My underground weeks

By: ycd0108, 2:20 PM GMT on September 30, 2011

I'm hoping today to finish the underground pipes and wiring to my well. The main line is all in and backfilled. We seem to have brought the services in for about the same cost as the quote I had for replacing the overhead lines but now I won't need to worry about windfall taking down the wires and we can start to selectively log the tangle of standing dead and root rot forest along the old line. That is: Once the cable company gets here on Wednesday to pull their cable through the buried conduit and drop the overhead gear.
In fact we did a few other things because we had an open trench: upgraded pipes and wiring to two existing wells.
Next the main service building where all the underground services extend from will need to be reinforced because the one thing that was stabilizing the entry drop poles was the tension of our lines overhead.
Finally I have to keep reminding myself to: DRAW A DETAILED MAP of the installation because in a couple of years the ways we have cut and filled will be overgrown again.
It is starting to dawn here, overcast but no rain.


Flak Jacket in place

By: ycd0108, 2:18 AM GMT on September 27, 2011

Fidel Castro has written his latest "Reflections":
http://www.granma.cu/ingles/reflections-i/26sept- 40Reflex1a.html
Yes, he criticizes President Obama, but I ask you to read what he has to say

Updated: 2:26 AM GMT on September 27, 2011



By: ycd0108, 4:08 AM GMT on September 24, 2011

I tried but:
When parts of the Upper Atmosphere Research Sat. impact they might cause small craters.
Should we call them:
UARS Holes?


Shallow Underground

By: ycd0108, 12:35 AM GMT on September 22, 2011

My little BackHoe can generally get down about 30" here then it bogs down on the Hardpan. I got up to the well head and spent quite a while on one nugget cemented in beside the casing - it's not real cement - just what slurry from the drilling turns into after 15 years.
Maybe B.P. should try this material next time.
I've been attempting to get as much ditching done as I can before the rain.
So about 16:30 it starts to rain and I dig up the water and power to the greenhouse at about that time. I had shut off the electrical power but the water quickly makes the ditch a dirty pool and when I ran down to shut it off the broken pipe slurps back sand and grit.
I wonder if I'm wasting my time on the small machine. Once the bigger BackHoe operator gets back from his road trip he'll make short work of the mess I have made but I'm learning: basically one has to aim for a point ahead where the hand motion to push, pull or yaw the control stick is second nature and the boom and digging bucket start to behave automatically.
Ultimately it might be just sitting in front of the computer with a playstation that actually accomplishes a task. In fact that technology is working now but I do not have the money and somebody will still need
"Boots on the ground" (or slightly underground in this case)


Earthquake Report

By: ycd0108, 2:46 PM GMT on September 18, 2011

http://earthquake-report.com/2011/09/18/very-strong -earthquake-in-sikkim-india/


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