Friday, October 30, 2009

Winter Mode

Hit the GrubShack for breakfast this morning. I'm happy to report that the food is still excellent there. Jerry and Eva are doing a bang up job on keeping us all fed well out here. Managed to drag truss 5 up on top today.....it is still much more of a chore from this end but I only got one to go now. Cool day with wind so it was sweater weather. Wrapped up the labor detail by 4PM.

Still way to much day left so I decided to start switching the hut back into winter mode. The Pepino Swamp Cooler is no longer needed so that got extracted from its' window. The poor ol' guy is pretty beat up so I reckon this beta version is retired after 2 seasons - just hope I get around to fabricating the new one before it starts getting hot next summer. Shuffled some stuff around inside so I could mount the heater back into position. Last on the list was moving my ice box out to the front porch. I get 4-5 months of ice free cooling thanks to the nighttime temperatures as long as I keep it stocked with plenty of refrigerant to hold the cold.

Heading down to the Ghost Town tomorrow evening for a shindig being put on for a bunch of photographers visiting the area. Hope to broadcast some of the festivities starting at 6:30PM at www.stickam.com/thefieldlab 52,67,31,0

12 comments:

jandean said...
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tffnguy said...

John, any pictures of that swamp cooler on here anywhere? I guess the winter sucks no matter where you go.

Spork said...

Swamp cooler photos...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasdesertlife/sets/72157605888462649/

tffnguy said...

Cool!

ezrablu said...

ooh goody...i have a date tomorrow night at 6:30! BTW...your new cam is cool beans :o)

Allen Hare said...

Nice that it's cooling off for you. I was checking the weather for your area, and, noticed that the nights are getting quite cool, indeed.
The trusses and the containers look great. Amazing how much a coat of paint can do.
Looking forward to some of that "Grub Shack" grub soon.

r said...

now,that picture of your house is it!
i've been reading here for about a month, but that one has it all - the reflection on the door-and you nowhere - beautiful, that's how I always imagined the south
thank you for doing this !

DH said...

#2 is a well-composed photograph.

Captain said...

John

How about giving Benita her own "Cowcam".

pipsqeek said...

Winter already, we're just getting ready for Summer Down Under.

Hey, noticed a few cracks in the cement bases around the main beams. Is it because of how dry it is your way?

tffnguy said...

Checked the cam at 6:45 and didn't find anything. I guess it didn't work out?

Justin Warren Graham said...

Hey John. Met you today at Rachaels out in Redford. Read though couple of your sites, great stuff. Is there a way to follow your blog?
Justin Graham.