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Theorizing Freedom Vs. Doing Freedom

I’ve had a really nice day. The weather is absolutely gorgeous: Low 60’s at 2 peeyem, hardly any clouds so nice bright sun, very light breeze. The latest batch of mud is almost gone now. I took the long way … Continue reading

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Experience the peace and serene confidence…

…that comes of installing and maintaining your own vital infrastructure! Yes! You too can live off-grid, and wonder with every bump in the night whether your tap will run and your toilet will flush! Let “what’s that noise?” become the … Continue reading

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My goodness…

Socialized healthcare sucks! I mean, don’t get me wrong, there does seem to be a lot of free stuff. But when a conversation about a new prosthesis starts to involve colonoscopy – well. That’s a bit too much on the … Continue reading

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Sitting in an examination room…

…waiting for a doctor to deign to gift me a moment of his time. Still no guarantee I’m going to get the prescription which is the only reason I came. I got a kick out of this… Has anyone ever … Continue reading

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“Oh, what a mess!”

It rained yesterday morning. After a fairly pleasant afternoon it rained hard last night. Apparently it rained all night. This morning it turned to wet snow. The mud is back. It brought friends. The weekend was so warm and nice … Continue reading

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I know the sound of one foot dancing.

Yeah, I just made that up. Don’t ask what it means, it’s like a koan or a haiku or something cool like that. You’re supposed to decide what it means. Meanwhile I’m taking all the complicated steps involved in doing … Continue reading

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How’s that socialism working for you, Bernie?

Quote of the day: “There can be few ironies greater than nominating Bernie Sanders after spending two years of accusing Trump of (sic) being too friendly with the Russians.”

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Meat pie success!

I used the pizza dough recipe in my Joy of Cooking, because I’m old. Just had to cut the ingredient sizes in half for one pie. Canned roast beef this time, with lightly-fried potatoes and fresh onions. A big improvement … Continue reading

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Solar panel rack standing alone. So far. Without wind…

Yeah, I know the Jeeps are still in this pic…

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FYI: My email is working again.

Thanks to Landlady. And I wish to have it known that the problem wasn’t even my fault. The service stopped working when it hit “inbox full,” but I do practice basic file hygiene and my inbox – and junk and … Continue reading

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Solar panel rack is back upright…

I had strong doubts about success, until things suddenly started going well. You might recall that the front legs had completely collapsed, pulling their piers right out of the ground… We put some forward pressure on the rack with the … Continue reading

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Good news on the new leg issue…

I’ve been dreading the matter of repairing/replacing my prosthetic leg, a thing that really does need to be done this year, not because of the cost since I did manage to drag it over the “eligible for Medicare” goal line … Continue reading

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It’s always a problem when your leg falls apart.

So everything’s going great, right? Had my walkie, did the chicken chores, went over to see S&L about a matter. Got home and was washing breakfast dishes when it seemed the socket on my leg suddenly became a lot looser. … Continue reading

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Boy, winter came back…

Wind’s a’howlin’, though nothing at all like Monday. I have the stove prepped and the woodbox full but it unexpectedly turned really sunny and as long as it stays so I won’t need the fire till the morning. It burned … Continue reading

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Windstorms cause property damage, pt. 2

Hmph. Neighbor L saw this yesterday and told me about it. I went over this morning for fear it was doing damage to the new fence, which it isn’t so this can wait. But clearly we need better anchoring.

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Political theater gone rancid…

Watched the news this morning and saw something precious. I did not, of course, watch the SotU speech last night any more than you did, in fact didn’t give it a thought – but it was all over the internet … Continue reading

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Another day in paradise…

This has been a very mild winter so far, so much so that this might rank as the coldest morning recorded this season by the Lair’s sophisticated meteorological equipment if it goes down just two more tiny degrees before sunup. … Continue reading

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Windstorms cause property damage…

And we had a masterpiece of a windstorm yesterday. Seen while on today’s walky… I know what we’re doing this weekend. I worried about that when it was put up, but it was 3.5 years ago and before yesterday it … Continue reading

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This turned into a fine day to stay indoors…

It was forecast to turn windy but this is taking it way too far. Temperature-wise, this would have been an even more pleasant day than yesterday; not even noon and already mid-fifties in the shade. But that’s about to change … Continue reading

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The song in my head goes full Greatest Generation…

It never fails – every morning I wake up with a song in my head. Sometimes there’s an obvious reason for this, like if it’s something I was listening to the night before. But usually I couldn’t begin to tell … Continue reading

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