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
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Just a bit too breezy to tackle some polycarbonate. Got started but these panels are so big'n'light they want to fly in the slightest wind. Resigned myself to drilling and screwing instead. Late in the day I removed the shade panels on my front porch ahead of what is supposed to be a gusty warm day tomorrow. This time of year I don't need the panels as their primary purpose is to block the morning and afternoon sun from heating up my swamp cooler.
An interesting anomaly occurred since I ran that string line up on top of the greenhouse roof. Seems it has turned my structure into a giant sound sculpture. Wind out of the SW makes the tin sing. Working on a video I shot of the phenomenon today and will post it later. Rumor has it the phones and internet will be going down for a couple of hours tonight for a system wide upgrade so getting the blog out early. 58,78,30,0,B hmmmm....phone and DSL still functioning at 7PM - so here is the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sesg70tMQbA