Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Throw back Tuesday

Heavy. Metal.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Your Rule Five Monday puzzle



The big one below the fold-

Saturday, September 24, 2022

If I'm reporting a FB ad as a scam

 Why would FB think I wanted more information on that solar company?
Or the Shysters wanting me to sue a plant killer?
Or the scam artists who want me to sue someone because of the water at Camp LeJune?

Monday, September 19, 2022


 I don't know what's going on with Blogger.
Maybe this site is being targeted, but about 15% of my bloglist is unreachable and I can't access the layout page to check on -or redo links..
The blogs that show no updates go right to my downloads in my computer if you click on them.
Big County
Weazle Zipper
PwaPaws House
Mac Thag
Nobody Asked Me
Non Original Rants
Daily Timewaster
Come and Make It

I'm even having trouble betting to my blog.
BUT the Rule 5-izm must go on...

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Hummer H3

 When you need to overcompensate, but your wallet is little too.....

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Something wierd happened yesterday

 And I'm still trying to figure out. 

 I'm in the process of putting in a new panel box- with a new meter to replace the 75 year old panel box that was feeding a mixture of knob and tube wireing and ancient fabric Romex.

 It's basically a completely separate circuit except where it gets fed from the transformer. I ran a new line to the 220V well pump and put in the double pole breaker -It's a GE instead of the Square D the other one is- I accidentally put that breaker on the same phase (GE is different than Square D) and came in the house. 

 The kitchen lights and everything on that circuit didn't work- until they wanted to. I KNOW I didn't touch that breaker, and everything looks good. 

Then the wife said we didn't have water-- which is when I found out about not having the pump on two different phases. I moved it and now EVERYTHING works like it's supposed to.

 HOW did sending two of the same phase to my well pump affect one circuit on a completely different panel box- with different feed (old one is #4 triplex overhead) into it?

Monday, September 12, 2022

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle


As usual, the big one below the fold

Thursday, September 08, 2022

I saw gas under $3.00 in two cities

 San Antonio and Austin.

Which means that maybe by Nov. 8 gas (not diesel) will be somewhere around where it was when 0biden took office.

Then after Nov. 8, gas will be free to go up as much as it wants because the election is done and the SFR will be almost empty.

Monday, September 05, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle

 Good time girls.

With the bigger one below the fold-

Friday, September 02, 2022

Picture this...

You reupped for PWD Rota, Spain in the mid 80's.
Herman's (The German) Schnitzel haus right on the playa.
Bennies bar, Zepplins the Sangria Shack....

You're living on the economy and Shorties(best fried rice I've had at 3AM and breakfast on leftovers at 0500) is about two blocks from your place.... 

Dependents (wives, chicks), female sailors and expats all have the run of the base... 

 Gawd, I loved Rota.

I'm sure you Army guys and AF have some base like this....

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

How long till this one is banned

For outraging SJWs?

Because it's somehow GBLTQ-phobic...or sumpin.

Maybe they tried, but Aerosmith told them to pound sand?

Monday, August 29, 2022

Gawd, what an expensive week

 But first, your Monday Rule 5 puzzle.

Yeah, it's a jumble, kinda like the weekend was.

Borrowed the neighbors backhoe about two weeks ago (or three?) got the trench from the new meter to the house dug and threw the conduit in and started covering it up before the sky opened up on and off for the rest of the week- when I found that forgot how shallow I buried the animal water line and electric.
Then, when I got close to the house, I found a tee from the main water from the well to the house *fuck!*

Yesterday I got everything else for the run- and 100' of 1/2" PEX to replace the bent and expose old water line.
$500 for 210" of #2 stranded and #4 ground.

So I got everything dug up (without hitting the conduit) and reburied and reconnected.
Animal water -good
Outside electric (and internet by the fence)- done and coming out of the new main box.
GVEC came in and hung a new meter box and complete 150 amp panel when I just asked for a new meter and main cut-off for $350  because we already have a house.

Then I found out we had no water. Fuck!
Looked at the pressure switch and no spark when I moved the contacts. Walk 100 yds to the shed for the Fluke and find out I have no power in... sometimes
So back to the hole that's still open for the fiber installer to see what's down there and see a break in the insulation of the underground romex. It was hot but corroded. HMMmm one reason for the bad phase leg....
Cut it and tied the two legs together and rang it out at the switch..... nothing. CRAP! Now I have to run a new power wire out to the well for domestic water.

This time it'll be in conduit and buried more than six inches deep..... Next weekend because I'm working for the rest of the week.

The puzzle you want is below the fold

Monday, August 22, 2022

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle

 Showing off her new Henry steel side gate rifle.

The big one below the fold

Friday, August 19, 2022

So I got a text from the wife yesterday

*Have yo ever heard of Indianola?*
"IIRR- it was wiped out by a hurricane over 100 years ago."

So she comes up- she's been reading the history of Seguin, TX and I guess a lot of survivors migrated from there and apparently Indianola is a thriving tourist trap now, and she wanted to know if I'd want to visit..... or move there.

"Last time I was there (about 20 years ago) it had one badly maintained two lane road and all the sewer manholes in the entire county were towers about 5' high."
*Why so high?*
"Because that's how high tidal surges get normally. It floods a lot."

*What about going out on a boat deep sea fishing?*
"I'll pay for you to go if you want."
*Why won't you go with me?*
"I get sea sick."
*You were in the Navy....?...*
"I was a SeaBee"
*That's part of the Navy.*
"Seabees don't go on ships."
*We've been married all this time and you never said anything about that."

