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Old 11-17-2012, 07:06 AM   #21
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Put a small space heater in the pump house with a 34-45 degree thermostat. Wrapped a heated cable on an outside pipe, that was exposed during plumbing work, will finish up in March. Drained all the outside garden hoses after disconnecting from their hose bibb's. Put about an 1/8 of a cord in the barn to keep dry. I still have a bunch of Mexican sages in bloom, Red Mountain Sage, Pineapple Sage, and Mexican Bush Sage. These will be cut soon and covered, Autumn Sage, still in bloom, get no special treatment. My African Spurred tortoise has a spot in the barn with hay and a heat mat. The tortoise is out and about most winter days, if it is sunny and above about 55 degrees. The Guinea fowl have a roost cage in the barn , with a heat lamp at night. The Guinea's do freak out a bit when the Barn owl flies in to roost in the rafters. Stock the bird feeders, bring the Hummingbird feeders in below about 25, add one heated water dish and we are all set.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:12 AM   #22
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Put a small space heater in the pump house with a 34-45 degree thermostat. ....
We used to put an incandescent light bulb in my folk's pump house (which was really a cement manhole that was 6' below grade and 3' above grade) to keep the pump from freezing. It threw off just the right amount of heat for what we needed since part of the pump house was below grade.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:36 AM   #23
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Already done, just change the oil on the lawn mowers and drain fuel from them and I'm finished.
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Cleaned up the flower beds and pots.
Put lawn furniture in garage.
Drained sprinkler system.
Changed furnace filters.
Set alarm and drove to Scottsdale.
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I surely am grateful that I do not have to deal with leaves in either home. One has lots of trees, but they are all native evergreen and need no maintenance other than occasional pruning (slow growing, so every decade or so, if even that). The other home has only a couple of deciduous trees.

That leaves me plenty of time to surf the Web to look for travel ideas. What a boring life, some might say, but a guy has got to work with what he has.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #26
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Just bought our tickets to Florida. Called the guys to take my Florida car out of strorage.

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While everybody is running away from the cold and the snow, we will be heading to our place in the Alps next month. I love a white Christmas.
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Washed my sweater, bought two pair of sweatpants workout pants, and bought these booties... Just love em'.
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getting ready for my first snowbird winter in QuartzsiteAZ. leaving 12/26 (family), weather-dependent. being first time, making all sorts of lists - things to do before (paper, mail, ISP, hire kid to roofrake trouble spot), things just before (water, heat setting, light timers), things to pack (wow, what to take/what to buy there)

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Washed my sweater, bought two pair of sweatpants workout pants, and bought these booties... Just love em'.
What, no bunny heads?
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Might be a little too much with her normal attire.

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Might be a little too much with her normal attire.
Funny, but I think the prior post might have referred to these. We'll have to wait for bbbamI to clarify. The lady has been known to lean toward some awesome footwear
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I had forgotten about the bunny slippers. I don't remember having a pair when I was a kid, but I do remember I called them 'bunny fur scuffies'.

Now that I'm a big 'kid', I can buy my own. Heh...if I get wiggy, I just might have to purchase these boots topped with fur. Faux fur of course...
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Might be a little too much with her normal attire.;
I do not know what her normal attire is. Does anybody?
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I do not know what her normal attire is. Does anybody?
You talkin' 'bout me?

What is this 'normal' you speak of.....?
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The trigger guard of the .45 hangs up on the bunny ears when she draws...
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Oohhh, how exciting!

But I was imagining how a gun would be packed in an ankle holster with the boots in the photo above.
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She is from Texas - there's a firearm in there somewhere
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