Vince is such a non-funny guy that he’s funny. But before we talk about Vince, let’s talk about Chris. I’ve never been around folks who were really shy and I think Chris is really shy. He’s been working around here for about a year and a half . . not non-stop, for which my budget is happy . . but at least once a month we have him out here doing something. He’s just now getting to where he seems comfortable and will joke just a little.
We’re still working on getting lines to the water tank and where the hot tub will be and adding electricity to the second chicken coop. They’re demanding fans out there because the red chickens have fans.
Vince loves finding things for Chris to do. I think Vince sometimes forgets that we’re paying dearly for Saturday and Sunday work. He’ll get the bill in a week or so and then we won’t have Chris back out here for a few weeks.
What he’s working on in this picture is the electric plugs on the porch were not GFI and they’re way too high so we’re bringing them down on those posts and making them GFI. Once he finishes that, he’s going to put up the XM/Sirius antenna outside (because it won’t work inside . . walls are too thick and the metal roof) and run some plug-ins for the antenna.
Vince came in and we had this conversation:
Vince: Do you want to put up a surveillance system?
Vince: A surveillance system . . do you want one?
Vince: So we could see who’s outside.
Me: Vince . . the only people outside are the neighbor, UPS or Chris. I can tell you that without a surveillance system!
About the only thing to see really would be Vince stripping by the back door and . . well, I don’t think I need a surveillance system to see that! 🙂
Donna P. says
Tell Vince that he would be taking a chance with the surveillance. The first time he did something you did not like, you could turn a video of him stripping down to “America’s Funniest Home Videos”.I bet that would be funny.
Sharon in Michigan says
My hubby is kinda the same way with “who’s on the property “, however we only have 10 acres. It seems important to know who many deer, skunks, cyotes, etc are hanging out in the pines. I’m with you – the only ones who have caode access to the gate at the drive, are family and UPS. Funny how UPS always seems to get in with those packages!
We have trail cams out and can see the critters but hardly ever check the pictures. I think everyone in Texas has our gate code! The electric company has to have it to read the meter, the propane company has it to get in, Fed Ex has it, all our friends have it, the guy from the equipment rental place has it .. seriously, everyone has it.
Uh, I don’t have your code yet so you probably should send it to me..never know when I’ll need it! LOL
Diana in RR, TX says
You could put up a wildlife camera or what ever they are called. Put it in a strategic location and not tell Vince! they run on batteries!
We have 5 or 6 of them around.
Completely different situstion as wr live in an urban neighborhood…nice middle class end of cul de sac on a green belt backing mountainous area. When cash for clunkers was going on, we turned in my husbands old truck for a little run around compact, but you know he had to get another truch too. So one evening we drove home and parked the 2 new 2 hour old cars. A couple hours later we walked the dogs and found someone had sprayed paint remover on multi sides of all 3 of our cars…at least that is what the police said. “Kids” doing this in several cities around. Six months later they repeated the vandelism to the truck, my old car and our motorhome! I was all for putting up the cameras and motion sensor flood lights! Maybe tell Vince when that happens you would agree!
Wait! I’m still stuck on the chickens demanding the same fans the red chickens have! You crack me up! Please don’t ever stop sharing your daily adventures!
Donna F says
You probably already know about them but there are “doorbells” that you can put out by your driveway and it will alarm you when someone passes by it into the gate or driveway. When we get our place in the country we are going to try those out.
Our friends have a buzzer that chimes when anyone enters the driveway. They are in a very secluded area and its nice to know someone is coming on the property.
I think I’m with Kate on this one. Do the chickens visit each other or gossip at the fence? That one is going to be with me all night. I’ll see chickens lined up at the fence gossiping about their living quarters, and of course they will all be wearing aprons, like proper little hens should do.
Mary in VA says
I can see that at Judy’s!
I don’t think I needed to know about Vince stripping by the back door………HA
Donna F says
Lol you wanted the gate code and now you know about Vince….still want that code???? Hehe that would be a surprise to drive up on him.
Linda Steller says
LOL – surveillance might help you see when the bunnies are getting through the fence!
Please warn me the next time you tell as funny story. I nearly spewed coke all over my computer when I read the surveillance conversation. I missed only just……LOL
Sonya Wood says
you might as well go ahead and have Chris wire in your Christmas lights. Or at least install enough plug ins for them.
also Vince might not think its to comical sending videos to FHVideos. LOL