what do i do with all of these darn satellite dishes.
We had to upgrade our old satellite dish, but it cost to much to do that, so we got a new ISP, now we have to move ! and they wont take the brandnew one to the other location ? why , i have no idea.
So i m stuck iwth 3 of these things. The new owner of our house doesn't want ours . SHe is getting her own ISP and wont need ours. Great... not
So any ideas on what to do with these things ?
I was thinking of making junk art with them. Like a mushroom. Paint it and put it upside down to look like a mushroom
or a roost for our chickens.
any other ideas are greatly appreciated
I saw two stacked one above the other and used as a cascading fountain with a third one at the bottom on/in the ground as a bird bath. They used a small recirculating pump hidden in a plastic pail buried under the bottom dish. The bottom dish had a couple of tiny holes drilled in it to let the water continue to flow. Once it was algae covered it was really attractive. Lots of birds and squirrels drink from it. They drain it, pull the pump, and put a garbage bag over it for the winter. Not much work or expense involved.
snapple that sounds realy cool
hmmm a snow dish. ? huh could work. I bet my 4 yr olds could make a sled out of it
I wonder if i could attach lights and make a christmas deco out of it. If i have three of them , I could do a snowman statue .
ooh ideas are comming in and they are all great ! giving me inspirations thanks
hmmm that is a tough one 4paws
How do you get it out of the ground
Well how about christmas lights ? :) or Hannukah candles :)
plant a vine around it ?
wow it is big
oh big bunny ears for easter iwth big whiskers
Actually, if it is one of the solid fiberglass jobs, you just fill the couple of holes with silicone. No liner needed. I believe the folks I saw who did it even put in a plumbing kit in a larger hole in the center and made a pipe for draining the pond for cleaning.
I've never looked closely at the small dishes but mayhap some of you would know. Is there enough "dish" in them that they could be used for tiers in a cascade into a large pond or container such as a barrel?
Looking at the little one left by DirectTV, I would guess yes, it's deep enough for a tier.
The one in the field is solid metal: SOLID. It doesn't move. I thought about turning it upside down to use for a roof, but I haven't the muscle power. At least six people have expressed their desire to own it, but no one has taken it in 3 years. :-) Otherwise, the potential is unlimited, in my opinion, but then, I see potential in nearly everything.
I should put it on craigslist, but being out here slows down potential takers of any considerably.
I have a truck and a sawzall, though the extension cord would have to be mighty long...200'. I've actually considered that, too, but haven't run into the muscle who wants to do it. I think the distance to wherever it gets scrapped has something to do with the reluctance, as well. I'm situated somewhat remotely.
Ha i pay 3;49 a gallon i got me a diesel truck . Just paid $90 to fill it yikes !!!!
The only reason i have a truck is for work and we have a farm lol :) Maybe i should start thinking horse and buggy. ?
That's about what it is on the coast - Hoopa is some of the cheapest gas.I drive a truck as well, though I would like to have a little car for when I don't need all that power and utility, which is most of the time.
Where is Hoopa ?
I m from Northern CA , Palo Atlo.
I have a new idea for my satellite dishes
I am going to take the small ones and paint faces on them or suns. Then hang them on my trees out in our woods .
LOL and I'm a ways away but we do drive out your way during the summer when we want to experience heat for a few hours. We usually take the scenic route out past Lady Bird Johnson and over the fire road. Takes hours and I enjoy it.
You must have gone to Strehls? They do great work.
I have a pair of Birks. Do they do out of state fixings :) ? lol
AAAhhh your a "out in the boonies person."
We live far out in the country, well what i consider far out . 15 miles to the nearest store hahaha
I think i have gone as far as Tahoe. I remember that lake .
Zany i guess not much sun in Fortuna.
Your areas sound like a beutiful place's to live.
They are very lovely.
Yep, that's the store, Zany. I bet you can find a repair shop closer, Taynors.
If you have an inclination to drive out this way, I'd love to have you adopt plants from my garden. I'm probably going to be leaving here by early summer and I have a lot in pots and in the ground that will need new homes. I'll only leave perennials that don't need much water and that will be easy for whoever follows to care for right from the start. I have a rather haphazard gardening manner, so it would be hard for anyone to figure out what I've got on their own anyway.
If you shop in Eureka or Arcata, I could meet you there, too, with plants. :-)
That is a very generous offer and if possible I'll take you up on it. I'll let you know when we are going out that way again. The problem is that I can't use anything that gets too large because my whole garden area is only 15' X 25' and already includes a small pond, 3 butterfly bushes I try to keep tall and narrow, and a future planting bed that is currently acting as a huge compost bin! LOL I am trying to squeeze all I can into this little apartment garden of mine.
I lost track of your move cause the thread is too fast for me. Did you decide where you are going?
Well, at this point I think I'm heading to North Carolina, however I continue to harbor hope of not having to go so far...I'm teaching at Burnt Ranch for the rest of the year, but beyond that, I don't know exactly what's going on.
I am reducing and sending things to new homes, and sometimes "foster homes" with the idea that sometime "down the road" I'll get divisions or offspring for wherever I am. I do tend to grow plants that get really big eventually. I'll look at your wish list. :-)
You're moving, too? Where is OKC?
The moving is not going to be fun, nor the sorting, but in a way...I like giving away to the right place. The worst is thinking about leaving the land...my worms...the soil...*sigh*
Leaving behind a garden is like abandoning a child or losing a beloved pet for me. It hurts! I know that sounds pathetic but when I had to do it that is how I felt and I still find myself thinking about it and wishing I could have brought it all with me!
