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Thank you, Tyler!
 
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> temperature monitoring...

I was going to suggest using an old laptop, but: A brief skim of available software tells me there are very sophisticated products out there, actively maintained... And a whole lot of others. It's a rich technical area but that means that to make intelligent decisions will take a bit of study. A geek is needed. <g>

Here is one product list providing a very high level view of the the top of the field for any that might want to cop a look-see.

https://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/hardwareandsoftware.asp

So small "appliance" type pieces of tech may be the quick and dirty way to get some measurements w/out a lot of study. However, that's not a given. The time spent vs. results with low end stuff may not actually work out well. It's been my repeated experience that good quality (ie. expensive) tools, parts, material are _much_ easier to get set up  and  working right - once one gets over an initial learning curve. So time/money saved with small, low cost, stand alone monitors may in the end not return value. It looks like a judgment call, a roll of the dice. If you have a dedicated geek, going to a real system looks like a no brainer, but with no geek - then the small stuff may be worth a try.

To be clear: The cost that matters here is _time_, not money. What saves time is ease of use and reliability. The latter particularly suffers with low cost equipment.


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Very jealous of your opportunities- good luck for the winter!
 
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> Jen takes good pics... flattering

Hey, I do flattery!  It's really fun sometimes. <G>  

But, well, I wasn't...   I was just being square and awkward and truthful. <GGG>


So There.
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More work at Allerton Abbey today. Looking forward to getting back to Jeremy’s plot to feed Cloud and go to sleep!

(Day 10)
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Fred prospecting for lost keys
Fred prospecting for lost keys
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The saw in Ranger Doug getting ready to go to the Abbey
The saw in Ranger Doug getting ready to go to the Abbey
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Jaqi&rsquo;s up-cycled, stylish new face shield (don&rsquo;t worry, we don&rsquo;t actually think this provides any safety)
Jaqi’s up-cycled, stylish new face shield (don’t worry, we don’t actually think this provides any safety)
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Jaqi and Fred leveling the cob floor
Jaqi and Fred leveling the cob floor
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Jaqi and Dave smoothing the floor
Jaqi and Dave smoothing the floor
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Screens we made for Allerton Abbey during the ATC
Screens we made for Allerton Abbey during the ATC
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Fred and Austin working on the deck
Fred and Austin working on the deck
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Cool root wood that might eventually be made into something
Cool root wood that might eventually be made into something
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