Friday, September 9, 2016

this is about as exciting as it gets these days...

88,94,75,0,B

12 comments:

Andy V said...

Ranks way up there on the excitement meter for me, JW. It's the little things when you appreciate them.

Hopefully a mild winter coming your way!

Janet said...

I'm developing a greater appreciation for the "sameness of the way", ordinary, peaceful days as I get older. Your lifestyle is therapeutic.

Rita B. said...

Ah, furry Texas Hopping Longear. nice.

Margery Bills said...

Home sweet home. It almost looks like the strong winds could blow it down. Guess not. Looks neat and clean and peaceful. (Took me 12 hours to pre order Apple phone online-very busy and slow,etc.).

Larry G said...

I'm looking at the way you did your roof and I think I see what you did and why. Have you ever talked about that design and the logic behind it? would there be any advantage to more roof on the southern side to get more shade?

second question - you've built yourself a nice larger structure that would seem to offer
perhaps a bit of an "upgrade" for living accommodations... maybe I was under the impression that was part of a plan.. it looks as if it might be cooler in the heat - with perhaps the potential of being warmer in the winter (with insulation in the shipping containers).

at any rate - you apparently are fairly happy with the current place.. I must assume or the plans are still proceeding but there is no rush...

finally - you have a pump ...have you considered an elevated tank to have water "pressure" or with your lifestyle there is no real need ?

Sam Finn said...

Looks ideal ... as long as that noisy rabbit doesn't hop around too much during nap time. :-)

John Wells said...

Larry G: The elevated 2nd roof helps pull heat off the house by allowing airflow above and below it. More shade is always better.
Finishing off the interior of 2 of the shipping containers is still part of the grand plan. The courtyard absorbs a lot of heat during the day in summer and I will need to deal with that. Being warm in winter is not an issue.
Elevating a large tank requires a very sturdy structure since water weighs 8.34 lbs/gal. (A full 3,000 gallon tank weighs 12.5 TONS!) The 40 gallon tank above my shower provides adequate pressure for showers. If I ever decide I need more pressure, 12 volt on-demand pumps are relatively inexpensive, easy to power, and don't require a massive building project.

James Beach said...

If you're bored, I have Terlingua Gold...will travel...

rj said...

Elevating tanks means pumping water into them which is ok for a well. Rainwater collection requires handling large volumes in short time frames; usually accomplished by large diameter pipes gravity fed into a lower tank.

remmij said...

looks like some possible moisture this a.m.… bunnies beware,
Chupa's cousin is on the prowl:
in the brush

…meanwhile, to your 12… hope you have the mineral rights - it might trickle down and make Benny's college fund flush…
southern Delaware basin
2, 3, 8,15 billion bbls numbers tossed out…
Reeves county is north of Brewster
Alpine High
still a possible buy… or arse loser…

and for tomorrow… (credit to Ben Sturner & tflJW web cam)
the web cam sees far… fleetingly, in the storm

Janet said...

Is that Javier on your porch?

bb said...

Hey John, do you still have a webcam? I miss seeing sunrises/sunsets and especially Christmas lights.