Into the "BIG UGLY" for V.A. health care
I had an appointment for some X-rays of my lower back this morning at the V.A. Clinic in El Paso.
The appointment was at eleven in the morning, but if you don't get there before eight thirty, you will be walking over a mile up a pretty good hi... Read more
More progress in the shop
Today we built a 12 foot long Very heavy duty workbench in our shop. Brie... Read more
Back to work
Well, the work week has begun for Tee and I, and we hit it running. First thing after our morning coffee, we attacked the Aircraft building Shop, and cleaned a ton of stuff off the welding table, and then moved a completed fuselage onto it by h... Read more
A great day of rest
We had a great Shabbat today, NO Physical labor for the day, our bodies are saying thank you for the brief respite.
We did our Parasha studies early in the morning, and about an hour later, my brother called me from Germany.
Tomorrow star... Read more
Quick trip to El Paso
You actually CAN g to "The Big Ugly" and NOT have it take all day. It still fakes 1 1/2 to 2 hours EACH WAY, but we only spent a little over an hour in the place today. We got the stuff to build a 12 foot long work table for the aircraft assemb... Read more
WHEW!! FINALLY Home
The day started at 6:00, by 6:30, we were on the road for Ft. Bliss, 150pluss miles away. We arrived at the Fort at 8;30. We spent most of the day getting things taken care of at the Army Medical Center, finally leaving at 3 in the afternoon. ... Read more
Workng on the new airplane
Tee got to watch me weld up some of the fuselage for the Aeronca C-2 replica that I am building for my friend. He doesn't have a ton of money, but he will give me his restored 1966 MGB roadster in exchange for welding up the fuselage for him. It... Read more
Back to the "real world'
We had a fine time at the BBQ, but with the end of the day, came a return to the regular duties of life.
This morning, I was on the garden tractor mowing the second third of the runway, and tomorrow, I will be up on the roof of the aircraft b... Read more
Memorial Day BBQ
We had a great BBQ. A bunch of Fellow Veterans and their "other halves" joined us for New York Strips, grilled by yours truly. After the meal we did our usual Skeet Shoot, which was a blast as usual. Brie... Read more
Back home from the "Big Ugly"
Tee and I were up before the sun, and taillights down the road as the s\un came over the mountain this morning.
We spent the day in El Paso, shoppng, and running errands. The rest of the week will be like this, as is every week. Tomorrow we... Read more
Restfull day with progress
Well We laid off the exersize gear today, opting to spend a couple of hours in Torah study. We DID do a little bit of shopping today, not the thing that is normally done, but this was for some medicines that I ran out of yesterday, so it was OK.... Read more
Boy am I glad Shabbat comes at sundown
Well folks, I mowed the last three acres of lawn today, then Tee and I fabricated a new jig for the aircraft fuselage that we are building for our friend. After that, I mowed the western third of the runway, put up the garden tractor, and welded... Read more
Even LAWNS are bigger in Texas
What do we do to celebrate when we pay off one of the eight ten acre tracts that are strung together to make of our "Sky ranch"? We MOW the runway that runs through the center of each one, and the taxiway that runs down each one, to the south... Read more
Who needs exercise equipment!
Let's see, yesterday, Tee and I helped a store owner in the closest town, 35 miles away. We unloaded 1000 pounds of ice by hand in about ten minutes.
Then today, we built on the Aircraft building shop for a few hours, then assembled two 5 fo... Read more
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Brie 2 Generators 2
I use solar power to generate all the power in the house, but a generator to run the big tools , air compressor, and electric welders in the shop.
Last night, I went out to fire up the generator, and nothing. /Today I started working the orig... Read more