05 October, 2010

Monday, Monday

I looked up 'busy Monday' on Google and it came back immediately, as it does, with fifty-two million hits. Fifty-two million busy Mondays all at the same time? Just a little overwhelming. One was enough for me, thanks.

So, what was the first thing you thought of when you read the title? A quick flash of the Mamas and Papas, perhaps? If that's the case, you can be confident you're dating yourself. That was a hit in 1966. It was the only number one hit they ever scored.

All right, it was a busy Monday, but I didn't say I was busy all day.

First thing this morning, I had to go down to the pool and see our new arrival, courtesy of Roy and Son's Trucking. It was a brand new Hayward Pool Vac Ultra - a pool vacuum. Cute little thing too. It reminded us of the three little poker-playing (and cheating) robot drones in Silent Running with Bruce Dern.
Huey At Work
He named them Huey, Duey and Louie. We picked Huey as the name for our little drone. He's happy to spend his day just cruising around the bottom of the pool.

One of the other things we got (seemed like Christmas) was a weather station. I spent part of the afternoon figuring out how to put it together.
Weather Or Not
As promised yesterday, here's a shot of our new guesthouse stove. It's almost ready to be hooked up. It's just waiting for me to finish hooking up the gas lines. We decided to only go with one tank, so I had to run a gas line under the pool deck around to the utility room to supply gas to the water heater.

The Stove
I spent a good deal of time this morning under the deck hooking up the gas line. Of course it wouldn't be right if no glitches appeared. We have one - the gas line is too short. So, tomorrow or Thursday, when I go get the gas tank from Cinty's, I'll pick up another length of gas line.

The last thing on the list to tell you about was that Cody was busy building a small pad for the gas tank to sit on. Here he's getting ready for the last bucket-full of concrete.
Cody Building the Pad


Jim Voris said...

The pool looks crystal clear! Congratulations!

Wilma said...

The guest house stove looks like the same one we have. So far we have really enjoyed it. I did get better results after a small investment in a thermometer that hangs on the rack. ;-)

Dave Rider said...

Well, coming from the master, that is high compliments. Thanks indeed.

Hi Wilma,
I agree a thermometer is a must have, that and an oven temperature conversion chart which I had laminated so we always have it at hand.

Barmy Belle said...

Hello there,

It looks like everything is shaping up!
I'm planning on coming down to Belize (finally) for a visit in May. I was thinking I could meet the both of you in person on my way to Hopkins?
It would be lovely to finally meet both of you...
Jill (aka Barmy Belle)

orneryswife said...

up in the middle of the night, I thought I would scroll through and visit some new blogs with the "next blog" button at the top. Yours was the first I came to and I have been stuck here fascinated for some time. There isn't an "about" link, so I don't know how you came to live in Belize, but I am going to follow along for a spell as your life there seems quite fascinating.

Does everyone have dogs? Are they necessary to protect your home? I look forward to reading more!

Dave Rider said...

Hi Jill,

May's a good time to visit. Not too hot yet and not quite into hurricane season. We're looking forward to meeting you as well. Keep us tuned in, ok?


Dave Rider said...

Hi there Ornery's Wife,

Thanks for getting stuck on our blog. We've been maintaining it for quite some time now. It's details our adventures moving to and living in Belize.

Pretty much everyone has dogs - big ones and yes, for protection/early warning.

Ours are pets, but they know they have a job to do and we cut them no slack on that end. They very seldom get inside the house. They don't care much to stay inside anyway - can't pay attention to what's doing outside that way.

I hope you continue to enjoy the blog and learn some about Belize in the process.