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Sep. 4th, 2014

Good Morning

Emmm anyone we know?

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/as-blighted-homes-in-bremerton-come-down-a-rush-to-clear-them-out_66622621

Mar. 19th, 2013

Good Morning

Real Drinkable Water!

We have WATER, real SAFE, DRINKABLE water.
When we got home this AM the contractors for North Perry Water had disconnected us from the old main (a 1-inch line that feed 10 houses) to a real 12-inch line with fire-hydrants.
I just bleed the air out and we are now connected to a system where:

  • I don't need to de-acidify the water

  • I don't need to run a whole-system micron filter (the type used to stop microbes)

  • I don't have to worry about the system failing any given water safety test

  • I don't have to wonder if the system is under a boil-order (again) and the owner decided not to tell the customers (yes, that is a violation of state law)

  • I don't have to wonder if the system has lost it's certification (again) and I couldn't sell the house/refinance the house/etc

  • I don't have to buy gallons and gallons of potable drinking water every week.

  • I don't have to worry about the high-acid water rotting out, say the pipes, dishwasher, washing-machine, or the shut-off valves (which were corroded open and couldn't be closed)

  • I don't have to replace things like the washers, etc, because the high acid, high mineral content water has wrecked them in 5 or 10 years (or why I have the

(of course I added the de-acidifier 11 year ago and that helped a lot)


YAHOOO!

Jun. 4th, 2012

Good Morning

Video from June Fair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdX53iuQioI&feature=channel&list=UL
http://youtu.be/ONtSNPnh8do

Nov. 16th, 2011

Good Morning

TV Program recommendation

Medieval Fight Club on National Geographic.

Not what you expect

Nov. 9th, 2011

Good Morning

TV Program recommendation

On National Geographic  Secrets of the Lost Gold 

A follow up program on the Anglo-Saxon Hoard found in 2009

Very good

Apr. 6th, 2011

Turning

Making Curly Fries

With a lathe



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XMBbYM11I8

Yup, with a wood lathe

Feb. 27th, 2011

Good Morning

Winter trip to the Coast

E and I took off and spent mid-week on the coast a couple weeks ago, it's winter, the weather was cold and sunny, cold and windy, cold and wet, cold and thunderstorms. Well, you get the picture


Jan. 4th, 2011

Good Morning

Em....

Yesterday was the first "working" day I was retired, and the day for the Retirement Party

A big thanks to all that attended, a bigger thanks to all the helped and the biggest thanks to TLOML for doing all that cooking and prep work

Photos to follow for those that were unable to attend

Dec. 20th, 2010

fireinthesky

Heat

Looks like having the building heat back on (last week) was just a tease.
When I opened up this AM there was no heat, and since there was heat last week we turned all the electric space heaters off.
Only with neither the boiler nor space heaters running, and the outdoor temps just above freezing, the indoor was a tad nippy.

Complained, the facilities came over and said, yup the heats off, and we are not certain why.

sigh!

Nov. 30th, 2010

Good Morning

Sutton Ho photos

New images of the original Sutton Ho dig have been released
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/features/new_sutton_hoo_photographs_unearthed_1_734070

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