Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Internet Neighbors

A few photos of my neighbors places seen from the dungeon. All but the Legion are either bloggers or run web sites that you may know them by.
The Legion as seen from here.
I believe the yellow arrow points to Buddy Crofard's place, but if not then its real close.
A guesstimate of where OGT plans to build.
Bill and Caren's place Aka Bigfoot and Littlefoot.

Just not much else to write now other than its finally starting to cool off some. Windy as heck, but that means free electricity to me. ;) I may add more to this thread later.

Excuse the emotional content.
  Bummed with the heat and quiet a few other things and the lack of anything to do I find some old thoughts and emotions creeping back in. I decided it was time to fire up the Zune and stereo to help out, but with all the tear jerkers on it I'm having to try and dodge those. Not easy since there seem to be plenty that remind me of old times. 

Just so happens that the battery in the Zune was down and the only way to charge it was let it charge for hours connected to the USB port on this laptop or connect it through my charger to my inside backup battery. (Which was outside because I was charging it with the solar battery charger today.) I didn't want to leave the laptop on to drain the battery bank prematurely (which will be anyway with the stereo on and the evap fan and pump running all night to.) so... I made sure to turn off the light inside here knowing that a trillion bugs were lurking outside because of the light shining through the window. Never the less turning off the light only partially helped because when I opened the door to get the battery only a billion bugs made it inside. 

I'm having a hard time imagining Pepper as another human and if I could pull that off I'd be imagining she was an extremely weird lady. There is only room for one weird person in here and I'm that person so she just isn't too good at helping cure the lonesome blues. Oh well... It will be time to rack out soon so that imaginary weird woman can wake me up at 3:30 wanting out and then wanting back in at 4:00 and then back out at 5:30. (Not to mention the half billion bugs I won't get killed tormenting me all night) I did manage a short nap today by setting the other fan in front of the evap fan and setting so that it was blowing the cool air on me in the bunk. I don't think its supposed to be so hot tomorrow so maybe I can get another longer makeup nap?

Mean while its back to listening to the Zune which is a little more company. That and making good use of the fly swatter I recently bought to help deal with all the bugs.

33 comments:

  1. Hope some time soon you can see my place, also. Life takes its turns, so can't promise anything. I know I will back in your area sometime, and would like to spend more time with you than the few minutes we got to chat last time.

    I am going in Monday for my first of two cataract operations. They will do the second one around four weeks after the first, depending how things go with the first. So, my traveling days are done for at least a few months.

    I also need to take a trip to Pennsylvania sometime before next winter. Gee, the time really flys by, the older I get the faster it goes and knowing that there is less in front of me than behind me makes it seem to go faster. Then too, I go slower (grin).

    Keep up the good work on the blog, I sure do enjoy it.

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  2. Dizzy-Dick, I don't think you'll have a problem finding land around here. There sure are a lot of people moving here and wanting to move here though. Just ask John. ;)

    When you get back to the area feel free to come by. (If I haven't melted by then that is.)

    I'd imagine you will have much improved vision after the surgery. I didn't think it took any time at all to recover though?

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  3. Let me know what your musical preferences are and I'll help you get some new music on your Zune next week. I've got some Patsy Cline, but my collection is unfortunately short of recordings of MC doing Patsy Cline covers ;-)

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  4. Not to worry Just me and MC, Just talking to myself out loud on the internet and all without the use of a single drop of alcohol. Maybe that was the problem?

    *DISCLAIMER*
    I reserve the right to feel sorry for myself occasionally. ;)

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  5. AWWW old music will do that! It can zap you back to a place and time that wouldn't be sad if it hadn't been so fun. Damned old yin/yang! Well you have had more visitors in the last two weeks than I have had in the last two years and I can throw a rock and hit 6 neighbors and only two of them even talk to me as everyone else hates my dog.

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  6. frann, not being loved sort of makes you want to run off and eat green worms doesn't it? ;)

    Want another dog and then they would have twice as much reason to hate you. :)

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  7. tffnguy,

    Yea, I agree with you. I thought that recovery from cataract surgery was quick, that is why I didn't understand why I had to wait 4 weeks for the second one, and then only if the first one did well. In fact, my instructions for the fist week after surgery is to lift nothing over 7 pounds and not to lean over. Glad I don't wear shoes that need tied.

    I need to visit your area in the middle of the summer, just to make sure I know what I may be getting myself into. When I was there, the warmest it got was 96 degrees and I thought that was comfortable with the breeze blowing. 96 degrees here with the high humididy is unbearable. You get completely soaked in a few minutes upon venturing outside. My wife checks the weather down your way all the time and she told me that lately the dew point was below zero, a minus number. Wow!!! that is dry.

    Try to stay cool and relax.

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  8. Dizzy-Dick, Yep... that sounds like some major constraints on being able to do much of anything.

    As far as being able to make it down here off grid plenty of people do it, but in most cases they are setup for it. (Well insulated living quarters, enough solar or solar and wind to handle the load, water catchment and the rest of the stuff you need to survive off grid. If I ever reach that point I should do well also, but that will be a while off.

    The lack of any entertainment doesn't help in my case along with little to none of the above mentioned stuff makes it real rough. Having a human companion sure wouldn't hurt either and in your case you would have that.

    Dale is planning on bringing his RV for me to live in the end of next month so that should improve life for me a whole lot. At least it will give me a chance to start building when the weather is right and not be stuck in the dungeon the other times. A small evap should do well in it. The Study Butte store is cooled by an evap and does very well even on real hot days. Something to be said for the lack of humidity. Also the heat isn't near as bad here without it, but once you get 110 or so even that feels plenty hot. Being out in the sun all day can be hell to.

