Yep, you can check that box for me as well. Almost overnight my backyard range has turned from a stretch of nothing but dirt to an entire patch of purselane.
Bummer about the ocatillo- love those things. Our's are bright green and vigorous now. Also love the saguaro's when we travel over the divide and across AZ.Only 1/4 inch here but the wind blew an Ocotillo over that has stood it for 10 years. I would bet that some folks lost their seguaros.
Ahh man that’s a bummer. And yeah that wind has been no joke. This year just about everything on the swamp cooler decided to go so I’ve been on and off the roof. At one point I picked up one of the panels and thought I might turn into a human kite. It was almost a Tim The Tool Man Taylor moment there, I’ll tell ya! 😱 😆Only 1/4 inch here but the wind blew an Ocotillo over that has stood it for 10 years. I would bet that some folks lost their seguaros.
Yeah it’s…. It sucks. Of course with the recent rains too you get to play that fun game of, “Is it the pump or humidity?” This time it was both lolSwamp cooler maintenance- the gift that keeps on giving. Amazing to live down here without a true air conditioner / refrigerated air. We are swamp coolers only for the 20 years we've been here. Which means I've been up and down the ladder to the roof, well, a couple of times....
Thanks Cromag that’s actually really good advice about the ceiling fans. I too live in a raised tin palace lol. My place has no fans and for some reason no ceiling lighting was installed when they built it either. I’ve been thinking a long time on running a line up the wall and over and putting in some fans with lights. I think that just concreted that decision for me. 👍 (and jeeze yeah don’t get me started on PNM. I live out in the county and the electricity prices are phenomenally higher than in town 😤) … but I also have an acre so I can shoot my slingshot a good distance. Pluses and minuses to everything. I try to stay positive.Ceiling fans are your friend. We have the luxury of not living on a flat rock and used our crawl space under the house to allow us to put the swamper on the ground and re-duct with ease. No roof around here anymore .When the humidity rises the fans save the day even in 100+ temps and we don't have to spend the extra $100 a month for a refer unit to support PNM.
I’m so sorry to see that Pebble Shooter. That’s an awful lot of destruction. Hopefully not too many lives have been lost.Way too much rain in Germany these days: Hochwasserkatastrophe: Reportage aus dem Kreis Ahrweiler - Bild 2 von 17
Way too much rain in Germany these days: Hochwasserkatastrophe: Reportage aus dem Kreis Ahrweiler - Bild 2 von 17
I love the look of desert places. Im on Texas gulf coast and flat , but pretty green most of the year. This summer we have got more rain for this time of year in a long time. Who knows. But I love the look of your open spaces