Monday, April 27, 2009
not so much a mystery after all....
High of 105 in the sun today (98 in the shade). Set the blocks into position as shown - level off side to side (front to back is not important). Bolt the 4' sections connecting the back sides and the front sides. Bolt the 3' pieces connecting the front to the back. As most folks figured out...I was building a rack for one of my 123 watt solar panels. Kind of like a heavy duty erector set. I've been pushing my luck - what with a $540 solar panel just laying on the ground propped up on a couple of cinder blocks. Now I have a semi-portable rack to anchor it firmly until I get around to creating a mount that will track the sun. For now, I'm getting plenty of juice as it is. The panel had mounting holes in the underside of the frame that lined up perfectly with the holes in the angle iron. Finished just in time as we have gusty winds tonight.
Baked a loaf of Field Lab Bread for my friends who fed me last night. Dropped it off along with a DVD of some of my recent press. I apologized to their ugly dog for calling him ugly yesterday. Spent a bit of time indoors this afternoon figuring out how to add all my recent press, including my NPR audio interview to a DVD. The Texas Country Reporter episode will be up on YouTube around December. It has to make the local and national rounds before they post it online. Dropped off a DVD to Ronald as well - he's been right in giving me a hard time about slacking off a bit but I am determined not to become a victim of Terlingua Time. Ronald's quote of the day is, " You gotta slow down to catch up to folks in Terlingua." Ronald is the "King of Terlingua Time". but he's happy as a clam so no fault there.
Finished off the day prepping for tomorrows pour. All the tools and materials are lined up and ready to go. Withdrew 50 gallons of water from the bank (my gully washer storage tank ) this evening for the concrete mix. Just hope old Walter fires up without too many pulls or another rope break tomorrow.