Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New Airstream Hauler

Meet my new Airstream hauler.  Replaced my 2013 Escalade with a 2018 Armada SL. This is the beauty of travel trailers vs. motorhomes.  If the engine gets old, buy a new one.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Pressure Wash Time

It was that time of year to move the Airstream and pressure wash the lot.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Welcome to the Ranch

Tim Allen Would Be Proud

I had a Tim Allen moment yesterday.  I have those a lot. If you recall, Tim Allen played Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor in a popular TV comedy show.  He was famous for wanting everything bigger, more powerful.

Well, I could have gotten a smaller pressure washer, but the Tim Allen in me went “arghh arghh arghh” and I got the bigger one. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Let There Be Light

I bought a pair of these camping lanterns for my emergency pack at home, and had a chance to use them recently.  They’re excellent!  I think the Airstream deserves it’s own pair.

Keeping Our Cool

We’ve decided to upgrade our method for transporting fridge items to and from the Airstream.  Yes, we looked at Yeti coolers.  Aside from being ridiculously expensive, the soft coolers didn’t hold much and would be a pain to store.  We needed something more practical.

Finished Charging

I finished charging the battery I started charging last week.  Takes a few hours.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

It’s Been a Long Day

Generator Battery Dead

I must have hit the power button by accident when storing my generator.  When I went to test it today, the battery was dead.  I knew it was a good idea to keep the Noco G3500 battery charger.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Another Beautiful Weekend

It was another beautiful weekend at the ranch.  I now know what I want to do when I retire.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Little Painting

It was time to paint the floorboards we replaced last year due to hurricane damage.

Tire Check

This weekend was tire check weekend.  We keep them covered but they somehow got nasty dirty, and lost 5psi to boot.  So I aired them up to 60psi and gave them a 303 bath.  Good for another six months.

Monday, February 12, 2018

New Ladder

We had purchased a 12' ladder when we purchased our Airstream.  I didn't read the description well enough.  It was actually a "8ft. Step ladder; also works as a 12′ Extension ladder".   So it wasn't quite high enough for easy roof access.  My mistake.

But it is an EXCELLENT ladder.  So much so, that I have decided to purchase the "10ft. Step ladder; also works as a 14′ Extension ladder" in the very near future.  I guess I'll sell the other one.
However, we found that we sometimes need something shorter for work around the lot.  So we are purchasing a "6′ step ladder or a 10ft. extension ladder".   These are the three Combi ladder models made by Telesteps.  6, 8 and 10' step ladders.  We liked it that much.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

New Gas Can

Bought a new gas can this weekend.  Replacing one I bought during the hurricane rush that made a MESS every time I tried to use it.   Bought one at Amazon like the one I already bought before (I have two).  This one is super easy to pour.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Not Much Happened

Not much happened this past weekend.  Exactly like we like it.  We hung out at the Airstream, rode around in our golf cart, ate healthy, and sat outside and did.... nothing.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Shed 2.0

Not content with “only” 49 square feet of storage, we purchased a 10x12 shed on property.  More space for more crap.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Under Attack

Our recently planted orange tree has come under attack by unknown assailants.  We’ve set up physical and chemical defenses.