Saturday, December 27, 2014

How to stay out of prison

Amazingly enough, it works for not getting shot by the cops, too :-)



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It's starting to look like

People who enjoy their "White Privilege" are going to live here...






Covered over is the 60 years of powdered animal waste and straw.
Ceiling removed and 60 years worth of rat and mice sh!t shoveled out the back door.
The knob and tube wiring- along with the mice-gnawed Romex with bare conductors on 20 Amp breakers are gone.

The walls are closed in and we have modern wiring.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Branch circuit

Now you see one of the reasons Knob and Tube wiring is illegal-


Tuesday, December 09, 2014

More timewasters

Hadacol was another patent medicine of the 1940's


Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jezus Kerist-

0bama just shredded the Constituent by his illegal ...illegal alien amnesty tonight...and all the Republicans can muster is that 'there will be severe penalties" 


Really?
Are you people f*cking serious?
"Severe Penalties" (stern-faced smiley).......

Jezus...
Slut down the Government---and mean it this time.
The last time you did this.. you WON the Senate if you can think back two years ago....

But probably not. Like most Liberals- your memory only goes back as fr as the MSM lets it.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cut to the chase





Against Taxpayers wishes, in the dead of the night using every dirty trick they needed to get the votes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On this Veterans Day

We find a poem about WWI from a PVT. S.O. Balderick

The German Guns by Pte S O Baldrick
Boom, boom, boom, boom
Boom, boom, boom
Boom, boom, boom, boom
Boom, boom, boom.


Friday, November 07, 2014

Oh- wow. It's been over a week?

Sorry.  Between reworking the downstairs of the farmhouse and real work and living 77 miles away from the farmhouse...time gets away.

Hey! How about all those butthurt Liberals?

Too bad the Republicans are going to roll over and show how "nice" they are and "accommodating" to the Democrats instead of giving them the same treatment they gave us when they got a complete majority on 2006.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

This isn'r your normal Haloween video

You know, the one where you're watching something or playing a maze and some ugly face jumps at you.

This one is just creepy. Maybe because it knew it was before I looked at it, or maybe it's because it's Japanese and they*DO* do creepy so well....even when they don't want to.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Now who's the jammy bahstard?"

Seeing if a FB video embeds here:




"Look at them, they're made of chicken- you can eat them and they're f*cking chickem-- or don't eat them and eggs come out their ahss!"

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Burning through my limited HughesNet allotment tonight

At the farm...
Did you know that Dr. Frankenfurter (Tim Curry) was a Brit?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Squirrel update

I found out here in Texas that squirrels have their kits, pups, squirrleings... in the summer- I guess so they're ready for the winter.

I thought I had a momma squirrel building a nest in the kitchen wall, but saw her two young ones watching me put in the floor joists for the *coff* temporary accommodations while we sell the doublewide and build the new house.

Now I can't just block off access to that part of the wall  so they can escape when ready.

They just better escape before I get that part closed in.

Monday, September 29, 2014

So we have oak trees..

Lots of Burr Oaks.
And squirrels.

I need to set up a bird feeder so I can get fresh meat every day.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

From a RACISTout of touch Conservative....

Tough shit, you did it to yourselves.
Now learn to live with another Senate run by Democrats.

You've spent all year calling anyone who wants common sense laws from you as "wacko-birds" racist who are going to revoke black voting rights, pandering to the amnesty crowd and doing everything you can to piss us off......
NOW it's dawning on you -less than 45 days from election day- that you're not getting money or support from the Tea Party.

Tough shit John Cornyn the ONLY republicans getting my vote are all conservatives, staying in the state of Texas.

Friday, September 19, 2014

I'm starting to wonder if that Jeep is possesed,,,

And it's name would be Cletus or Joe-Bob instead of something sexy like Christine,,,,,,,
Because I just can't get Joe Walsh out of my head lately-

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dear Radisson Suites,

Anheuser-Bush, Nike, Wheaties, Castrol and the Special Olympics.....

You certainly picked a slippery slope to take a moral stance.
Now tell me when you're going to force rap concerts, low rider shows, car clubs, Phat booty competitions and the like to stop pushing the misogynistic, violent and drug pushing that goes on in every rap song In my limited knowledge?

Please tell me where this slope stops?
Is it when the public isn't complaining?
Is it when you become knowledgeable of something happening?
Is it when something happens that "might' hurt your bottom line by having a bunch of whiny Liberals threaten to boycott you(even when you know they don't use your product)?

Well, Bud- you were my go-to choice, but I'm going to have to stand by my ideals too (the one that says a beer company should sell beer, not force people to do things).

Oh, look!  Lone Star isn't affiliated with you :-)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Change orders

We are working for a really (really) rich school district at my current assignment.
Our plans called for the electric and data to be installed as per the prints.

