I have decided my contribution to posterity will be bacon fried rice:
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Like pork friend rice but with a smokier richness.




Antergos linux as daily driver

I’d been using vanilla Debian linux for my main workstation for the past few months.   I got some kind of bizarro filesystem corruption a few days ago I couldn’t get myself out of.  Missing superblocks and none of the backup blocks seemed to work.

Luckily I’d moved to a separate /home partition recently so I knew Continue reading

day off + no rain

day off + no rain = laundry blitzkrieg

I was down to no clean jeans and one pair of underoos.  I’m giving that thrift store washer (and line dryer) a workout today…


Other things happening:

  • buzzards on the corner of the property at FM514.   I assume an animal got hit and tossed up on the side of the ditch, but haven’t checked it out yet
  • picked up runoff debris in the ditches on 514.  More along 1st but haven’t made it that far.
  • Shhhhhh, Sookie is going to get a shower and toenail clipping.   Neither one of these activities are high on her wishlist.
  • turned off the heat and cracked the windows to let it air out a bit.  I really love a breeze running through the house, even if I have to wear a knit cap indoors
  • patched a needle-sized hole in my airbed.  There’s a kit to do it with but I’ve made a couple of successful patches with a dab of Shoe Goo on the underside of a square of duct tape.  The tape holds the Goo in place and down, and also reinforces that general area.  I should mention that the hole isn’t a puncture, but that the bed’s weak spot is on a plastic weld around the “coils”.
  • Got a Husky chainsaw file kit from Amazon;  will try my hand at it later tonight, I think


utilities and game plan

The house on my family’s land is supposed to be available by the 15th;  I work that weekend so I will have the utils cut over on the 17th.  Probably move my first load that morning.

I packed my stuff in small boxes that fit neatly in the back of my ratty ex-fleet Ranger pickup.  Many offers for help moving but some things are important to do alone.  Time to think.  Carrying every thing you own with your own hands.

During the pack I did a decent job of getting rid of crap I don’t use or need but  I still have way too much stuff.   “Reduce, reduce, reduce” is not just for cooking.

I was hoping to find a cable broadband option but didn’t find one.  Anyone use cable internet in Point?  My place on FM514 is close enough to that old (GTE?) CO that DSL was an option.    Had to take phone service, though.  Would prefer a naked line;  I haven’t had a landline in 6 years.

Speaking of phone, I’ve been using T-Mobile PAYGO for about 10 years but prepaid doesn’t roam out here.  So I switched to Airvoice, an ATT MVNO that gets good voice and data reception.  Happy with them so far.  Their website is tragic but the service and telephone CS are good.  And cheap.