Kayak Yak

Around April of last year I started building a Kayak. I’m using free plans from Spira Boats for the Hunting Harbor Kayak. It’s a Ply on Frame build meaning its thin plywood on a wooden frame then its fiber glassed over and painted. I really enjoy building things and this is no exception. Working an hour here or there I got 80% done before it got too cold out in the unheated shop to do anymore fiber glassing. There were a few things I could have done but I also needed to let my budget rest as I’d over extended[…]

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A Game of Moles

We have been invaded. We are at war.  Our roommate has decided to take a possessive interest in taking care of the lawn.  He has purchased grass seed, fertilizer and lawn care implements.  This is also our first summer in this house without our beloved Daisy dog. Moles have moved in to our yard. The mounds of gravely dirt began appearing in the front yard and quickly spread to the back yard. This happened once before many years ago but I made use of a quick kill buried trap for the front lawn and while we had Daisy, the mighty[…]

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Podcast Efforts

So I’ve decided to become a podcaster.  The title of the Podcast is “I’ve Been Wrong Before” Basically I think I know things but maybe what I know isn’t right.  So I talk to people who know more about things than I do.  During our conversation I try to stay open to the possibility that I might be wrong and see where that leads. I’ve gotten 5 episodes under my belt with a goal of 9 in the can before our release date of 09/01/19. I should have a promo/introducing/trailer out a week or so before that. On 09/01/19 I[…]

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Angry

*sigh* I’m angry.  It’s been distracting me all day.  I should be working on work things right now but this weekend I just experienced 2 really big fails by people who should know better.  My wife’s mother and father are moving away from the area. They will be living in a place we won’t visit for our mental health and safety. So this weekend was basically goodbye. I’m angry because even though I understand why they made this choice I still think it’s the wrong choice.  It takes them away from family that they should be trying to get closer[…]

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