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
Saturday, July 31, 2010
in the zone...
1. Figure out how to get all the metal up there without killing myself...check
2. Figure out how to do it fast...check
I really wasn't in the mood to get started on the roofing today so I showered this morning instead. Almost made an Alpine run but the swampy spot has already been chewed up pretty good my tourists. How they got through I do not know. Beatrice came running up to the truck as I was turning around - she was a little too frisky and I had no range feed for her. She chased my truck about 100 yards at full gallop before giving up.
Came home and put on the work clothes and started the sky monkey routine. That first sheet of roofing I clamped into place yesterday screwed down with ease. Quickly figured out a routine that worked and ended up with 12 sheets in place by the end of the day. 56 more to go. Good light wind day for handling the panels - only light breezes out of the south - that was just the right direction to help me. I got a feeling this is going to go a lot faster than I dreaded. 91,94,71,0,C