house, and that's what matters.

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  2. The humidity has been so bad here it is almost stifling. The temps really haven't been that bad only up into the 80's mostly but the sun/Humidity combo just makes everything seem much hotter than it is and very uncomfortable to do anything outside. Tomorrow they are saying a high of only 71 degrees though and clouds have moved int his afternoon.

    Wish I had an over abundance of self replicating chickens around this place damnit.

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    1. I could stock you up. I think I have about sixty now and I only want about six. But I don't eat them, because I don't like cleaning them. I will eat them if things go bad and that's about the only way I'll ever get the flock culled down I guess. The dogs do their best to eat the eggs but they get full of eggs, and they just get the eggs out of the easy nests to find. When I find a nest I break all the eggs into a pan for the cats. And still, I have chicks!

      It's been hotter than Hades here, up into the low nineties. Steamy heat. I walked out tonight to make sure I locked the barn and it was like being in a sauna. Inside, with the air going, it was ok. Tomorrow is supposed to be even worse here.

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  3. Vicki is right nice today middle 60's I don't miss the H &H one bit. Enjoy time in the city.

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    1. We just went up to a town in a neighboring county, but it was still a lot of fun to get out. The movie was ok. It's steaming here.

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  4. You can send some chickens abd their eggs this way too please :)

    Hope the movie house was cool at least...?

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    1. Like I told PP, Dani. If you lived here I could furnish you all the hens and roosters you needed. I have way too many of them. They eat too much and raise too much racket.

      The movie was ok. Miriam liked it. I got a big pretzel. Pretty fair deal.

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  5. I hope you enjoyed the movie.
    It went from the mid 90's to 60's in 24 hours, so I'm enjoying the brief relief from the summer.
    I'm going to change the cabin stove to propane as soon as we have the extra funds, one tank will last forever for just cooking. The heat is electric, better since we aren't there all the time. 3 cords of wood will be dropped in the next month for supplemental heating.

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    1. Max, are you going to heat it in winter or drain the pipes? Winterizing a cabin is hard work but busted pipes are a nightmare. I like your cabin, it looks comfortable and sufficiently remote to spare you having to deal with people around you.

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    2. Unless we won't be there for a month, it's going to be heated. I don't mind draining everything but each week would tax my pea brain.

      So far the neighbors I've met have all been very friendly and we've offered to help them out with anything they need. There are 5 full time families within a mile, and about 15 part time/summer residents. Going out a few more miles only adds a handful of families and t hose are mainly farmers/ranchers.

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    3. Well, if everybody keeps to themselves that won't be too bad. I know you tend to strike sparks off people sometimes, just seems like when you are at your retreat the less interaction you have with others the happier you will be.

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  6. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Sounds like your runnin' a chicken farm right now. Lay your Dogs off since they are on strike and not eating eggs.

    Hire some Illegal Alien Mexican's to work for peanuts (cheaper than dog food) and the Mexicans will never leave.

    I hope you got a chuckle out of that one:)

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    1. The dogs are just pigged out on eggs. They aren't even eating their expensive dog food at night, so the chickens return the favor and come in on the porch before sunrise and eat the dog food! Things are all turned around.

      The Mexicans never leaving is the problem. You got that issue pegged.

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  7. A friend of mine sent me photos of one of the Transformer movies that was partially filmed outside his office in Chicago a year or so ago. Amazing what you see on camera vs what you see in real life. I don't go to movies much either but if I did, it would have to be action/adventure or space. I always say I love movies with explosions and movies about being in space. If there are explosions in space, all the better!

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    1. I bet you liked "Deep Impact" and the other movie about Asteroids, I can't think of the name of it right now.

      We like to go to movies ever so often because it's a nice drive through the woods to the theater. The theater is in a county with a huge lake, and it's located right above the lake so the view is great. Also, there are lots of nice restaurants there, so we can do dinner and a movie. There are not a lot of evening things you can do here, the towns pretty much close down after seven in the evening.

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