Thursday, February 17, 2011
Three in a row
As the embers and coals ebbed, we put on a dutch oven full of Idaho Russet Burbank potatoes for Thursday breakfast. Eggs & Taters here we come! Yum.
Sparky came rather late yesterday but being the frenetic, hyper electrician that he is, he had the 30 amp service installed in well under one hour. He really chose a creative mounting for the all-weather unit. He's a great guy. Afterwards, he helped me realize how easy it would be to wire up the inside of the house. I had a major breakthrough with this realization and we will probably proceed soon in that direction.
After Sparky departed, I headed overta Cottonwood. Probably wouldn't have gone except we were out of drinking water. We buy all our culinary drinking water from a "water store" over there. It's 30 cents a gallon and well worth the time and trouble to get it. Fifteen gallons generally lasts nearly two weeks. We use our own well water for everything except for drinking.
On the way back, we ran into Gary at the gas station. He had loaded 350 firre bricks into the back of his truck. That's probably 2000+ pounds. They are pristine and amazing fire bricks with quite an interesting backstory. Maybe we will tackle an earth oven afterall.
Susun and Stasea had a fine day yesterday. The photos below was from the beach walk and the train ride. Here's the text of a note Susun sent early Wednesday:
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