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Three Point Seven Five, and so I must leave.

The little gauge on the hot spot said 3.75 last time I looked so on a starvation diet of the Internet, being very careful to turn the damned thing off when you’re not using it, one can get by with … Continue reading

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Ah.

There’s still a lot of work to do, we’re no way done. But the part that required us to move right frickin’ out is complete, and well done.

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Little Bear has been a very sad puppy…

…these past few days, as in his life with stick-in-the-mud ol’ Daddy he has grown to expect his routine to remain more or less dependable. Then when Crazy Daddy showed up and started doing terrible things to LB’s Lair, culminating … Continue reading

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Success!

Ah, late monsoon weather. I’d have sworn it was going to rain and drip all afternoon. But the rain stopped and by 2 the sky was clearing. By 3 there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Which is good, because … Continue reading

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Dammit!

Well, the weather didn’t cooperate. You’d ask why that matters, since the tiles are being set indoors – and whatever other flaws the Secret Lair may incorporate, the roof does not leak. Yeah, I wondered the same thing, until I … Continue reading

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Okay, well, I guess there won’t be photographs after all.

Having left my broken camera’s mem card at Ian’s, I rummaged around in the drawer for another this morning but it doesn’t now contain any pictures so I guess – surprise! – I made a mistake. While scraping thinset I’d … Continue reading

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If you want to make LB very, very sad…

Just tell him, “Buddy, the first thing we have to move today is you.” and then do that, and then throw his bed out of the cabin, and then shuffle all the furniture around, and then start doing something bad … Continue reading

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I know, I know. We’re drifting apart.

I’m spending very little time online, this will probably continue for…well, until October. Because bandwidth limits somehow become more stringent when you’ve got 4 gig than when you’ve got 750 meg. I dunno: This modern logic, it escapes me. Also … Continue reading

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Ah ha! Well! That’s a problem.

It seems, thanks to Big Brother who thought to go look, that my emails are going out just fine: They’re just landing in spam folders thanks to the joelsgulch.com tag. Pee pee. Ca ca. Other expressions of disgust and dissatisfaction … Continue reading

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Joel’s never-ending narrative battle against entropy

It’s a cool and cloudy September day, which would have been perfect for cutting wood. Really wish I hadn’t blown myself out doing it yesterday in the sun. Be that as it may I did, so I scheduled today for … Continue reading

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Private to correspondents…

I’m beginning to suspect I have an email problem. Since switching email addresses I have sent emails and received emails, but I have never received a response to an email. This makes me suspect there’s a setting I left unswitched. … Continue reading

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QoD: “It doesn’t matter what comes out of my mouth” edition

Ladies and Gentlemen, Senator Harry (excuse me, I landed on my head) Reid: “It’s hard to believe in America today an FBI terror suspect not allowed to fly on an airplane can walk into a gun story in Las Vegas, … Continue reading

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The Really Great Dictator

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Joel the Sweaty

So today I went from this… To this… And of course this… And I still didn’t make it to the top. But I’m not going to worry about it for a while. Maybe I’ll get a wild hair and cut … Continue reading

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Slo-mo: The best thing that ever happened to gun videos

Busy day today, just how busy I’m not yet sure but I’m currently obsessing over a pile of old splintered wood. Plus there’s a trip to town I probably ought to make even though I don’t want to, and I’m … Continue reading

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Ladies, please. Punctuation is meaning.

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Gotta slack off on this “Internet” stuff…

It’s September 17 and according to this really cool hotspot I’ve been using for the past two weeks… …I’ve somehow used up 3 gigs of my 4-gig monthly bandwidth limit. I don’t really see how that can be, since the … Continue reading

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Secondary use works fine…

When this area was bought up by some real estate people and laid out as residential plots, they bulldozed a bunch of halfhearted roads here and there. Those that were never used have pretty much gone back to young versions … Continue reading

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CDC: Don’t Kiss your Chicken.

No, seriously. They said that. Also, keeping chickens in the house is generally a bad idea. This may actually be a historic day. Normally when I reference the CDC it’s for the purpose of ridiculing the CDC. In this case … Continue reading

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Not quite to the top…

Missed it by that much. If I’d cut everything I had ready to cut, I think I’d have made it. I love the hardwood pallets. They’re the only source of hardwood I’ve found for burning, and that lovely hard dense … Continue reading

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