Thursday, August 28, 2008

The curtains are up. They look really nice. No pics yet. I'm not done with the detail stuff. As a tease, I'll tell you that we are using some pvc pipe that was laying around here for the rods. I know you survival dudes don't really care about stupid curtains and my effort to update our escape pod, but that's ok. If I'm going to be homeless, I'm going to do it in style!

In the meantime, we've still got real work to do. Tomorrow is "work on the hitch" day(Get those parts out of my escape pod!!!). I get to be the helper on that job. Randy is going to take some days off in the next couple of weeks. Then we'll work on the Honda. When it's made dependable, it will be time to take care of the heads on the Suburban. Oh, I'm so looking forward to all of this! I'd much rather be dressing up the pod or playing with new recipes in the kitchen. Oh well, it's all got to be done.

Speaking of the kitchen, have I mentioned that I love my cast iron skillet? You can cook just about anything in that thing. Although, I must say if you make anything with tomatoes in it, you've got to clean it right away. Most people know that. I just thought it was worth mentioning. That tomato acid will eat through almost anything. On another note. The Berkey has disappointed me. A bug got into the lower tank. Maybe it was because we didn't have water in the top tank to weigh it down. I don't know. I don't really care, there was a bug in our water! It didn't hatch in there either. How could it, right? We should have just gotten a reverse osmosis system. Yet another lesson learned.


Wretha said...

Assuming the bug is a small bug, I know EXACTLY how it got in there, we had the same problem, there's an easy fix, look at the top edge of the bottom tank, you will see a small hole, I have no idea why it's there, there is one just like it on the top tank too but the lid covers it. I took a piece if paper towel, rolled it up and stuck it in the hole, no more bugs getting into the tank. The reason I used paper towel is because I wondered if the hole was to allow air to escape when the water is dripping through to the bottom tank... anyhoo, the paper towel keeps out the critters but allows the air to escape (if that is needed).


Kim said...

Thanks for the tip. I still wish we had spent the money on something else.