That's good information, Mitch. I've posted on craigslist and in general, haven't been all that successful, partly because of my distance. I did sell two doghouses to someone in town, but I delivered them. He gave me the cash and I drove off, not even counting it, but discovered later that it was $15 short.
I'm pretty lousy at handling money. It's my own fault for not counting it on the spot.
For myself - I will post on here and never ever on Craigs list again... just not worth it. If someone really wanted something and would as we would give it to them in a heart beat - just the type of people weare - but dont steal.
Leaving my plants in Phoenix was about the toughest parts of my move to Tennessee. Compared to that, all else was nearly a breeze. I still whine about it, quietly, to myself. But succlents like the ones I had just don't do too well in this wet of an environment. And it would have doubled our moving costs to bring them, so...
... but those 50 gallon, mottled blue ceramic pots I gave away... ahhh! I will *never* move again, I'll burn the place to the ground, first!
I know how you feel! It broke my heart to leave 99% of my plants behind when we moved into town. And to compound the pain we drove back out later to drive by and see what the new owners had done with the garden only to see they had taken a bulldozer to the whole thing and put in cement and rock! The neighbor said they didn't even bother to save a single rose bush, plant or bulb of any kind. Just dozed them into a pile and destroyed every single plant.
I actually cried at seeing it and still get mad thinking about it.
oh zany how awful
I know when we moved in our house . The lady was a master gardener. Her landscape was pretty but . I couldn't keep up and all her trees were in straight rows !! I had to downsize. I did give away alot to DGers and neighbors . I gave them to good homes
Pagancat you can grow plants in AZ ?? !! lol :) who knew. When yo mean plants you mean cactus right ? lol :)
I lived in AZ for 5 yrs
I hated it when people would say that to me.
I always wanted to answer "DUUUUHHHH, ITS THE DESSERT"
I always thought it was the stupidist question LOL :)
your right once hit 110 who cares if its 110 melting is melting
I remember when it wa 122 my DD shoes started to melt on the sidewalk !! she had on those jellies way back when they where popular.
Years ago when I lived in the desert we had a long heatwave that was miserable. I dropped an egg onto the sidewalk and it cooked to a hard center in less than 3 minutes. I don't recommend it though because it was impossible to clean up! I scraped all I could and the rest just had to wear off over time.
Pavement? Try the hood of the car...on one of those days when you need potholders to open the car door and need to remember to leave the windows cracked at the top so they don't break from the expanding air pressure.
Guess I'm just not succulent enough to handle that type of climate. I feel dessicated just driving from the rental car lot to the office I'm visiting. Wouldn't it make more sense for Hertz to paint the tarmac white with black parking stripes to keep the cars cooler?
I don't miss the desert either
Dry heat , you can have it. yuck.
Then again i live in Ohio and it is quiet humid. that is a yuck too. can't win ,can i lol :)
just go get some reynolds wrap aluminum foil and fry them eggs up oh get the stick free foil.
Sunnyvale has good weather. I am from Palo Alto . SHhhhh don't tell anyone.
YOu can't put anything in your glove box in Az it will EXPLODE !!! HAHAHAH learned that the hard way ! :)
I do miss the food in AZ. but not the traffic.
We lived in "the AZ valley" in the early 70s and learned to keep towels draped over all things metal in the vehicle. One coworker had neglected to vent her car and the windshield was neatly laid out on the hood. OTH, I drove a VW with no a/c. It wasn't all that grim. Vent windows did serve a purpose!
What I couldn't get over was the monsoon season. Photos of us standing knee deep in water on the patio! Once a year the total annual rainfall came down in a few hours...
Mmm - but the nights were much cooler in the 70's, Pod - everything there has heated up and just doesn't cool like it used to. I never had a/c in a vehicle in my life - even in Tucson - but I broke down and got one installed in my little truck when I moved to Phx. I was working in an office at the time and just couldn't handle sweating like I had been working out before I even got to work in the morning. No exaggeration.
I had to give up my aquarium in the desert - didn't want to pay for air conditioning to keep the fish from boiling! I rented a place with lots of windows - I love light - and within a couple of weeks, put insulation over them. I couldn't believe the heat that still radiated from those windows! That was in Bullhead City.
I very much like the desert, but probably not to live there again - especially after experiencing the dirt I have here and had in Wisconsin before here. It's a bit addicting.
Bullhead city that is hot. almost as hot as Yucca ? i think that is the town i m thinking of in Az ?
boiling fish hahaha. i m sorry but it sounds funny.
Solar heating is the way to go in AZ.
We lived in Utah , not hot but your alot closer to the sun at the altitude level 8,200 . So even when it was 50 it felt like 65 and you could still get a sunburn at 40 degrees HA.
thats it Yuma
ha Yucca is in CA i think hahaha
Ok that would have been interesting ! ? geraniums in AZ . Maybe by the term drought tollerant she thought that ment Desert tolerant lol ol :) i know i m bad.
Yuma get what 362 days of sun yrly the other two are rain haha
BHC was hot; 123 degrees in the car - I kept my garage clear for the car and never forgot to put up the shade in the windshield, otherwise my skin would fry on the steering wheel.
I liked the sun and the Colorado River. I had a nice spot that I went to with the dogs that was usually free of any other folks, other than boats going by. The streets in Bullhead are sloped, some really dramatically, so that when the rain does happen, it can be diverted safely, because the clouds open up and the earth can't soak it in fast enough.