Quacker plus no heater = bonfire standing between us and death in 26 degree Nowheresville.

OK, we had a space heater, which we could use if the generator was on. But it heated a 2x2 foot area, so I wore triplicate layers. And a smile, surprisingly.

Island Boy ("Me? Cold? Nah!") played the show-off in short sleeves. Here he is with his requisite machete in the dry creek bed feeding our dry pond.

Eric used the dry pond time to skid load out all the debris. Cowboy really, really, really wanted to drive the skid loader. Note the beverage in Eric's hand, for what he called the "Budweiser holder" in the pilot box (he was drinking a Muscle Milk). Also note the roll bar. The skid loader wouldn't start unless the roller coaster lap bar was down either. Wise designers.

Eric blazed an Ironman-training running trail around the property. The dogs and I tagged along. That's me holding the cedar log inadvertently split by the skid loader. And dodging projectiles.

"Kiss me, before I freeze into a solid chunk of ice."

Stories — actual words — to follow, on Sunday the 2nd.  (Which has now occurred.  So click HERE.)

Happy New Year, y’all!


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12 Responses to Picture me in Nowheresville, without a heater in the Quacker. YEAH.

  1. Nice pictures and I love your captions. That’s a beautiful T-shirt that Eric is wearing….Hahahaha. It has been so great to connect with you guys in 2010, and I know there are some great times ahead for us in 2011.


  2. LBDDiaries says:

    GREAT pictures and love the whole place you’re staying at! Will you get your pond back? Happy New Year!

  3. I like the T-shirt too but have my own reasons. Pamela you look so cute in those red jammies with your little space heater. It’s always best to smile in the face of hypothermia. Eric’s kissy picture was my favorite of all. How could you resist such a passionate plea?

    Thanks for sharing. You two are just too cool!

  4. Eric Hutchins says:

    A. The Loving The Bike shirt ROCKS. We know this really cool guy Darryl…..
    B. I cannot believe she put that last picture up, she had promised to delete it ARRRRRRGGGG.
    C. It was REALLYYYYYY cold, holy cow
    D. If the rental company saw how deep in the muck I had that loader buried when I got it stuck they might not have been very happy
    E. The running trail is going to be really cool.
    F. It really is great bike riding countryside and hopefully our friends from Austin will come ride with us some time.
    G. Pamela really is cute in those Jammies.

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  6. Irene says:

    Oh, you kids and your adventures!

    Happy New Year!
    Wanna hear more!!!

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