Monday, March 30, 2009
So nice to wake up to my peaceful desert this morning. Infrequent trips to big cities really helps me keep my new life in perspective. It ain't for everyone - put I can't imagine a more perfect life for myself living where and the way I do now. Most folks take vacations to get away from their lives. Trips for me take me away from a life that I love. The last hours of days away are my favorite because I'm getting ready to come home. The stretch on I-10 through El Paso is heart breakingly horrible.
I watched the sunset and just relaxed in the quiet after four days away and 11 hours of driving yesterday. All was well at the Field Lab except Benita has gone away on another walkabout. Woke up with the sunrise this morning. Dropped off some goodies to Aunt Kathy and Ronald this morning then raced home to get back in the game. Set the forms and poured all 4 legs for my last container. Took about 6 hours and 16 bags of concrete, but was a great way to spend my first day back. I reckon I'll switch gears now and pour the footings for my cinder block walls using portland c-ment and my own aggregate mix (and Ben's cement mixer!).