Monday, April 5, 2010

A little Foggy , The Fix HOT shower

Was a little foggy, but a beautiful sunrise which isn't uncommon around here. I decided to post a few pictures I took this morning. Yesterday was a HOT one and according to John Wells' data 100 degrees. I did go to the legion yesterday morning and helped with an outside clean up for an up coming event. Then I came back to the dungeon and there was still enough shade behind it for a project I've been putting off. That was fixing a broken chair that a Pro football player sized person sat in and broke a while back. No names mentioned. Dale you remember that chair? ;) The top one in the picture is the unbroken one and the bottom one was the one that was broken. Anyway see if you can tell what I did to put it back together. Probably temporary and I doubt the other one will last long as is either because those type chairs just don't hold up well. After that project most of the rest of the day was hanging out in a thin strip of shade on the north side of the dungeon with a wet towel to cool off with. It did surprisingly well for that.

BTW the picture with 9 Point in the top is 9 Point mountain. Rumor has it that its owned by one of the large breweries (9 Point Ranch) and there is an executive retreat on top of it. That is usually the mountain the Air Force attacks when they fly low over the dungeon. I wonder if they don't like beer?

I did take another shower yesterday afternoon (late because the wind kept getting up and dropping off so I couldn't put the tarp up until then) The water was actually hot enough that it was uncomfortable. (about 117 degrees.) I think I'll add some cold ice melt to it next time that happens.

The hanging plants and tomatoes are my neighbor's (Robert Dawson) He is also the chaplain for the legion. The purple flowers and small bunch of yellow ones are on his property while the large patch of yellow flowers are in the road in front of the dungeon. I'm at the legion posting this because it is too HOT in the dungeon to run this computer right now.

21 comments:

  1. Nope, don't have any idea what chair your referring to, I wasn't there, it wasn't me, and you have no pictures to prove it. Glad your able to repair, temporary as it may be, also glad your able to find ways to stay cooled off. Even tho, I still have no idea what chair your talking about. lol

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  2. Must have been one of the bears in the area? ;)

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  3. Damn bear came back and broke it in a different place. Must be Chinese bears?

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  4. See, I told ya I didn't do it, I was within 700 miles of the repaired chair! I'm thinking Chinese bears too.

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  5. wasn't, dang it, that was supposed to be wasn't.

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  6. Ok, Riddle me this, If it's to hot in the dungeon at the first of April.......what are you going to do in July & August

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  7. River, I guess I'll deal with it as it comes. I hope to have a dual stage evap cooler built before then which should keep it half way cool in here. I may also add more insulation on the inside and maybe a cover over the outside to block the sun from the metal and maybe give it some ventilation. Don't look like I'll be able to get anything else built that quick.

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  8. nice views! man I was thinkin the same thing about the heat. how about straw bail stacked up on the out side and the roof covered with a metal roof?
    just and Idea

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  9. How about a small AC unit and run the generator when it gets too hot. Sometimes a little 3-4 hr of AC at a time during the day could help out and keep you healthy.

    Also wanted to mention that with all the good nature photos you have been taking it might make a nice Terlingua calender. Could be used as a fundraiser for your local VFW post, just a thought. Heck I would buy one!

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  10. OGT, I'm not supposed to do that sort of think to the dungeon. However putting a tarp over it and on the south side wouldn't be effecting anything, but the temp in the dungeon.

    Scavenger, I've been debating on whether to go get the little AC out of storage and putting it in the window. I could cool it down in here occasionally so I wouldn't have to worry about frying this computer. Right now I've just firing it up every so often to check in. Unfortunately though I'd loose the use of the open window to try and keep the dungeon at least a little cooler. Either that or I'd have to keep putting it in and taking it out.

    I'd imagine if the Legion wanted to do that they would, but they don't seem to like mine or anyone else's suggestions so I'll let them worry about it.

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  11. you dont got to attach anything to the dungeon, you just stack strawbales next to it and on top of it. basically surround it with stacked strawbales, then put a tarp over the bales. Duh

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  12. Duh, its in the contract that I'm not supposed to do that.

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  13. Y'all stop being such duh-ds ... anyway, as always, love the blossoms, and love the landscapes ... now I want to know WHAT contract, and WHY?

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  14. Hey Dave, Installment plan, then you could do anything you wanted to the box. Have it for storage after you build. Dennis

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  15. MC, Yes mama! Crow that is. Rental contract and they don't want stuff piled on top of it or beside it in case they want to repo it if you don't pay the rent.

    Dennis, I tried that but he will NOT sell them. He only wants to rent them. In his own words "I'd be cutting my own throat by selling them." He can make a lot more $ that way.

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  16. just tell em you cant read

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  17. TG, you need to build a cabin and get rid of the "rental". When (one day) I get some land, I will be free of renting forever. =)

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  18. OGT, the dungeon can be seen for miles either way from 118 so it would be easy enough to see hay or something that thick on the roof and side even with a tarp over it.

    You did get me to thinking though. Pallets covered with a red tarp (if I could find one) might not look so conspicuous from 118? The pallets would more or less block most of the sun by themselves and with a tarp it would block it all. There would also be an air gap for ventilation between the top and bottom slats. Should help a lot! The side could be done the same, but it would be a little trickier. Not sure how many pallets RN was able to get on his 20 foot trailer, but if there was enough I just might use them for that.

    RDL, that was my intention, but for now the rent isn't bad and it gives me a place to stay while I'm trying to come up with the materials to build my dream cabin. Sooner or later I guess. I've got a lot of stuff I'm going to have to pay off before I can move on to that phase very seriously.

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  19. when I was hangin out with old Billy Bob out at The Slabs, I took out my own chair from the car. BB will tell ya.

    Reason being I didnt want to break old BBs chair and have to see a pic of it on his blog. ha ha

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