Month: June 2018

Buggles at dawn

Teresa gets up way, way too early. Like, 10 minutes to 6 early. WHY? She doesn’t have some nine-to-five downtown, or a paper route. No, she does it so she can get all crafty without enduring my helpful commentary. One time I got a cheese stick out of the...

Biloxi Chow: Worth the wait?

Here’s a postcard from a young man training at Biloxi to (I presume) his girlfriend back home. Or maybe his girl friend. Back then I think a guy could be friends with a girl without complications. I found it interesting that the post office would mail these letters for...

First day with metal detector

Ordered a Garrett Ace 300 for a sort of Fathers Day present, it came today so naturally I put it together right away and started snooping around in the back yard. Unfortunately I didn’t read the manual, had the sensitivity way too high, apparently that will give you false...

What is this thing?

My father passed away last year, he had a lot of neat old tools. A master craftsman, he was also a problem solver. My question is, what problem is this widget solving? It’s a little wedge shaped thing with an attached short dowel that can easily be rotated, but...

Dig or dig not, there is no try.

Just moving some dirt down by the creek, and look who turns up. Lovable green and wrinkly Yoda. Don’t know how long he had been in the dirt, but he is in pretty good shape… … I ran him through the ultrasonic cleaner thing I got at a garage...