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/