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!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Hotter than usual (in here)
Yesterday evening thunderheads built to the east. Matter of fact they did this evening to, but seemed to collapse before sunset today. The above picture was yesterday evening at sunset. The picture below is where the storms were actually located which was in Mexico and not even in Texas. Ah... just another tease both evenings. Maybe one of these days?
Note the map shows 99 degrees I think at Study Butte, but it was 105 here! Evidently it was pretty humid because the coolest it ever got in here this afternoon and evening was 89.4 as can be seen in the picture below of the inside clock thermometer and the outdoor thermometer. The swamp cooler usually keeps it 84 degrees or less in here when its on medium and 105 degrees or less outside.
About 6:00 PM I said to heck with it because the temp had dropped to about 103 and it felt more comfortable outside in the shade with the breeze than it did in here at almost 90 degrees with the extra humidity from the swamp cooler. It just almost reminded me of my Dungeon days.
On another note my neighbor Robert stopped by early this morning and wanted me to go with him to Study Butte for breakfast so I did. On the way back we stopped by Nicks Place and had a good visit. He hasn't started building yet, but a few days like this one with him living in his own dungeon I'd bet he will get motivated to get a place built?
After we got back here I went to the legion to see if they had ice yet and no luck on that so fortunately I had maybe a fourth bag of ice I'd managed to stuff in the small freezer of my fridge so at least I had ice for this evening. I guess if I want ice tomorrow it will mean a trip south.
A few days back I acted as an adviser to help get Sherri's solar system back up and she rewarded me with a huge loaf of home made bread. (Sherri is the weekend bar tender at the legion and the new master of Pepper/Athena) That is if you could consider anyone Pepper's master. ;) I'd almost demolished about a 4th of the loaf within 15 minutes of getting home. I melted butter in the cast iron skillet and toasted several thick slices for lunch and am about to do the same right now. Sure is GOOD! Thanks Sherri!