Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Got a great 9 1/2 hours of sleep last night! Woke up to just a few clouds and no wind this morning. Weather.com warned of high winds today and they started up right on cue at about 9 AM - full blown by 11:30. My McCoys delivery arrived right around 11. The support truck and 18 wheeler made it out my road without a problem. Now I have 180 more cider blocks, 20 bags of concrete and eighteen 20' lengths of re bar to play with. The welder is due to arrive tomorrow - then back in business.
Super gusty all day today. Too difficult to work outside so took a couple of drives to kill some time. According to my instruments: average wind speed today from 9 AM to 7PM was 16.7 mph, and the max recorded gust was 39.3 mph. My turbines screamed all day - batteries are charged full and the diversion load heated 8 gallons of water. The wind finally died down at 5:30PM. Nice calm evening.
Since I was thwarted in my desire to work outside, I decided today would be a good day to do a test ( for Chris Callis ) of the time lapse feature of my digital camera. I shot this piece from 5:04PM to 6:45PM - uploaded to YouTube tonight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz68hPZvMIU This test was shot with exposure locked on. Video was shot at 1 frame every 2 seconds. I shot this from just inside my front door looking north. Way too windy to set the camera up outside. Next test to be done with the exposure not locked.