Thursday, November 26, 2015

NOV 25 2015

THIS IS WATER APPRECIATION DAY !!--
I GOT UP FOR MY USUAL MIDNIGHT PROWL AND ANITICPATED THE NORMAL --TURNING ON THE FAUCET MAKES WATER COME OUT....  WRONG ! 
ZERO... IT DIDN'T EVEN MAKE TH E  USUAL POOF THAT MEANT THERE WAS AT LEAST POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE AIR PRESSURE IN THE LINE.. DEAD... 

MY MIND FLEW TO PAST EXPERIENCES... WAS IT SO COLD THAT THE BARN WATER FROZE AND BROKE A PIPE SO THE ENTIRE PLACE HAD DRAINED TO THE LOWEST POINT FLOODING THE FEED ROOM? SO I RAN DOWNSTAIRS-- WELL  I DIDN'T RUN- ESPECIALLY DOWN THOSE STAIRS WHICH ARE 1/2 BARRICADED BY THE LAUNDRY CHUTE - ---MOVING QUICKLY---- I STUMBLED THRU OUR COLLECTION OF WIERD BICYCLES AND PUT MY HAND ON THE PIPE WHICH COMES IN FROM THE STREET.. AND I COULD FEEL NO WATER RUNNING THRU... MEAINING IT WAS AT LEAST NOT MY PROBLEM TO FIX....( WHICH BY THE WAY IS NOT THE USUAL 1" PIPE... SOMEWHERE IN MY PAST I DECIDED TO LOAD THE DICE AND PAY FOR A 2.5 INCH AQUADUCT  TO DELIVER A SUPER AMT OF  WATER FOR THE BARN.... WHICH NOW SUPPLIES THE MASSIVE LAUNDRY SYSTEM...) 

20? YEARS AGO?  I HAD A BREAK INTHE PIPE ( DEEP  UNDERGROUND) WHICH GOES FROM THE HOUSE TO THE BARN--- I DIDN' T KNOW IT TIL I GOT A $900 WATER BILL AND COULD FEEL WATER RUNNING IN THE INTAKE WHEN NOTHING SHOULD HAVE BEEN...WITH A $17,000 REPAIR I WAS THRILLED TO FIND THIS TIME  WHATEVER WAS ON THE TOWN'S SIDE OF THE METER.....
ALL THAT NOW MEANT I STILL HAD NO WATER AND HAD TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT TIL SOMEONE ELSE FIXED WHATEVER WAS WRONG.

I HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE...
WE HAD A HOUSE FIRE --JAN 1 19XX?    100% BURN TO THE GROUND-- AND MY BIGGEST PROBLEM WAS  WATER- BECAUSE I HAD ? 10 HORSES IN THE BARN... AND THE WATER CAME THRU THE HOUSE TO THE BARN--- EXCEPT THE HOUSE WAS GONE AND THE WATER FROZE..
THAT WAS AN IMMEDIATE PROBLEM-- WITH HOUSE STILL SMOLDERING , I HAD TO WATER THE ANIMALS-- SO I GOT A NEW PLASTIC TRASH CAN - FILLED IT UP AT THE NEIGHBORS AND BUCKETED TO THE BARN.. ONCE-- BECAUSE THE PLASTIC DID NOT SURVIVE THE  COLD AND ICE THAT EVENTUALLY HAPPENED...AND I GRADUATED TO A  NEW 5 GALLON DRUM-  WHEN YOU DRIVE AROUND IN A PICKUP WITH A 55 GAL DRUM OF WATER IN THE BACK,,, IT FREEZEZ MUCH FASTER THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT---  THIS EVENTUAL HAPPENING LEAD TO ROLLING IT OUT OF THE TRUCK AND BUILDING A FIRE AROUND IT TO GET THE CHUNK OF ICE OUT--- THOSE RIDGES IN THE BARREL MADE IT DIFFICULT TO EMPTY... 

 AFTER A WEEK OF THAT , THE TOWN CAME AND PUT IN A SURFACE LINE TO THE BARN FROM THE OLD HOUSE CONNECTION.. SURFACE LINE FOR 75 FEET IN JANUARY WAS A NEW CHALLANGE, TIL I REMEMBERED... HORSE SH#T-- NICE FRESH WARM HORSE  SH#T MAKES CONSIDERABLE HEAT.. SO WE MOUNDED  THE MANURE OVER THAT PIPE AND MADE IT THRU THE WINTER...

