Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"out of network"

Seems my little boo boo has accumulated a little over $15,000 in "out of network" bills.  That is a clever insurance term for "we don't cover this even though you doctor ordered it".  Over 2/3rds of it was for my emergency surgery - like I had any choice in the matter with a bone sticking out of my leg and doped up on morphine.  I am already out of pocket for about 9 grand.  I have always paid for my own health insurance and have better coverage than most will choose from the exchanges.  If you think Obamacare means a free ride - go break you leg like I did and you will see that subsidized health insurance does not equal affordable healthcare.  Next steps:  1.  Resubmit the charges to my insurance company.  2.  File a claim for mediation with the Texas Department of Insurance.  3.  Click on this email I got today.  83,91,71,0,B

Monday, June 29, 2015


When I got my new optometrist prescription last trip to Odessa, I contemplated ordering some reading glasses as well - getting bifocals would have added another $95 to the price of my glasses and a second pair of just reading glasses would have been almost as much.  Decided to wait and see what I could find online once I got home.  All I had to do was enter my prescription numbers and 3 days later the glasses arrived in my mailbox.  83,94,72,0,B    

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Don't let them jerk your chain...

As a Christian...I have no problem with the recent supreme court decision on gay marriage.  After all, it is little more than a government sanctioned legal contract between consenting adults.  Wouldn't it be nice if they just called it the "Any Pair of Consenting Adults Can Get Married Now" law?  What I do have a problem with is when a shield meant to protect one group is used as a sword against another.  Providing a specific law for a specifically labeled group automatically created a division.  The new law appears to be inclusive while in reality it is intentionally divisive.  By giving a portion of the population a label (LGBT), it automatically creates a division... an us vs. them paradigm.  You can't please all the people all the time and as far as rights go - it is give and take.  Well guess what?  We are all sinners.  WE ARE ALL SINNERS.  No law changes that because you cannot legislate morality or any perception of it.

Non believers seem to get awfully defensive when Christians talk about sin.  Don't mistake correction for condemnation.  Judgement is God's job - not man's.  There is no better definition of self righteous than those who put their own importance above God.  No sin is greater than another sin in the eternal sense and there is no one on this planet who is without sin.  All sin separates us from God, and all sin needs to be atoned for.  All sins are "mortal" sins in that even one sin makes the offender worthy of spiritual death and eternal separation from God.  Although the Bible doesn't name any one sin as the greatest sin, it does refer to the unpardonable sin, which is the sin of unbelief.  There is no pardon for a person who dies in unbelief.  The Bible is clear that, in His love for mankind, God provided the means of eternal salvation - Jesus Christ and His death on the cross - for "whoever believes in Him" (John 3:16)  The only condition under which forgiveness would not be granted concerns those who reject the only means of salvation.  Jesus said, "I am the way the the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6), making it clear that He and He alone is the path to God and salvation.

Jesus has authority over the supreme court and the court of public opinion and his message is clear...LOVE.  When our opinions and preferences become more important than the message from the Kingdom of God, we are lost.  "This is my commandment, That ye love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12)

Don't let the government jerk your chain.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

home office


Wednesday, June 24, 2015


75,83,68, .5",B

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

a quick storm

82,82,72, .6",B

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day

We Are God’s Children

1 John 3:1 See what great love the Father has for us that He would call us His children. And that is what we are. For this reason the people of the world do not know who we are because they did not know Him. Dear friends, we are God’s children now. But it has not yet been shown to us what we are going to be. We know that when He comes again, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is. The person who is looking for this to happen will keep himself pure because Christ is pure.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

false flag event

Just days into the investigation of the recent shooting and thanks to the internet there is a national outcry to ban the confederate flag.  Finally, the first real false flag event.  Next up...a boycott of Gold's Gym?  84,100,68,0,B

Friday, June 19, 2015


Fought with the drill press today trying to mill the coin chambers.  I knew from the get go that precision would not be a $79 drill press's strong point.  Discovered on the third attempt that even though the depth gauge was locked in, pressure on the handle was what was causing it to go too deep.  Finally figured out the right touch to get a consistent correct depth milled circle (bottom right).  82,91,72,0,B

Thursday, June 18, 2015

switched to laser

Finally gave up on inkjet printers...the main reason being that I can't remember the last time I printed anything in color.  The other reasons being inkjet cartridges dry out pretty quick in low humidity and the printer I had wouldn't let me print just black if one of the color cartriges was too low.  A monochrome laser printer is pretty cheap now and all I need to pump out shipping labels.  85,96,71,0,B

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

two more molds

Got 60 more coins to cast while I wait for the corrected stamp to arrive so I prepped 2 more molds today.  Hope to finally get them up for sale by the end of the month.  85,95,68,0,C

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

low heat tolerance

I seem to have found a need to add AC.  Pepino just can't quite keep up with my comfort zone while I am convalescing.  I am spending a lot more time indoors these days and the addition of all that body heat pushes my finely tuned ecosystem beyond acceptable limits.  The unit is 5000 Btu's (600 watts while cooling) and will run off my existing solar a few sunny hours midday without taking a toll on the system - just burning off excess juice that is going unused. 84,91,67,0,C  

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

the light

John 1:5 ·kai Theho lightphōs shines onphainō inen theho darknessskotia, andkai theho darknessskotia haskatalambanō notou understoodkatalambanō itautos

Saturday, June 13, 2015

thirsty bees

78,100,72, .32",B

Friday, June 12, 2015

supply run

Multiple chances of rain coming...time to stock up.  83,103,76,0,W

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mr. Robot


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

adding definition

Liver of Sulfur is a poorly defined mixture of potassium sulfide, potassium polysulfide, potassium thiosulfate, and probably potassium bisulfide. Synonyms include hepar sulfuris, sulfur, sulfurated potash and sulfurated potassa.  Liver of sulfur is mainly used in metalworking as an oxidizing agent to form a patina which can easily be removed from raised areas by polishing or buffing.  86,95,70,0,B

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015


Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

stamping starting...

...as soon as I perfect the technique.  85,101,68,0,B

Thursday, June 4, 2015


What 0% chance of rain looked like today.  I find it hard to accept that the so called consensus of climate scientists can accurately predict man's effect on the atmosphere in the distant future when they can't even get a 10 day forecast right.  83,106,74, .14,B

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


6 1/2 hour drive for a 2 minute CT scan.  Good day to spend in an air conditioned truck.  Just so happens there is a Starbucks in the medical center.  Sipped a large mocha frappuchino on the way back south.  88,102,67,0,B

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Looks like I have another DIY repair to do.  Good thing YouTube has a how to for just about everything.  80,97,68,T,W

Monday, June 1, 2015