Cooking Friends

Friends sharing recipes, cooking techniques & menu ideas in a friendly atmosphere.


You are not connected. Please login or register

"Tinas Little Big Top!"

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:45 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
We had this Tent for a couple months sitting and poor Tina waiting for me to assemble and put it up!

Well....I finally tackled it today! It is like a Gazeebo Tent with insect fabric screens.
Look how Happy the Kid is......




Here I am laboring at installing the clamps EE into the bracket BB ! hahaha
The Caption for the Photo is: "Gee I can't wait for the first wind storm!"
hahahahahaha  



Anyway...at least "T" is happy, and that's all that matters!
We sat there tonight, and I had a tea, and Tina had a Bowl of Oatmeal!
No TV yet, but tomorrow, I will flip a cable outside and hook it to a little TV 13" That is in the pile of stuff in DD's Old Room.

Tina said, we should get a little hibachi to cook hot dogs with. Uhhhh!! N O T !  

The cats were looking at us sitting in there. They must have been saying," Gee look at them two in there. They look like Two Monkeys in a circus cage!" bounce ...hahahahahaha,

2 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:45 am

bethk

avatar
Admin
Jimmy, that is SO nice. Just think..no mosquitos. No flies. No a/c bill. Wonderful.

3 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:15 am

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
bethk wrote:Jimmy, that is SO nice.  Just think..no mosquitos.  No flies.  No a/c bill.   Wonderful.
Thanks Beth! It IS Nice! It's very Cozy!

It is basically for the two of us. Its only 10 x 12, but it has a couple chairs and a recliner inside with a 36" round patio table.

The only P I T A , is zipping up and unzipping to go in and out.
I told Tina to order that magnetic slap close as seen on TV and she did last night. I'll figure out some way to fasten it. Razz 

4 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:58 am

Barbara101

avatar
magnetic slap close as seen on TV

oh they have those at walgreens. You know all those things that say you can only buy here Call in the next 10 minutes Rolling Eyes 

I have needed one & I can not tell how many times I wrote it on some list. Forget to get one. I drive right past walgreens & don't think to stop.Cat tore the screen on my slider door & it would not stay in the track anyway ,so I jerked it out. NO screen.I go in & out .In & out. Skeeters & flies In the house Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 


I have wanted one of those gazebo things myself.. Just for shade.To cook under. It is to stinking HOT HOT here to sit outside. Over 100~ yesterday..

I sure like your deck too.  

5 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:59 am

bethk

avatar
Admin
I think they sell the magnet strip tape at places like Hobby Lobby or maybe even HOme Depot...maybe you could add a strip of screen fabric to the edge with Gorilla Glue with the magnet strip inside...

just thinking out loud here....I'm sure you will come up with something. Maybe just a couple spots to overlap for magnets....doesn't have to be a whole strip.

Or, just live in there. And tell M and GD you are both invisible when inside so don't come lookin' !

6 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:58 am

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Thanks for the ideas and info Beth and Barb!
I just went out to check the tent, and 1 thing. It's not water repellent .... The dew drops came right through the roof.
I think as long as it protects from mosquito's and insects, it's good enough.

I could throw a tarp over the thing if I wanted to.
I don't think it is ideal on a hot day. I will N E V E R sit inside a tent when it's 80 or above; even 75 degrees.

I'm not a sun or warm worshiper. LOL

7 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:37 am

bethk

avatar
Admin
If you want a covering that is waterproof look for a vinyl tablecloth and attach with binder clips around the edges - they come in tiny sizes at office supply stores.

8 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:25 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
bethk wrote:If you want a covering that is waterproof look for a vinyl tablecloth and attach with binder clips around the edges - they come in tiny sizes at office supply stores.
That's a good idea. We have a lot of those binder clips from staples.
We use them for everything. We have the weeny ones; all the way up to the papa bear ones. We seal baggies and bread wrappers. We throw away the twist ties, and use them in place.

9 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:08 pm

Crybaby

avatar
That's so nifty, Jimmy! Tina is not the only one who looks happy.

10 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:52 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Crybaby wrote:That's so nifty, Jimmy!  Tina is not the only one who looks happy.  
Thanks Crybaby.
I forgot that I can run the cable for TV in there, but I need a cable converter box to get the signal.
I have to see if Tina can watch TV in her tent with the laptop computer?

11 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:06 pm

bethk

avatar
Admin
You're like Daniel Boone....roughin' it!!

 

12 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:08 pm

Crybaby

avatar
I'm curious -- will you leave that up during the winter or take it down? Just curious as I don't live in snowville!

13 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:21 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
bethk wrote:You're like Daniel Boone....roughin' it!!

 
hahahahahahahaha...Yeah! and just think.
One second we are in the modern world, and in another, we are sittin in a tent
and there be Jimmy eatin hot dogs, drinkin beer, and peein in a pee bucket!

