My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
After making it to Alpine without trouble I discovered I'd left the material list back here. I tried to remember everything that was on it and came close, but missed a few small items. I wound up with a much bigger window than I had intended to buy, but I think it will make it a lot lighter in there during the day. To my dismay when I got to the land and started trying to use the power tools through the inverter it either wasn't big enough to run them or is just bad. The only saw I had that did work was the one in the picture titled "Tools that worked". The other picture of the Tools that didn't work is missing my compressor and table saw. I couldn't use them and finally resorted to using the old hand saw which was not designed for carpentry work and there was no precision at all when using it, but it was all I had so I made do. At least I did have a working battery drill or otherwise I'd have been totally out of luck. Actually I still am because without the inverter being able to run my table saw or skill saw I couldn't cut the siding. What you see is as far as I could go. I haven't a clue how I'll manage to cut the siding? This truly turned out to be a project of Blood Sweat and Tears. The lumber has plenty of my blood on it from smashing my hand, cutting myself and crying out obscenities!
Oh BTW it will take removing a total of 12 - 3 inch screws to remove the front when I turn in the container. There were no modifications to the container at all! Best part is that the container doors can be closed and locked for security when I'm gone for long.