Thursday, May 7, 2009
way behind but still ahead
Got way behind on getting caught up today. Another HOT one ...Low of 58 - High of 108, 7% humidity with just a light breeze from time to time. Inside high was 85 with 40% humitidy. Still an unnacceptable high temp for inside even if it was 108 outside. Breakfast at the Grub Shack - met a couple of folks looking for the Field Lab when I came in. Since so many folks seem to track me down there, I just thought of another admission charge to visit the Field Lab - you buy me breakfast or lunch at the Grub Shack. That way I get a free meal and Betty gets a piece of the action.
Lulled away the day tweaking Pepino - getting closer to the goal but not quite there yet. Killed more time Terlingua Style by having lunch at the Grub Shack. Late afternoon I set up a shaded bird bath for the 200+ cowbirds that frequent the bird feeding station twice a day. They had a major pool party. Managed to peel off without too much trouble, the EVERGREEN vinyl lettering and stickers on the NW container. They are slowly getting prepped for a primer paint job.
Photo of the day from May 17, 2008. Last year right about now we had a half inch of rain in the morning. Here is the pre-dam spot with a couple of puddles. If it happens again soon this year you can bet I'm gonna catch at least 3000 gallons before that water makes its way to the Rio Grand. Lots of loose rock in the area from when my friends Chris (Brooklyn) and Dan (Austin) came out to help prep the spot in April '08. Dan and I worked in NYC for the Chris Callis Studio back in the late eighties/early ninety's. Check out the Chris Callis photos from their trip. http://www.chriscallis.com/TempWeb/WebWestTexas/ Bonus photo - Here they are in my go-Kart from that trip (Chris at the helm). This was back when my first two containers were resting out at the end of my driveway.