Thursday, April 5, 2012

old house and a thunderstorm

I was driving around on the back roads one day and came upon this old house, don't know what it is about these old rock houses but I sure like them.

Went inside and this was in a room upstairs, It looked like they just walked out the door and never looked back with all of the furniture and stuff that is still in the old house.

This old piano was down stairs and it still worked lol  not very well but it still made noise lol  needs to be tuned pretty badly.

this storm blew up just east of my place the whole afternoon and into the evening, was a pretty rough storm for some over that way. 

The lightning was pretty awesome on this side of it, storms like these never cease to amaze me.
I used to be  a storm chaser/spotter and it was always a adrenaline rush to be able to see these storms up close and personal. Never wanted to see anyone hurt but loved to see the big storms.  About drove into a tornado one dark night so no more night chasing for me.   I wouldn't mind chasing again but with the price of gas today.....     I don't think so lol  not with my old Chevy pu that gets 12 miles per gallon!!!   

update with pics lol

This is a old hog feeder that i got from a neighbor, cut the bottom off it and its ready here in the pic for a hole to bury it in for the pressure tank and pipes.

This was the first time I run the water well after having it drilled, the water run cloudy for maybe 10 minutes then cleared right up and ran cold and clear.  The stone that the water is running into I found at a old house site a while back.  going to make a bird water er out of it. Going to look pretty cool I think, will post a pic of it when done.

This is Dale and his trencher. Might be a old trencher but it sure is allot better than a dang shovel lol   actually, its a really nice older machine. wish it was mine.  Got my eye on another one, not as big or as new lol 

This is the after everything was tested and put in the ground then covered up. you can see the well casing and the hog feeder buried almost to the top.  Need to redo the hing on the back of it so it will open alittle bigger but it works as is also.  Going to get  some sheet insulation, 3 inch thick stuff and cut it to the shape of it. Just to have that little bit extra in case the winters get really cold around here. Nothing worse than froze water lines and trying to fix them in bitter cold weather lol

ahhhhh   :O)   water on demand any time I so wish lol   gotta love running water!!!!   Going to be making a solar shower pretty soon, I am sure the neighbors will wonder just what kinda weirdo has moved into their midst ...  :O)    some posts, a few sheets of barn tin, a barrel to fill with water and a spigot to hang a shower head from (coffee can with holes punches in it)   lol  I made one back in the day at my aunt carols place. They didn't have running water in the house so you either took a sponge bath or went to the pond and went swimming.  I made the same kinda set up when I was 12 for them.  It was a pretty sweet deal actually.  we all used it for  along time. 

This is just a rock I found along side a county road, the road grader pealed it up while redoing the road side ditch. I am surprised he didn't try to put it on the road and use it for road gravel lol   You would have to see our gravel roads around here to understand completely :O)    Thought it was pretty cool and I have a idea on what to do with it. Even if I don't do what I'm thinking about its still cool yard art.

Waiting for the rains to quit again and dry up so I can get the trench footing dug and filled with concrete.  shouldn't take long to do that, then I start forming up for the concrete floor.  Will be taking more pics when that all takes place.  Shouldn't be long now before I start framing the house.  I hope it wont be long anyway :O)