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
Friday, December 10, 2010
visit from the gecko...
Had a little (no physical injury) fender-bender a couple of days ago with my favorite neighbor. Seems parts of our dirt road aren't quite wide enough in certain spots for 2 vehicles going in opposite directions. Unfortunately my insurance company deems this a no fault accident and local law enforcement has no jurisdiction on ranch roads. At least my vehicle is fully insured and I'm licensed and legally registered in the state of Texas. My new best friend Mike Diaz drove all the way out here from Midland to assess the damage for Geico....$2,675.33. The Toyota is going to the hospital next week in Alpine for repairs. Think it might be time to add a mega-bumper and grill guard to ward off the next offending on comer. Benita was still on hand today, and kept mootering "It wasn't my fault!"
Ran a string line up top on the greenhouse roof this afternoon and set the high course of steel flats for the polycarbonate. I'm pretty sure the window is squared and ready to go now. Although it has been dry for months - I really need to get this section secured as soon as possible. Once the roof is finished, the next step will be to weld some brackets into place so I have something to attach the gutters to. I have two 3,000 gallon tanks to put into place before the next rain - if it ever happens. 60,76,28,0,B