Saturday, July 31, 2010

Agh now that's better...

Had a gully washer yesterday, in fact the wife had to use low range to get home... Aboyt time, we really need the moisture.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Better late than never...

Still need some finish work...

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

First night...

Getting ready to sleep in the new suite for the first time... Hope all goes well...

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Finally Rain!

Had a nice storm roll through last night, just enough to keep the dust down, and cool things off. Awoke to 70 degrees slight breeze and still a little cloudy. In a word nice.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

DCR Promo3



Here's something I forgot I put on YouTube, enjoy!

The weather is a tease...

I watched a nice thunderstorm rolling in yesterday, it got about two miles away and poof it was gone... An hr later I hear the tell tell boom of another one, look behind us and hear comes another... Two miles out poof it's gone. Took a ride and it did rain, quite a bit, just not were it did me any good! it did cool off for a few min then shot back up... Such a tease....

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Cheapie Solar System




Here is a really neat DIY Home Solar system. Very simple, and really close to what we have. Our system is also based on the Harbor Freight solar panels, we have three of them in fact.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Long night

Some times I wonder if we'll make it out here. Tonight is one of those times. Its hot, humid, and completely still! Add to that no sleep and an early day at work... Not enjoying life right now...

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Can we say government watchlist?

Putting up the misters really helped, but the wind kept changing direction on us, soooo I put up my netting! Instant 15 degree change!

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Dealing with the weather

After my last post the weather made one hell of a turn. It was hot humid and still all night. Never went below 90 until 4 am and then only down to 85... Today is a bit nicer, 95 currently but with a breeze. I did install a misting system on the front porch. So bring on the heat!
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Friday, July 9, 2010

Contaminating the weather

Last year on July 3rd we had the thunderstorm of the century. Several inches of rain in a matter of minutes. Washing out our drive way, and the main road. It changed the landscape it was so large. This year is a complete oppisite. We have had tempatures well below average, mid to high eighties, with lows at night in the sixties. The summer monsoons (By the way, the term "monsoons" as in "when the monsoons arrive ..." is a meteorological no-no. There is no such beast. The word should be used in the same manner that "summer" is used. Consequently, the proper terminology is "monsoon thunderstorms" not "monsoons.") have just not been able to gather enough energy, or moisture. In fact the dewpoint is only 32 ° we need three consecutive days of a dew-point at or above 55 ° to be in official monsoon weather pattern (dispite what the national weather service has to say about the situation. Several years ago, they changed the definition of the start of the season from dew-point based to calander based. While some thunderstorms can develope over night in June, it is in no way a monsoon flow with out a sustained elevated dew-point.) add to that the fact that the last bit of rain was well over a month ago, things around here are a bit on the dry side. But at the time of this writing, we have seen an influx of moisture in the past 24 hrs.  In fact the dew point shot up to 50 degrees yesterday, as a small rain storm rolled through the area.

Some Stats...

Monsoon Facts and Figures
1896-1992

Average date of monsoon beginning...........................July 7
In 2 out of 3 years the monsoon begins......................July 1 through July 16
Earliest Monsoon beginning on record.......................June 16, 1925
Latest monsoon beginning on record..........................July 25, 1987
Average date of first break in monsoon......................August 16
Average total number of monsoon days.....................56
Greatest number of monsoon days on record.............99 in 1984
Greatest number of consecutive monsoon days on record........72 in 1984 (June 25 through September 5)
Least number of monsoon days on record.....................27 in 1962
Wettest monsoon on record (July, Aug. and Sept. rainfall)....9.38 inches in 1984
Driest monsoon on record (July, Aug. and Sept. rainfall)....35 inches in 1924
Average monsoon rainfall (July, Aug. and Sept.)............2.45 inches
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I will not be tolerant. I will not be politically correct. I will not be silent. I will speak the truth. I will do all that is in my power to oppose the Marxist subversion and destruction of this Country and I will not go quietly.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The going is slow, but it is a going

Still trying to get the paint finished. Carpet has been ordered and will be here soon. Still looks like we'll move into the new digs by months end.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Made some headway...

We were able to sale one of toys tonight, which is a big relief. We now have all the money needed to finish the house! We may be able to move in by the end of the month!


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