Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Blathering Along

Mixed messages

I thought it was interesting that here were two articles side-by-side one on the dangers of speeding in the Valley of the Smudge and the other on the test run for the Open-wheel car race through the streets of downtown Phoenix. Between that and NASCAR out at the PIR you know you are just encouraging Joe Cactushead to try his driving skill on the mean streets of Phoenix.

Good Bye El Nino

Do you miss him? I think we’re going to as it is already up in the 80’s. El Nino had a dampening affect on our summer temps, now not so much. Worse yet if the La Nina some meteorologists are predicting starts up. If it does, it might be a good time to move inland.

Running hot and cold

I suspect that over the weekend Tiny House was hit by a power surge, setting off the smoke detectors and, as we discovered last night stalling the compressor on our fridge. Fortunately, like him or not, Bob Vila came to the rescue. He is still whoring for Sears; where we bought the fridge and on his website, he recommended unplugging the appliance for 10 -15 minutes and then plugging it back in. That gives the compressor enough downtime to reset. It saved me from investing in a new icebox so hats off to Bob.

Note: I may have spoken to soon - damn you Bob Vila!!!! Looks as though Frosty has one caster in the scrap yard. I will be going out to look for a new fridge vice "visiting" tonight. I am not being an asshole or anything, I will be by to visit you all as soon as things cool down -literally.

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At 4:42 PM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

I hear we're goimg to have a bad hurricane season this year. Oooops! I said the "H" word. I also started out talking about the "H" word before the season.

At 7:02 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

LL:Stronger hurricanes are a product of La Nina. I don't know that the La Nina has actually developed, but what I had read a couple days ago said everything was in place for one to occur. Batten the hatches, Little Lamb!!

At 8:52 PM, Blogger wallycrawler said...

Sorry about your fridge Kid .

Stay away from Da Depot . F'n rip off joint !

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

wow thank God abt the fridge! Cos i dunno wut I'd do if my fridge dies.


At 10:11 PM, Blogger jin said...

Good luck with the fridge shopping!
That's SO NOT FUN to do.
Maybe ms. phos can make you a spice cake in the interim...they don't require refrigeration!!!

At 10:31 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

WC:Went to Lowes, they had me after the promise to haul the old fridge away and an old chest freezer to boot. Got a nice deal on the fridge as well.

keshi: What happens is you toss out a bunch of food. I don't like taking chances with spoilage...

jin:Mentioned the spice cake to Mrs. Phos, she just laughed at me. Women always do that for some reason...

At 12:20 AM, Blogger Hammer said...

Life without a working fridge sucks. I never want to go through that again.

I bought a backup to keep in the garage. Now I don't know how I ever lived without it.

At 2:40 AM, Blogger Kirsten N. Namskau said...

A back-up fridge like Hammer sounds grate ...
Beautiful pic, phos.

At 4:02 AM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

Kid, it has benn a beautiful winter here. We haven't had a lot of cold days. It's been beautiful, like I said.

At 5:15 AM, Blogger Damsel Underdressed said...

I'd love to get a new fridge. :( You have me thinking about how I really don't like the one I have. My ultimate plan is to move it to the basement(when I buy a new one) to store meat and drinks! "Want a beer? They're in the fridge downstairs."

At 6:14 AM, Blogger caramaena said...

My sister lives in an area that gets lots of spring storms - which brings lots of power surges. She's lost so many electrical appliances. It sounds like a real nuisance.

At 8:03 AM, Blogger Fuff said...

In the 80's? Blimey. I hope the air-con is still working!

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Timmy said...

I think the existence of both El Nino and La Nina are good arguments for stricter immigration laws.

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Gnat of Glass said...

I just had to do some serious work on my Fridge the other day. The only time I have ever taken one apart down to the screws. It had a blatter control problem that did not have to do with a clogged drain hose.

Once I got the thing into man pieces I found out the problem was higher up the food chain and a plug of ice had developed inside the freezer drain. Just not where you could see it, nice a deep and the water was just running down the side into the lower end then out onto the floor. Shrug...I got lucky. Hope your luck turns around.

At 1:13 PM, Blogger crallspace said...

Multi-thought posts are good.

At 1:23 PM, Blogger KB said...

I hate El Nino! Wind drives me even crazier than I already AM!!
Don't really know what La Nina IS?
But don't like the sound of the "H" thing!!

My fridge is just's loud and things don't keep for very long in it - I buy a head of brocolli and a few days later, it's yellow....or my tomatos are shrivelled...I've had it fixed a couple of times, but it stays the same??? I need a brand new one (always bought 2nd hand), but it shall have to wait, along with everything else!!

BTW...we don't have Kookaburras, Kangaroos OR boomerangs in this country...but I ALSO enjoy all those songs...have answered your comment. =)

At 2:40 PM, Blogger tkkerouac said...

Wheres your HNT?

At 3:25 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

hammer:Right, drinking warm beer really sucks.

Kirsten: Thanks, that is the sunrise over Luke AFB, AZ. Good tip on the backup fridge, but living here in Tiny House I would need a backup house to keep it in!

LL:Between all that wool and /t. setting Dolly on fire all the time it must be pretty warm for you!! Glad you are having a mild winter. It is already heating up here – it should be up in the 90s by the weekend. On the bright side when it gets hot all the Yankees head back North where they belong.

DU: Wisconsin standard – drill a hole in the side of the old fridge for a tap and attach the end of the line to a keg inside the fridge – you’ll see something similar to this basic beer cooler in most WI basements.

caramaena:I hear you can get a surge suppressor that actually goes between the main power and the circuit box. That would be great, especially out here in EL Garbage.

fuff: It is due to be checked. With the huskies, we start using the AC a little earlier then some folks. They are penned up inside most of the day and I don’t want them getting overheated.

timmy: Right they could at least keep their crappy weather to themselves!!

Gnat: I thought about taking the refrigerator apart and having a look, but just for a minute.

CS: Thanks. I think the short bursts are easier to handle then the long bodies of text.

KB: La Nina is EL Nino’s evil twin. Don’t wait ‘til the fridge dies like I did. No kookaburras, ok how about a Kiwi song??

tkk: HNT? The authorities would toss me into GITMO for committing an act of terrorism if I bared any parts to the general public. No, no I will never do that to you all, I like you too much!!

At 7:01 PM, Blogger Dino aka Katy said...

love the picture - I like appliance shopping but only if I have the money to get which one i want. I can't wait to redew my kitchen and get a new fridge the one in there was given to us from a coworker who used it in her garage but it runs

At 10:39 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

DAK:Thanks! As far as refrigerators as long as it is cold inside it is good to go!

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