Friday, December 31, 2021

a year apart

Last year on this day it snowed early morning and was overcast all day with a high of 43°.  This year it was partly cloudy with a high of 78°.  72,78,64,0,B

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021



Removed the old furnace and water heater in the Futura.

Monday, December 27, 2021

bare bones airbnb...


2 night minimum
bedwetters welcome

Sunday, December 26, 2021


Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. 25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 Neither give place to the devil.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Christmas 2021


No light show this year so here is a look back at 
the Christmas decorations from 10 years ago.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021




Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

My last vacation...


On this day seven years ago, I came home after 2 weeks in the hospital.

Sunday, December 19, 2021


Are there some people too wicked to be saved?  No.  Not because they are too sinful, but because they are being misguided by Satan and resist the Holy Spirit's calling for repentance and belief.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

map quest...

I have known for years that the property line overlay provided by The Property Owners Association of Terlingua Ranch Inc. (as well as the Brewster County Tax Assessors Office) is incorrect and has led to several instances of new owners building on someone else's property.  Rather than try to correct their maps, the get around any liability for providing this misinformation with the following disclaimer: "Our mapping programs should be used as a guide.  Only a licensed surveyor can give you the actual boundaries and GPS coordinates of your property."  By starting with correct section lines, it is fairly simple to extrapolate property lines even down to 5 acre tracts and end up with precise locations without the expense of a surveyor.  For an example, here are some selections in my area.  The top map is the incorrect POATRI/Tax office overlay on Google Earth and the bottom map is from the Texas Railroad Commission website - showing the correct section lines with corrected property lines within my section.  70,74,46,0,B 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

demoday one...



Tuesday, December 14, 2021

new shower...

First up on the trailer renovation - a new bathroom with a normal adult human sized shower.  Shower bases can be surprisingly expensive.  This is the best deal out there... 72,80,43,0,B

Monday, December 13, 2021

Sunday, December 12, 2021

ponder the path...

Proverbs 4:25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. 26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.  

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

Has nothing to do with infringing upon your personal liberties.  Mandates because there are too many stupid people out there.

Friday, December 10, 2021


I coordinated 3 other jobs for Dig Terlingua (713-907-5259) while he was in the area to do my site clearing.  This is part of one of them... 71,77,62,0,W

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

On this day 14 years ago...


...the building materials for my hut arrived at a spot off the ranch road where I was camped. 

Monday, December 6, 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

 Stupid People have good reasons not to get vaccinated  

If you don't know if you are one of the stupid people, click HERE.

If your comment gets deleted - you are one of the stupid people...

Friday, December 3, 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021



contemplating the renovation...

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Monday, November 29, 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Reprobate - an unprincipled person

2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you. 5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates. 8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. 10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

The amount of stupid people in the world is the reason the pandemic is going on much longer than it had to and why so many people are dying unnecessarily.  The stupidity is getting worse... 

covid parties, de-vaccination, purebloods.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Monday, November 22, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

the promotion of fools

Proverbs 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: 12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. 13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

The worst side effect of COVID-19 is that it makes stupid people stupider and ordinary people stupid.  Some Proof that COVID-19 Makes People Stupid includes:

  1. Tens of millions are ignoring scientists and not wearing their masks.
  2. Millions of Americans think not wearing a mask to the grocery store is the same as Rosa Parks not sitting down on the bus.
  3. Tens of millions of Americans listened to a complete imbecile Donald J. Trump (R-Florida) instead of scientists.
  4. Millions of morons refuse to get vaccinated
  5. There are new conservative channels for dummies because Fox News was not stupid enough for some people.
  6. The Republican Party has abandoned the concept of reality.
  7. Vast numbers of people cannot figure out how to wear a mask. What’s so hard about covering your nose people? Remember, you breath through it.
  8. Conservative and Republican leaders are holding superspreader events so COVID-19 will kill their followers off faster.
  9. Congressional Republicans are not smart enough to reject the idiot who incited the lynch mob that almost killed them.
  10. Republicans think they can win elections by telling voters the election is rigged against them.
  11. Tens of millions of people are trying to bake bread at a times when the average supermarket has dozens of varieties of great bread for sale for under $5 a loaf.
  12. Many members of Congress are not smart enough to see that making cash payments and raising the minimum wage attracts votes.

So yes folks, coronavirus is making us stupider. Unfortunately, there is no vaccination against stupidity yet. On the positive side, COVID-19 could make humanity smarter by killing off millions of stupid people.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

container stud plan1


A plan 12 years in the making...
nascent*potential*promising*up and coming*incipient

Monday, November 15, 2021

more totes...


Just got in eighteen more 64 oz Sterilite storage boxes so the fall cleaning can continue.  The new rule is any thing else that won't fit into this last tote order has to get thrown away.  77,83,37,0,B

Sunday, November 14, 2021

a bitter snack...

Proverbs 20:17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.  

