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, January 11, 2011
The cold front rolled in this morning.....sunny, but chilly and windy all day...expecting an overnight low in the low teens tonight. If the winds clear and temps warm up by Thursday - I hope to finish the roofing by this weekend. Seemed at last count - I won't have enough screws so made a toasty truck ride of a 1/2 day trip to Alpine to make sure I have enough to finish the job. Love crossing the suddenly foggy frost covered hills before descending into town.
Hunkered down all morning in the hut planning the wash of a day. Before I left for the 3hr round trip, I gave into buying a new camera online. My friend Paul just got one and it has a number of features that appeal to me: price, waterproof housing (aka dust proof), cheap replaceable lens package for the housing, and the ability to shoot HD video and time lapse at a number of settings. My dust filled G9 is worthless now for time lapse videos. I ordered the basic model ( Hero Naked ) without all the mounts - that's what duct tape is for. http://www.goprocamera.com/ ... and no, I won't be mounting it to Benita. 34,47,32,0,B