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!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Internet Cafe / Pepper Update
First off the missing mountains from the last thread are back. The smoke seems to have gone somewhere else.
Yesterday my neighbor Robert came by about 9:00 AM to watch some NetFlix and do some work on his computer. Shortly after that Nick came by to use his computer and wound up also watching a couple of movies. Both had their computers plugged in so with mine going also and the swamp cooler going to it was too much for the little 200 watt inverter to handle so it shut down. To handle the load I switched to the 400/800 which is a power hog, but it was the next step up and I sure didn't need the 1000.
All went well until about 8:00 last night and that inverter shut down because of low batteries. I ran the generator to charge the batteries with a car battery charger because the gas charger I kept the old batteries charged with is unmovable for now because Bigfoot borrowed my 2 wheel dolly yesterday. (I need to get it redone with wheels so I can move it.) Never fails that when I loan something out I always seem to need it. ;) Anyway the generator ran for 2 hours last night and another hour and a half this morning and only got the batteries up from 11.5 volts to 12.1 volts. The sun didn't get on the panels until about 9:30 because of the position of the sun now and the shadow of this trailer blocks it until then. The batteries are just now up to 12.37 and they need to be 13 volts plus to be fully charged. Looks like I'll try to get by without the Swampie today and will have everything else shut down except for occasionally checking in online. Probably no movies tonight either. :(
About mid afternoon before Nick and Robert left Bigfoot came by to borrow my 2 wheel dolly and Nick and Robert left shortly after he got here so we went to the legion for a cool one. Just Me showed up there just as we were getting out of the vehicles so we got to visit with her for a short.
There's a new dog on the block where Pepper lives (Male) and he was seeking to make pepper his new girlfriend and kept trying to mount her, but she didn't want any part of that. Dave said she finally got tired of it and she started putting a whippin on him even though he was a much bigger dog. Dave said he tried to break up the fight and Pepper tried to take a chunk out of his hand. Looked pretty bad to me. I guess its a good thing she isn't here anymore because that would have been a death penalty if she'd done that to me.