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!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Skids / Got Water???
Bought 3 old rails like you see along curves on highways yesterday. The guy I bought them from delivered them which is good because I wouldn't have had a way to get them here otherwise. They are 26 feet long each. I got 3 for $50 which I considered a very good price especially since they were delivered. Now you might ask "What in the heck did he want those for?" Well I've had in mind for a long time to build a skid building instead of building a permanent structure. Reason being they can tax you on permanent building and they can't on portable buildings. I plan to use these as skids for my cabin if and when I ever get around to building it. Being how they are 26 feet long I'm thinking maybe a 12x12 or 16x8 one. Haven't figured that out yet, but it looks like once again I'll be measuring and drawing lines in the sand to get an idea of how it would be living in either size. In other words draw a building plan on the ground to help me make up my mind what I want exactly. I'll post about that later though.
Now for the Got Water?
I highly recommend buying, begging, borrowing or renting a copy of this DVD. It will change your whole perspective on buying water in a bottle. What it boils down to is corporations are buying up rights to water just like the oil companies did oil rights years ago. Eventually the cost of water will skyrocket and flushing a toilet will cost you an arm and a leg. The government is right behind it and some politicians are actually investing in it and buying land where water can be had for selling. You may think catchment would be the way to go if that happened, but more than likely that will be taxed to.
I can't stress enough at least renting this DVD and watching it!!!