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!
Saturday, June 14, 2014
More rain and high wind
There might have been a 20th of an inch of rain out of last night's storm and there was plenty of wind. Sounded like there may have been some pea sized hail in it, but I never actually saw it. Just an occasional loud clank on the roof. I guess any rain is better than none though, but I'm sure not looking forward to a major hail storm!!! Can you say so long solar panels?
The picture was taken after the storm had passed and it shows a rainbow going from the south end of 9 Points Mesa with Red Bluff inside it on the south end. Its hard to see, but there is a second rainbow and I marked it with a red arrow to help spot it. Looks like we have a pretty good chance of more rain for the next several days.
I got the new inverter in a Tuesday and it does a great job of running the AC in here during the heat of the day if its full sun. Problem is I can't run it for a long time, but I have extra solar panels to add and it should let me run it for several hours during the day. I got the generator going again and it seems to run about 12 hours on a tank of gas with the AC and fridge running. I sure can't gripe about that. Between the two I should be at least half way comfortable on the really sweltering days.