 THAT KNOWEDGE --- CURRENTLY--- IS WHY I NEED TO REMEMBER TO PUT A PILE OF HORSE MANURE OUTSIDE THE BACK DOOR OF THE LAUNDRY BUILDING-- IT IS EITHER THAT OR PAY 4 MILLION $$ TO RE- DESIGN THE SEPTIC SYSTEM  BECAUSE THE SEPTIC PIPE COMES OUT RIGHT UNDER THAT DOOR  AND IS NOT DEEP ENOUGH  TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE... UNLESS COVERED WITH A WARM BLANKET THE NATURAL WAY... HORSE SH#T.

WE DO HAVE A BACK UP WATER SUPPLY- A DEEP 500' WELL- WITH DRINKABLE WATER THAT SMELLS LIKE DEAD FISH--- I CAN WATER THE FLAT FIELD WITH IT EVERY AUGUST..AS LONG AS WE HAVE ELECTRICITY....  THE MAN WHO TESTED IT DECLARED IT DRINKABLE-- BUT SUGGESTED WE CONSIDER MINING IT- IT HAS SO MANY MINERALS IN IT.

WATER-- TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE DRIVES THE  ECONOMY AND WARS... 
BEFORE I MOVED TO IPSWICH-- I REMEMBER PEPSI BOUGHT  SOME  LAND  IN LYNNFIELD THAT HAD A NATURAL SPRING ON IT AND IN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY THAT HAD HAPPENED I MADE THE STATEMENT "IT WOULD NEVER MAKE SENSE TO USE GASOLINE TO TRUCK AROUND  WATER"    -- HOW WRONG  WAS I !!! 

 I MENTALLY MAKE NOTE OF WATER--- WHICH IS WHY I BOUGHT THIS PROPERTY  WITH HOOD POND ACROSS THE STREET....AND WATER--- IS THE REASON I HAVE A RIGHT OF WAY BEHIND THE ARENA TO THE LAKE-- IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE OLD DEED- THAT I COULD  USE IT TO DRIVE MY "STOCK"  TO HOOD POND TO WATER THEM.

WATER IS ONE REASON I AM NOT THRILLED TO BE IN CALIFORNIA-- ONE GOOD EARTHQUAKE AND THERE WILL BE ALOT OF THIRSTY PEOPLE RUNNING AROUND WITH EMPTY PLASTIC BOTTLES.
CAMERA MARK--- CASUALLY REFERRED TO  A "CLOSET" IN HIS DARTBOARD BUILDING AS A SPRING THAT FED THE SODA COMPANY WHICH USED TO OWN IT.-- ALTHO HIS DARTWORLD DOES A HUGE BUSINESS, COULD BE THAT SPRING  WOULD BE A BIG MONEY MAKER TOO.

 MY FRIEND ANN-- REFERRED TO A NATURAL SPRING IN HER WOODS WHICH IS WHERE PEOPLE IN  OLDE TYME IPSWICH (1700'S) USED TO COME FILL THEIR JUGS. IT NOW RUNS DOWNHILL INTO THE IPSWICH RIVER...
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THE HUNT.... TODAY....
I HAVE HEARD BELLA AND GEORGE WILL BE THERE---I'M  ALWAYS AWARE OF A PACK OF DOGS, THAT PACK OF 40 HOUNDS IS USUALLY INDER CONTROL... BUT I SUGGESTED THEY NOT GO TOO NEAR THE PACK.... MAYBE EVEN RIDE ON THE GOLF CART.
 I HAVE PARKED THE RED GOLF CART AT ANNS BECAUSE THE HUNT GATHERS ACROSS THE STREET IN A BIG FIELD WHERE WALKING COULD BE A PROBLEM.

ANN JUST EMAILED ME "THAT IS NO GOLF CART, IT IS A BUS"  
 IT DOES HOLD 6 PEOPLE-- AND WE USE IT TO TOTE HANDICAPPED PEOPLE  -- AND LAUNDRY AROUND SDP...

RICHARD HAS PROVIDED A HUGE SPREAD OF FOOD AND FASHIONS FOR THIS AFTERNOON.'S TURKEY  EPISODE.....  GRACE IS HAVING A FIELD DAY WITH DECORATIONS IN THE TRAINING ROOM...

HAVE A HAPPY--- NOT TOO SURE WHERE WE WILL BE AT 5:00PM  FOR A FAUX MAIL CALL-- THERE IS NO CAMERA IN THE TRAINING ROOM ( WHICH IS MORE A GUEST HOUSE ANNEX THAN A TRAINING ROOM...)
P.S.  THE WATER IS BACK ON..

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