March 19, 2014

What's Going On?

Well things have been busy.  As you've noticed I haven't been blogging in a while.  I hope to do some more soon but for now here is a quick "what's up".

My good friend from high school, the one who is in Wyoming, met me at the Rocky Mountain Expo for the "Mane Event".  We enjoyed seeing fun pony stuff for a couple hours.  She and her hubby are finally moving back to MD after the longer stay in WY for the Air force.  I'll miss having my childhood horse friend so close but we'll keep in touch.  She's the one I always played Breyers with, we just "get" each other when it comes to ponies!  I will miss her greatly.  I'll do a post on the Mane Event, promise.  At least this time there wasn't a crazy cat lady!

I've been busy with planning an event for my parents.  A surprise 40th Anniversary Party!!  We had a small turn out but had a great time and my brother, sister-in-law and nephew came out from VA to surprise them as well.  I'll post more on that soon since we utilized the KCRC clubhouse for the facility.

Lastly my water trough fiiter died.  A month ago the neighboring horse had destroyed the cord to the filter.  Steve had repaired it but perhaps not as well as we'd hoped.  So the water stopped moving and because of that the heater that is inside the filter didn't do a good job of heating the water and there was a small film of ice one morning.  Nothing else can make a horse owner feel worse than frozen water!!!

This filter never really filtered the water.  It kept it moving which I liked but never got the debris out.  I don't think the design was very good since the filter media was on the bottom.  I'mm gonna turn to the pond people!

Anyways, I opened the filter to expose the heater...duh should have done that before, and then went shopping for a new heater.  I got the kind that fits in the drain.  It took a bit to figure out how to attach it since the threaded piece is thinner than the actual drain but the heater has a rubber washer that goes on the inside.....

and a weird "nut" that screws in on the outside.  The pressure from this makes a water tight seal.  Hmm.  Okay.  I have a pond filter on order since I still like the idea of having filtration.  I have a feeling this new filter will actually filter the water like it should.  The one specifically for the trough just didn't do a good job, I still had debris in the trough.  I'll post about the new filter when I get it installed and compare it to the previous one.  

So that's all been going on.  This weekend hopefully the hubby and I will attack some trailer work and I will get a ride in.  Hope all is well with everyone in their horsie worlds!


George Ellsworth said...
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George Ellsworth said...

At least you've got yourself a new one, instead of letting the faults and errors of your worn out heaters slide. One cannot second guess when it comes to fixing or replacing your heaters. Especially with this shaky weather, where it could all just swing one way or another.

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