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Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty). YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/TheFieldLab Daily live streams at https://www.youtube.com/thefieldlab/live John Wellshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12783305402239706779noreply@blogger.comBlogger4107125
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wired up and working....

Thu, 2019/12/05 - 4:10pm
70,83,42,0,B
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A shower for the Casita...

Wed, 2019/12/04 - 2:28pm



Talked the client out of buying one of those cheap plastic showers.  My landlord put one in my studio in Brooklyn and the first thing I did was rip it out and build one I was happy with.  Just got the new 36" square shower pan and I am going to build a custom stall for the Casita that is much nicer for the same price as those crappy ones.  67,79,36,0,B


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something different...

Tue, 2019/12/03 - 5:06pm
Running wire for a 240 VAC hot water heater in good old fashioned galvanized conduit for an "on the grid" client.  A little more dangerous than 12 VDC... 61,74,36,0,B
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2019/12/02 - 9:54am
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watch...

Sun, 2019/12/01 - 3:25pm
Mark 13:21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: 22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. 23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. 24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. 26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. 28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.  
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Saturday morning project...

Sat, 2019/11/30 - 2:04pm
(someone's watching you)73,81,57,0,B
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a friday night film

Fri, 2019/11/29 - 2:57pm
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Thanksgiving Dinner

Thu, 2019/11/28 - 5:13pm
Broke TFL tradition and cooked real food instead of a TV dinner.  52,70,42,0,B
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Closed due to inclimate weather...

Wed, 2019/11/27 - 3:12pm
Ben and a fog bow from last week...42,51,49, .04",B
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Old wood...

Tue, 2019/11/26 - 3:06pm
Some reclaimed weathered lumber from the scrap pile for a rustic Casita bathroom door... 69,80,65,0,W
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2019/11/25 - 12:54pm
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stuff happens...

Sun, 2019/11/24 - 1:23pm

RIP Ruth...my "Texas mom" 
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living room window trim...

Sat, 2019/11/23 - 3:02pm
67,73,40,0,B
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a friday night film

Fri, 2019/11/22 - 3:50pm
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electron magic...

Thu, 2019/11/21 - 4:38pm
72,85,55,0,B
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fuse and breakers...

Wed, 2019/11/20 - 2:23pm
75,87,59, .03",B
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New Battery Bank

Tue, 2019/11/19 - 2:56pm
New batteries and busbars hooked up and charging.  Put down one section of the final bathroom floor first.  I don't ever want to have to move those batteries again...they weigh 100 lbs. each.  70,82,41,0,B
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2019/11/18 - 11:22am
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Christ In You

Sun, 2019/11/17 - 3:12pm
Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
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The Utilities Wall

Sat, 2019/11/16 - 1:42pm
Finally got the Casita batteries and I will be installing them next week...the ones we had were loaners from TFL so we could get phone and internet.  Went in this morning and disconnected everything from the solar panels and pulled out my batteries.  Installed a firm backing of OSB for the electronics and future plumbing (water pump, expansion tank, and water heater).  63,74,37,0,B
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