Adventure Location: Del Rio, Texas
Rolling Date: In the morning.
Rolling where? To the axle doctor.
For some reason the OFM got busy this morning and started another of his famous clean out and get rid of it adventures. The basic idea is that if he has not needed it in two years it goes away. If it has only been a year, can it be replaced at Wal-Mart. If the answer is yes out it goes. If it is not sold at Wal-Mart consideration is given to the need to carry the item. At least a 50% chance it will also be gone shortly.
Here is most of the stuff that was in the bin. The chairs do not live in the bin nor does the concrete picnic table.
That garbage can on the upper right was filled to the ¾ mark before it was all over with. For example we found FOUR extension cords in the bin. One was over 35 years old and worn heavily. It was like an old buddy but its time was over. The two heavier gage cords were kept. One is 25 feet and the other is 50 feet in length. If we cannot get by with that we need to think things over again. The two other cords were given a “free cords” note and laid on a picnic table for a case of finders keepers.
Lots of other stuff was in the nether reaches of the bin but it was all counted. A couple of sewer hose sections that were left overs but in great shape found their way into the garbage can. That left the Teams with a 20’ and a 12’ hose. Both hoses have a full set of fittings for sewer use. The Teams certainly did not have a reason to carry two more spares. And the pattern kept on repeating for a couple of hours.
We even found brand new drinking water hoses we did not remember purchasing. One is 25’ long and two others were 10’ long each. Those were put back in the far reach of the bin for future use. Our current normal use hose is 2 each 10’ hoses. In the last three years for sure we have not needed more than those two sections.
Here is the bin all cleared out.
The small shovel was used to get the dirt and debris out of the bin. Then the OFM Portable Vacuum Cleaner was used to get the rest of the dirt out. Repacking proved to be interesting with all the room gained. It turned into a major adventure to get things in in such a manner they would not bounce around with all the extra room.
The evening was mild and gentle. It was time to cook some food. Pots are used for pan frying to control the grease spatter. Done correctly, 99% of the grease spatter remains in the pot. Here is the large pot during the pan frying of tonight’s delight.
This is the final product.
Those fish used to swim in Lake Amistad. Our favorite fish coating is Zatarains Southern Fish Fry mix. Pan frying in scant olive oil makes very crispy filets normally. And then the OFM is planning on having freshly fileted strawberries before going to bed tonight.
Some days that fool does a great job of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.