Wednesday, July 29, 2009
So I'm all tucked in and sound of sleep when all of a sudden there is a gust of wind and some lightning that wakes me up...at 3:30 AM! I got up and took a look outside and it seemed another storm was coming. Had to make sure so I fired up the computer and checked the doppler radar - big storm headed this way from the NW. Next I had to hunt down my flashlight in the dark and pack up all my tools into their storage container. Finally get back to sleep at 4:15.
Woke for good at 7:15 to light drizzle. Lots of cloud cover but could see the sky clearing in the direction from where the storm came from. Only .08" in the gauge. Rain quit by 7:30 just as Benita came in for breakfast. About 10 other longhorns followed her in. Instead of chasing them off, I put out a little food for all of them. Came in to check back in with my online world. Suddenly the modem went dead and I lost power from the wind turbine battery house. Discovered that my power outage was due to a longhorn calf attempting to chew on my extension cord. Not to worry - he just pulled the plug on me and didn't get electrocuted. That's my first real Field Lab power outage. One of the other longhorns in that group comes around every now and then and she is starting to grow on me...I call her Maybelline. She has real purdy eyes...."Maybe It's Maybelline"
Thought I'd get my blog post up in advance for a change. Having an early supper then going to work...welding up the second half of truss #1 tonight since it was too hot to work outside again today.