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Back on the Grid

Just a recap here to start. I have been at the new jobsite near Calvert,TX for 52 days. No electricity or water for that entire time period. My Generac 6.6 kw propane generator has run 210 hours. I have been in boondocking situations before like at Cranfills Gap.

The electricity inches closer

The difference here at Calvert was we thought electricity would be available within 2 weeks of our arrival. Well, that

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Boondocking Basics – Batteries are Crucial

My mission this week while I was at the stick house in Dallas was two-fold. I was going to buy replacement house batteries for the Old Girl and I was going to research more about the house battery set up. It had become obvious to me over the past few weeks dealing with the failing 8D absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries that I was probably dealing with a pre-mature failure due to the way

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More Snow In Texas!

We worked like our hair was on fire Monday. Tuesday was forecasted for 4-6″ of snow as far south as where we were. Nothing will make a job site muddier than melting snow so we knew we were going to have another few days off.

Sure enough, I got up Tuesday morning to rain and sleet. The Weather Radar showed the snow was on the way.

Snow begins to blanket the ground

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Dancin' the Dance

When I got to the new jobsite on Tuesday I was whipped. By the time I bulldozed out the RV parking spot and got everything situated and hooked up outside my old Wrangler butt was draggin’ the ground. I was really looking forward to some satellite TV, a cold beer and a hot meal. According to previous experience, I ran the Generac generator 2 hours to top off the batteries. I watched TV a

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