The Heeler throwing his loop around the back legs of the steer. I know it doesn't sound possible to lasso the hind legs of an animal that's running and bucking but these guys do it every day to the point that being able to do it is not what's amazing, its how fast they can do it that's incredible.
Only one picture again today, things are getting better, this one only took 15 minutes to upload. Hopefully I can get the blog back to normal in the next couple of days.
Not much is happening today, except it's still rainy, very cloudy, and my Internet reception is pitiful. But I can't leave until they get my tires done, fortunately tomorrow morning they're supposed to put the new tires on the Arctic Fox, so I might leave right after that and go boondocking in Congress Arizona and hope the Internet is better over there.
I'm doing okay electricity wise with all of the bad weather; just keeping my 17-inch laptop turned off is the primary reason for that. But so far, after five days of really cloudy skies, I'm still only down about 50% on my batteries. And I think my lithium-ion batteries have a lot to do with that because they charge quicker than lead-acid batteries. So any time a little bit of sunshine comes through the clouds, my meter shows 50 or 60 amps pouring into the batteries for as long as that little bit of sunshine lasts.
Unfortunately, I don't have anything to compare it to because I don't recall ever having this much cloudy weather for this long. And I've still got two days to go before this mess is done. But I really have been impressed with the batteries and the solar panels' ability to charge them a little bit whenever the opportunity arises. So the limited electricity has been more of an annoyance than a problem. And the biggest problem has been the extreme slowness of my Internet, or the lack thereof.