Saturday, January 17, 2009
Was thinking last night about my solar hot water heater project and decided when I went to bed go do another supply run to Alpine in the morning. When I got up this morning the idea seemed less appealing. Spent a good pre-dawn hour thinking about this project. As the sun rose and the temperature climbed - I decided it was a good idea after all, especially since I had figured out a plan for the project. Began that journey north with my favorite start - a breakfast sandwich from the Grub Shack. Added two cans of dog food to my shopping list for Chef Betty.
Got to Alpine by 11 and made all the appropriate stops - dollar store, Alco, Johnson Feed, McCoys and just missed the weekend bank hours to deposit the $100 Christmas check from my stepmother ...I forgot it was Saturday.
Stopped by my friend Bennett Jones' house for a visit. He was being interviewed by a local newspaper - I was there just in time to be included (press whore that I am). Chatted with Bennett for too long and then headed to the grocery story for a few more items as long as I was in town. Final stop was to gas up the truck and three 5 gallon gas cans. There sure are a lot of white pickups in Texas.
Got home at 4PM just in time to unload and find Mrs. H longhorn coming over for a snack (without her calves in tow). I put out some range feed at the end of my driveway when I left this morning. She found it late this afternoon. Decided to join her as she ate - I hung out close by so she will get used to me. Later I decided to pursue my new favorite pastime - trying to shoot a time lapse of the sunset. No luck tonight. Did however shoot a picture of me with my solar panels requested by the reporter I met at Bennet's. Back to work here at The Field Lab tomorrow.