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I am posting one (or two) photos each week that describe common and often overlooked aspects of daily life. 
In a culture that puts so much value on the sensational, I want to learn to appreciate the beauty and precticality of the ordinary.

Week 1:

The New Year began with an intense winter blast. From late Sunday night to Wednesday afternoon, the temps stayed below 32*. We stayed quite toasty with an additional small heater. Although we had plenty of propane for the furnace (TSC ran out as they filled the tanks of  the guy behind us) we didn't use much with our two space heaters working so hard.

It took us a couple of hours to decide whether or not we needed to buy an extra heater (no desire for "extra" things when you live in a small sapce). So glad we decided to part with 25 dollars for this gem! It was worth every penny!

   1801 Heater

Week 2: 

Each winter we return to Austin to see family and work temporary jobs we have with the Regional Science Festival. Trey has been working the fair since the early 90's and this is Susan's eighth Science Fest year. The long hours are tiring, but it is always rewarding.

This is part of the team working out contractual issues in the event center.  Right now it is just a big open space, but in a few weeks, this hall will have over of 2,500 science projects coming and going. 


  1802 SFHall

Week 3a: 

The second winter blast hit. Fresh water in the tank was running low. Normally we would just fill our tank from the campground spigot, but our winter campground has very poor water. With no clean water source nearby (and an aversion to moving our rig to fill up), we needed to find another way to supply ourselves with fresh water once the temperatures dropped below freezing. Trey bought a simple $2 part and altered the cap on a 5 gallon jug. With an assist from our trusty ladder and multiple trips to the store, we were able to put enough water in the tanks for showers and such until the weather grew warmer. 

  1803 Water

Week 3b: 

When you find yourself Goggling "Do I need stitches?" you know your day has taken a downward turn. Trey's head had a close encounter with the hatchback of the Durango. It was a loud enough BANG that Susan dropped the groceries and ran back to the car.

It has been five days and the wound is almost healed without stitches. Trey makes a nice redhead, don't you think?

  1803 Injuryr


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