Wondering about wild grapes

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

And I thought I did a good job.

Remember back when I posted about fixing my power pole?  If not, you can check it out here: http://dizzydick.blogspot.com/2013/02/straight-pole-croocked-back.html .  Well, I didn't do such a good job.  I thought that the only reason it was leaning was the weight of the wires and the vines.  I guess I was wrong because it is now leaning to the side.  So, the other day, I wint to Home Depot (the last time I went to Lowe's) and got another 2x4 and if nothing turns up to prevent me from doing so, I will put in another brace.  This one at ninety degrees from the first one.  Now, that should fix it, right?  The only other thing I can think to do is put stakes in the ground behind the 2x4 braces to keep them from pushing away from the pole.

It rained a lot yesterday but today is clear and sunny.  According to the weatherman, today is the only nice day this week.  This weekend is the upcoming rodeo at Houston with all the trail rides heading that way.  It seems that the custom is for the weather to turn bad for this event.  Seems to do just that almost every year.  Some of these "trail rides" come in from very far away.  They are more like wagon trains since they have to have a chuck wagon and a wagon to carry supplies, etc.  You have to give yourself more time to get to Houston at this time because the trail rides also use the roadways and they are not going the speed limit (grin).  OK, I will get to work and you all have yourself a great day, you hear?


  1. It seems to me that trail rides that spend a lot of time pn the roads would be dangerous.

  2. Gypsy, they are. They try to keep to back roads but that is worse because they are more narrow and not enough room for vehicles to pass when coming at opposite directions. But it is a tradition. . .

  3. Looks like you may have to pour a foundation around the pole to keep it straight.

    Trail rides have become a big business, that's for sure! Lots of non-sober cowpokes out on the highways during that time!

  4. Hope your fix works...at least you know how to do it, I would have to pay someone!

    I certainly do not miss the long commute the day the trail riders would drive into town as they camped out at Memorial Park very close to where I worked.

    Good to know it rained in Houston, my house foundation needs it!

  5. meant to say "the day the trail riders rode into town".

  6. HJ, I got stuck behind a trail ride on the back road that I used to take from Thomball over to my one of my customers on Telge Road.

    MsB, Yep, they can be a problem but I love to see them, don't you?