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  9. Had to go in to SB for supplies and on the way I saw my first snake of the year. Was a very long Red Racer and that was one pretty snake. It was on 118 sunning and cleared the road way before I got to it. I wouldn't have run over it anyway because I hear they kill rattlers. On the way back I saw my first Mule Deer. A very large doe. Both were within about 3 miles of here and the doe was also crossing 118.

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  10. Where was your camera! Coulda caught the snake and made it a pet..you'll know where your shoes are.

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  11. frann, as usual it was at the dungeon. I've got more pets than I can handle already.

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  12. The longer you stay there the more people you will meet and visit (bother) you. I guess maybe you just need to find creative ways to use you time in between projects. If I was there I would roam around in my truck or on a bike looking for things to scavenge or just explore the area.

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  13. Already made the decision that I'm going to have to get re focused and start trying to get some stuff done. I need to clear a path to and a place for the RV when it gets here so will try to start working on that early mornings before it gets too hot. You have to be careful about scavenging down here or it could get you in trouble or shot. ;)

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  14. David, I have an ipod in the consul of the rover. the only way to charge it is usb on a laptop but it charges pretty fast. The charger is in the other place in one of the black bags I think. yer welcome to use it and listen to my old country on it. just dont tell anyone bout my weird music thats mixed in on it too.

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  15. Dang OGT. Wish I'd have known that. I figured since John is selling t-shirts I needed to start an online business to. Its an online Chop Shop and the Rover was the first to be parted out. The falcon will be next and then the trike. Probably a few neighbor's cars after that. I'm saving the all the Lug Nuts for you know who. ;)

    Actually thanks for the offer. There's a lot of stuff on the Zune that I never listen to, but used to like. I'll just switch to listening that. I'm going to slap myself around a little and get my head on straight so I can get back to doing something productive. (Hot or not)

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  16. Miss you to MC, but I sure thought you had sneaked back here yesterday without stopping by. I saw a little blue car headed north on 118 doing about 120 MPH. ;)

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  17. Man O'Man ... I promise I don't drive like THAT all the time ... will I ever outlive my fast reputation and first impression?

    *humble fingers, and heart, crossed*

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  18. Oh, and for the record, I'd NEVER drive by your place without stopping by ... or, at the very least, laying on my horn.

    (((hug)))

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  19. Well Ok then. I feel better now knowing that was some other speed demon. ;)

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  20. So what's happening on Friday night in the desert? Nothing going on here..

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  21. frann, in the dungeon at about 9:45, door closed, indoor battery inside and door not expected to be opened again until about 5:30 (Pepper will have to hold it!)

    I revamped the Evap AC and its doing good, but its pretty cool out tonight for a change. I also did something I haven't done before and that was open up the back of the dungeon to let the heat out so it doesn't bleed in here all night and make it too hot to sleep. Brought my rubber mallet in here to conk Pepper in the head as a sedative if she wakes me up early. (Same one I use on the camera some times) And I guess that pretty well covers it. I might even get a decent night's sleep tonight?

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  22. Oh! and no bugs allowed indoors tonight!

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  23. Well hope it all worked out for you. How many windows does your place have? All is saved here in Houston today as Rick Perry will be here to talk about the oil spill..sounds like a no TV day for me! It has been a strange spring here..very few mosquitos and has has only been in the high 80's...very unusual! What bugs are you having trouble with?

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  24. frann, there is only one window in here and that's a lot of the problem. No opening all of the windows for cross flow because of only one.

    I REALLY REALLY REALLY hated to see Rick get elected again!

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  25. Bugs? All kinds of bugs. If you can imagine one then they are probably here. If you can't imagine one then they are probably here to. Bees of all kind including killer bees, wasps, moths of many kinds, flies of many kinds and about everything else. Mosquitoes are one that I've not had any trouble with yet.

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  26. Wondering if my mischievious little black furry friend has a bigass bump on her head today?

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  27. Didn't have to use the mallet. I just told her to go back to bed in a stern way at about 3:15 and for once she minded. Maybe she saw the mallet and knew what it was for?

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  28. Like the old days! I would have a small smokey fire going to run them off like some people used to have to do for the mosquitos attacking the small herd of cattle!

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  29. Fred, fires seem to attract some of the moths around here. don't know about the other bugs. Its sort of fun watching the moths pull kamikaze dives on to the mesh over the fire barrel and sizzle when they land.

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  30. It's sorta fun listening to moths sizzle when they land?

    Sounds like a blast :)

    How is the weather there today? It is cold here, and we are on our third day of solid rain, and storms.

    The creek directly behind my house is rising out of its banks. I hope we don't flood out of the house like we did back in 2002.

    Have you looked at my "blog" and seen the pics of Little Miss Zorro? It'll put a smile on your face :)

    Hope you are well.

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  31. MC, sort of like a steak hitting the grill. ;) Well it is sort of entertaining to watch anyway.

    The weather wasn't bad. Not much wind and it was cloudy a good bit of the day and not to hot so it never got out of the high 80s in the dungeon.

    Sure hope the rain stopped short of flooding you'll out! that doesn't sound good at all!

    I'll check out your blog in the morning to see what you have there. I went out with the neighbors to a party this afternoon (which is the new blog thread) and will be crashing shortly. I'm well and hope your rain stops fast!

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