Propane Tank Dreams

Nice title, huh?

We have a propane tank.

It’s a 250 gallon tank and we were going to get a 500 gallon tank and then we weren’t but apparently Vince decided we are getting the 500 gallon tank and he told the propane folks but he didn’t tell me.  It doesn’t matter except he was asking me where we were going to have them put the old tank and I didn’t know a new tank was coming but when we went out to look at where we would have the propane folks put the old tank, I noticed it had re-positioned itself . . somehow!  It still has over 100 gallons of propane in it and it’s darned heavy so don’t ask me how it happened.  You can see that it has four “feet” which sit on four pretty big flat stones but the left end had moved to the very back edge of the rocks and was leaning up against the well house . . already mashing in the siding.

Vince and I examined it and talked about it (like I knew what I was talking about!).  He decided he would have the propane guy go ahead and bring the new tank next week and get the old tank away from the well house but then he realized there’s over 100 gallons of fuel still in the tank and he wanted to use more of it because they’re going to take the old tank, have it inspected and repainted and then bring it back.

I never dream . . or, I never remember my dreams.  Last night I went to sleep and first I dreamed that the tank fell over, and fell into the well (it can’t . . it’s not that type well) and when we turned on our faucet, we were getting propane.  I woke up and knew that hadn’t happened but I was concerned about the tank being against the well house.  I went back to sleep and dreamed that it turned over and all the propane leaked out.  We have company coming for Thanksgiving and we had no hot water and no way to cook since we have no propane.  I woke up again and decided to go outside (at 3 a.m.) and look at it again and make sure it wasn’t going to mash itself into the well house.  I went back to sleep and dreamed that it caused a fire an then . . I could not go back to sleep.  When Vince woke up, I dragged him outside before he had coffee and he decided to turn the valve off, hook a chain around the leg and drag it with his pickup.

He was going to use the tractor but the truck was closer.  So glad we were able to use it for something!  :)

You can see in the above picture that it’s sitting right in the middle of the rock and should be ok but how on earth did it move in the first place?  It did make a dent in the well house.

We had already painted the well house so we can fix the spot but don’t you think it’s weird that the tank moved?

Outdoor Sink

It’s been forever since I had a fall garden.  Living in Kentucky and Missouri, our winter came too quickly and were too harsh.  In the summer garden, it’s mostly tomatoes, beans, peas, cucumbers, eggplants, squash . . things like that which aren’t real dirty.  There are a few radishes and beets in the summer garden but with the fall garden, everything I pull up is dirty.  Every night we have a salad from the garden and I grab lettuce, chard, carrots and beets.  Since I’m still in the process of thinning, I pull up the roots and all and I’m bringing so much dirt into the kitchen sink, which is all going down the drain into the septic tank.  Not good!

I was telling Vince that we need to come up with a plan where I can wash veggies outside.  His first idea was a plastic bucket.  I didn’t like that idea but we kept thinking about it and ended up ordering this:

He’ll set it up outside, run a cold water line to it and have the drain where we can run it to the garden or around fruit trees since it will be just plain water and dirt.  Remember all those extra outside tables Vince bought when outside furniture was on sale?  He’ll set one of those up on one side of the sink, or maybe set one up on both sides of the sink since we have several tables not being used, and I’ll have a great place to wash and trim the veggies before I bring them in.  I can keep a bucket out there and throw the trimmings in and then easily give those to the chickens.

Life is getting so easy around here!  :)

Stash Report – Week 46, 2012

Another week of a whole lot of sewing but nothing to report. Nothing finished. I feel like a broken record . . and a pretty unproductive broken record at that!

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 188.75 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 48.75 yards
Net Used for 2012: 140.00 yards