Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Prepared yet again for some rain events due for the weekend.  85,96,69,0,B

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Seven years and 110,000 miles.  82,91,74,0,B

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Long Dry

More good chances of rain coming up through the weekend thanks to Hurricane Odile.  Had very few gloomy days this year so far.  Rainfall total for the year is only 4.63".  Hope to catch a few more drops in the next month before we head into the dry season.  81,86,73,0,C

Sunday, September 14, 2014

dokos, doxa, glory

The message from Pastor John Wiley today.  The full sermon will be up on their website in the next day or two.

Psalm 118:20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.  21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23 This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. 24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.  

(I posted this on Facebook this morning along with the following comment: FYI...this is not about getting free "stuff"- this is about the manifestation of His Glory from the Holy Spirit within.  My friend Seth Penney added - Our prosperity is our salvation, the free gift of God's grace.)

The birth, life, and death of Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament and came to pass exactly as stated having been witnessed by the masses.

1 John 1:2  (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Icarus Redemption

Keeping the dream alive... 60,66,57,T,B

Friday, September 12, 2014


Got the Hankooks on today.  While doing the fronts I was shown that new brake pads are in order - some nonsense about metal on metal (close - but not quite).  Brake job next week.  Kudos to Mike Casper (Dr. Fun) for his attention to detail on my tire job.

More "better than good" chances of rain over the weekend so I shuttled water around to make room in the gutter tanks.  The discharge hose for my pump is just about shot so I ordered a replacement.  I think I lost about 200 gallons just from the leaks.  Checked all the tanks and I am happy to report that I have 16,450 gallons on tap.  Perhaps I will finally top off the catchment storage (21,000 gal) this year.  84,95,69,0,B

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sandpaper Highway

I think I ordered new tires just in time.  Highway 118 is getting "repaved" from the ranch road down to Terlingua.  Our 80 grit road is being turned into a 40 grit road.  As a contractor though, I must admit that I am impressed with the efficiency of the operation - all lanes for 20 miles done in just over 1 day.  Too bad we don't warrant real asphalt instead of just rocks and oil.  The really good news is no new cracks in my windshield from flying gravel (yet).  87,99,73,0,B