Hopefully April 30th the Dungeon will no longer be here and Dungeon II will make its appearance. Not likely I'll ever live in it, but it could happen I guess. It will basically just take the place of the Dungeon for storage.
This is not a picture of the actual tank, just similar. The one I'm supposed to get is 10' diameter and about 8 or 9 feet tall. I'd ask the guy that owns it a couple of months back about selling it to me and he said he would. Then I mentioned I wanted to cut a door in it and use it for storage so I could get rid of the dungeon. Well at the time that was a mistake because he took my idea and decided to do the same. This really turned out to be a good thing though because yesterday he stopped by to see if I still wanted to buy it. I told him not much chance of that now because I didn't have the spare $. He said that he and his wife had decided all of her stuff wouldn't fit in it so they plan to keep the container they are renting from the same guy I'm renting the dungeon from. However, he had already cut out for the door and welded in the frame for a steel door and I'll be getting a steel door with it. There are some real small holes in it, but he has already patched some of them and I'll patch what he didn't patch. He will also let me pay it out so when its paid off it will be mine rather than keeping on paying rent on the dungeon.
Some might consider it an eye sore sitting up here so I may camouflage it with several shades of paint to make it look like 9 Points. ;) Then again I've been wanting to build a pyramid so that would make it pretty easy to make one to cover it.That should make a hell of a catchment system!
More work done on the Fridge hut and now I'm thinking I may just keep the blueboard on it, get some lath and plaster over it like I did the Battery Hut. Not sure what I'll do as far as an outside door goes because with the wind conditions around here the wind when out of the right (or is that the wrong) direction could make opening it a real challenge. I'm thinking I may make it where it opens from the top and rig up some sort of prop rod system or where it will just lay back over the top. In either case I'll probably get conked on the head if the prop rod fails or the wind catches it on the top and blows it over. Either that or I'll raise up and conk myself on the head without thinking about it. Oh well.
On another note I talked to John Wells at the Grub Shack yesterday and he said the Grub Shack is going to be getting free WiFi for their customers. You can see his blog by looking to the right of this page and going to The Field Lab.
And still on another note, my neighbor Robert just stopped by and told me they just came back from Alpine and had to get the radar used on the way up there. He said they made them get out of the pickup and drove the van around it. He said it took about 5 or 6 minutes before they could go on. I bet this will be real interesting during the Chili Cook off! Now... before when Frann and I were coming back from Alpine there was no place big enough for that van to circle vehicles so I'd bet they were xraying as people drove through? If so perhaps raising hell on several blogs got someone's attention and they are now doing it right?
BTW I ran across the below video while looking for Charcoal as fertilizer. I'm sure the guys will enjoy it a lot better than the gals (Would probably take a guy to understand why I say that), but there is good info on there for all. Especially some of their other videos about solar cooking and so on.
I'd seen a program on TV years ago where some ancient Indians along the Amazon had used charcoal and pottery shards to make some of the most fertile soil in the world. They say it is still that way after centuries. I could see the charcoal helping, but couldn't figure out what part the pottery shards played. A while back Just Me told me to get a piece of ceramic to put in a tobacco bag to keep it just at the right moisture. It dawned on me then that the Indians evidently used the pottery shards to capture water and keep it from sinking out of reach of the plants they were growing. See link to video below.
And this Just in: More Texas BS
Oh Yeah.... And I waited around here all day for Paul the deputy to show up about the ID Theft case and he never made it. Second time that's happened! At least I got a lot done.
Backscatter radar and now this.
Brought to my attention By Dave Secor
Something else that should be fun at the Chili Cook Off! Maybe they can sell rides in it?