Monthly Archives: August 2014

Reflections

Of a Month Gone By Well, today marks the one-month point since our arrival here on our land.  Part of me exclaims “A month! It flew by!” While at the same time, another part of me feels ever hour of … Continue reading

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Creature Comforts

Making Things a Little More “Normal.” Since I’m taking at least a week off to allow the tendons in my right elbow to heal, I worked on a couple of smaller projects that didn’t require very much gripping, pulling or … Continue reading

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Time For A Little R&R

Taking a Break Well, it seems that it’s time for me to take a break from all the projects that I have going. I’ve taken the discomfort in my right elbow too far and now I need to lay off … Continue reading

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We Gonna Rock Onto …

Electric Avenue Several people have asked questions about our electrical system. So, I figure I’d show you around a bit. But first let’s talk about philosophy a while. Why Off The Grid? Two power systems diverged In the West Texas … Continue reading

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The First Week

July 31, 2014 – August 7, 2014 Notable Events this Week Flooring We went into town and bought a nice sheet of linoleum. Our new friends, Jim and Dee were kind enough to lend us their trailer so we could … Continue reading

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Home, Home on the Range

Cincinnati to Texas, Day 5: Carlsbad, NM to Cornudas, TX (July 31, 2014) Rumble in the Night I had been fighting a headache ever since arriving, which I blamed on the altitude. When I have a nasty headache, I like … Continue reading

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The Tourist Trap

Cincinnati to Texas, Day 4: Wichita Falls, TX to Carlsbad, NM (July 30, 2014) 4 AM Comes at the Same Time Every Day Are you surprised? Yes, we got up at 4 AM again. We were really ready to leave … Continue reading

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