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
Saturday, May 23, 2015
finally some rain...
There have been a bunch of storms moving through the area for the last couple of days. All of them missed me till this afternoon. TFL caught the last bit of a string of thunderstorms that moved through the area. I saw it coming on the doppler radar and headed out to the mailboxes and grabbed a few items at the corner store. The rain hit hard about an hour later.
Had a nice surprise in the mailbox. My friend Paul Roccaforte sent me a custom graphite mold he made just for me - including a sterling silver cast he had done with it. He recently had a death in the family and had shut down his Ebay store where I had been buying my molds (he had quite a following and lots of customers). Once I started casting 2 years ago, we corresponded quite a bit and he started following my blog. A little over a month ago I sent him an email offering my condolences and I mentioned he must have had a lot of questions sent to him once he ended his store. I told him that I didn't want to add to the deluge of email questions especially due to the circumstances and that I had just pressed ahead and made my own molds thanks to all the information he has put out on the web. He is a really good guy and I pray he gets past the loss and gets back into his workshop. 66,86,70, .62,W