Today was the day. It was slow, but not too painful. I finally got the tie-dye box out and I had found my tie-dye book with my notes on amounts and conversions, so I decided to try the technique I saw on Dharma Trading: Ice Dyeing. I dyed two of Steve’s shirts. One is a […]
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I’ve had a T-Mobile prepaid phone since 2005. It worked well for me to pay by the minute since I don’t use the phone very much. But times have changed and I am feeling the limitations of that kind of phone plan, so I did a bunch of research to see what other kinds of […]
Here you can see what’s going on at the house, in date order.
Hanging out in beautiful Mexico too long can cause problems. Even though there is always something to do in Oaxaca I found myself near the coast with beautiful beach, perfect climate, wonderful people, etc. After a few months I just got bored, sad to say. Wanted to get my hands into something. So, Joy and […]
We went to a Xeriscape Symposium on Saturday and the best topic was rainwater harvesting. The only trouble is you actually need some rain to harvest! Texas A&M has some information about calculating the size of the storage tank for the size of your catchment area and flushing out the first dirty part of the […]
Just east of here in Puerto Escondido, about a 30 minute ride, Sea Turtles have been coming ashore in droves since mid-August. An unusual number this year and it is continuing. Mexico has the largest numbers of protected turtles in the world now, since 1985 they have been closely guarded. Whole communities who used to […]
My brother Robbie sent me some pictures yesterday, saying I thought you’d like to see some of the corn we grew this year. The crop was terrible because of the extremely dry weather, but the kernels are still pretty. I think they are gorgeous! They look like candy. Robbie continues, It’s interesting to see how […]
Here’s what happens when you get three 5 year old boys together. They figure out how it works pretty fast. At least there was no mess to clean up.
The other day, Heather showed me how her son Alex is coming along in his soccer practice. I’d say he’s getting to be pretty good!
We haven’t had much to say on here for quite some time. Mostly there isn’t much to say about losing a brother/friend to brain cancer and having to manage all of his affairs alongside your own. Basically, we’ve been pretty busy. But as of June 29th, we are no longer working on or living in […]
2012, just around the corner. Is there any clear vision of what to expect? Will I be as impressed by the events of 2012 as, after waiting many years, I was with Halley’s Comet? I didn’t go very far out of town, saw the speck through one small telescope and that was it. Certainly not […]
I spent all day looking at computers and I finally ordered one at 8:00pm! I had done some research on several days previously, so I’m more knowledgeable than I was, but I’m tired of it. I never did like hardware. I wanted to get a laptop that is leading edge enough to last me 5 […]
T’was late night, close to 10:00 When a tiny scream I heard And as I turned our Cat came in With a Bat! Not a bird.. She brings us a present ’bout every day Lizards, most days we see Tonight in she walks with her prey A winged, flapping, screaming bat wanting to be free […]
The next-door neighbor has a mature pecan tree with lots of nuts. I saw them raking up leaves in the front yard and wondered what would happen to all the nuts. Guess what! They don’t want to take the time to pick up the pecans and shell them! So this morning I picked up “a […]