Monday, May 11, 2009
no rain as usual
Last nights light show produced not a drop but it did manage to pump out a gust of 44mph at some point during the evening. The turbines were howlin' there for awhile. It all settled down by midnight.
Woke up this morning to Leon at my door...seems his dog ran off during the storm last night - not good. I gave him my binoculars and he headed out to go looking. I finished up painting another side of the container and cut in the north side to be painted tomorrow. Benita came back for a surprise visit for the day....joined soon after by 26 more longhorns and one burro. More longhorn pics at billybobs blog from his visit this afternoon. http://billybobsplace.blogspot.com/
Crusty Ken and Dale came by with Scratch to try to track down Leon's dog. I drove out for about 2 hours NW of me to search the spots I thought the dog my have hunkered down...no luck. Ran down to Study Butte to pick up parts for my sump pump and to see if Leon was in town (nope). Now there has been no sign of Leon all day and his wife has called me twice as she hasn't heard from him. Had another brief chance of a thunderstorm with lots of lightning at sunset with just a few drops of rain on the Field Lab. Dark now but no lights over at Leon's camp. Lets hope he ain't lost out there somewhere. This sure better have a good ending so I get the chance to tell him to pack up and go home.