Paradise ponders... The solar guys showed up again today, but they didn't make near as much progress as they wanted to – the cold and the mud slowed them down a lot. They'll be back on Saturday to continue. Today they got the conduit and box installed at the meter end. Remaining is a bit of conduit and a box on the shed end. This is turning out to be a much bigger job than they had anticipated, mainly because their salesman did a poor job of estimating it. I suspect he's going to hear about that, if he hasn't already.
Elray the well driller now has casing all the way down to 281' deep. He got delayed today by running out of gas for his welder; he had to run into Logan to get some more. Then he got side-tracked by a field full of trailers for sale just south of Hyrum, one of which was exactly the kind of 5 ton dump trailer he coveted. I think he's going to buy it :) So it won't be until tomorrow that he drills down past that collapsing sandstone layer.
Yesterday when we went up to Hardware Ranch, we saw a stray golden retriever wandering around out in the boonies, not near any homes. She looked partially emaciated, like it had been a week or so since she had a good meal. She'd come to within 25' or so of us, but we couldn't get her to come any closer. Today we went back with some dog treats and a leash to try and find her, but we didn't see any sign of her at all. We're hoping someone has rescued her, and she's not out there all alone in the snow and mud. It was quite beautiful up there today, with snow all around us: