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, May 24, 2011
Still mulling over the paver dilemma. Decided the first thing to do is try casting a couple to see how it goes. I thought one bag of concrete mix would fill two 17" sq forms 2" deep - came up short. Will cut the forms down to 16" and try that next. The wooden forms are sealed with spray shellac and lubricated with a touch of WD40. The cost of casting them myself is about 1/2 the price of buying pre-made pavers at McCoys, but the same price as Home Depot in Odessa - but getting them from Odessa to here would be cost prohibitive. I reckon it will all work out...it just has to. Still plenty of options to consider.
Had a cold dinner tonight...flour tortilla wraps with raw chard (thanks to a second shipment from Dr. Deb) colby and monterey Jack cheese, and chilpotle sauce. 89,101,54,0,B