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Old 06-20-2019, 08:08 AM
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Great idea Cam!

Send some rain over here! We have had 6 tenths since may 1st. Its rained all around us, but we seem to be in the Bermuda triangle of weather and it just disappears here.
Man, be careful what you wish for, you will be getting a hairwash for sure. I think we are at an inch a day right now.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:49 AM
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Great idea Cam!
There is a contractor that uses baler twine all the time around our neck of the woods.
It works really well, but deteriorates to the point of useless when you finally get around to using it.

Send some rain over here! We have had 6 tenths since may 1st. Its rained all around us, but we seem to be in the Bermuda triangle of weather and it just disappears here.
I find it hard to believe that plastic baler twine degrades like that. We've had this place 20 years, never used plastic twine, yet I find a bale's worth every now and then that seems to have at least 80% strength. Strong enough to put me flat on my face in the dirt when it gets tangled up in my feet anyway. That stuff is the bane of corral cleaners and feed grinders. I would think that in the dark, that shit would be permanent.

The natural fibre twine is vastly different. That stuff starts to degrade as soon as it gets any sunlight or moisture. It was pretty sketchy to last from one year to the next, even if the mice didn't cut them, completely degrading in 4-5 years.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:31 PM
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We use that plastic baler twine for tying up plants and in a year it is pooched. The roll of twine we keep in the shed out of the sun and that roll lasts for years. So yeah, I think it would be fine if buried or in a conduit.

So looked at the rain gauge this afternoon when the rain slowed down to a dribble, 2-1/8" since yesterday morning. Rusty, you'll be getting this soon.

Today the electrical inspector was out and looked at my trench, at the splitter box tie ins on each end, and the main service panel. All has been sprinkled with holy water and he sent written approval an hour ago.
Of course it was raining, and I think the trench work inspection was secondary to getting out of the rain The sidewalls are sloughing in from the rain and there is standing water in some parts of it. The piles of clay are a gooey mess.
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We started sleeping in the new house on the night of the 17th. So far it's great. We have power, and water by garden hose, and the armfuls of bits and pieces are coming over as we find a place for them.
This kind of gives me a breather, as I am going in for a lung test and visit with the sarcoid specialist. From Tuesday on, I plan to start working on the fiber optic line and then I can bury it all when done.

So far we get telephone and internet from the shack next door.
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We started sleeping in the new house on the night of the 17th. So far it's great. We have power, and water by garden hose, and the armfuls of bits and pieces are coming over as we find a place for them.
This kind of gives me a breather, as I am going in for a lung test and visit with the sarcoid specialist. From Tuesday on, I plan to start working on the fiber optic line and then I can bury it all when done.

So far we get telephone and internet from the shack next door.
Well, Gerry looks like your almost done with it and that's a good thing...
I Also Hope all goes well with your dr. apt. bring back the good news would ya.
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We got some of that wet stuff.
Just shy of 3 inches until Saturday afternoon.
It was a welcome shower!
We still need more but several light rains would do more good than a downpour right now.
We are DRY. less than 3-1/2" since the end of april.
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