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Pandemic Saturday


Rogers has repeated some of the most common misinformation about the vaccines and treatments that are circulating - a synthesis (or "best hits") of all the major myths, misinformation and bogus claims.  When they are repeated by someone with his level of celebrity and influence, it is very dangerous.  The stupid leading the stupid... 73,78,44,0,B

Friday, November 12, 2021



Thursday, November 11, 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021

Sunday, November 7, 2021

put on...

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Pandemic Saturday


Conspiracy theories and misinformation do not apply.
Has nothing to do with your personal liberties.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Thursday, November 4, 2021

part ten


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Monday, November 1, 2021

part nine


Sunday, October 31, 2021


 Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. 5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. 6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. 7 the lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so. 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. 10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. 11 Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? 12A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise. 13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. 15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. 16 Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith. 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. 19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. 20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. 21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly. 22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. 23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! 24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. 25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. 26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord: but the words of the pure are pleasant words. 27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. 28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. 29 The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. 30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat. 31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. 32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. 33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility. 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Pandemic Saturday


For those of you who follow internet conspiracy BS and misinformation about the pandemic (or any subject for that matter), keep in mind that websites that peddle that crap are not doing it inform or help you.  They are doing it because it is big business thanks to the huge number of stupid people in the world.  78,86,44,0,B

Friday, October 29, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

part six


Monday, October 25, 2021

part five


Sunday, October 24, 2021


John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 41 I receive not honour from men. 42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.  47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

This video is appropriate when discussing the danger of the pandemic, especially when it comes to deniers and anti-vaxxers.  It is unfortunate (but apparently inevitable) that so many people cling to utter nonsense in relation to Covid-19.  As long as their numbers remain high (and there is no reason to believe they won't remain high) conspiracy peddlers on the internet will continue to cash in on these idiots.  Along with being "stupid" and a danger to everyone else, their condition is confounded by the Dunning-Kruger effect: a problem of metacognition - the ability to analyze one's own thoughts or performance.  Those with limited knowledge in a domain (and those who soak up misinformation) suffer a dual burden.  Not only do they reach mistaken conclusions and make regrettable errors, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it.  What makes it even worse for the stupid is a little "confirmation bias".  They tend to seek out, interpret, and recall only information that confirms their preconceived notions and ideas.  In other words, people attempt to preserve their existing beliefs by paying attention only to information that confirms those beliefs and discounting information that could challenge them.  83,91,61,0,B

Friday, October 22, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

part four

76,84,60, .07",B

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

part two


Monday, October 18, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

the inside...


70,78,71, .01",B

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021

lack wisdom?

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. 

Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. 21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. 

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Pandemic Saturday


Our own local super spreader event this weekend.  
(parts of this advertisement have been altered)

Friday, October 8, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dove life...


Hard to believe they were just eggs two weeks ago.
Will be leaving the nest any day now.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Bargain of the month...


Couldn't pass up this deal from TrueValue.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021

Sunday, October 3, 2021


Revelation 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

Seems the latest internet Covid preventative is gargling iodine.  The antivaxxer and conspiracy theorist idiots who deny all clinical science and common sense continue to cling to any alternative that pops up on their web browser.  It is really a shame that so many people use the web to spread such horrible misinformation not only about these whack job cure-alls - but also completely false theories about so called "big pharma", "government control", and misplaced beliefs about their "personal liberties".  FYI - bizarre alternative preventatives and treatments aren't being "suppressed" by the pharmaceutical industry, the media, the government, or some nefarious new world order cabal.  You aren't hearing about them aside from conspiracy websites because they don't work - plain and simple.     

Friday, October 1, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Too cute...



Monday, September 27, 2021

The dead gennie...

So it wasn't a faulty AVR for my neighbor's "reconditioned" generator that failed after only 2 weeks.  Further diagnostics show it is a shorted out rotor.  Too expensive to replace the entire generator head but at least the 7 HP engine is good.  Removed the rotor and stator from the engine and the engine from the cage and going to rig it with a car alternator, some pulleys and a belt to create a 12 volt / 80 amp battery charger.  I always wanted to make one of these... 84,90,63,0,B

Sunday, September 26, 2021


Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. 21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed. 

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Pandemic Saturday

What is it with cowboys and covid?  For 12 years I have bought most of my feed supplies in Alpine from what used to be Johnson Feed & Supply and is now Out West Feed & Supply.  Throughout the pandemic, none of their employees have ever been masked nor have they ever requested patrons to be masked.  Rarely have I ever seen a masked cowboy shopping there.  In addition, several of there employees have told me they have no intention of getting vaccinated.  Since there is now a Tractor Supply right next door, I decided to give them a try for feed.  Not only are their employees masked, they also encourage their customers to wear masks.  I got all the feed I needed at a cheaper price and signed up for discounts through their rewards membership and their Tractor Supply credit card - and I got a free hat.  82,89,68,0,B