Friday, April 8, 2011

Frdge / North Terlingua News

I'd left the freezer door open inside the fridge last night and when I checked this morning the old probe thermometer I had in the fridge part read 66 degrees??? Everything in there felt a lot cooler than that so I brought that thermometer in here and put it next to the clock with the digital thermometer in it. I waited about 10 minutes and there was a 19 degree difference between the two. The thermometer I had in the fridge was way off. I just now checked again and there is about a 20 to 21 degree difference. I'd made a high speed trip to SB between the first reading and last one and went in the hardware store to see if they had a fridge/freezer thermometer and they didn't, but the Cottonwood Store did. I have it in the fridge now and will monitor it through out the day. Looks like the fridge is actually doing good so outside of adding more insulation to it I'll probably leave it as is.
And Now for the North Terlingua News. I ran in to Eva at the Study Butte store and she said Keith Chapman is planning on putting in a small store across from the Grub Shack. He is the owner of the storage buildings there and the store will likely be on the very corner of 118 and the Terlingua Ranch Road. This would be a very good thing for us out here because the drive for supplies would be much shorter. For me it would mean the difference between a 43 mile round trip and an 8 mile round trip. It would also mean an easy trip on the trike so that would save much more gas. I think its about time someone put a store out here. From what I hear he won't be selling gas, but the gas saved on the shorter trips would help a bunch!

8 comments:

  1. Thatll be great! thanks for the update for us wanna bees.

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  2. Other news is that it looks like the legion is going to stop selling prepared food. It may be that there will be frozen good that customers can buy and zap in a microwave themselves. Could of course be no food at all.

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  3. Great news about the store he should be able to make some money! Tomorrow is commodities day at the Crisis Center if anyone out that way is interested.

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  4. Now that the grub Shack has WiFi and adding a store there should help a lot of folks out this way. Don't know how the WiFi will be handled at the GS. Maybe it will be full time or maybe they will shut it down after hours? Things are looking up on this end in any case.

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  5. Oooh! I hope the store really happens! That would be awesome. Sorry to hear about the Legion stopping the grill - was looking forward to lunches there.

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  6. Me to Abby. People here have been wishing for one ever since I've been here and probably a long time before that. Hopefully before long we'll have one. Years ago there were stores out here that did good and there weren't near as many people here back then. Keith should do a booming business.


    I guess we will have to wait and see on the food at the legion to. Frozen food to be zapped in a micro will be better than no food to someone who is hungry. There will always be the Grub Shack from around 8:00 AM I think to 2:30 PM and I think they are now open Monday-Saturday. After 2:30 it would be Tivo's, head further south south. Or have plenty of food at home...

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  7. Dani, I'm not going to get too excited about it until I see them start building it.

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