Big changes, sooner than I planned

Well, I told y’all that I’d be swapping over to mid January, but as I’ll be pretty busy then and I’m not so busy now, I’m going to start the process this evening ( or as soon as I can get the GoDaddy guy to call me back. Wish me luck, pray for me-whichever you prefer.

I’m playing caretaker to my buddy’s off grid property right now, which requires driving 15-ish miles out to his place, checking/filling the genset fuel, starting it, and letting it run while I walk around the house for a security check, then shutting it off, closing up the shed, and leaving. It’s pretty simple, but for the auto start function- if it shows a trouble code, I’ve got to reset it. Even that is simple, just lots of steps.

The pasty few days have been very windy, and yesterdays caretaking trip was more exciting than usual. I made the mistake of opening the Nissaan’s driver’s side window and filled the cab with dust. You might be surprised at my aversion to dust in any closed (or open, for that matter) space I’m in, but it’s true, I’m a bit of a sissy when it comes to dust. And I live in Wyoming-what am I thinking?

The last of the parts for the headlight upgrade have arrived, and I bought a fancy set of wire strippers- a review is upcoming for them, I think.


Baby, it’s cold outside…

There’s four inches on the ground, and we’re getting more as I write this. I had a lovely meal with my family, went up to the building and moved snow off the sidewalks and loading zones, and now I’m home warming up next to the furnace. If one must have a gas furnace, I suggest a wall furnace-they’re great for burn your belly, freeze your ass weather.

Looks like supper with a couple buddies is a possibility. Looking forward to it.

I Hope every one of you had a great Thanksgiving holiday.

Big changes coming

I’ll be moving to soon- the GoDaddy people have helped me get ready to do so, and I hope to finish up by the middle of January.

Naturally, any hints from you folks are very much appreciated.

Duke Cannon Soap

Duke Cannon Soap

It’s a 10 ounce bar, five inches long, and “smells like victory”…Made in USA, not from France.

I began looking for soap that contained no lard or pork products, as I’m trying to keep the Torah laws. If that’s more religion-y than you’d like, please wander over to Joel’s Gulch or Adaptive Curmudgeon’s blogs- they’re excellent and I recommend them heartily.

Still there? Here we go.

I’ve used up one of these bars of soap, and I like it just fine. It has a pleasant smell, and it’s filled with (a few) steel cut grains to help scrape you clean. It was really odd at first, but very pleasant. The only thing that wasn’t just fine is the size- it may be too large for your soap dish. But it’s a fine soap and I’m going to start using it regularly.

A few other drawbacks-it’s pretty spendy at nearly nine bucks a bar, and their marketing is a bit over the top. I half expected to come out of the shower looking like a Viking or wolverine, having read all the propaganda on their website: unfortunately, I’m still a short fat guy with less hair than I’d like. Sigh.

If you don’t care about the price (I’ll need two bars a month) it’s great soap, and I recommend it because I’m keeping Torah.

If you’re not keeping Torah, or you’re just more thrifty than I am, head to the local Mega-Lo-Mart and buy what they’ve got. It works fine, too.

Reblog: An Open Letter to Glenn Beck on His Adored Police State

You’ve become the police apologist that every lover of freedom and liberty in America dreads. Frankly, this is morally monstrous on your part because you’re rationalizing the very worst aspect of any government on Earth throughout history; the notion that you must take a bat or worst to anyone who dares to defy or disobey the state and its armed functionaries in ensuring all statist edicts are obeyed no matter how asinine, immoral or ineffective. You endorse the initiation of force against innocents. It’s much like cheer-leading the Cheka in the USSR. “We need to address a few bad apples on both sides of the line.”

The rest is here.

About Paris…

Everything I’m willing to say about it is here.

If you are concerned with Islamic immigration (and you should be, but it shouldn’t be your primary worry – I’ve already written about how immigration and Islam are merely self-correcting symptoms of a more pervasive problem with Western civilisation) then don’t panic about these terrorist attacks. If anything, they will radicalise Europeans and drive them into our arms.

Reblogged from The Iron Legion.

A visit from UPS…

The nice lady from UPS brought more parts-

More parts

Some relays and relay sockets, fuse holders, and open barrel terminals to connect it together. The parts are arriving, but I’m short a little green wire, some WeatherPack 3 connector housings, and a dual power post terminal connector.

I was a little concerned that the terminal crimper might not work, but after installing a fuse holder on the Nissan for the tail light converter power wire, I’m no longer worried. It works perfectly.