Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Been making some larger stone knives lately, I decided to change some of my approach in design and look to produce something different than what I have been doing in the past, so these came into being. I used flint with elk horn bone. I have a festival coming up weekend after next, time to be creative..
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Yep, I do it when it looks like I may get some good stuff, even at my crazy age. Today I got some great stuff including a TV, old reel to reel, shop vac, a word processor, and other stuff. Some other stuff were a phone, hunting vest, army duffel bag, shower massage heads and some cords. Got to love it when you get lucky from a dumpster.
This old reel to reel is missing the AC cord, but I think I can find it at a thrift. It is very clean and has the original cover.
You don't see word processors anymore, and this one has never been used. Comes with everything you need plus original cover.
Got up this morning and temp was 45, I think autumn is definately here now. The chickens were huddled in the hen house, will look for some eggs later after they go out. My two ducks spent the night in the yard near their pool. Another day starts in the country of central TX.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I just got the chicken house built and the fence for the pen so that they can run around outside. I also have two ducks in addition to several chickens. Lets hope I see some eggs soon and I can keep the coyotes and foxes away. The hens seem to be getting the idea on how to get in and out of the chicken house.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Despite a left thumb injury in the joint, I tried doing some stone knapping again to make some stone knives and made these two. I haven't made anything in a couple months in which time I was moving and getting settled on my new property. Both of these measure 12 inches in length and are sharp and notched like it was done in the 19th century. Now if only this thumb injury would heal, I don't want to see a doctor for a cortisone shot.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Yep, here is another top ranking for the State I live in, With a speed limit of 85 mph on specified segments of rural interstates, Texas is the fastest state in the country. The state's average speed limit for all three types of roadways (rural and urban interstates and limited-access roads) is 78.3. That's nearly 2 mph greater than the next-fastest state, Idaho. No wonder there are so many accidents in this State and of course insurance rates are up there. Below is the link:
Monday, October 6, 2014
I went for a drive in my truck to the town of Marble Falls to visit a pharmacy for this seasons flu shot. Now Walgreens charges $31.00 for this public health service if you do not have insurance, so while getting the shot, I talked with the person giving me the shot about this, that something like this so important to public health should be free to the community and not for profit, I of course got the answer that "that is the way our health care system is". I of course had the insurance to cover it, but I thought a relevant question for these huge pharmacy companies to "think" about in their community..
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Just learned that the city of Austin where I use to live and left in part because of it's housing prices in ranked in the country as #1 in overvalued home prices, go figure.
"The most overvalued market in the U.S. was Austin, Texas (overvalued by 19%). In fact, the median price for single-family homes in Austin jumped 11% year-over-year in August to $247,500 and the average price rose 9% to $311,414, according to data released last week by the Austin Board of Realtors. Austin is actually more overvalued in 2014 than it was in 2006 (when it was only 2% overvalued)"
Finally bought the roofing metal ($70) for my storage shed and put it on over top the wooden beams and plastic tarp I already had on it from the property, now there will be no leaks. Decided to put bricks on top in addition to nailing down the metal on the ends with the winter storms that come through here.