More of the same – mining and fence posts. For once, the weather forecast was spot on. We woke to huge fluffy flurries; visibility on the roads was very poor but nothing was really accumulating. I think it was 40 degrees. Around 7-8am, the snow stopped, the sun came out and we felt it’d be a great work day. Then around midday, a very cold wind blew into the area and brought with it, small snow flurries. Then sun again; then more snow and cold. It was a very wet day!
Brian finished the posts to the east corner before we called it quits. We also completed a few more inches of mining.Sunday, 12/13
We woke to 30 degrees (‘felt like’ 19) and wind. We didn’t want to blow the work day so we bundled up and headed to the property to run wire. We worked for about an hour and then had to take a quick break to add a second pair of socks. Then back at it until sunset.
We finished running the first strand of wiring on the section of property near the attack dog (northwest side) and then headed ALL THE WAY up the hill along the northeast side to our east corner. Of the four main sides of the property, this is the longest stretch. Once we hit the corner, we debated on whether or not to continue. Because it was only 3:00pm, we decided to go until we couldn’t see anymore. Believe it or not, we came ALL THE WAY back down the hill with the second run and made it back to the north corner. Wow! That’s a lot of fencing (~1200 feet).
Because we do not get a lot of work time with both of us on-site, we decided to devote the entire day to the fence. Brian can hack away under the house as a solo project, so he’ll finish that up early in the week. We are still waiting on our plumbing and electric permits to arrive so there isn’t a terrible rush to finish the trench. You have to remember, we’re on New Mexico time.