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, February 27, 2011
Table / BeeBee / DUST!
I had a couple of solar panels that were bad and not much chance of being fixed so I decided to put them to good use anyway. This is the one I just built a few days back and I still have one to go. Makes a darned good small coffee table.
Decided that the battery hut needed a name and I didn't like BH so... I've named it BB for Battery Box instead. That's pronounced Bee Bee just in case you were wondering. I was hoping to get the mud on it today and maybe the corrugated metal curved roof on it to, but unfortunately the wind got up before I had a chance to do either. I got about 1/3 of the lath on it yesterday and as soon as I was going to head out the door to finish that this morning the damn wind came up.
The domed looking gizmo on the top is just there. Something I thought about using for a vent and then changed my mind. The curved 2x4s the roof will be tied to came from the ladder I made for the bunk back when I was still in the dungeon. I figured I needed to use it for something else and I didn't need a rocking chair. Well come to think of it I probably do need one, but Oh Well!!!
I plan to cut a hole in the center of the roof and then I have a vent that came out of an RV. I'll put that in the bottom of the door and there will be vents on each end under the roofing metal. I'll make plugs for both for use in the winter.
There you have 9 Points again, but this time that isn't fog! Its dust/sand in the air. The wind feels like its blowing at least 45 or 50 MPH and gusting a good bit higher. Its out of the south west so its pretty warm air and its up to 84 degrees in here because I can't open the door or windows on that side for ventilation because of the blowing sand. I'm sure considering filling up the swamp cooler with water and using it. Should feel pretty good with the low humidity.