Author Archives: Joel

About Joel

You shouldn't ask these questions of a paranoid recluse, you know.

It’s all fun and games till the lawsuits start…

h/t

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Damn it, Jim! I’m documentation, not tech support!

So, concerning our exciting new header… I get this email from Ian’s IT guy who I think is not enjoying his opportunity to be a part of my cavalcade of obsolescence… The problem you are now experiencing is due to … Continue reading

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Got Ian’s powershed closed up.

With the door we brought yesterday from the big town about 50 miles away. You wouldn’t think it would take as long as it did – we spent more than 3 hours getting this thing attached to the building and … Continue reading

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Spent the day away from the Gulch…

Landlady and I have been working at Ian’s, and today’s assignment was to dispose of the junk we recently cleaned out of the powershed and then acquire a new powershed door. The first required a trip to the county dump, … Continue reading

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I guess the necrophilia alone should have alerted us to a problem…

In hindsight, those Disney cartoons sure are creepy. No? I mean, think about it – most of the male characters aren’t characters at all, just objectified plot devices furthering the creepy sexualized appetites of the female protagonists. Body shaming, classism … Continue reading

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…and the people who use more electricity than I do also have bigger generators.

S&L are out of the state on some family business and I’m watching their place. Notionally watering the plants, not that that has taken any effort. Keeping the wild birds fed and interested in hanging around. And generally… “I hope … Continue reading

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Smarter than the average dust bunny…

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Fog now?

This is just so wrong. I’ve been promised temps in the sixties every day this week and it has yet to happen. In terms of sunshine I’ve lost all faith in “free beer tomorrow,” though I do admit there was … Continue reading

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Oughta run for senate, then.

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What young elk do when they think you’re not watching

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I call it, Old Man Sitting by Furnace with Dog.

…and it’s how I spent basically all of yesterday after morning chicken chores. Because it was cold and wet – at one point it even snowed. With the exception of that one snowy interval it rained solidly from sometime in … Continue reading

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Damn it!

Who stole my crochet patterns?

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Two months from now this’ll seem balmy.

Still getting a lot of weather. Overnight rain, morning wind. I have no idea what the wind will blow in. Smart money says I won’t like it very much. By winter standards it isn’t even cold out. Would have gotten … Continue reading

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The lying liars who want to rule us

I can’t wait to live in their perfect world. It’ll be so peaceful and nice. Project Veritas Catches Democrat Senator McCaskill On Camera: She’ll Vote To Ban High-Capacity Mags Project Veritas released another bombshell video on Monday night, this time … Continue reading

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They keep pushing back the forecast for the next sunny day.

Since a week ago yesterday, or for the past eight days, the next sunny day was always forecast to be three days away. Today I note we were supposed to have “rain and drizzle” this morning. In the forecaster’s defense, … Continue reading

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Lots of elk around the cabin

Along around six TB got all worked up about something outside the cabin. He seems to find all this natural stuff endlessly fascinating/threatening so he can go off about anything from a coyote in the yard to a bird in … Continue reading

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Cozy time for Torso Boy…

I’ve been passing out early which means waking up early. This morning at 4 I was done sleeping but Butterfly Brain definitely was not. So I came back to the (nice warm) bedroom from the ivory throne to find him … Continue reading

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Fake but Accurate

Here’s a joke to get Sunday off to a good start… THE BIKER A little girl was leaning into a lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to … Continue reading

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Ancient Aboriginal Tupperware

Wide stretches of the landscape around here is just little rocks and pebbles… …and sometimes it pays to keep your eyes on the ground if you’re in a safe spot because interesting stuff can appear. People have been here a … Continue reading

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Precocious

Not quite ready for that, young ladies… To avoid the risk of mansplaining I never tell new pullets that they shouldn’t hang out in the nesting boxes because then they just fill them with shit which I have to clean … Continue reading

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