Thursday, January 30, 2020

supply run

Lumber for me, OSB for the Casita flooring, and feed for Ben.  46,57,37,0,B

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Getting ready...

...for the final trim and flooring in the Casita.  Removed all my tools, hardware, and temporary carpets and kitchen counter that were on loan for the client's last visit.  49,63,49,0,W

Monday, January 27, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020

mind your manners...

Let no man deceive you with vain words:
for because of these things cometh the wrath of God
upon the children of disobedience.
Ephesians 5:6

Saturday, January 25, 2020


Was so close to testing out the Casita plumbing today but I bought the wrong hoses for the sink hookup.

Friday, January 24, 2020



Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

First load...

of useless stuff went to Alpine today.  Got a $60 store credit from AutoZone for the dead batteries.  48,58,35,0,B

Sunday, January 19, 2020

You can thank Satan and those who have turned from God for all that is wrong in the world

Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Almost ready...

to test the Casita shower... 52,67,42,0,B

Friday, January 17, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

From the days of wind power...

Came across these while cleaning up today.  A set of six 28" high efficiency carbon fiber wind turbine blades - never been used.  I gave up on wind power before these were ever put into service.  Offering them up for sale locally cheap.  60,69,56,0,B

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Casita pump and water heater hooked up.  Running the lines to the sink and shower tomorrow.  I am loving working with PEX tubing and fittings for the first time.  64,78,35,0,C

Monday, January 13, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Wrought in God...

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

some flooring...

Casita bathroom and bedroom flooring is in place.  Using OSB for cost effectiveness.  It will get coated with a couple layers of matt finish polyurethane once all the interior work is finished.  50,60,30,0,B

Friday, January 10, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

plumbing parts

About to begin running the water lines for the shower and kitchen sink in the Casita.  Looking forward to using PEX tubing and fittings for the first time.  63,80,39,0,B

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Farwell army cots...

Assembled two old army cots to make sure they were OK.  Sold them this morning.  They make good drums... 59,70,27,0,B

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Farwell Totes...

More stuff leaving TFL. I bought these three totes 8 years ago thinking I might use them for an aquaponics set up. Since I am not a very good farmer - I decided long ago that I would rather not kill plants AND fish. So the tanks have been sitting outside in the shade and I have basically used them only to store hay and alfalfa on top of them. Sold them to a friend of mine who is going to use them for his rainwater catchment. A local burro stopped by to help himself to some old hay that I raked away from the area.  55,70,26,0,B

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Cosmology – A Religion for Atheists?

In the award-winning movie A Theory of Everything Stephen Hawking introduces himself to his wife-to-be Jane by describing himself as a cosmologist. When Jane asks what that is, he replies “it’s a kind of religion for intelligent atheists.”  The remark is both provocative and revealing. Cosmology is obviously not literally a religion. It is a branch of astrophysics which studies the large-scale structure of the universe. Now if one is a naturalist, that is to say, someone who believes that all that exists is spacetime and its contents, then in a sense someone who studies the universe is studying the ultimate reality. This is the same project in which the theologian is engaged, except that for the theologian the ultimate reality is God, not the universe. The theologian has a wider, more encompassing view of reality than the naturalist, for he believes in a reality which transcends the universe. The universe is a subordinate reality which is created by God.   “The universe is just there, and that’s all.” This response is understandable on a pre-Einsteinian view of an eternal universe, but it becomes inept when confronted with the fact of the universe’s temporal beginning. Such a beginning points beyond the universe to its ground in a transcendent Creator.  Such a Creator of the universe does exist and He offers the best hope of deliverance from the somber implications of physical eschatology.  - William Lane Craig 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Making progess...

Two hours into my new years resolution and I am making good progress clearing out the greenhouse.  Just posted a for sale item I need to get rid of - a Weider Pro 6900 weight system I bought when I was bulking up for flying my paramotor.  Since that is no longer on my list of ways to hurt myself, I am offering it up locally really cheap.  46,58,34,0,W

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

a new year - a new clock

After a couple of adjustments, the wooden clock is ticking away pretty well.  Now it is running for about 5 hours on a full winding and is accurate within about 4 seconds over that amount of time.  Next I am going to attempt to add a second hand with a gear made with my 3D printer.  45,56,38,0,B