Friday, November 30, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018


It was a very good day.  I found my nail guns - and they are about to come in very handy.  Been 15 years since I cracked open these cases... 67,79,40,0,B

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

quick fix...

Had to leave early this morning for a day in Alpine so I showered last night.  Was all ready to clean off 3 weeks of stink and discovered my on demand hot water heater was spraying water everywhere but on me.  Seems I forgot to drain it and it sat out over a couple of nights of below freezing temperatures...and one of the coils burst.  The leak was easy to find once I took the cover off.  Jumped into "fix it quick" mode and soldered the crack.  Took all of 15 minutes to do the repair and get back to my much needed shower.  62,76,42,0,C

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Holy Spirit

It never ceases to amaze me how I continually evolve with the help of The Holy Spirit...The Holy Spirit is God’s power in action, his active force.  God sends out his spirit by projecting his energy to any place to accomplish his will.  Micah 3:8 Luke 1:35  Psalms 139:7  Psalms 104:30

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have 2 this year so I can go back for seconds on everything...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Working on the framing diagrams for the build.  This is the west wall.  48,62,35,0,B

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Little House Job

Road and site clearing done.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Ignorance of the law is no excuse...

Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.  

Saturday, November 17, 2018

dove love


Friday, November 16, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

last chips

Celebrate your sobriety.  I have a limited quantity of freshly cast one troy ounce sterling silver AA desire chips ready if anyone is interested (this batch about to get polished and tumbled).  Contact me via email if you want one and I will send you purchasing details.  54,62,25,0,B

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Upcoming Project

Getting back into the construction game it seems.  Going to build a small house I designed for a friend of mine in the coming months.  Used the free version of Sketchup to do these renderings.  Overall footprint (roof area) is 572 sq ft.  Enclosed space is 304 sq ft.  45,59,28,0,B

Monday, November 12, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018


Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.    

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Let the bidding begin...

For Sale:  Western Diamondback Rattlesnake skin.  40" long.  64,72,55,0,B

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

cast venting...

Cast a few more AA desire chips today (video Friday).  If there is enough interest, I will put them up for sale on the blog - they will be $65.  They are cast in sterling silver, are twice the thickness of a standard chip, and come in at about one troy ounce.  (It should be noted that a skinny half ounce machine made silver AA chip available from internet retailers costs $55)   81,87,48,0,C

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

the super cookie...

Baked a batch of Field Lab Solar Oven Super Cookies for my friend Terry Burger who is in town for a couple of days.  She was the one that sent me butt medicine for Ben's "condition" six months ago (Ben's butt is fine now).  As long as I was at it - I decided to calculate how many calories are in a Super Cookie.  Each one weighs just over 1/3 of a pound and has approximately 700 yummy calories!  80,87,47,0,C

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018


Back in early September, I got an email from a blog follower asking if I could possibly cast an AA desire chip in silver and that he would like to order 10.  I told him that I doubted I could get good detail with the casting process and that minted silver chips were available online.  He replied that he had seen them, but...

"...if you didn't produce a super detailed and sharp coin, I think I and others might like it more, since the more rustic casting after polishing might just look like a coin long carried.  Also, I'd like to know the coin was handcrafted from mold to cast.
And, I'd rather have a solo man long in the desert, who I have witnessed have a spiritual awakening by following his blog, cast my desire chip.  I'm guessing others like me would appreciate the provenance as well.  I'd like to give them to old timers and others to carry.  It would mean a lot to me and I think to them.  I owe them a debt.  I've been sober since 4.13.14 and it saved and revolutionized my life.  I'm not in a hurry to get it done.  Let me know if you have any interest."

I told him I would give it a shot and now here we are almost 2 months (and a lot of trial and error) later and God granted me the serenity, courage, and wisdom to accomplish the task.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Rainwater Inventory

Looks like we are heading into the dry season.  Checked my tanks and out of a total capacity of 20,100 gallons - I have 17,150 gallons on tap.  69,77,47,0,B

Friday, November 2, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

taming the beast...

Got my new mold frame today and gave vertical casting a try.  Success!  Video tomorrow.  65,70,43,0,B