Saturday, August 31, 2019


The client sent out a couple of chairs for me and the guy who is helping me build the Casita...88,97,72,0,B

Friday, August 30, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Lots of staples...

Over 2,000 staples and have yet to whack a finger...

Hmmm...forgot to post.

wall insulation going up quickly...83,100,71,0,B

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Close to the finish line...

Wall insulation, porch decking, and trim delivered today.
88,108,76, .35",B

Monday, August 26, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Idle Words

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The New Rocket

Launching this weekend. 91,95,73,0,B

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

I think the Mavic Pro is OK...

Second drone test since my crash.  Hovered nicely at 400 ft. (part way to the moon).  90,96,76,0,B

Monday, August 19, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saturday, August 17, 2019


This guy was about 3 inches long.  I thought it was a hummingbird when he flew by me.  92,98,79,0,B

Friday, August 16, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The roof is finished...

video tomorrow...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

That First Time

The first time I visited the area, I got to this point on Highway 118 and thought to myself - who the hell could live out here?  I think about that every time I pass this spot...since moving here 11 1/2 years ago.  75,103,94,0,W

Monday, August 12, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019

the wicked...

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. 38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. 39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Early Bird

This time of year it is brutally hot and the only way I can get any work done on the casita is by setting an alarm and getting up at 5AM.  I was resisting the notion until I decided it has been so long since I had to get up daily with an this point it is a novelty that I am willing to try out for a change.  The goal for now is to be on the job before the sun pokes over the mountain.  93.99.75,0,B

Monday, August 5, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019

it's just HOT...


Friday, August 2, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

starting the tin

Had a slight hiccup yesterday when I discovered that McCoys had sent me the wrong inside closures for the roofing.  They delivered the correct ones this morning and I got started by getting the drip edge in place and figuring out how the roofing is going to line up.  I have to trim both the eve edges of the metal to center it on the building.  Metal eve trim will protect the outside edges from water penetration.  Placed one section of closure with butyl tape and I am ready to proceed tomorrow morning.  (Hint:  they aren't kidding when the butyl tape manufacturers suggest refrigerating the tape - it is very difficult to peel off the paper backing when it is warm.)  90,98,72,0,B