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Forum: Montana 06-22-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By hermit
Auggghhhhh! Forget the sticker, what's all that...

Auggghhhhh! Forget the sticker, what's all that awful WHITE STUFF under your tires! :brickwall: Had enough of that stuff this year! :D

Looks like a nice rig to go about anywhere!
Forum: Montana 06-22-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,998
Posted By hermit
Back in the '80s we converted a school bus. We...

Back in the '80s we converted a school bus. We insulated and paneled it, and we put oak hardwood flooring in. We divided the bathroom and put the shower on one side of the back emergency door and...
Forum: Montana 06-20-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,998
Posted By hermit
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_h_O-2q9yrME/TVP5CrnutTI/...

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Taken the first week of February, we're loaded and heading south for the rest of the winter. This is in...
Forum: Montana 06-20-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,998
Posted By hermit
Check points? What kind of check points? I...

Check points? What kind of check points? I didn't know there were any! We drove to Las Vegas and back, from NW Montana earlier this year, and didn't go through any. Or did you cross into and out...
Forum: Montana 06-20-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,998
Posted By hermit
Road trip

We're leaving tomorrow for a trip to southern California, and we'll be gone a week and a half. We're heading west through Idaho, washington, and Oregon, down the coast, over to San Bernadino, then...
Forum: Montana 06-18-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By hermit
Well, now after a marital disagreement/discussion...

Well, now after a marital disagreement/discussion about inverters and sine wave, modified sine wave, and pure sine wave, I'm confused as to what is what and feel like I know less than I did an hour...
Forum: Montana 06-18-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By hermit
In the winter or during extended cloudy spells,...

In the winter or during extended cloudy spells, and especially when both happen at once, we sometimes have to run the generator for a few hours to bring up the charge in the batteries. That can...
Forum: Montana 06-18-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By hermit
The solar panels are wired to a charge...

The solar panels are wired to a charge controller, which regulates the charge and keeps the batteries from overcharging. We paid $150 for our charge controller but you can go up or down from there,...
Forum: Montana 06-17-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By hermit
Here's the real deal...our solar panels set up...

Here's the real deal...our solar panels set up and operating!
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There are the four "new" ones (bought...
Forum: Montana 06-15-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By hermit
We're not too scared of the guy running around in...

We're not too scared of the guy running around in the woods. I don't think he'll harm the average citizen but I do hope he's running the other direction! :D

Harbor Freight is a cool place and...
Forum: Montana 06-15-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
Posted By hermit
They could stop filling the prisons with 'white...

They could stop filling the prisons with 'white collar crime' and non-violent criminals and make more use of public service work as punishment.

Then there'd be more room for the people that...
Forum: Montana 06-14-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By hermit
It's 1:30 in the morning and we just got home...

It's 1:30 in the morning and we just got home from helping one of our daughters and her husband move, so I'm going to answer this more in depth later in the day! Just wanted to check in and say hi,...
Forum: Montana 06-11-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By hermit
We live in NW Montana, which is mountainous pine...

We live in NW Montana, which is mountainous pine forest. We're a few hundred feet above the valley and have about a month shorter growing season than 7 miles away in town.

We don't have a well...
Forum: Montana 06-09-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By hermit
Yeah, the 2-gallon buckets are just the white...

Yeah, the 2-gallon buckets are just the white plastic. I didn't know about roughing them up before painting them. Good to know.

We do have some 50-gallon barrels. I think they'd take up too...
Forum: Montana 06-09-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,877
Posted By hermit
:D Thanks! :2thumbup:

:D Thanks! :2thumbup:
Forum: Montana 06-08-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By hermit
Cool! That'd be a neat house to see! We're...

Cool! That'd be a neat house to see! We're building a PVC greenhouse right now, and I'm thinking of setting a row of buckets along the back of the raised beds, between the plants and the plastic...
Forum: Montana 06-08-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,877
Posted By hermit
That's for sure! :D I hope more people...

That's for sure! :D

I hope more people post Montana jokes! A good laugh helps the day along in a good way!
Forum: Montana 06-04-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,877
Posted By hermit
:D That's a good one! This is great, a...

:D That's a good one!

This is great, a thread of Montana jokes, what a good idea!

Here's one I kinda like:

"I just got off the phone with a friend living in northern Montana, near the...
Forum: Mississippi 06-03-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,181
Posted By hermit
The Natchez Trace is paved and you share the...

The Natchez Trace is paved and you share the trail with traffic, although trucks and commercial vehicles are banned from it. There are supposed to be a few short sections of the original dirt trail...
Forum: South Dakota 06-03-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,822
Posted By hermit
What's fun is showing up in Sturgis...and not...

What's fun is showing up in Sturgis...and not knowing the bike rally is going until you get there!

Sleep? Not during that! :D
Forum: Arizona 06-03-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 34,938
Posted By hermit
You might be kind of glad they DON'T drive any...

You might be kind of glad they DON'T drive any faster! My dad was 85 and could only shuffle and his reflexes were slow, and we couldn't force him to give up his license, and the motor vehicle...
Forum: Montana 06-03-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By hermit
I've been reading about cold frames and there...

I've been reading about cold frames and there seems to be a lot of ways (and sizes!) to build them. Hmm...water for thermal mass. That's a good idea and it seems like it would work. I'd prefer...
Forum: Montana 06-03-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,654
Posted By hermit
If you don't shoot the gophers/ground squirrels...

If you don't shoot the gophers/ground squirrels here, to at least keep their numbers down, before long they're all over the place. You about break a leg in their holes, and they decimate the garden....
Forum: Montana 06-03-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,003
Posted By hermit
Those pictures would make great wall-size picture...

Those pictures would make great wall-size picture murals!

They're beautiful. It's hard NOT to do justice to the beauty of Glacier National Park, but you have an eye for framing a shot. Nice.
Forum: Montana 06-03-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,342
Posted By hermit
Isn't THAT the truth!!! Funny how that works. ...

Isn't THAT the truth!!! Funny how that works.

We have deer around our place all summer...until hunting season! Then we have to go looking for them! :D
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