16 April 2015
29 January 2013
02 March 2010
He referred me to this company which he says was the best. I have to confess that while I like woodworking I never considered building my own boat. Picnic tables, fences, dog houses, and a two-story garage are more my DIY style. Still, after looking the website over I can see that if you were into boating AND woodworking that it might be interesting to build your own.
Then again I think of that old joke about the two happiest days in a boatowner's life - that first day with the boat in the water and then the day he sells it. :-)
15 September 2009
12 September 2009
10 September 2009
If I decide to build another set I think I'll build these stackable horses There are many other sawhorse plans out there so if I don't like that style, I can always find another to try.
In fact, toolcrib makes it easy by offering 38 different sawhorse plans.
07 September 2009
26 July 2009
22 July 2009
This comment was made at a CNN web page concerning the amendment to allow people to carry concealed weapons across state lines.
Amanda July 21st, 2009 6:18 pm ET
I don't carry a weapon and would never carry one. What is wrong with all these machos who think they cannot leave the house without it ? Guns kill.
No, Amanda, guns do not kill. I've kept a Colt revolver in the nightstand drawer for almost 20 years and it hasn't killed one person, as far as I know. I take it out of that drawer once a year; take it to the range; put about 24 shots through it to confirm it's still functional (it's going on 50 yrs old, soon); clean it; oil it; and then it goes back into the drawer.
People kill, Amanda. Yes, they use guns but also they use shovels, knives, poison, automobiles, blunt instruments, you-name-it.
You get the picture now, don't you, Amanda? Guns do NOT kill, Amanda, people kill.
Your comment, "Guns kill." shows your limited thinking on the issue, if not your ignorance.
10 July 2009
01 July 2009
25 June 2009
20 June 2009
That it actually gets warm enough in Montpelier, Vermont to do so. I thought Vermont was like Canada South or something similar.
Hey, I'm of a libertarian bent, so do what you want as long as it doesn't adversely affect me. However, I have to say that there's some folks pictured there that really shouldn't go naked in public or maybe even in private. It's not pretty.
12 May 2009
02 April 2009
05 March 2009
The official story was that they supported the space mission and were also used to retrieve weather balloons. Unofficial talk was they had been used to lift Special Forces folks out of the jungle in southeast Asia.
Whichever story was true satisfied any curiosity I might have had. It wasn't until some years later that I read about their real mission. I imagine that was some ride for the guy in the harness.
04 March 2009
If for nothing else it seems to have good info on how to alert your creditors and lessen the financial pain.
11 February 2009
How To Get 124 GB in Free Online Storage
I use Microsoft's Live Skydrive as a backup for the ton of digital pics of census data that I've collected over the years in my genealogical research. Also, Microsoft has recently upped the storage available to 25 GB per account. That's a bunch.
06 February 2009
05 February 2009
03 February 2009
19 January 2009
That would be wrong. It's actually an apple. The Hoosiers christened it thus in Cass County, Indiana in 1876.
I like apples and it's a rare day that I don't eat at least a half of one. But I pass on the ubiquitous Red Delicious as I agree with the opinion that it no longer is. My wife and I prefer the Gala, Braeburn, Cameo or Pacific Rose varieties. They cost a bit more but there's a world of difference in taste.
12 January 2009
08 January 2009
07 January 2009
He certainly screwed it up on the domestic front these last 8 years. I'm not alone with that viewpoint either. That's not the only piece online that doesn't think much of his performance. Congress is certainly not blameless but still George could have used his veto pen to reign in some of the outrageous earmarks and other pork legislation.
02 January 2009
I'm no hardcore tree-hugger but those bags can be an eyesore. Locally, the newest Wal-Mart in these parts was plunked down on top of large, wooded hill. If we get some high winds then the trees on that hill become decorated with plastic Wal-Mart bags. In fact, there's so many you wonder just where did all of those empty bags come from. Do Wal-Mart customers just dump their purchases in the trunk and throw the bags on the ground? That doesn't seem very convenient for getting your stuff from the car to the house. So, it's a mystery to me.
But however they end up in the trees it can be a sore sight, particularly in winter when most branches are bare. I will give Wal-Mart credit for doing something about it. When it gets particularly bad they hire a crew to fan out on the hillside and clean up the mess.
Which brings another question to my mind. How do they get those bags out of some of the really tall beech and pin oak trees that are scattered about that hillside? Oh, you ask how I know those are beech and pin oaks? That's easy as those two species are marcescent and stick out, especially in winter.