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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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Hey Zune and Microsoft - You *almost* got it right....

I was piddling on Friday. The boys from Navasota Valley Electric had just about every inch of the driveway filled up with service trucks as they tied me to the grid so there wasn’t a whole lot I could do. My daughter emailed me from Italy and said she had finally made up her mind to change from an iPod to a Zune music player. Well Glory Be!

Zune on the left

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Batteries and Boondocking – The Last Piece of the Puzzle

I know there has been post after post on the blog concerning the problems and challenges

Messin' with the Boondocking Batteries

I have had with my house battery set up. It is hard to convey the absolute dependence you have on a set of batteries when you have no access whatsoever to shore power. I can’t pick up and go to an RV park or even get access to a common wall

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Cult Food

I would never allude to being a gourmet cook. Not even close. However, I do have a gal friend in Atlanta who is a great Southern Cook. Ceil regales me with menus like smothered pork chops with scalloped potatoes and gravy or hand cut rib eyes and baked sweet potatoes. Yum!

Uh Huh! Wolf Brand Chili

One day last year she asked me what was for supper and I said “Wolf Brand

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