14 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:06 pm

bethk

avatar
Admin
T-M-I !!!

To be VERY clear, Jimmy, TOO MUCH INFORMATION, LOL!

15 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:25 pm

Barbara101

avatar
well peeing in a bucket is not easy    don't ask how I know this  

16 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:35 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Barbara101 wrote:well peeing in a bucket is not easy    don't ask how I know this  
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

17 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:24 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Crybaby wrote:I'm curious -- will you leave that up during the winter or take it down?  Just curious as I don't live in snowville!
Mad It has to come down...Grrrrrrrrrr!

DD and her X had one in the yard. They left it up too late in Fall, and we had a 4 inch early snowfall. That thing twisted into a pile of junk!
They must have used it 3 times; if that!

18 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:08 am

Crybaby

avatar
I had a feeling it would have to come down, Jimmy.

We're okay in the winter with things like that but if there's a tropical storm coming, not to mention a hurricane, we've got to batten down all the hatches and remove anything that can fly around. It's a bit*h to deal with the potted plants!

19 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:36 am

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Crybaby wrote:I had a feeling it would have to come down, Jimmy.  

We're okay in the winter with things like that but if there's a tropical storm coming, not to mention a hurricane, we've got to batten down all the hatches and remove anything that can fly around.  It's a bit*h to deal with the potted plants!
Yeah! It's got to come down; one way or another.
I call it a T O Y ....

I wanted to Build a enclosed area like a sun room, but not insulated or heated. Just like a porch that I could make framed plastic windows that could be inserted or removed and replaced with framed screens for the summer. I had made one for my Mom and Dad, and it was great!

20 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:14 pm

Crybaby

avatar
Uncle Jimmy wrote:I wanted to Build a enclosed area like a sun room, but not insulated or heated. Just like a porch that I could make framed plastic windows that could be inserted or removed and replaced with framed screens for the summer. I had made one for my Mom and Dad, and it was great!
That sounds super -- would be great down here! I can only imagine how cool it would be to be able to build something like that. We have trouble hanging a piece of art!

21 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:47 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Crybaby wrote:
Uncle Jimmy wrote:I wanted to Build a enclosed area like a sun room, but not insulated or heated. Just like a porch that I could make framed plastic windows that could be inserted or removed and replaced with framed screens for the summer. I had made one for my Mom and Dad, and it was great!
That sounds super -- would be great down here!  I can only imagine how cool it would be to be able to build something like that.  We have trouble hanging a piece of art!  
Would have been nicer to have let me build something; even for now as a frame with at least a roof that would keep out rain and hold a snow load.
Tina just jumped the gun and ordered her tent.

She is using it the second time now! WOW! ... hahahaha
She is out there sitting inside on her laptop warming up.
She is cold from the A/C inside the house, and it' only set on 75 degrees.

Maybe it is the lower humidity inside?? She's always cold anyway.

Tomorrow she wants to go to her uncles in Mays Landing. It's Hot there! Usually 8 to 10 degrees warmer than here.

Oooops! I better go check on her out there, and make sure she's not well done!

22 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:04 pm

bethk

avatar
Admin
Sure, start building something out on the deck and then the permit police spy you puttin' up a roof....


$$$$$$ Mr. build it myself!

Pay up. Now.

By the way, did you have a permit for the deck? Whoa! Do you think this is an animal sanctuary? Got a fine for lack of permit for that, too......we see you been feeding your little forest friends.

Better to put er up and take er down.....cheaper, anyway.

23 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:40 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
bethk wrote:Sure, start building something out on the deck and then the permit police spy you puttin' up a roof....


$$$$$$ Mr. build it myself!

Pay up.  Now.

By the way, did you have a permit for the deck?  Whoa! Do you think this is an animal sanctuary?  Got a fine for lack of permit for that, too......we see you been feeding your little forest friends.

Better to put er up and take er down.....cheaper, anyway.
Yep! Took care of it all. $100.00 Bucks in a plain white envelope dropped on the deck floor with the word "Inspector" on it!
Had two official Town Appraisals for Taxes, and it was just drawn on the plot map. ... Happy....

24 Re: "Tinas Little Big Top!" on Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:04 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Say Goodby to Tina's Tent.

Had a whipper of a storm last couple weeks ago, and it twisted the metal frame.

Here it is all cut up in small pieces and tonight it is out in the trash can.

I knew this was gonna happen. The instructions say, do not fasten to a deck. It also says take it down when there is an indication of windy weather.
Like...HELLOooooooo!!

The thing was designed it looks like, by a 6 year old whos dad was Omar the tent maker.


Sponsored content


View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum