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En Garde! [May. 23rd, 2007|08:03 pm]
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I met with the fence guy today. He seems good. And, after much searching, he's the only fence guy I found who does what we want.

The fence will be two rails of 2 3/4 inch galvanized steel pipe, one about thirty inches off the ground, and the other about five feet up. The uprights will be set deep in the ground in a concrete base. At first the fence will be kept clear as an obvious "Keep Out" barrier. Later we will use it as a grape arbor.

I gave him half the total cost up front. I pay the rest "upon approval."

They'll start installing it tomorrow.

[User Picture]From: asmittenkitten
2007-05-24 02:59 am (UTC)
Will you still make it out to Kerrville this weekend?
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-05-24 03:23 am (UTC)
Yup, but now we're going out tomorrow after school.

I just saw the weather and it's going to be wet.

Just a heads-up.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-05-24 03:54 am (UTC)
Don't forget to have him put up the warning signs about the mine field. I think there might be a liability issue if he even waits one day. Oh yeah, I ordered the barb toxin but they were out of tetanus so I got something called Iguanadon toxin or something. It's from a venomous reptile they have in Jordan and Egypt and it doesn't degrade in Texas style weather. It causes (usually) temporary paralysis of the tongue and the legs, but most other stuff keeps working for a while. Then it moves to the speech center of the brain. Those scrap thieves will be surprised when they get diagnosed with Iguanadon poisoning, and even more surprised when they find that the only word they can say is "burnoose," because thats the only lasting effect of the toxin. Sometime it wears off after a few months, but it's often permanent.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-05-24 01:14 pm (UTC)
The minefield signs were included in the order. I already had set some up to keep the fence guys from wandering in there and getting a nasty surprise.

That Iguanadon toxin sounds like just the ticket for the barb wire.

I'm working on getting the gas canisters for the Gas-a-Burglar system that I had installed in the house. I'm torn between mustard and chlorine. I'll probably go with the chlorine because it disinfects the house each time it's used.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-05-24 08:56 pm (UTC)
I agree, Chlorine is a good choice. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-25 03:39 pm (UTC)

Can't get closer than that

That level of cleanliness will place the spic and spammed right next to their maker.

I was wondering where the electrical leads for the fence are going to be placed. Or is cdozo waiting for the grapes to grow over them so the live wire cutters won't see them and be tempted?
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-05-26 05:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Can't get closer than that

The electric part will be via hidden solar panels.

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