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That is exceedingly annoying.

I just spent over an hour on a bummed ride to the big town about 50 miles away for an appointment that lasted less than 15 minutes, because the doctor isn’t here and hasn’t been in all week. So I … Continue reading

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Putting my wheels on my wheels…

I tried transporting the new ebike on the Jeep’s trailer one time and it was a disaster. The trailer is so light it spends half its time airborne, and the banging and bouncing scratched up my nice new bike. I … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal: Anyone with a Twitter account shall be banned from any legislative office.

Because even I know the Babylon Bee is a parody site, and I don’t even read it much. Exhibit A: Liberty University Criticized After Unveiling Stained Glass Window Depicting Donald Trump The window is featured prominently in the chapel, allowing … Continue reading

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I gotta visit Russia someday…

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“Beto” O’Rourke, AR-15s, and the Streisand Effect

I have often mused that when powerful elements in government make serious threats about banning certain firearms, and sales of those firearms immediately skyrocket, it probably isn’t because the new purchasers simply wish to have something they can righteously surrender … Continue reading

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Huh. From all the build-up I expected something more dramatic…

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Here’s the sort of thing that makes an old hermit’s heart go pitty-pat…

I do feel bad about wasting resources on it, but I guess it’s my unnecessary new toy for the year. I have a perfectly good Plan B knife, but quickly decided I didn’t like it nearly as well as my … Continue reading

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Finally using up an old friend…

You can never have too much ammo or paracord. 🙂 I’m off for the Monday morning water run, and since I emptied a propane bottle yesterday baking bread I figured I may as well take it to town while I’m … Continue reading

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After one drippy day, the sun comes back…

It rained off and on all yesterday morning and never fully cleared all day though we got some intermittent afternoon sun. That’s the first rainy day in weeks, and maybe the last. This morning dawned clear and dewy and almost … Continue reading

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And here’s what happens when you run out of propane halfway through a bake…

I use #40 propane bottles because they’re a lot easier for the old man to manipulate than more traditional #100 bottles. I just keep more bottles around, which has the added benefit of redundancy. But while you can tell a … Continue reading

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That’s a big waste…

The problem with raising chickens in the desert is the same for most lifestock; you can’t let them forage for themselves because there’s not much to forage for and anyway they’re pretty close to the bottom of the food chain. … Continue reading

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Yeah, I give up too. At least for today.

Autumn has come early to the high desert. I went for a lovely cool walk this morning, checked on the chickens and Landlady’s late water leak (fixed, to my great surprise) and generally screwed around for an hour and a … Continue reading

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That time of year, alas…

Yesterday afternoon I was vegging out at the laptop, binge-watching old Star Trek episodes. It was somewhere around 3 in the PM and I happened to look up and notice the system voltage was almost a full volt lower than … Continue reading

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Jeep trailer tie-down storage, two years on

Helped D&L load garbage in their pickup for a dump run*, and while waiting around it occurred to me it’s been two years since I put this ammo can on the Jeep trailer for tie-down storage. I should probably do … Continue reading

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Somebody’s feeling left out…

Lovely cool morning – I got up and it was 55o outside; inside was mid-sixties. Woke up only one time in the night, and that was to fight Torso Boy for the blanket. So naturally it was walkie time for … Continue reading

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NYC Subway Banned Dogs Unless They Fit In a Bag…

🙂 …and New Yorkers are so very law abiding… h/t

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You know when you’ll really need to think ahead…

… in terms of the tools and fasteners you’ll need to finish a job? It’s when you’re rehanging the door of your powershed, which contains all your tools and fasteners. If you accomplish the task without needing to dismount the … Continue reading

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Found my favorite knife!

I had given up. I’ve been walking around with my eyes on the ground for days hoping to find it. Yesterday I rode all the way up to the hump, six miles each way, just to be thorough. Just now … Continue reading

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“The most talented lampshade I ever heard”

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It’s like they’re doing this on purpose…

I keep getting emails from marketers who want me to advertise their products (for free), and base their pitch on some long-ago post of mine… …in which I mocked the product in question. The word mock appears in the title, … Continue reading

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