The school electric engineers didn't like how the conduit was routed, so they made us change it....five times.
The 'Big Guy' loves to charge the shit for change orders, so he doesn't care.

We (Actually the guys doing the hard work) finally got it approved:


Then when I had to move some of the plumbers soils pipe to get back to a trench that had another change....  I found out they were using cast iron.

So I asked the plumber...
ME: This district isn't hurting for money-
HIM: Nope, and they don't care how much they spent on your change orders in the MDF rooms.
ME: So why are they putting that cast in that's going to rot away in 40 years?
HIM: LOL, you're not the only one that asked. We tried to let them let us us PVC, it's even in the specs that it can be used, we even had part of "A-bldg" done and they made us take it out.
ME: Oh,,,, ASO someone hase a relative that's in the cast iron supply bussiness.
HIM: Yep, most likely, and it's a cheap, crappy product that won't last 25 years.










ALSO:
On tomorrows To Do List-
Finish spreading that 60 yards of calichie** I got for free (+ the $750 it cost for delivery)
Either I use the farm tractor and box-blade or I rent a bach-hoe.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Well, lookie there....

I was pulling up to the trailer to back into the yard when I saw what I thought were vultures in the field behind.
Then I saw the wattle.

There are five of them, but they started moving off as I was taking the pic, so you can only see two one each side behind the tree.
Looks like I'm getting a turkey tag this year.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

A quick walkaround

I've decided to at least upgrade the electric system to 12 volts and use a 12-6V resistor for the gauges.
1957 Willys with original hurricane engine.






I need to shorten the steering shaft a good 4" so it's not in my chest.
I need to get the original steering wheel and replace that after market one.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

It's only rain people-

I know we haven't had any in six months, but it's only water on the roads, not oil.

AND another driving tip from Kurt--
You CAN pass a big yellow school bus when it's traveling down the road.
Seriously, PASS! IT!

Speaking of rain- We hit it coming back between Cheyenne, WY and almost to Pueblo, CO.
When you're towing a `57 Willies with a tow bar, it will hydroplane at over 65 MPH.

Monday, September 01, 2014

So we're back

Left fri. nite and got to Cody, Wy about 24 hours later to pick up a Jeep I talked myself into buying.
Yes it was a drunk bid on E-bay that I figured someone else would out bid me on.

So I picked up my 57 Willies Jeep and got here about three hours ago.
I don't even know how much I spent on saving money instead of having it shipped.

Now I know why he didn't include any pics of the dash, since it's missing everything but the central speedo/gauge cluster (just fuel and oil). Now I need to find out id the 6V system needs any kind of exciter or resistance to start charging.

It needs a brake job, new wiring, wiper motors and the steering shaft shortened about 8", because I can hardly steer and I know any females in this family would be having boob interference... because that's how high and far the wheel reaches.

BUT it has brand new tires :-)
And should still run when the Iranians, Norks or ISIS get a nuke on a missile that can barely make it (because that's all it needs) a couple thousand feet above the Rockies.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two sox go in...

One comes out.

WTF? Seriously I put in one pair of sox, two shirts and two pair of Jeans because I'm going to the farm after the (unpaid) safety meeting tomorrow.
I got ONE sock out and it's not hidden in either shirt or pair of jeans that I can find.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I killed my yeast :-(

So we try another packet and if that doesn't work- we have campaign yeast.

They survive better, but make drier wine.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wine spodd-odee drinking wine, wine, pass that bottle to me!

So we meet our little yeasties, who have been doing a bang-up job in their little dark pot all week and start preparing for the next step.

I would say I racked the first ferment into the second ferment chamber, but in actuality- I scooped most of the big floating things off the top and poured the rest through a strainer into am enameled two gallon pot.

Then I poured the whole thing through a filter I made from the sleeve of a worn out shirt (after steeping it in bleach-water Friday night.

After straining and coaxing the rest of the fluids out of the strainer, adding 2 cups of sugar and about another quart of distilled ware, we got about two gallons.

Coloration-wise, I'm going to call it a nice shade of Magenta

Saturday, August 23, 2014

At the ranch today

Well I was supposed to be at the ranch with a rented backhoe, but work interfered.
So I at least got to the rental co. before they delivered it- and don't have to pay the daily rental :-)

Instead I got to go to the yard and drive NI-35 south from the yard to work (twice).

I don't know who is the brain that decided to close off three out of four lanes of IH-35N on a Saturday morning when kids are relocating for school and other people are getting in the last minute ...togetherness.

