Cold, Wet, and Miserable . . .

First up, blog reader Bill Osbourne gave me a heads-up about a source for the discontinued Sears Air Compressor that I mentioned the other day. Another reader, David Cross, had noted that Sears no longer sells the unit, but Bill found this link (Sears Air Compressor) to reconditioned ones being sold by the Sears Outlet store.

Then blog reader Jeff Horton found this identical model now sold on Amazon under the Porter-Cable brand. Looks to be exactly the same. So now you have a choice.

PORTER-CABLE 150 PSI Air Compressor

If you need a quick, easy, and relatively cheap air compressor that will air up rig tires to 120#, this will do the job. I’ve had mine for about 4 years now and it’s still going strong. Check it out.

It looks like the cold, wet, and nasty weather we had at Galveston Bay RV Resort the last week or so before we left has followed us up here to the Colorado River Thousand Trails park. After raining a good part of yesterday, it went down to 42 last night and then made it all the way up to 45 today …with more rain.

Tonight it’s down to about 30 degrees. But tomorrow things are looking up, with a high in the mid 50’s and NO rain for the next several days. So now I’ll be able to do some things outside that I have planned.

So I started going through the storage boxes that are inside, consolidating stuff into categories like tools, computer stuff, rig parts, etc. One of  problems in doing something like this is where do you put stuff as you sort it. We have a bunch of these really nice reusable bags we got at Tractor Supply Company recently. They’re made from a heavy canvas-like material and are very strong. And even better, they’re not expensive. We paid $.99 at one store and $1.49 at another, both a good deal.

Reusable shopping bag available at TSC

Anyway I got though most of the file boxes today, and tomorrow I’ll start on the larger bins. But it’ll be easier now because I’ve freed up 6 of the file boxes to sort things into.

Tomorrow Jan wants to drive into La Grange for dinner and an HEB visit. Hopefully Ed and Debi will be able to go with us.

Thought for the Day:

“Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.”  – – George Bernard Shaw



3 Responses

  1. Greg, I finally tried one of the cranberry muffins from Buc-ee’s. I could only eat half, but it was very good. (Washed down with iLLY Decaf coffee, after a cup of El Profundo Decaf Blend that I roasted).

  2. Greg
    The other day you posted about Sear no longer having the “Sears 150psi Air Compressor” And the about the Porter-Cable 150psi compressor. It’s the exact same one only in grey. I have a friend that was told by Sears to take his to an Authorized service center when he broke his compressor. He told me that they (the Service Center ) told him they were exactly the same. He said when he turned his in for repair he saw two of them in the service center.
    Seems funny that they have gone up in price I almost bought one but I have one that is 12v and does as good of a job if not better, I got at a Off Road Warehouse. I should have bough one of the Porter-Cable ones it costs less than a third of the Viair that I have.

  3. Pat,

    Ours has worked great for almost 4 years, and was the only one I could find at the time that would do the big rig tires for a reasonable price.

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