I have taken 190 photographs today. It is the equivalent of around 6 rolls of 35 mm film. I wouldn't have known how the exposures turned out for a month. Developing and printing them myself would have been an expensive nightmare of grueling effort in a darkroom. What the commercial printers did with their mechanized developing machines was shameful. Slides were a bit better but time was not kind to plastic positives.
Last night the elderly woman with the cute pup who was warning everyone of the high winds today said:
"You should take down your awning."
"It's okay. If it does blow down, the poles will fall and the canopy will flap against the camper. It's old tech."
She had an RV with an expensive electric roller reefing awning.
"Old technology is best." She replied.
The wind went over the canyon today. Only a gentle breeze evaporated the sweat and cooled me. Up on the prairie the wind whipped the dry grasses.
In Canyon city they don't sell beer.
"It's a dry county." Said an old cowboy mechanic in the grocery store. "You'll have ta go ta Amarillo ta get beer."
"Do you know where I can get a propane refill?"
"Yah can't get no propane here. It's Sundee."