Friday, October 18, 2013
Another Project Finished
I got the skin, door and outter trim put on the cistern pump stand today before the cold front moved in completely. It was actually quite pleasant until about 4pm but then started turning cool. I was actually shivering a bit in my t-shirt and long sleeved flannel shirt combo by the time I was finished.
If we get a couple of days forecast with no rain and temps in the upper 60's again I will go ahead and get the cistern stand painted before Winter otherwise it will be fine in the elements for a bit. The entire thing is now kitty proof with a latchable door/access panel and I emptied all the rain barrels into the cistern last night.
1200 some odd gallons of emergency water is now totally accessible. I got the thing finished just in time to take it down for Winter. That's ok though as I can put it all back together in no time when/if a water emergency occurs. I can also use a line and bucket if needed.
I still am not as pleased as I could be with the cheapo pump. It is working a little easier with use but is still very tough for the first dozen strokes or so and even after that I doubt the wife could use it easily. Because of the edging I also need to figure out a better method of placing a bucket under the spout but I have a few ideas about that.
Everyone survived the coyote attack last night. No missing sheep, cats or dogs and all of them had the proper number of appendages when I checked on them this morning.
Damn it was nice to get back to work again.
Next project up is the cover for my gas generator which will be placed on the front deck to run my freezer and wood furnace blower in case of a power outtage. I need to get my generator out of the barn anyway so I can continue with the on going cleaning project I have going on there.
Once Winter hits it's going to be wood cutting and barn work for a few months.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!