Wet morning. Also, someone stole my fridge.

It’s been such a dry autumn that actual rain came as a shock. Seems unnatural to have water falling from the sky. What’s with that? Also…

A shoutout to Generous Readers who are the reason I possess rain gear. Don’t use it often, but walkies must happen even when it’s raining and so it does get used.

And it was raining.

Cold, wet. Happily the wind didn’t pick up till later when Tobie and I were snug back in the Lair.

Along the way we stopped to investigate something I had sort of noticed before, but the significance of which didn’t quite sink in till this morning…

Along one of our walkie trails there’s an old Toyota cabover camper that has been filling with rat poop for far longer than I’ve lived here. There has always been a hole in the side, which is probably why it took a while for it to dawn on me that the hole had suddenly gotten substantially bigger.

And the reason for that was that someone had ripped the propane refrigerator right out through the side of the camper shell. 😀 I don’t really condemn this – I stole the stove out of it years ago – but what the actual cliché do they think they’re going to do with it? If they ever get it working I want to learn who they are so I can visit and marvel at their skill. Funny thing: They didn’t make a mess of it, either. There’s always been a sort of debris field around that truck and if anything they tidied up a bit before leaving.

Coming home, I praised Big Brother without whom the Lair probably wouldn’t have a porch and definitely wouldn’t have a covered porch, because…

…the only thing I hate more than mud outside is mud inside. 🙂

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12 Responses to Wet morning. Also, someone stole my fridge.

  1. Lurch says:

    Last night was a real toad choker in west AZ. At least for an hour or two.

  2. Judy says:

    Yup, here in The Valley, we even had proper thunder and lighting with our rain.

  3. jabrwok says:

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that the actual truck is non-recoverably non-functional. Pity though. A backup for the Jeep would be helpful.

  4. Anonymous says:

    jabrwok, it’s a Toyota. If you can’t detect lethal levels of radiation coming off it, it’s 50/50 it could run.
    60/40 if it were a diesel.
    –Tennessee Budd

  5. Anonymous says:

    That’s a 1 ton Toyota. They’re definitely resurrectable. If I had access to it, it would be recovered. The intervening 1500 miles make it of my ballpark. Tree Mike, West middle Tennessee.

  6. Joel says:

    You’d need a flatbed and a really heavy winch, all six tires are rotted away. But I know the guy who owns the parcel, and getting permission would not be a problem.

  7. Anonymous says:

    You’d work on it where it sits, then drive it off. I’d be willing to bet you could get it running with a new battery and a couple cans of starting ether. And you only need four tires to get it moving and they don’t have to have any actual tread.

    That Toyota is a better vehicle than a Jeep.

  8. feralfae says:

    Why do I see a whole new level or a new project in development as you guys all get together and devise a plan to rescue and resuscitate the Toyota? If it has no computer or kill switch, then of course making it run again would be a good thing. We need such vehicles.

  9. Anonymous says:

    A functional propane refrigerator would seem to be a handy thing to have out there in the boonies . . . assuming you were willing to keep it in propane. I had one in a “river cabin” for several years and it kept the beer cold quite nicely without an electricity supply.


  10. Mike says:

    “Also, someone stole my fridge.”

    Salvaged, Joel, someone salvaged the fridge. 😁

  11. EdH says:

    If the engine runs you have the makings a a decent genset.

    Upgrade: Find an alternator from a late model car or suv that puts out serious 12v.

  12. Mikey says:

    Just to echo what everyone else is saying about that ‘yota. I’m betting it’s got a 22R engine. Those things are bulletproof.

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