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Now I feel very old.

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Construction workers must go through this all the time.

I can’t do C until B is complete, but B is stalled because I’m having trouble with A… And I really need C. I need to install the upper door before I can do the siding up there. But first … Continue reading

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So I got an email from Ian early this morning…

Asking about my image embedding problem, wanting to know if I was working on the Visual or Text screen. Because he said he tried it on the Visual screen and it worked fine. And I almost responded immediately, saying I … Continue reading

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Summer Idyll – And it’s about time.

Well, crap. If there’s a way to add photos to posts in this new, improved WordPress version I’ve so far failed to find it. So just imagine there are pictures here, I suppose. I’ve got things to do. I really … Continue reading

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Free Claire Fiction!

You ever wonder about that old koan, “If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him?” So did Claire, with a beautiful result.

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Great. Now Ghost is mad at me.

The morning started out so well. The boys and I took a little walk to Ian’s to put yesterday’s eggs in his fridge. Then I ate breakfast and coffee’d up before hitching up the trailer and going to get the … Continue reading

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I have no talent for sorting out this kind of thing.

Part of my new troubles with WordPress came from having installed Noscript at the same time. But not the most important parts: The Add Media button seems to simply not do anything anymore. I can upload pictures, and I can … Continue reading

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“The rolling in shit can stop.”

I’m pleased that Ghost has come to some new normal in the matter of the cattle. Unfortunately it does involve rolling in fresh cowshit and then coming inside to share the experience with me. But at least if he’s chasing … Continue reading

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Googleapis(dot)com is my sworn enemy.

I don’t know what it is, but it’s my enemy just the same. For weeks now, Wildblue has decided that dialup speed is good enough for the likes of me. No, there’s nothing wrong with the modem or the satellite … Continue reading

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So this is how the range wars started?

There’s gonna be another one before long, the way things are going. You remember two weeks ago I said that cattle operation did something witless with their new well pump, and now they’re pumping water all over the ground? I … Continue reading

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Cows prowl at night*

So last night around eight the boys got very interested in going outside. Since that’s about the right time for their last chance to empty the tanks, I thought nothing of it. Until Ghost launched out the door, and I … Continue reading

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Gives me new respect for .22 Shorts.

In the course of a long life I never had opportunity to personally use a “powder-actuated driver”* before yesterday. I’ve seen them before, of course, even seen them used. But I never loaded and whacked one. Now, through a serendipitous … Continue reading

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Being POTUS would drive me crazy.

Seriously, if I had to spend my days on bullshit photo ops, pretending to take seriously the people who are pretending to take me seriously… …I’d just flip completely out one morning and carpet-nuke Liechtenstein or something.

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Okay, that’s humbling…

A cliche’ among us small hobby bloggers is the Tamalanche, in which Tam at View From The Porch links to something you posted and your page views spike briefly into big-boy numbers. It’s a rush. I don’t really know anything … Continue reading

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Consider the humble driver bit…

So this afternoon I was playing with my new cordless drill, putting in some new upper handholds for the loft ladder. The originals weren’t terribly well engineered and had worked loosish, and some groggy morning one was going to pull … Continue reading

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Me so well equipped

Got a care package today! Check it out… Oh, this is gonna get a lot of use this summer. In fact there’s an interior job I got the parts for yesterday that just went to the front of the queue … Continue reading

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I did my part for the Ayn Rand Fan Club yesterday…

Found it on a sale rack at Wal-Mart. A cheap sale rack – somebody in store management apparently didn’t expect to sell them otherwise. Thanks to Ian I’ve already seen the first two installments: I reviewed the first one here, … Continue reading

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Two cows with calves showed up in the yard this morning…

And they lumbered out of the brush just as I was loading the boys to go do an early chore at J&H’s place. Everything stopped while Ghost ran off to explain a few things. To his credit he herded them … Continue reading

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To the person who sent me that Slime tire inflator…

So this afternoon I arrived home later than planned, tired and frazzled and in a very bad mood because I had just learned I was somehow issued an old man’s eyes and then I spent an hour in a crowded … Continue reading

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Posterior Vitreous Detachment…

…is nothing to worry about, according to my offensively-cheerful ophthalmologist, unless it proceeds to a detached retina. Which ‘rarely’ happens. So don’t get all freaked out or anything, Joel. And when it happened to my right eye last month I … Continue reading

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