"I was a Dirt Sailor."
*I've never heard that before*

That's one reason this tat doesn't have fouled anchors or cannons and my green field jacket says Navy on the tape and a Seabee patch on the pocket.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Gwad, Liz....

 Abe Lincoln tried to save the Union by using one half to attack the other hal..................
OMG! You are like Lincoln.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Lets see if I got this right.....

 The Leftists locked the country down for almost two years for an airborne respiratory virus.
Everything and (almost) everyone.

It had the force of law and people were fined and arrested for breaking curfew.
They tried to force a questionable vaxx on the entire country with almost no exceptions- medical or religious.

Now the newest thing down the pike to pie elections id Monkeypox.
Which for some reason is RACIST!!! ....because monkeys- or sumpin.

But nobody is doing anything to stop the spread because doing so would be homophobic, and we need to let them do their thing and not be so harsh about slowing the spread.

Oh! And it's spread through bodily fluids and open sores, so be sure to wear a mask.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle for today


As usual -the big one below the break

Sunday, August 14, 2022

So I got a call

 Actually it was a text from the wife telling me she ran over a mattress and it was wrapped around her wheel.

"A what?"
*A mattress I ran over and it's wrapped around my wheel*

"Send me a pic, which side?"
*Passenger side- wait, DPS just showed up..."

-I get a call that Roadside help (state funded) is on the way, but I'll need to come up and see what I can do, or get it towed back-

"Where are you?"
*At mile marker 449*
"On 35?"
*No, 130 toll road*
"You took that toll road to Phlugerville😦?"
*I was following Siri....*
"Let me grab some cutting utensils and I'll be on the way."

*Okay, the roadside guy took the tire off and the metal is wrapped all around the axle and he can't really do anything*
"I'm on my way, about an hour/45 minutes from you now."

~~I get there and see basically...this~

So I get the sawzall, which isn't doing shit because I loaned it to someone and I think he used it for a hammer because you have to hold the battery in with one hand while trying to cut .... springs... with the other.

I went to the cutoff wheel on the grinder and made some progress- until I couldn't go any more because of  the freed springs.
So here I go with the Lineman's pliers for a good 45 minutes just to clear up enough to go to work with the grinder again.

Oh........ did I mention we were on a bridge?
The cement shook and the truck wobbled whenever a steering wheel holder in a semi in the granny lane went past.

So I get enough  cut that it would clear the brake line and hooked a strap to whatever I could reach that looked like it wouldn't just unravel- and put the lose tire under the cab step because I was positive that I'd pull the truck off the jack.

The second time I reattached it, down the truck went, but we kept pulling.

Third time - JACKPOT!

So nothing got accomplished yesterday at all.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Who said Brandon was too senile to read a TelePrompter

 I wish I knew how to embed this:


Monday, August 08, 2022

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle

 Sailor Jerry


As usual, the big on below the fold.

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Black and white jigsaw puzzles

 Are a lot harder than colored ones.

Take this example-

Move it to here and give it a try,
It took almost half an hour to do 130 pieces.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle

 The predators stare.

The big one below the fold.

Sunday, July 31, 2022


Not that I really give a shit about the Tour De France.
It's just fun to see these assholes crash and burn.

I got a month suspension on FB  for mentioning that the Twenty Second German Panzer Corps won the first Tour De France in 1940....

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

I'd trust him

 I saw this in Austin yesterday.
I guess it's one of Brandon's industrious guests that do things Americans won't....
Or sumpin'
It's supposed to say car instead of cat- I guess.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle

 Don't know who she is, but you've seen her before.

As usual, the big one below the fold- 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

So this is the "new" plandemic they're trying to get going?


I was wondering about this Monkeypox plague we're supposed to worry about and I finally went looking, and found it on probably one of the more biased .GOV sites you could find....

"Monkeypox is a rare, viral infection that does not usually cause serious illness. However, it can result in hospitalization or death. That's why health officials in New York, the U.S., and around the world are monitoring cases of monkeypox in areas that do not usually report monkeypox infections, including in New York State.

While New Yorkers should not be alarmed, everyone should stay informed about monkeypox. This means understanding the symptoms, how it spreads, and what to do if you are exposed."

So THIS is the new way to pie the 2022 election?😕

How contagious IS it?

"Monkeypox spreads through close, physical contact between people. This means anyone can get monkeypox. However, based on the current outbreak, certain populations are being affected by monkeypox more than others, including men who have sex with men (MSM).

Based on previous outbreaks of monkeypox around the world, some groups may also be at heightened risk for severe outcomes if they contract monkeypox. This includes people with weakened immune systems, elderly New Yorkers, young children under 8 years of age, and pregnant people."

You mean like the tens of THOUSANDS of expensive old people that Cuomo sentenced to death with his order to place infected COVID patients in nursing homes???

A homemade sodastream

I did this home made carbonator and it works. 

10lb CO2 tank from marketplace CO2 regulator from Ebay

 The Kegorator ball lock and caps from an online brew supply shop

All together it probably cost less than $75

 Get extra caps to keep them pressured up.

 The colder the liquid, the better 

 A refill for that 10 lb tank that'll probably last almost a year is about $20 at a welding shop.
I added a ball valve by the bottle, just because- you can pick it and two hose barbs (1/4") plus braided line for the pressure hose and two hose clamps at a DYI store.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Better than sliced bread?


Just how lazy are you?
AND you're paying more than double for even less.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Your Rule 5 puzzle for this Monday

 I thought she was a differnt Bunny.

But she works anyway....


The big one below the break.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle

 Is this kink, or the newest design in MOPP gear (or whatever they're calling it now)?

And the big one below the break-