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, July 15, 2011
hole number 4...
Have yet to bottom out hole #3...decided to get started on #4 this morning. Only got down about a foot then the hammer drill quit on me. The dreaded worn brush syndrome. Opened it up and sure enough, one of the brushes was down to nothin'. Once again http://www.ereplacementparts.com/ to the rescue. New brushes will go out in the mail on Monday.
Took advantage of the sudden down time and changed the oil on the generator then baked some long overdue Field Lab specialty bread in the solar oven for my good neighbors. Shot a video of how easy the caliche is to drill through. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmPQ9jlsJuM 98,104,73,0,B