Hey everyone! Happy new year!
I hope everyone had a good Christmas and new year start.
We went to Tim and Taylor‘s place and from there to Brian‘s sister Shari’s. Came back through Tucson and went to a party in Winterhaven. It was really cool. Just about every house in the neighborhood is lit up for Christmas and we went around on scooters to see all the lights. I kept hitting potholes and hitting myself with the scooter. I don’t think I’ve ever even ridden a scooter so I didn’t know what I was doing! Lol. People on foot we’re going faster than I was ! 😂
The food was excellent! They had a vegan catered dinner and appetizers. Delicious!
Came back home and it was 40° in the trailer. It’s pretty small so didn’t take long to warm up.
Went back to Tucson to Craig and Nicki‘s for New Year’s eve. It was pretty low-key. Just played some games and ate junk food. Haha
It seems like every time we look at the weather it says it’s going to be sunny but then it is cloudy. It seems like we have had more clouds than sun. Two days ago we basically had a blizzard come through and it was 18°! Apparently that was the lowest it has been in a very long time and the snow stuck to the ground. It was really pretty cool and I enjoyed walking around in the snow. I also shoveled some snow into one of our rain catchment barrels. Saw many different wildlife footprints (coyotes rabbits and javalina)
So Brian fixed the water leak from when the rock truck busted it. However with the freezing temperatures every morning we have not had water. But once the sun comes out the water comes back on. We think it’s freezing up near the well house because they didn’t bury the line deep enough. We really look forward to the day when we get our large rain catchment tanks and they are full of water. Hopefully we will not have to rely on well water anymore. Also we will make sure they do not freeze.
I will never again take water for granted or comfort for that matter. I look forward to the day when we have a house that is well insulated with a nice shower! I know that day will come. No regrets! We are still having a great time.
I have been experimenting with the soil to see how it holds together. Cob is straw sand and clay. We know people who built their house out of it. I want to make a wood burning oven. We also plan on making forms out of wood and try making some adobe bricks. I’ll let you know how that goes. Thanks everyone!!!