A Cool Front . . .

Several readers wondered about how the new sprinklers worked on our hibiscus tree watering system.

Hibiscus Sprinklers

The little red caps let you adjust how much water comes out, changing from just a slight drizzle to spreading out over a foot on each side. Perfect for this.

Readers will remember how I ordered these 24” and 30” high Flamingos from a Facebook,

New Facebook Flamingos

The ad said they were made in the USA and shipped from California.

What I got were these 8” tall, broken flamingos, shipped from China.

Wrong Flamingos

While I’m trying to get my money back through PayPal, I’ve been trying to at least salvage these by gluing them back together. But with no luck so far.

I’ve tried Super Glue, Gorilla Glue, Contact Cement, and several others. But so far I haven’t found anything that will stick to whatever resin these are made of. I guess next I’ll try to drill a small hole in each piece and try to piece them back together that way.

Looks like the I-40 bridge that crosses the Mississippi at Memphis, and was closed in May due to a major structural failure, has finally reopened.

Finally, looks like we may be getting a cold/cool? front coming through over the next couple of days. While our recent temps have in the low/mid 90’s, tomorrow’s high is supposed to be about 86° with a low in the mid-70’s. Nice.

Only In Texas

Of course it sure seems like we’ve had cooler summer than normal anyway. So far we’ve not had a single temp in the 100’s, or even the high 90’s. And that’s reflected in our power bills this year vs last year. Maybe our usual summer temps moved out west for this year
  


Thought For The Day:

If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?

 

2 Responses to A Cool Front . . .

  1. Tricia says:

    You might try E6000 glue. Or what about epoxy?

    • gregwhite says:

      Tricia,

      E6000 was one of the other ones I tried. The problem is that the resin has kind of oily texture, and even after cleaning it with alcohol, nothing wants to stick to it very well, even tape.

      Greg

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