Friday, January 31, 2014

Tanks for the Memories

This morning my husband took a nap after pulling an all nighter for a work deadline.The house was quiet as I got chores done. But a rumble sounded and a truck arrived with a trailer to haul away our old propane gas tank. Our tank had leaked out and was no longer usable. So our gas company came to remove it at our request. We had a 100 gallon temporary tank leaning on the old tank The man took notice of it but hit it anyway. He was reckless and almost severed our gas line to the house. I stood back and watched. My two dogs did the same. There was a lot of tugging and tanks clanging and digging bar was used. The driver was at least kind enough to set some new footers and told us how to t-post in our small tank. So much fun to set post in the frozen ground.
Then it took another 30 minutes for him to get the tank on the lifter. I was happy the blue tank was gone and no ruts in the yard. Now we have to find a new or used 500 gallon propane tank that does not leak. Propane prices are high right now and tanks are hard to find. But we do not need propane for heat, only cooking and drying. And by owning our own tank, we can paint it anyway we want. The tracks are from my barn cat on the frozen cement.

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