I would have posted a video of that 6 mile long parking lot on my last trip, but by the time i was in my own truck, they'd just broken the dam, and vehicles were still at a stand-still. Don't know if it was a wreck, or another traffic "improvement"................ but I was heading south, and I knew that was clear..because I'd done that run twice already today.



But it's 8 hrs OT.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tuna wine

No, not the fish- the cactus fruit.
Add boiling water- listen to them scream!

When they stop screaming (or are cool enough to peel) get your TSA "two by two, hands of blue" puncture resistant gloves on (but their not, I'm still working stickers out of my fingers) and start the slaughter.
Then start to break down the suspects in boiling water with a potato masher.
I read that too much boiling does something bad, so I just brought it to a boil and turned it off...to kill the bad stuff I didn't want.
Bring your ingredients together, and mix when cool enough not to murder the little yeasties.


And now we wait.

This better be good, because we have buttloads of this on the farm...

Right now it's sitting in a nice dark, coolish corner with a towel over it.
Next week (maybe) when it settles down, we'll rack it and add about two cups of sugar (and maybe some limes or oranges- someone said it needed citric acid) THEN begin the real fermenting :-D


Awwww...who's the sad puppy?

Went here, couldn't find any lever action in .357 and they didn't have anything in black powder.

Got a box of .45LC for $21.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

And some people have a problem with this...

I guess it doesn't have a completely negative slang for female genitalia that makes it ok to wear against Sarah Palin - no matter who sees it.

But this is worser,,,because--Hte Children!

Friday, August 15, 2014

America's newest citizen

took her oath of citizenship today.

Now she'll have a chance to vote against Hillary in 2016.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I got the news this morning

If anyone is going to be close to Del Rio, TX a week from this Friday-come for the swearing (in).
Karen will be able get one of her bucket list items taken care of in November 2016.

After she becomes a citizen on Friday, she'll be able to vote against Hillary.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Sunday, August 03, 2014

So.... According to this chart....

we may as well just raise chickens because they're easier to take care of than rabbits and just as tasteless and lacking mouth feel....

The only real drawback with chickens is that we won't have soft leather to use...I guess.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

So we went to the funshow today

Had lots of ammo for sale and for not much more than you can buy on a real store.
Lots of .22 out there.
We got 200 rounds for $20 and it looks like my .357 lever gun is going to be one of those Grail guns.

We walked the entire Saxet gun show and saw three. I din't like any enough to put down some $700 on.
It looks like I'm going to have to change what I'm looking for and see how available a wheel gun is in .45LC.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

An issue involving the new "safe" fuel can

Someone had an excellent analogy about the creeping effects of government over-reach using the common fuel can as an example.

It went something like this- Some cube-dweller at a .GOV agency decided that the old fuel can (that worked and didn't spill fuel all over) was too dangerous.

So they mandated a new kind of spout...that didn't work.
Then they mandated another kind that spilled fuel all over (making thing safer, you know).
Then they redid the regulations several times until we get the lates "safety can that we have today.

It's an automatic spring closing cap that operates by pulling back on the carrying handle.

Except- that the ONLY way to secure it in a pick-up bed is to use that same handle to secure it to the bedrail.

THEN when someone drops a grill into the next lane over and you have to make sudden braking and evasion maneuvers from the car next to you ....
That same handle will spill diesel from the canted-over can.

Then we get into the aerodynamics of a pick-up with a closed tailgate and what it does with half a gallon of sloshing diesel.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Compare and contrast-

This anchor detail on the USS George Washington also drops anchor in waters too deep.
They do a controlled drop without an E-efing- 7 running around with his hands jammed in his pockets.

This is how it's supposed to go..........
............And stop............


Monday, July 28, 2014

I think I found the problem with the chain locker

You can see the reason for the dysfunctional anchor room at 0:45, 0:54 1:07 and a good long look starting at 1:35.

....Chief!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Just throwing this thought out

Since 0bama and the rest of his Minions don't feel the need to obey any laws they don't like,,,,,,,,,,

Why do we keep hearing about that 2008 law that says you can't deport Central Americans, when 0bama has a Pen and a Phone, and can change any laws he wants on a whim?




Yeah- I know.

Just had to get it out into the open :-)

Friday, July 04, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

This looks like the new viral video in my FB circle

I'm sure it would work at idle, but can anyone tell me how he got it to 55MPH just by letting the intake slurp vapors?



To my knowledge, to get more speed, you need more fuel.
If you take out the fuel pump and don't add a way to push more fuel- it'll stay at idle...no?

And the dinosaurs in the Establishment roared their defiance

Because when Thad Cockran used Democrat voters to win over a Tea Partier...we're told "we have to join together and beat the Democrat" :-)

But when one of theirs gets beaten like a red-headed stepchild, it's we'll give our money to DeeCee in retubution for losing, and so what if a Dem wins next time.

