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Documented evidence that we have roadrunners.

Look to the lower right… Might want to zoom in if you’re having trouble seeing it. And don’t feel bad, sometimes I have trouble even finding the camera.

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What LB Likes

“Little Bear, wanna go for a walky?” No reaction. “Little Bear!” Much louder. He looks up. “We’re going for a walky.” He gives me the side-eye, like he just learned he’s going to the vet to have his claws removed. … Continue reading

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Paint it green

Today’s supposed to be a little cooler and a lot windier. Excellent incentive to hit the Lair-painting early, because you don’t want to be painting in the wind. When it actually dawned a bit cloudy, that was perfect because the … Continue reading

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Uses for Vienna Sausage…

When I was a kid I loved vienna sausage. I’d eat it right out of the can. Of course when I was a kid I’d eat anything right out of the can. Long ago, when I was quite a few … Continue reading

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Believe I’ll just keep staying the hell away from Kansas City…

In related news, Joel offers professional proofreading and copy editing services at bargain rates! Contact info available on the Send Joel Stuff page, clickable above. 😀

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That’s it for the brush work on the trim…

There’s still lots of brush work ahead – and also lots of trim painting – but one phase of cabin painting is complete. Well…complete for now, anyway. I ran into a big problem when I tried to install trim around … Continue reading

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Dammit…

Laptop’s acting up again. At this rate I’m going to have to break out the other one – right now I’m using the “Plan C” tablet and Bluetooth keyboard BB left with me, and which is lately proving useful during … Continue reading

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Okay, yeah. That started my day off with a laugh.

…and I’m not even the NRA. Hat frickin’ tip.

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Sure is hot for early May…

Looks like the temp is going to peak at 94. In the shade, of course. It’s supposed to moderate a bit coming on toward the weekend. Figures we’d go straight from “late winter” to “SUMMER” without a whole lot of … Continue reading

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Is there a gynecowlogist in the house?

I mentioned in passing a few days ago that a randomly-observed cow was probably pregnant. In fact I may have maligned the poor dear – she may not have been pregnant yet. This admission is drawn from me by the … Continue reading

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The morning death watch begins…

I have two cans – a little over three pounds – and that’s the last I’ll ever taste. Every sip is one fewer. But that’s okay. I’m a Stoic. Be of good cheer, I will endure. With quiet dignity…and grace.

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Ways in which the high desert is like New England…

1. Rocks grow eagerly and must be regularly pruned.

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NOOO! Say it isn’t so…

How could they do this to me? How? Trader Joe’s! How much have I ever asked of you? This stuff has been getting me out of bed all through this century! Why go on??? If you’ll excuse me, I need … Continue reading

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Sorry. A minor disturbance in the force there…

I wrote the post below johnny-on-the-spot, very pleased with myself and ready to rush out and get some work done in the cool of the morning. Opened a preview screen, proofread the text, made a few minor textual changes, clicked … Continue reading

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Uncle Joel gets Spam from Skynet…

One of this year’s projects is replenishing my stump sock supply, which I had allowed to get painfully* threadbare. My procrastination was only partially caused by economics – I literally didn’t know where to go for new ones. My entire … Continue reading

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Oh, I hate trenching.

Went to town this morning for the regular Monday morning water run. Came back with much liquid refreshment… And then it was time to work. We cut and assembled the parts for the downspout, that didn’t take much time. Lazy … Continue reading

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It’s kind of like a death in the family.

There’s a sad, sick little cottonwood tree near the Lair, just where the driveway meets the main channel of the wash. It grew at a poor spot, at the tail end of a sandy island between two channels, where it … Continue reading

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Cattle. Nuffin but cattle.

One of the (several) problems I’ve noticed with living in open range country is that when the cattle are here, the wildlife doesn’t seem to want to be here. Which makes playing with the game camera less interesting than otherwise. … Continue reading

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In the boonies you need two neighbors…

One with a backhoe, and one with a scaffold. 😉 Trim painting this morning, before it gets too sun-beaty-downy. That’s a technical term exclusive to desert dwellers. The new trim color is a bit redder than the old, which is … Continue reading

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Painta we musta

I’m sitting here only 33% through the first cup, trying to think of something to do on the cabin more fun than painting. Yesterday I was on a roll but I’m glad I stopped when I did and went inside … Continue reading

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