Saturday, February 27, 2016

Obligatory, 2.27.16

Regrets for the lite posting.   This morning was kinda rough.  I was quite sore.  However, it is now feeling much better.  I tried out my new air mattress, and I really like it.  I am hoping I can deal with this back issue better by sleeping on it instead.

Did not do much today, as I was resting this thing.  Looks like I am going to be able to go in on Monday.   What happens after that is in question.  

I have to get caught up on the news.  If I find anything interesting, I will post it here.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Obligatory, 2.26.16

Bad news.  My lower back is bothering me.  Well, I am going to have to suck it up, and get out there again, cuz I need this job.  However, this means the time frames change.  No way I sign a year lease.  Six months tops.

It is approved, so I can do it.

Some how, some way, I am going to have to find a way to manage this back issue.

Yet, it is only one of many that have to be managed.

I am reminded of something that happened when I was about 30.  A couple of old people were going into the bank, and even though I said nothing, the expression on my face may have shown impatience, because they were moving rather slow.  One of them said:  your time is going to come.  And so it has.


I made it through the day.  But my management techniques got into trouble early.  I wanted to use my air mattress to relieve pressure on my backside, but it is leaking air.  I just got a new one.  Secondly, I wanted to use plenty of aspirin to help with the pain, but the aspirin fell on the floor, and I could not find it for hours.  But I did find it, and got the use of one dose anyway.  Anything helps.

Hopefully, keeping pressure off the lower back and using aspirin will keep me going.  We shall see.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Obligatory, 2.25.16

Time marches on.  Here we are, in a New Year, and two months of it are gone already.  Woof.

As mentioned in an earlier post, I will not meet the deadline for getting out of here now.  I checked with the office and I can get a six month lease for slightly more money.  I may take that option.

Things are moving along, as the saying goes.  I am reading the book about sanitation, so I can put together a proposal for the sanitation regulator dude in Hudspeth county, Texas.  I would rather not use a typical water based septic tank, because I do not intend to use much water.  Water use will be kept to an absolute minimum.

The book has some systems listed, and what systems might be approved by the state.  Websites are given which can be checked out as to whether my state will approve one of these systems.  Not only is state approval necessary, but what is also necessary is that the system be affordable.   These systems can run into the tens of thousands of dollars.  There are more affordable systems, but I do not know which, if any, are approved by this state.  Something I have to find out.

I am now in the part of the book about graywater.  There is two types of water, the number two water for number two, and number one water for number one.  You want to keep the urine away from the poo.  They should not mix in this type of system.  Actually, the urine can be useful for fertilizer.   But care has to be taken in this regard, and that is what the book is about.  Getting educated about this stuff.

Since I want to use composting toilets, there will not be much, if any, water that gets used in processing the number two.

Now, I will need a water source.  Sorry if all this seems repetitive.  I have to keep it in mind, or I will forget it.  If I keep it front row and center, I will not forget.  Hopefully.  There is not much time.

Work takes us a lot of my time.  Yesterday was a busy day.  Got home about 5:40 ish.

I am making more money, but I have much less time for these things.

If I am going to make praying a habit, then I pray that I can keep things together long enough to try these things.  It seems like I am going downhill physically.  This is what I mean by keeping things together.

Is that not a good reason not to go way out there?  I hear this a lot.  There are not many good options.  I got the land because it is cheap.  It is cheap for a reason.  It may not be an ideal location, and it may not work.  Or it may be too much of a challenge.  But I want to try it anyway.

I had an idea about foundations yesterday.  If I ran this by my bro, he might ask why do all that?  I am worried that the cabin might get moved by the wind.  I want to get that sucker anchored down good.

Some of this, I may be able to do on my own with some equipment that I can rent from Home Depot.  There is a single man augur machine that will allow you to dig a hole down a couple feet.  It would be an eight inch in diameter hole, and that hole can be filled in with concrete.  Actually, I wanted a bigger hole, but if I did it alone, this is achievable.  A bigger hole may not be achievable within the time limits.

That is one of the constraints that I have.  Everything has to be done within time constraints.  If it gets too ambitious, there will not be time to complete the project.  The reason the shack had to be abandoned is that I had to get back to town.  It may have been possible to anchor that thing down better, and close it up better so that the wind would not get to it, but time was getting short, and I needed to leave.  Now, the shack is ruined, and I have to start over.

The plan has to fit within the time constraints, and it has to be good enough to hold up until I can get back to it in order to continue the work.

Time constraints are the biggest issue at the moment.  Not enough time.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Presidential horserace

Is not of much interest to me.  However, I do want to keep up with what is going on.  I think Dick Morris does a good job in doing the play by play, and he has a podcast which is named that very thing.  Very interesting to follow.  I recommend it, even though there are many who have problems with Morris, including me.  He gets a few things wrong, but his knowledge and skill cannot be doubted.  Clinton used him as an advisor, as well as many other politicians.  He knows his stuff.

