Wednesday, September 30, 2020

the next mess...



Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020


 Galatians 6:1  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For every man shall bear his own burden. 6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Pandemic Saturday


FYI - the global daily infection rate is still going up with a new record high of 361,390 cases on Thursday.  1.  I went to Alpine yesterday and visited a local watchmaker who told me he thinks the pandemic is a joke.  2.  Stopped by to visit friends who own an antique store and it was filled with unmasked tourists even though there is a sign on the door that says "masks required".  3.  There is a rodeo in town this weekend and apparently they are all Covid deniers - and probably Trump supporters.  Thanks to these yahoos, look for a big bump in local infections in the next two weeks.  94,101,65,0,B 

Friday, September 25, 2020

new mattress day...

 The last mattress I bought was just a little too squishy so I ordered an extra firm one with a box spring during a labor day sale in Alpine.  
Just picked it up today.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Airstream has left the Field Lab...


I haven't seen this view in over 9 years...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

David vs Goliath...


My favorite small American watch company just won a landmark lawsuit brought on by the multi billion dollar Swiss conglomerate The Swatch Group.  85,92,66,0,C  

Monday, September 21, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020

don't stumble...

Proverbs 4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. 13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. 14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. 18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020


I'm running out of blog post and video ideas so I guess it's time for some binge cleaning... 75,83,68,0,B

Thursday, September 17, 2020

two tomatoes...


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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Staying on track...

The tracking circuit that controls my solar panels that follow the sun all day recently bit the dust after almost 6 years of continuous duty in the brutal Terlingua sun.  Just ordered a replacement.  80,83,69,0,B

Monday, September 14, 2020

Name these pills...

Just had my yearly physical.  As my doctor told me a few years ago..."Mr. Wells, you are at the age where all your youthful indiscretions are coming back to haunt you."  65,71,68, .05",C

Sunday, September 13, 2020



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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Pandemic Saturday


FYI - the world wide infection rate is still going up and just hit a new daily high.  So now Trump is saying he lied about the severity of the pandemic because he "didn't want to cause a panic".  A real leader would have warned and reassured the public by being honest and taking definitive action instead of lying and diverting attention away from a real crisis.   Unfortunately, not only has he constantly lied about it - he has ignored it altogether which has led to almost 200,000 deaths in the US.  He probably considers those who have died of Covid-19 "suckers" and "losers".  The real suckers and losers are his supporters.  If he gets reelected, then it will be time to panic.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Monday, September 7, 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Trump in scripture?

Romans 16:17  Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.  18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.  

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Pandemic Saturday


Trump vs Covid-19

March 10: “And we’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it.
And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”
September 5: 188,274 dead Americans

Friday, September 4, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

desert life...

The business end of a critter that got me two nights ago (in the knee while I was in bed). This is the first time in almost 14 years in the desert that a scorpion ever got personal with me. Felt a sharp sting that only hurt for about 15 minutes. My knee was a little swollen and itchy this morning but that has pretty much gone away now. The scorpion lost this fight. 90,100,76,0,B

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Old school watchmaking course...


The entire course in PDF format can be downloaded for free here.