Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Out of juice

Finished up the grounds cleaning as much as was practical...I really need my other two shipping containers to make it all work. Came this close to cutting two sets of blades out of PVC for the new wind turbines. Made an executive decision to invest in two more sets of commercial blades like I have on the first two turbines. Decided they will be the better bet in the long run.
Switched gears and dismantled my prototype solar oven to optimize the size. Had to cut down the box and ran out of battery power for the saw. Charged one of the batteries for over an hour and finished the cutting. This tool has worked hard for me over the past year and needs a little extra TLC to do the job now. Replacing the bad decision of sand as insulation with fiberglass - that was one heavy box. Will reassemble the oven tomorrow for a test.

Had two sets of visitors today....first was Aunt Kathy and my buddy Ginny Viles out for some rock hunting - Ginny got her first tour of my estate. Then my new NYC artist friend Robert Buck stopped by. Robert has been out about 4 times this year looking for a patch of desert to call his own. Something about this part of the country really has him hooked. He expects to be back again in January to continue the search for the perfect spot.

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