Sunday, May 31, 2009

more painting

Got about 4 more hours of painting in today - early morning then late afternoon (the in between is mostly a Field Lab blur - but included tweaking one of my inverters to work again and printing out some plans from the web for Ryan to check out...a solar powered ammonia absorption ice maker . All that is left now is the tops of 3 containers. Called my stepmother today. Saw these 6 burros. Ryan, Chuck, and Aunt Kathy were all here for a late afternoon visit. What else is there?

8 comments:

pwp said...

John, thanks for posting the burro pic. I have replaced my desktop background (It was Benita)with this one. When Bill and I were visiting west Texas, I fell in love with the burros!

Hope you're doing well.

Your business manager, Porter

John Wells said...

Hey business manager! When does money start rolling in?

Allen Hare said...

Way cool, a mini herd of burros! Great picture.

MsBelinda said...

Do you think the burros got wind that there is free food at your place?

Is Ryan going to make this his permanent home?

k5via said...

today sunday may 31 , on texas country reporter they said that next week June 7th they would be showing your segment (video). In san antonio it will be on CBS at 9:30 am. I know in other cities it is shown at different times and or dates. bob k5via

Ben in Texas said...

you mentioned a solar powered ammonia absorption ice maker, good deal,, bout time. The Deep water Tuna boats use ammonia system to make ice to store their fish in. Just watch the Perfect Storm, and the NAVY has been using that process for years.

Jerald said...

Hi. I saw your segment on TV and would like to follow your progress. I'm on dialysis and living in Austin but originally from NM. Retired lawyer downsizing.

oppugnall said...

I have only recently discovered your site, but have already read most the site that I was able to skim through. (True, downside to blog based is its hard to get to the beginning.) But why have you not modified a chest freezer? I came across this when I was looking to build a kegerator sometime back. Basically you put another thermostat in the freezer and connect freezer power to it, thereby it overrides before drops to freezing. Many people state power usage of only about 100 Wh or .1KWh per day. Even if you had to add capacity to your renewable energy, must be more cost effective then your ice based cooler.