Saturday, November 28, 2009

Getting cold out there...

Winter storm rolling in....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tonights already gonna be better...

Stopped by and bout some hardwood fire wood befor heading out. What a difference! So far it's burned longer, I also picked up a box of fire starters in case the fire does go out, should make life nicer in the wee hrs of the morning!
It's also getting overcast, expecting some weather in the next few days. But for now, the clouds are keeping the temp above 40!

What a night...

Stayed in the winter rm last night... Great night sleep until the fire died, woke up freezing... Ever try and start a fire @ 3am? Not a fun experiance. Gonna give it a try again tonight, but I'm gonna make a point of getting up a few times to add wood. So, off to work after a three hr nap!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

First fire in the stove...

It's a cool one, so I started the first fire in our stove, what can I say, just what we needed! Nice and warm, and no smoke leaks! This is just one more thing for us to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Just in time for thanksgiving...

Put the final touches on the floor, and set the stove this morning...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Moving in to the winter rm.

Set up the desk, and brought in the couch from storage tonight. With luck we'll have the stove set up in the morning

Monday, November 23, 2009

Entertainment off-grid style

Best way to pass the time off grid? Sit by the oil lamp and read the newest field and stream...


Been working on the room... Here is the first coat...

My insanity on display!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Doing a little work around the ranch.

We were able to get the winter rm completely sealed today, and was able to get the floor sanded and primed. Tomarrow the floor will get painted and we mignt get the walls insulated.

We also had to take an emergency trip to So. Cal to pick up three car hoists and another trailer... Nice 18hr day... And had to transfer them from one trailer to another today.

All in all a productive weekend to say the least.

Friday, November 20, 2009

So many projects so little time

We have had a lot of things on our plate the last few weeks. With trying to get the winter room done before it gets to cold, we also have family coming out for the holiday, and projects that have to be completed in So. California this weekend. I just haven't had the time to write much. So as soon as I can, I will sit down and lay it all down :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Only one thing better than an Az sunset...

An Az sunrise...

The weather has been great out here the past few weeks. Consturction has been coming along. We almost have our "winter room" completed. In less than a week the weather is going to turn. We've been in the mid 40° at night, with 80° during the day.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Who said we don't do fall in Az

Here it is

It's always a challenge.

We ran out of propane last night. After I got home from work had to change tanks and relight the pilots on the hot water heater, and fridge. The water heater was a snap. The fridge is a chore. It weighs about a 100#'s! but we managed, had to lift it off it's stand, to light the pilot in the back. Oh it was full also!

On another note, the weather has been awsome the past week. Cool in the mornings (around 60° and no colder than high 40's) life out here has been good.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sorry for the delay in posting.

It's been a mad house around here. We've had a sick child, cold temperatures, Job losses, and all the other wonderful life that happens. I've also had a problem with Sprints Data Services, and can no longer post from my phone (on a consistent basis at least, it seems to only work when it wants too) I will work through all this and still keep everyone posted to our adventures.
For now a quick update. The winter room (aka school room, office, living room) is coming along nicely as you can see from the photos I posted earlier. We are also working on getting our Jeeps up and running. When the weather makes that final turn for the worse, we won't have to worry about not being able to get into town. We have also started to go out and gather the fire wood we'll need for this winter. I recently bought a nice chain saw to make that chore go a bit quicker.

That's our life for now.

Been working on the winter rm.

Finished the roof today, and our custom built door is on. The stove has also been installed. Just need to do the finish work.