It has been a long day of rest. That late night migraine set me back a full day today. That is ok since there is another day tomorrow.
For those that like to read about innovative folks, especially old bicycles, please run on over to www.oldfool.org and tell him TheOFM sent you. The man has some special opinions but he is as good at making things out of left over stuff as my life used to be. It is usually a fun read.
Last night during all the illness and blindness, we had a major lightning storm in the mountains next to the campground. From the flash of light until the thunder was often less than a one count. An old habit of mine left over from a lot of days on the water or in the open country is to count the seconds from the flash to the sound. Divide by five and you have a reasonable approximation of how many miles away the lightning was. That can be very important when you run for shelter.
By remembering the times you can approximate the time left until the storm gets to you. A couple of times small caves or large rocks have been nice to have. Other times my boat has kept me decently safe under a bridge on the lake or bay. On a few occasions you just hunker down to be lower than the rest of the area and get wet, sometimes cold too.
With a little luck my new mattress and coffee pot will make it in tomorrow as promised by UPS tracking. As of right now it is listed as in Mesquite, TX. That will a nice trick to get it here for the morning delivery to the campground.
In between horizontal times today, research has been going on about the next location for the Castle. Some locations that were considered are still ten or more degrees too hot. Just for fun Rockport was checked. They had 96 with a 109 heat index to compare with Alpine’s 83 with a heat index of 82. Yep this is a better location for comfort. The A/C was not used AGAIN today.
Tomorrow is supposed to get into the upper 80’s to warm us up. That is ok since there is an indoor adventure waiting for me to help in trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.