Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wind turbines and shoes

Only made it to 21 degrees this morning. The desert sure is nice when it is chilled. Warmed up to almost 70 today. Got right out into the cool morning and into the turbine project. Got the first one up by 1:30 and the second by 4:45. I feel really good now that all 4 wind turbines are up - considering how long ago it was that I finished all the prep work for them. Nice calm day and probably will remain so for some time now that all 4 are ready to crank out the juice. I shot about 10 photos of the turbines as the sun was going down. My buddy Ronald called to tell me about the late sunset sky which I almost missed. Ran right out and got this shot of the fab four. Thanks Ronald.

Something has occurred to me since the media blitz of President Bush getting shoes thrown at him at a press conference in Iraq. The Muslim world is always ripe for calling for the blood of western civilization if only for a political cartoon that may insult their religion. Now that the shoe is on the other foot (so to speak) the Muslim world should be quite grateful we are not so insulted as the insult was intended to be - otherwise, Americans would be rioting in the streets calling for the feet to be cut off of the offending journalist. Lucky for you, we are too busy shopping for Christmas to be bothered.

6 comments:

MsBelinda said...

Congratulations on finishing up your wind turbines. The afternoon sky with the turbines looks awesome. I have one question...how do you get the poles up by yourself?

John Wells said...

The poles are only 15' long - they hinge at the ground. Turbines only weigh about 40 lbs so I just walk the pipe up to vertical.

queen of the checker cabs said...

Word is they're calling for the "removal" of the journalists feet. Guess he wont be needing those slippers after all. I was most impressed by Bushs dodging of the shoes...and then he popped back up, as if to say, "Jeb, you never could hit the broad side of a barn!!" It was the first time he ever did anything that impressed me, other than attacking a sovreign state with impunity.

trevor.reichman said...

are you selling energy yet? i've got a 5 mile wire.

Un Paisano said...

What is cost per turbine? How much noise do they make?

dldld said...

good point about the shoe throwing. if the shoe was on the other food there would be hell to pay