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Agua Addendum

That sediment filter is supposed to be white NOT caliche colored!

That sediment filter is supposed to be white NOT caliche colored!

The guy who drops by to pump my septic and deliver fresh water rolled in here Friday afternoon.  He was supposed to be here Tuesday but they seem to have their share of equipment problems on a pretty regular basis. He had a big ol’ gringo boy with him who is his apprentice was what I was told.  So the new gringo on the block jumps out of the F450 without so much as a ‘howdy do’ and goes directly to my white water hose that goes from the outlet of the external filters to the Old Girl  –and starts unscrewing it.

“Hey dude!  What’s up with that?” 

He doesn’t even glance up and says “Our hose won’t reach.  I need to use yours.  You got a problem with that?”

“As a matter of fact I do.  You need to get your nasty paws off my clean water hose and make do some other way.”

I look over at my regular guy and he has a sad look on his face and just shrugs.   Maybe the new gringo is the boss’s terminally stupid son in law or maybe he is the Mayor’s son — I don’t know and I don’t care.

Here is how I look at this water deal.  I have no control over what happens to it prior to it getting pumped into my tank.  I hope it is reasonably pure and clean but I treat it like it is effluent from a Colonia on the border.  He was fixin’ to take my sanitary and meticulously protected clean hose and throw it up on that nasty ass truck that had 500 gallons of liquid crap on it and in it and floating amongst it and I was having none of that. Last thing I need is some nasty e coli or or some such circulating in the pipes of the RV.  The second thing was his high handed rude attitude.  It is a funny thing  but I have never had any hispanic guys who have ever exhibited rude behavior that I can remember.  Well, I take that back–  there was all that narco traffic down around Catarina that kept running through our high fence and I guess you could call that rude but in a different way.  If my regular guy would have asked to use the white hose, I would have said yes and then helped him hook it up. He knows the proper way to go about such things; Rude  Gringo Dude can kiss my ass.

New filters from RVwaterfilterstore.com

New filters from RVwaterfilterstore.com

Did you check out the picture of my caliche colored sediment filter?  Yep, high time to change that rascal out.  I got those replacement filters in PDQ from those good folks over at RVwaterfilterstore.com that I wrote about in a recent post. I am tickled with their prices AND their service.  The sediment filter is a 5 micron pleated cartridge that is reusable. The carbon filter is 0.5 microns and it also filters out heavy metals. That is how the water is treated that ends up in the RV for showers and dish washing.  The coffee, ice making and drinking water goes through additional filtration via the Aquasun filter underneath the kitchen sink.  It has a 1 micron sediment filter and a 0.5 micron carbon filter with UV light sterilization.

Moving right along……….  I finally did something about my broken glasses .  I have been frettin’ about this since before Christmas.  The last pair cost like $600 all in with the twisty-flexy high dollar titanium frames and special coatings and Transition lenses.  Expensive sumbitches and what good did it do me?  Here I set this morning with ’em all patched up with an electrical butt connector on the nose bridge and the lenses are all boogered up because that Transition coating didn’t adhere correctly.   I am saying to hell with that process so here is what I did.  I picked an eye doctor out of the interweb=o=sphere and went and got my eyes checked for $79.  When they hustled me into the little pick out your new frames section of the office I respectfully asked the nice lady to measure my pupillary distance with her little machine and then give me my prescription.   Wasn’t none of them folks real happy about that ’cause I guess the frame deal is where they make the real profit.  She stopped short of giving me a true stink-eye but it was close.  Hey, it is what its.  I was sufficiently impressed with the quality of the exam that I made Miss K  an appointment for next week.

One of my Desert Hermit buddies wrote me after I did the blog entry back before Christmas and said he ordered all his glasses online.   Stupid me, I didn’t even know there was such an animal!  So I sat down yesterday and went to the website and ended up ordering two pairs of glasses.  One pair came out to be $43; the other pair was $53.  $94 ALL IN for two pairs of glasses!   Now, no telling what I am gonna get for less than a hundred bucks but I figures it was worth a shot.  If this is a case of you get what you pay for I will be disappointed but most likely it will still beat wearing a butt connector on your nose.  If I am pleasantly surprised I will probably order a few more pairs.  I am thinking a pair that makes me look like a pirate and maybe a pair that would make me look like Cary Grant.  I’ll let you know how it turns out. The internet glasses thing that is……  I hold out little hope that I will ever be mistook for Cary Grant.

End Note: Mandolin Shotgun Blues by Slim Bawb from the Ghost Dawg cd.   Think the Cajun version of The Road Goes on Forever  and you got it.

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6 comments to Agua Addendum

  • Maybe not Cary Grant, but John Wayne for sure!

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  • Riverhauler

    I agree with you in principal,,,But I also can see 2 or 3 weeks down the line when this dumb cracker water boy heads out your way with a load of questionable water. Is he going to stop down the road and take a piss in the tank and then just smile as he loads you up.

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    • Andrew

      Sure he could but no reason for me to give up my principals because I am fearful of the repercussions. Ol’ boys like that can never keep their mouth shut and it would eventually find its’ way back to me. Besides, karma is a bitch you know. It would get him in the end.

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  • Clay

    Big ole gringo apprentice POS….. The world is full of em. Curious to know how you got your water filled since the POS wasn’t allowed to use your hose!!! All I can say is tell em like it is Bro! Feed ever damn one of the rude, self serving, self righteous ill-bred,inbred jackwagons a fish head!!!!
    OH, and one thing about the aforementioned question about pissing in one’s water…. God help rude gringo dude if it ever got out that he had pissed in my compadre’s water tank. Yep. All I can say is I hope that at some point in his life he and Jesus had got to know one another…. cause pissing in one’s water tank is tantamount to receiving a ticket to see the Lord in person.

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    • Andrew

      They had to re-position the truck so their silly short hose would reach. I really wish you wouldn’t be so reserved and tell us what you really think my friend. 🙂

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  • Clay

    I would but….. it’s hard on the nerves to get all worked up over such going on. My eye gets to twitching and my agent orange gets all outta wack and I start hearing voices and well you get the drift. So I usually just leave things unsaid that should be said and go on with my merry life! LOL!

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