Looks as if I am too early to make the move

The thought of moving out west is just way too soon.  With the destruction of the shack, and such, much rethinking has had to occur.   I am leaning towards signing a new lease here.

Looks like I focused in on irrelevant subjects.  This move is going to require my concentrated attention over a long period of time.

In connection to the move, I will have to solve several problems.  One is the foundation problem.  I have been thinking that one over quite a bit.  Since I do not know much about it, I may need to consult with those who do.  One idea I had was to dig out a hole, fill in with some concrete.  Let it set, then pour a column of concrete that will be a pylon for the cabin to sit on.  Actually, four pylons, one for each corner.  I will run that by some folks who are more knowledgeable than myself, and see what they think.  Such a plan can be executed by one or two people, I would think.

Another problem is the septic tank system, which I would rather avoid.  I would rather install a composting system.  The book I am reading can help me with that project.  It looks like it is a good book with the information I need to at least make the proposition to the county health dude.  If I can get that permitted, I would like a system that would not be too hard to build myself, or to contract it out without it breaking the bank.

Of course, there is the water problem, which I have been thinking of constantly.  There are several posts here on that subject.

Since I am not very far along on any of these projects, I am a year away, most likely.  It looks like I am not going anywhere anytime soon.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Quick post b4 I go

Arg.  These android machines...

Anyway, the tone here seems pretty negative, I am sure.  But I am working on the problems.  Hopefully, there will be some viable solutions.

For example, the foundation issue.  Since I have taken soil samples, I know that there is some clay in that soil, so it will be fairly stable, as long as you keep the water off it.  That means growing plenty of grass around the place, so that the top soil can be anchored down, and does not get washed away.

As for the septic system, I am currently reading a book on that subject.  If I can save bucks this way, it would be a big help.  Something tells me though, that I may not get that result.  But if you do not try, you will not know.

I did talk to my bro, and this little cabin will not be built soon.  Perhaps this is months off into the future.  In the meantime, I can get myself educated.

Too bad I was focused in so much on the bigger scene.  The big scene can take care of itself.  I am getting to the point where I do not know so much about taking care of my own business.  Know whut I mean, Vern?

The discussion here may get more to the personal rather than the general.  That may bore many of you, and off you go.

If that is the case, then let it be.  I have other fish to fry.

No deep thoughts, no revelations

Too tired for that.  Yesterday, I had a trip to the Big D.  It is a good paying gig, so I am happy to get it, but it wears you out.

I could swear that the little towns between here and there are just about dead.  Nothing much going on outside the cities.

Houston seems more vibrant than Dallas for some reason.  It may not be true, but this place seems more alive.

There are not many white people out there anymore.  Not even in Dallas.  This country is changing, alright.   The Democrats love it too.  Anything to make this country more socialistic, they are all for it.

The so called conservatives had better wake up that the country is gone.  This is not the same country it once was.

There is so little time that I do not have the time to check the news.  The Norks could have bombed us for all I know.  By the way, have you noticed what the Norks have been doing?  I think they are preparing for war against us.  We have become so weak that Micky Mouse countries like this can take us down, and probably will.  They will because this country will not wake the hell up.  But the country cannot wake up because it is mostly dead already.

Donald Trump wants to make America great again.  He may want to lower his sights.  Keeping the country alive and intact should be his goal.  This country is on the way out.  Not too many people seem to grasp that, but I think I am starting to.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Quick one before I go

It is not easy to use this android, but I repeat myself.  Today, I have an opportunity to make some money early, so I will be leaving early.  Before I do, I thought I would share some thoughts, but the thoughts escaped me.  Doggone it.

I am trying to trace back to what I have been thinking this morning.  I will not be going west to build that cabin soon.  I have to tell my bro that, and be sure not to forget.  Like a lot of other things I forget.  I forget things fast these days.

This delivery thing may not work out, but I am going to give it my best.  Too many things to have to have to worry about physically.  If I can make it for six months, that would be a big help.

Sorry about the lite posting, but I am busy.  Of course, I would like nothing better than to research things and then report them here.  Trouble is, not enough people are interested.  Too bad about that.  What I got here on this blog is good stuff even if it is not appreciated by the crowd.  The crowd can be wrong.   We have too much faith in the crowd.  The crowd was wrong in history.  But people have forgotten their history, if they ever really learned it in the first place.

I have places to go and things to do, just like you do.  I do not get a dime for any of this.  But it is worth more than some of the stuff you have to pay to see.  Just saying.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Obligatory, 2.21.16

After all the posting yesterday, there was not much left in the tank.  Things to do, but mostly to rest up for the week ahead.

I got a book that might help with my presentation to the health agent for the county.  It is possible that I may be able to avoid the septic tank.  Cross my fingers on that one.

All in all, just plugging along.  It is going to take longer than I anticipated.

There are those who may want me to just flat out quit, but I do not want to do that.

Anyway, there are things to do, and I have to attend to them.