Thursday, June 4, 2009
Generally ill at ease today. I tend to pay attention to these kind of physical signals out here. Not really sick but not up to speed - which usually means I've gotten a little too much UV ( the UV index out here is 10+ on a daily basis) reckon I need to keep a low profile for my body to absorb it and give me a good shot of vitamin D. Made the best of the down time with a long nap then some grounds cleaning. Ryan loaned me his book "Quicksilver - Terlingua and the Chisos Mining Company" to help kill some hot UV time by staying inside and reading.
Just when I thought I was getting back my mojo - I got nailed by a conenose beetle - in broad daylight no less! Somehow the little blood sucker got into my boot and started munching on my leg late this afternoon. This specimin was about 3/4" long. For me so far, these are the worst critter annoyance out here as they usually get you when you are asleep. My bites tend to swell up pretty good and take about two weeks to disappear. When I found him he felt the brunt of the boot big time.