10 September 2010

Quick trip to Terlingua Ranch last wknd


























Yep, you guessed it...Bigfoot here again at the keyboard.







Made a fast dash to South Brewster Co last Friday. Left near DFW area about noon and arrived at the destination a little before 8PM...still some day light left to unpack by.



Cool mornings and warm ( no actually a tad HOT) afternoons...great weather. The Mexican General grasshoppers were munching away all the ocotillo leaves, trying to kill my precious ocotillo, the nasty bastards. Some were pretty big, one of them demanded a light from me.



Enjoyed a visit with old and new friends at Tffnguy's new abode nearby, great time and great food thanks to David and Just Me. Fran, Robert, James, RN and Misty, 2 Simplify and partner, And David the Legion dude all made for a nice breakfast brunch.



Later some of us hooked back up and the Legion for some tasty adult beverages and good old fashioned BS'n... and around dusk we migrated down the gravel road a piece for some more adult beverages, some din-din and lead slingin' at David's place until dark thirty and a sky full of stars...another Swell time was had. This time a new friend Lee was along for this segment of the Labor Day Wknd Hullaballoo.



David with his persuasive way of convincing us....talked us into staying another day...so we did, and departed late afternoon on Monday for Cowtown, spent the night in a motel in Colorado City, and made it to home by 10AM Tue..plenty of time for Caren's class late in the day.


See some pics from the wknd...and of Caren's morning hike near the cabin looking for petrified tree stumps, et al. And our solar clothes dryer.



Got home Tue AM to find the water well pump at the house burned out...no water. A call to the outfit that drilled it for me 16 yrs ago...and yep...they replaced the pump, upsized it slightly, and added 20 feet to the well pump depth. Water at 75', pump now at 120' and total well depth is 145'. That original pump lasted longer than expected...so I'm good to go for a long time. (wish I had this well near Terlingua) Now only issue is I'm $1700 poorer...but gotta have H2O right?



Hoping to get back down south in a few weeks.....My brother is out of the hospital after having to go go back in to fight infection from a sinus infection that was about to get outta control with the anti-rejection meds he's on as a result of the liver transplant. Hopefully things will simmer down for awhile.



Adios Y'all...!!!

4 comments:

tffnguy said...

Bigfoot, was great to have you'll over. Sorry to hear about the pump. That sucks!

See you in a few weeks.

Littlefoot said...

Yep...but this house has had "free" and good quality water just for the elect cost of running the pump for the last 16 yrs...so in the big picture guess it ain't that bad. Look forward to seeing you in a few weeks, David.

Littlefoot said...

Yep...but this house has had "free" and good quality water just for the elect cost of running the pump for the last 16 yrs...so in the big picture guess it ain't that bad. Look forward to seeing you in a few weeks, David.

Nick Cooper said...

glad to hear that he is out of the hospital.

hope your wells last 2 times as long this time. good investment