Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Four Years In The Desert...and still counting

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30 comments:

tbirdwilson said...

Nice, John, I'd been curious to see before/after photos, and here it is. Your empire in the sand. Proud work you've done there.

Jim Beckwith said...

Congratulations John!!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Happy anniversary, John. You did good.

michaelfboyer said...

Congratulations! I've enjoyed following your adventures for some time now. NYT article was great. Looking forward to seeing seven figure stats soon.

Gary and Pam said...

Hi John, Have been enjoying your posts over the last year or so. You done good. I'm looking forward to moving down to my place down there in a few years.

Doug said...

godd job JW..you should be proud of your accomplishments..you could have spent 4 years making someone elses life better but you had the right idea..you are my hero..keep up the good work and dont forget...Vote em all out..Doug Anstey for president 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron/Debbie said...

You have definitely made a mark in this world. Have followed your blog since you started. I am always amazed at how much you can get done in a very short time 'and' you do it all by yourself.

Congrats on all you have done so far.

mohave rat said...

sincerest best wishes for another 40.

Judith said...

Oh geez. Has it been only four years. I'm old; seems like only two or so. You've done some beautiful work in that amount of time, regardless. Well done.

2L84Me said...

Congratulations! John it has been an exciting journey! May you have many more years in the Desert. The Field Lab is truly amazing and you not only did it by yourself, but you "Did It Your Way!" Benita is a good supervisor. To you and all your extended Family, my best wishes for the Holidays.

alam0tx said...

Well John!
It is amazing what you have done in 4 years, working alone... Congratulations...You help others, you share your stuff and information with all who want to read your blog...You even gave us a pinup "Swamp Girl 2011"..
I follow The Field Lab experience, because I would give anything to do a similar project...but at 75 it has past me...Others are always asking questions, so here is mine...Have you done any more work on the Airstream or do you use it any???

LBH said...

Not Bad for only laboring 4 hours a day. Thanks for the inspiration. I will make it to TFL soon.

deguello said...

Ya done good

Rita B. said...

Congratulations John. You've accomplished so much in 4 years. I love the bottom photo. Looks like you could just hook up everything to the truck and pull it on out of there. And is that Benita waaaaay on the left?

Dennis said...

good work John, level and plumb, steady as she goes. inspiring to see positive thinking in action. Hope you're still receiving visitors whenever I can get down there for a tour.

daPrinc said...

Congratulations, John I always enjoy looking in on "you" every morning early. You truly do inspire us all. Why is the format of your page different today? Something blogspot has done or something you changed? Good luck, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jon H said...

John!, Joyeux anniversaire! I take great pleasure in following your adventures and what a joy you must take in seeing what you have accomplished.

Thanks for the daily tidbits and letting me live vicariously in the SW through TFL. Give Benita some extra feed from all her fans here in the comments.

Cheers!

Roughin' it? said...

Great comparison photos. As everyone else has said, congratulations and it's impressive to see what one motivated person in the desert can do alone.

ken said...

I've followed you since you unloaded your walls out of your pickup. I'm vicariously living my fantasy of a simpler life through your blog....thanks for all your posts. I'm slowly warming my wife up to the idea and showing her your progress on your greenhouse and bonita helps a lot. Keep up the good work John. Your an inspiration to us all.

What's the next big project?

Ben Smithson said...

Congrats. Keep blogging - it keeps me sane.

Cindy said...

You've come a long way, Baby.... (just a little blast from the past) Funny, I was thinking a few posts back (when I looked at the picture of your place on the website) that it looks really different now, and this post shows it... Congrats, can't wait to see what you have in store for us for 2012.

repsychallblues said...

Happy anniversary. Almost made a million visits to your site too!

Ted said...
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Ted said...

Just think John that was all done with just those two hands.I have watched you all the way an it has been a real joy to watch what one person can accomplish all by himself.I feel like we're neighbors since the internet. Some of the people viewing this blog might not know that you had no help building that Oasis.Now there is something you can take pride in.

Carlos said...

Congratulations. I hope the next year is as productive as the first 4 years.

Rev.JimmyLeeBob said...

You done good pilgrim !

MsBelinda said...

Congratulations, you have a lot to be proud of.

CoolChange©© said...

Very nice! Be proud.

Greg said...

Congratulations John.

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