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Originally Posted by TatumAH
Moar about Newts on request!
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My ol' Mudder usta say, "Hold 'er, Newt!"
What did she mean?


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Originally Posted by TatumAH
But all was not lost, as I still have a quart of Mt St Helen's ash in the basement.
I was living on a ranch outside Missoula when Ms. St. Helen blew out that conical bra of hers. I remember vividly the ominous cloud bearing down on town from downriver over the Clark Fork.
"That ain't no cloud, Newt... that ain't smoke, neither... what could it be?
"Golly Clem, I think that's haboob from St. Helen!!"

As it would happen, the winter had been sparse on snow, and without the insulating white stuff the ground had frozen five feet down. Unfortunately, the pipe from the spring was buried only four feet, so we was without water and had been hauling for some time. Short on ice and showers, we got buried in dust. But we soldiered on, drinking our margaritas warm and washing with spit and rags. Unfortunately #2, the ma'am and mister of the house got into a spat as an effect of the dusty dismalness, and she dumped her margarita on his head, which didn't cool the situation down none!


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Originally Posted by TatumAH
Moar about Newts on request!
Tat
My ol' Mudder usta say, "Hold 'er, Newt!"
What did she mean?
My old Grannie used to say, "If you can't say something nice,
say something gross!"
She will, no doubt, be back to haunt me, just like I promised my kids, if it's at all possible!
They are seriously worried!
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Originally Posted by logtroll
Originally Posted by TatumAH
But all was not lost, as I still have a quart of Mt St Helen's ash in the basement.
I was living on a ranch outside Missoula when Ms. St. Helen blew out that conical bra of hers. I remember vividly the ominous cloud bearing down on town from downriver over the Clark Fork.
"That ain't no cloud, Newt... that ain't smoke, neither... what could it be?
"Golly Clem, I think that's haboob from St. Helen!!"

As it would happen, the winter had been sparse on snow, and without the insulating white stuff the ground had frozen five feet down. Unfortunately, the pipe from the spring was buried only four feet, so we was without water and had been hauling for some time. Short on ice and showers, we got buried in dust. But we soldiered on, drinking our margaritas warm and washing with spit and rags. Unfortunately #2, the ma'am and mister of the house got into a spat as an effect of the dusty dismalness, and she dumped her margarita on his head, which didn't cool the situation down none!

The problem, as I see it after almost 50 years, in June, of fine tuning Marital Arts, is that Margaritas, in spite of their salt content, just dont have the deicing/antifreeze efficacy of straight up Tequila, most effective as shots with lime on the side! But I could be worng

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Originally Posted by TatumAH
The problem, as I see it after almost 50 years, in June, of fine tuning Marital Arts, is that Margaritas, in spite of their salt content, just dont have the deicing/antifreeze efficacy of straight up Tequila, most effective as shots with lime on the side! But I could be worng

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That is quite the comprehensive, if incomprehensible, bit of wisdom. As it was May, we got a backhoe to dig up the water pipe near the spring and near the house (following the sage advice of an oldtimer neighbor, who we knew better than to brush off) and connected a heavy wire to each end to the old buzz box welder, and poured the coal to her! In a bit longer than no time the resistance to the current flow through the steel pipe began to melt the ice - let the party (and hot showers) commence!


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TAT[/quote]
That is quite the comprehensive, if incomprehensible, bit of wisdom.

Well I tries! Just ask long suffering, Mrs Tat for conformation! ROTFMOL

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You do, you must know, that there is a Condon Oregon. There’s also a Condon Hall at the University of Oregon. As I am sure you know he was a famous geologist, used to be a priest but I think he came to his senses in his later years. He was an ancestor of mine by the way.

Although most of my ancestors were Canadians.


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Originally Posted by Ken Condon
You have to include British Columbia in the equation:
BC, but no Yukon? Hmm


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Originally Posted by Ken Condon
...most of my ancestors were Canadians.
Hawaiian Canadians? crazy


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That is quite the comprehensive, if incomprehensible, bit of wisdom. As it was May, we got a backhoe to dig up the water pipe near the spring and near the house (following the sage advice of an oldtimer neighbor, who we knew better than to brush off) and connected a heavy wire to each end to the old buzz box welder, and poured the coal to her! In a bit longer than no time the resistance to the current flow through the steel pipe began to melt the ice - let the party (and hot showers) commence!

I'm glad to know that those Buzzboxes, Red Tombstones, had a useful function, because they sure cant lay a bead of E7018 with whatever AC current they can put out, even with the freshest hot stored rods rolleyes!
We bury our more manly mains 8 feet deep into the never frigid depths of mutha earth.
TAT

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