Thursday, March 11, 2010
It's 6:00 am.. I wake up, I pee, I'm on the computer. That's an average day......... The crazy days start earlier and end later and that's the day I had yesturday ! On top of everything that a person does that operates a micro business there are some days that I think that I do more than anybody else. Being 60 doesnt help either.
Ok, I'm done belly aching. There was one thing that happened in that day that I really enjoyed and that was when a reader of my blog, from San Diego California came by to chat. (I came to Oregon in "82" but before that I lived in San Diego for many years) He had seen my website awhile back and decided the next time that he would come up to visit his son in Portland that he was going to spend some time with the Rainbarrel Man. I think we talked for about an hour. I also think we talked more about San Diego and the good ol days, than rain barrels but he left with just enough information to keep that rain harvesting spirit alive and that I will see him again in the not to distant futue.
So that took an hour out of my busy schedual, but it was well worth it.
After working into the night, I decided that was enough. (it was 9:00 pm) I bundled up a bit and went out to the fire pit, started a fire and sat as close as I could, for as long as I could, keeping warm while sipping 80 proof Black Velvet.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
What a Day it was! I opened the shop early, went out to set up my sidewalk sign and when I returned, people were already visiting the outdoor rain barrel display garden. Not to long after that did my helper (Dave) show up with a couple of barrel parts that needed to be assembled and banded. So even though I didnt get much done in the way of old orders, I did have some good conversations from people who were new to the concept of saving rain water for irrigation. Speaking of irrigation, I am proud to say that we now have a special timer that can be used along with our drip irrigation kits. As far as I know, there are no timers out there that will work at such low psi as this one. They almost all work between 10 to 150 psi. There is one that I know of that will work at 3 psi but your barrel would have to be at a height of about 7 feet and it costs $90. The one that we carry will go for around $40 and can be used with a rain sensor that will shut off the system when it starts to rain.This product is not up on our website yet but we do have a few in stock, if you want to check it out. We will have one set up in our display garden, shortly.