Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Today's picture was taken in 1936, and shows a child skipping rope. Skipping rope is another thing you do not see kids doing much anymore. I can remember in school during recess they had long ropes, and a person would get on each end, and then someone would get in the middle and skip the rope. Lots of fun games from just a simple rope.
Well, I have hit my first snag in putting the greenhouse together. The greenhouse needs natural gas, electricity and of course water. I had planned on having them tap a line at the southwest corner of my house, and then running a line to the greenhouse. The plumbers came out yesterday, and looked at the situation and said that line would not be able to feed the furnace, and that I would have to take a line from the meter that is on the opposite side of the house. There are many buried lines between the meter and greenhouse location, and it is going to be a significant effort to get a gas line run. So, I am talking to the gas company about possibly moving the meter, which would make things slightly easier. Also trying to arrange for the caliche pad to be built, but those guys have a long wait time as well. So, this project is going to take a while.