Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Bobcats are back

Actually I don't think they ever left, this is their home.  We see them now and then but it's not often I get a chance to take a photo of them together.

These guys showed up right at dinner time last night when I put some ribs on the grill.  It's kind of a surprise to go out to my BBQ and see them just 50 feet away staring at me.  I guess they were hungry.

The pool is coming along great, only two more subcontractors to go and I can fill it with water which will come from my metered water here in this part of Arizona.  Normally my water bill is about $20 a month; I don't have a clue what it will cost to fill it.

While the east and south sides of the pool area have the masonry barrier you've seen in the photos, the north side barrier will be a combination wood fence and slanted wall that will support eight 6 1/2' dia. circular solar water heaters that will extend the pool season to about 9 months of the year.  To get approval for this design I had to build a prototype and submit drawings to the county building department. The drawings were readily approved and were said to be a creative and innovative design that did double duty.  I wonder if I could patent it?


  1. Those are gorgeous pictures of the bobcats. They almost look like house cats. Definitely using solar to heat the pool is a fantastic idea. I think RV parks should do that. Maybe you want to show your design to some of them.

  2. That sounds like a design company waiting in the wings...mabe get a newspaper/magazine to feature the finished concept.. ( just don't put the address !) Could those bobcats jump the fence? better put the BBQ lid down when you are inside....