"Virginia's Republican 7th District Committee, which is dominated by supporters of outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, voted to send most of its money to the national GOP,  The Washington Post reported.
The move means that Dave Brat, who deposed Cantor as the district's Republican congressional candidate, will not be able to tap the transferred $400,000 for his campaign against Democrat, and fellow Randolph-Macon College professor, Jack Trammell.

Brat supporter Robert Stuber said the committee's move was "retribution" so that the Brat campaign wouldn't have access to the funds that Cantor had raised.

The committee's decision indicates the difficulties Brat will have in uniting his tea party faction with the district's established Republican organization. It also shows that tensions between the two camps remain deep at the national level, according to the Post."


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Neighbors

So I was spreading the last 20 yard load of rock in the driveway today and the neiggghbors decided they needed to get a close hand look at how I was doing.....

Hmmmmmmmm..........

After that wind storm two weeks ago- (it's been that long since I posted?)

These are just the thing to take care of the only two things I'm worried about weather-wize Wild fire and wind storm.
All I need is a welder and cutting torch and no worries about structural integrity.
Plus it's weathertight as soon as it's here.............

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fridays- they're like that

So I was staying at the ranch in Seguin and around 12:30 the wind picked up and the rain and thunder started.
Then I was in the middle of a HUGE wind storm, It felt like the 20x30 house on 10'poles was ready to lift off for Oz.
then the power went out.

What I found Fri AM when I went out to look was the top of my power pole hanging from the transformer feed.

Then I saw the three Oak trees on the ground.
Kooks like G-d want's me to build a timber frame house because he's giving me so much free wood...


Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Oh! Look!

A red TARDIS.

I bet it's not as big inside as the blue model....

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sing it like you mean it!

Just because there is so much negativism right now-

Remember what we were and can still be.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Don't feed the bears

Because if you do, they'll become dependent on handouts.

This was a school parking lot in an area of about 4.6% unemployment the day the San Antionio food bank was handing out free sh1t.
If you open it and look on the other side of the black fence, you might pick out A. Lot. of nice cars among the needy looking ones.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Misdirection much?

I but in the search engine... "naked chicks with guns" and expected something like this:


What I got was something completely Unsafe for Work, or home with a un-understanding wife....



WoW..........

But check out the trigger discilpine on most of them, it's better than some old Hag from Kaliforia,,, right Sen. Boxer?

Monday, May 19, 2014

That certainly sux

The only viable internet we have at the ranch is satellite.

We could have wireless broadband, but the new guy is putting his antennas up and jamming the original provider from our electric co-op.
Now there are two wireless providers jamming each other because the greedy new guy wants our co-op to buy him out at his asking price.

Friday, May 09, 2014

The newest 'pooter

I'm not backing off my wish that WIN-8 and it's even worse "upgrade" WIN-8.1 both die screaming in a fire.

But I found that you can still get brand new computers loaded with WIN-7, except that you have to order them.

Mine's a Dell, and I found out from IMing a tech that the touchpad non-scrolling thing is a FEATURE! of WIN-8.1 (Die in a fire while being skinned alive!).

You can go to the website of your big electronics box store and search for computers using OS as a requirement, and it will show you what you can still order.

Monday, May 05, 2014

'Murica!

Because I can.

From the redoubt in rural TX.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I bought a computer for the 'dog house' yesterday

The only options I had was what size laptop and what features?

I got an upper end, so we could use that as the main computer when this one dies.

I spent over three hours trying to find out how to enable scrolling on the pad and every time I swiped the pad I had two new unrelated tabs pop up.

I just want to say here and now..
Microsoft....DIE IN A FIRE!

Not only is it completely different- it's dumbed down so you DON'T have any way of changing the factory settings.

BTW, that DIE IN A FIRE goes for you too H-P.

I'm open for work-arounds.

EDIT to add:
05-01 (happy Workers Holiday!) -14
I took the thing back and got a Levotono notebook with Android.
It works like my fone, and someone said on FB that it's based on Linux-

If that's the case, I'll get that Win-8 and download linux........

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I broke a waterline last week

It wasn't marked and no-one even knew it was there. I was exposing our conduit and stuck a side tooth through the pipe.

It took then forever to find the right valve,,, and another couple hours to discover they forgot to turn off the back-flow preventer.
We couldn't get all the water out of the hole because the conduit was acting like a dam, so I went in (up to my knees in water) and dug under the conduit.

After we got the pipe fixed, I had to buy a new pair of boots as the others took three days to dry.
When I was wearing those new boots, my left heel started hurting- which I attributed to new boots.

Turns out that it's the way I'm sitting on the backhoe while gingerly feeling for unknown utilities.