Monday, December 31, 2018

The Nutcracker

10:26 pm:
Yesterday I attended a performance of "The Nutcracker" the music of which was composed by Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. I have been going to "The Nutcracker" performances for many years.

When I was a boy, my home was filled with the sound of classical music. Especially John Philip Sousa marching music! Oh my, how loved Sousa's marches!

Both my Mom and Dad were musicians. My Dad had a huge collection of classical music on 78 RPM records. My Mom ushered at the Los Angeles Philharmonic in order to get free admission. And I went with her.

The love of music had its seed deep in my soul. When I served in the United States Army in the 1960s, I so loved when my battalion was ordered to march in a ceremonial parade. I would step out to the glorious sound of a Sousa march. "The Stars and Stripes Forever!" I knew every note!

The Nutcracker ballet
San Diego Civic Center Theater


1:04 pm:
This morning I installed my little bar sink into the kitchen's counter. 

Wow! This means that I may now wash dishes. I had been cleaning dishes with Formula 409 and wiping up with a paper towel.


                         

4:44 pm:
Now I get to test my plumbing job for leaks! This will be an interesting experience for me! Because I have never done any plumbing job using PEX tubing and fittings.

But I can follow directions! That is usually a plus!

First thing to do is find a source of fresh water.  My fresh water tank has never had even one drop of water put into it yet!

I am only a few miles from John and Mimi's place! Let's go there! 😎


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12 comments:

  1. A clear plastic Water jug like the kind that they use in the coolers
    Try to get one with a side handle they make a great portable under your sink gray tank

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    1. Ed,

      I tried a 3-gallon water bottle, and the diameter of the mouth was too small. The drain tube from my new sink did not go thru that mouth.

      I believe that a 5-gallon will be perfect!

      George

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  2. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2019!

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    1. Hi Kent!

      Thank you sooooo much!

      And the same wish is coming to you from
      me! 😎

      George

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  3. Happy New Year, George. I enjoy reading about you converting the Box Van into your home. How you have been able to live in it and convert at the same time is amazing and I say more power to you. Wishing all good thing for you in 2019.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy!

      I am a very lucky guy to have Readers like yourself following my Blog!

      Happy New Year!

      George

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  4. When I read the title of today's post..I thought oh-No, George slipped or something in the rig attacked him..you know where....
    Glad that wasn't the case...

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    1. Hi David,

      May 2019 be your best year yet!

      George

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    1. Bill !

      I believe that you are the first commenter of my Blog way back in 2003!


      Happy New Year to you!

      George


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  6. Happy New Year, George!

    Of course you won't have any leaks!

    But if you have any doubts, wrap a paper towel around the connection. Even a slight seepage will wet the towel.

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    1. Lou,

      Well.....I had a HUGE leak coming from the line going to the cold side of the faucet!

      After I fixed that leak, I added a shut-off valve on the line exiting the fresh tank.

      Works great now!

      Happy New Year to you, Lou!

      George

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