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re: Camera

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by » Fri Sep 27, 2019 02:51 pm

  I never actually get on my roof, just up as high as the ladder.  Even though that part of the roof is relatively flat, (which is probably why it leaks) I'm sure I'd slide right off.  I can't reach all the way to the top either but as long as it's off the section where the flatter part meets the steeper part, it doesn't leak.  I don't like working in the cold.  In fact I don't even like not working in the cold.

While you've been talking about snow, I've been putting off mowing the yard, which I can't put off any longer.  It's supposed to get up to 87 today.  Hotter than it needs to be for that much work.  I never use a rider and it usually takes more than a couple hours.

Oh, and the squirrels are back.  Despite the number of cats in the neighborhood, a few fearless squirrels have taken up residence.  Nice to see them back.  John

re: Camera

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by » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:31 pm

Any snow at all or really cold and I am not goin up that hill!

I hope that the ranchers by us brought back the cows from the summer grazing land, it is way up int he mountains. Each spring they have a cattle drive to bring them there and then one to bring them back, but this weather has a good chance to kill them by covering the grasses and not melting in the mountins.

re: Camera

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by » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:06 pm

David - our news has been talking about the snows in Montana.  Stay off that mountain if it does - we can wait!  ;)

John - and you need to stay off your roof!  ;)



Peggy, Laila and Angel Minchie

re: Camera

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by » Thu Sep 26, 2019 04:06 pm

Too bad you cannot run a hose to the hot water tank and spray the roof so it melts and runs off. No hard shoveling that way. ;)

re: Camera

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by » Thu Sep 26, 2019 04:03 pm

You would have to love living in the Rockies and I would not.  I don't get anywhere near the snow here I did in Chicago but once or twice a year we get one good one of 10 inches or more.  Several years I've climbed up a ladder and shoveled snow off the roof.  I won't actually get on the roof as I know I'd slide right off, and it's not so much because of the weight, as the shape of the roof lends itself to leaking.  It won't leak even in the heaviest rain but if there's snow built up on it, as it melts it backs up and leaks into one of the rooms.  I learned that the hard way and had to have a 4 by 8 sheet of drywall replaced and the ceiling repainted.  If I keep the snow shoveled off, it never does that.  I love seeing the snow but I don't like getting out in it unless I have to and of course, you almost always have to.  It was this last January when it snowed so much it brought down phone lines in the back yard and I couldn't get the back door open.  Of course, I did the roof that day.  John

re: Camera

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by » Thu Sep 26, 2019 02:56 pm

I ow seriously doubt I'll be working on the camera and housing this weekend now. Why? Here is the weather report for Friday night through Sunday:

Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of mostly
10 to 18 inches possible, but even higher amounts possible in
the mountains. Lower elevations may only receive 3 to 7 inches of snow.

I am not going to hike that distance with 30lbs-50lbs of equipment and tools on my back and in my arms up a snow covered mountainside and then sit in the wet snow by the pole to work on the housing and camera for a couple hours. Nope!

You have to love living in the Rockies. ;)

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