I gave Disqus the heave and the ho. I got three complaints, and the last one was Annie. No one was thrilled. Naturally, I lost some of your comments. If you don't see yourself here, be here anyway - I didn't delete anyone and I'm sad not to have your funny, thoughtful, and useful comments here. Blogger commenting is clunky and awkward, but it's reliable. Like the AMC Pacer.
I got an email from Elaine - a full-time boater - chock full of interesting and useful stuff. Coincidentally, I recently got a REQUEST for more potty talk. Thanks, Elaine, for writing this blog post:
Hello again---I seem to lose you then find you ----your email arrives but I'm confused by exactly what it is you are doing---except now I know that you have learned how to shower with a garden sprayer. Paint it black and set it in the sun once you are in warmer climes and you will have endless hot water for many tasks. As boaters as well as RV'ers we have learned many tricks from our fellow travelers. Boaters are extremely inventive folk---I think you two would love the boating life from what I have read of your driveway adventures so far! Once you start to travel check out Marina's once in awhile----many often have an RV hook up or two---usually not advertised but rentable none-the-less. You will meet some interesting folks and may get bitten by a water bug. You will at least meet some great characters who love to talk about their boats and boating.
On to the reason for my note here -----I have discovered a great source for coconut coir for the composting toilet. You may be perfectly happy with the peat solution and that's fine. For us on the boat we find that space is at a premium (25 footer) so even 2 cu. ft of peat takes up well---2 cu.ft. Quite by accident I discovered that pet shops sell coir in their reptile department----who knew? Neat little bricks of the stuff that we can buy one or two at a time ands store in various nooks and crannies on the boat.
I keep finding and losing your blog----will I ever be able to keep up with technology? Doubt it. But I enjoyed our initial contact and hope to keep in touch in spite of my ineptitude----or perhaps it is just my 'tude' in general.
Did you know that if you have a crockpot and keep it filled with water and turned on all day you will have a cheap source of hot water on demand and can turn off your hot water heater?
That's it for this go 'round---hope you will soon be able to get up and go--let the adventures begin!!! Is it still snowing where you are?