Tuesday, October 13, 2009
missed the rain
Well dang!!...got a good dose of rain quickly last night around 2AM that I completely slept through. Missed what might have been my last chance this fall to top off my tanks with creek water. Could tell this morning that the flow was more than enough to add the 3600 gallons I had room for. A good half inch fell in about an hour. One more slight chance tonight of rain so I will sleep with one eye open.
Being swamped in for the day - nothing better to do than to work. After about two hours of prep - I mixed and poured the caps for both sides of the east greenhouse wall. Took 12 bags of concrete mix. i forgot how much "fun" it is to mix that much concrete by hand. All in all, it really didn't take that long but the sun was out and it got up to about 90 degrees. Also prepped 4 cinder blocks for the stand for my second 123watt solar panel. Had almost enough left over concrete to fill the blocks. It is about time I got this going as that second panel is just laying on the ground.