Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty). Live streaming video at http://ustre.am/TM8N
Monday, July 5, 2010
Day of tending to weather related issues. My friend Dona Lu got stuck down on her property SW of me due to the last couple of drizzle events. She tried to make a dash but the big downpour last night stopped her at the bottom of the biggest hill she had to climb - she spent the night there. Had a day entertaining her at the Field Lab while we waited for the roads to firm up. Made 3 trips out on the quad to check the road conditions - had good sun and a nice breeze to dry things out. By 5PM the roads where good to go and she drove the rig up the big hill no problem and parked by my house.
Tent pitched - she was almost ready to camp by the house for the night but after checking the weather update, we decided that it would probably be a good idea for her to get out while she could...30% chance of an isolated thunderstorm tonight. I led her out the back way to avoid a few swampy spots and we bid farewell at the highway. Another 1/2" of rain and we would have been close neighbors for a couple of days. 75,93,71,0,B