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Do LED bulbs last a super long time?

That’s always been the claim. So far experience suggests otherwise. A few nights ago my desk lamp started blinking. Very annoying and distracting. Acted like a bad connection, which given that I had wired it was not out of the … Continue reading

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Okay, I’m done with firewood for now…

Back started hurting about halfway through stacking wood. Went and put my brace on, which helped a lot, and got finished. I really do want to finish that sixth tier just so I can say I did, but I’m probably … Continue reading

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I can’t decide how significant it is…

…that this guy looks exactly like Steve Martin to me. Insert obligatory rant about how ID wouldn’t be required in a free society, and all that… ETA: Okay, Alert Readers have pointed out the significance, which is that that actually … Continue reading

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Mulies with fawns at dusk

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I’d rather do four hours with a chopsaw than two with a sawzall taking pallets apart.

I got my quota this morning, but won’t be much good for the rest of the day. All told I took apart a dozen pallets this morning, including two really small ones and one eight-footer that used to be the … Continue reading

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Cet animal est très méchant. Quand on l’attaque, il se défend.

The nerve! Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee’s senior Democrat, called Kavanaugh’s remarks unseemly for a judicial nominee. “This was someone who was aggressive and belligerent. I have never seen someone who wants to be elevated to the highest court in … Continue reading

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Four hours’ hard labor…

Makes for at least a few weeks of warm. No more putting it off! I make a standing offer to all my neighbors: If you have old eyesore pallets or trash lumber you want rid of, you let me know … Continue reading

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Seems credible. The FBI should investigate.

I saw this myself, but I’m too traumatized to testify so I just leaked it to the dems.

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Buzzard and mulie at the watering station

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Trying to keep the rubber side down…

I believe I mentioned in the last care package post that I was interested to learn whether the adhesive on those traction strips Terrapod sent me worked better than the adhesive on skateboard tape. And the answer is… …yes. Until … Continue reading

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As good a morning thought as any I can think of…

Access to your stuff isn’t anybody’s human right. In other news, communist rhetoric has never created a single commodity, or ever rendered any existing commodity infinite in quantity. Wendy phrases it better.

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A chore best done in the morning…

Friday at least one of the pullets had a little adventure… I arrived for morning chicken chores to find that the hens had excavated all the straw and too much of the dirt out from under the door of the … Continue reading

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Joel’s little first world problem…

On this morning, September 25 2018, I opened the last can of Trader Joe’s House Blend Coffee that the Secret Lair will ever see. This is one of the two sent me by Generous Readers and I was more inclined … Continue reading

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Augason Farms 48-hour emergency food supply review, Pt. 4: and we’re done here.

My original concept was to live on the contents of this tub exclusively until it was gone, to see what would happen. That would have taken eight long days. I gave up that plan on the afternoon of the second … Continue reading

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Jesus. What honorable person will ever put himself in this position again?

Second Woman Makes Accusation Against Kavanaugh Over something that supposedly happened at Yale. Several decades ago. May or may not have happened at all, may or may not have been Kavanaugh, certainly not something that could ever possibly make it … Continue reading

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Augason Farms 48-hour emergency food supply review, Pt. 3: Lactose Intolerance rears its, er, head.

Alas, this isn’t going to go eight days, or anything like eight days. For my sins I spent most of the afternoon fearful of moving too far from a toilet. My undoing was one of the tub’s principal entrées, Creamy … Continue reading

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Augason Farms 48-hour emergency food supply review, Pt. 2: The Adventure Continues.

Okay: So on my very first day, I cheated on my “emergency food only” diet… …so I didn’t even do the third meal yesterday. I did do lunch, though… …Creamy potato soup. Once again, as is I suppose going to … Continue reading

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Oh, is it going to work now?

Well okay then. I guess I’ll just drop what I’m doing, go back to the Lair, fire up the laptop, download all those photos currently floating around in Data Pergatory somewhere, and write that food review post I tried to … Continue reading

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Augason Farms 48-hour emergency food supply review – the beginning

Okay, so this morning we opened the tub. And immediately encountered our first snag. The tub bills itself as 48 hours of food for four people, and that’s the way it’s packaged. Not 192 hours of food for one person. … Continue reading

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Useful/fun care packages, and also announcing a new review series.

Look what Big Brother sent me… Two tubs of this Augason Farms emergency storage food, promising 48 hours worth of food for four people – or eight days for one person? We Shall See. Tomorrow morning the tub gets unsealed. … Continue reading

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