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
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Jerry and Eva came through like champs today....GrubShack was open because it didn't get below 20 degrees. Was below freezing till around noon. Thankfully, the north winds petered out. I hugged the wood stove this morning while gulping coffee and a hot breakfast. Came home with just enough time to cut and mark all my pieces for the gutter mounts before heading back for a closing time hot chocolate.
Production mode for the rest of the day. Rigged a jig to hold the parts then zapped them all together. Amazing how fast this kind of work goes once I get in "the zone"...just wish I was as fast at getting started as I am at finishing. One last super chilly night on tap that could very well bust a pipe, so I drained the thermosyphon and hoses to the solar shower. Perhaps in the low teens overnight which is the threshold for my water systems...and prepared to fix my own breakfast in the morning. 33,44,20,0,B