Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Quick Fix (I Hope) / Damn that hurt!

We are under a high wind warning and someone said there was supposed to be record breaking winds. Oh NO... Tell me it isn't true! That would probably have to be 150 MPH wind down here.

Anyway I still haven't got around to adding supports to stabilize the front part of the roof and its too windy now to try and work on a ladder. I decided to try out the straps to maybe keep the roof on here and I hope it works. Problem is the straps are vibrating in the wind and it sounds like a squadron of WW2 bombers flying over. Hope I'll be able to sleep with that noise tonight.

I was at the legion yesterday evening and forgot to take one of the little LED flash lights with me so I could see how to get to the cabin since it was dark. I'd used the trailer to go get water a couple of days ago and had jacked the tongue as high as it would go to be able to get as much water out of the tank as possible. I'd forgotten about it being between the Jeep and cabin and I found it by knocking a dent in my right knee cap. Its sure giving me hell today!

Below are a few more pictures I've taken lately.
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12 comments:

  1. Put a full twist in the straps and most of the vibration will quit.

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  2. Barney, I didn't think of that, but I'll give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

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  3. Didn't completely cure it, but it sure helped a lot. I can probably live with it now.

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  4. Maybe you need some of those Harbor Freight solar lights $29 or $14 or $19. All on sale.

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  5. rj, I've got some of those, but they're on the other side of the trailer. I guess I need to move them.

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  6. The straps look like they make the roof secure and I hope they do indeed hold. The sound seems like it would be very deserty but I suppose it could drive you batty after more than a few minutes of the noise. These photos are great!

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  7. Rubye Jack, there's a lot of stuff down here that will drive you batty.

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  8. Like the dust, the rocks, the wind, the cacti, the lack of water, the lack of work, I could go on and on.

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  9. The straps are a good idea. Hope the winds don't do a lot of damage in the area.

    I love Terlingua but I don't think I would like to be there tonight.

    Take care.

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  10. Bkid, you know you love this place.

    MsB, I guess the straps worked. The roof is still on here. Actually the wind was out of the west which isn't a big problem.The winds I'd be afraid of would be out of the east.

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  11. tffnguy, I would love to pick your brain about a couple things. Im building a off-the-grid dwelling on Terlingua Ranch within the next year and could use some direction. I would be more than happy to pay you in beer, supplies, etc. if need be.

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  12. I promise I wont bug you to death. Please feel free to email me: versatile.gg@gmail.com.

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