Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Late Shopping Run

At the suggestion of my friend Ronald....I will be posting the high and low temperatures of the day here at the Field Lab. He pointed out that since I record them for the National Weather Service every day - I might as well put 'em here. Low 43 High 101 (our first pass into the triple digits for 2009)

Painfully slow getting going this morning. Had 24 longhorns in for breakfast then I ran them off. Headed down to Study Butte to do a load of laundry and buy 10 gallons of expensive gas. Chatted with a couple of neighbors at the Grub Shack on the way home.

Got the laundry hung to dry and headed out on the go kart to check some of the desert junk yards just north of me. I was in search of something substantial to set my containers on when they arrive and also some glass for my friend Julie's solar oven....no go on both counts but fun to go lookin'. I often wonder why it is that folks that have abandoned their properties out here seem to always leave behind lots of vehicles and parts of vehicles. It's really a shame that some folks litter this beautiful landscape with so much crap.
Called the container folks in Ft. Stockton to let them know I'm ready for my containers anytime. Hopefully the first one will be on its way tomorrow. Decided late in the day to make an Alpine run for some pressure treated posts to lay out for my containers to drop on. Will have to do some position tweaking as the drop will not be as precise as the crane that placed the first two. While in town I stocked up on some more food items at my favorite grocery store - the Food Basket. Also filled a 5 gallon jug with some "refreshing,crisp, great tasting water". Who'd a thought that someday folks would buy water from machines?

There is a brand new website in the area that is sure to have lots of news and info about SW Texas. It was set up by my new buddy, Andrew Suber - son of my old buddy and neighbor, Craig Suber. Take a look at what's goin' on in our little pocket of paradise ... http://westtexasweekly.com/

5 comments:

Andrew said...

Thank you very much. I love your blog and I hope I can get some traffic coming your way. Also, as time goes on, I want to come down there and get your electric/water/energy set-up on tape so folks can get a better idea of its practicality. Thank you. Send any helpful links to http://westtexasweekly.com/

MsBelinda said...

Love Ronald's suggestion. Wow, I can't believe it already hit the triple digits so soon.

Are your new containers 20 feet or 40 feet long?

Anonymous said...

thanks John gives me all the more reason to check your blog everyday. big smile

gstott said...

This is the kind of info we need to pass onto our kids to survive in the post-oil world. Thanks and keep it up.

Carl in Houston said...

i've never understood how water can be "crisp." if my water is crisp it probably has a bug in it...