Cool morning, to hot day later, but still nicer than Houston. It was at least 10 degrees cooler up here yesterday. Still brain boiling hot in the sun though, so I waited a bit before weeding in the garden.
I don’t see any sprouts, well, one or two things that might be veg, but mostly I see grass. Pulling it by hand, I can do a row in about 10 minutes. Two rows and my back is screaming at me though, so I didn’t get the whole thing weeded. Depending on temps, I’ll do more today.
I’ve got inside stuff to alternate with outdoor stuff to try and keep reasonably cool.
Last night was great. I spent a bit of time at sunset actually fishing. Didn’t get even a nibble, but I spent the time casting and tried a couple of different baits. Then after dinner, I lit a fire in the metal fire pit out on the dock and spun the dial on the shortwave for a couple of hours.
Nice open bands, heard some DX I never manage to hear, and even an australian station that I rarely hear at home. I need a good antenna and a bigger radio… or a good radio and a bigger antenna….
Since I can see the stars up here, I’m motivated to learn more about them. There might even be some astronomy content in the future. I did see about a dozen nice meteors, more than when we were watching the shower, but they weren’t as dramatic. Neat to see in any case.
Lots of big splashes on the lake too. If I could figure out how to catch them, I’d be eating fish tonight. Figuring that out is fairly high on the list of preps.
Speaking of preps, I did move some more food up here. We could go a month without starving, but we’d be pretty bored. I’m working on expanding both duration and variety. A chest freezer and a big UPS is pretty high on the list. ‘Course, septic is too.
Still stalled on the big projects waiting for other people.
Got plenty to do in the mean time.
BTW the propane “camping” instant water heater is working really well. It’s a bit of a comfort item, although hygiene is important, and morale is too. $200 well spent so far. No idea about longevity, but the only negatives in the amazon listings were people who let it freeze with water inside. Given proper maintenance, I don’t see why it couldn’t last a long time. If you’ve got the basics covered, I can vouch for how nice a hot shower is when you are filthy and sore.
One more thing to stack.
Stack all the things. You are your own infrastructure provider.