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the eleventh day of Christmas

Technically, I doubled up on the tenth day, but, hey, I already wrote about that one, I hate to miss a day and, it’s my space. I can stretch things here if I feel like it. Missy wanted a place on the Internet to share...

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on the tenth day of Christmas

Missy started a new job, got a new office all her own and had a big, blank wall that was begging for a bulletin board. Oh, not just any bulletin board, she had to have a steel one that would enable her to attach and...

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on the ninth day of Christmas

I created a website for Missy. With my own peculiar sense of humor, I called it: Missy’s Mashed Potatoes. It is just a weird name to get it started. I made it goofy enough she will be inspired to change it to something that really...

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ammo inventory spreadsheet

I created a spreadsheet that has one page of ammo reloading components and another page of loaded ammo with the reloading components added in. I created it in Linux LibreOffice Calc, so the formatting of that file is the same as I use. I also...

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on the eighth day of Christmas

In Grandpa’s Attic, Kuna’s tiny second hand store, I looked for materials for one of my current projects. They weren’t there. However, the upward-shining floor lamp for our too-dark living room was. I haven’t seen anything that would work for under $100. Of course, I...

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on the seventh day of Christmas

I have been finding more time to commune with my workshop of late. Early this week I realized that with the cold winter wind howling over, under and around the eighteen foot wide “insulated” garage door, my little kerosene heater would never take the chill...

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on the fifth day of Christmas

I just have to love Craigslist… repurpose, recycle, re-use. I needed an amp for my new bass guitar and someone who had one did not. For less than half the price of a new one, I got a near-new one. Two bonuses were a stand...

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handgun coaching

Last night I had one returning student and two new ones. I asked the one if he had been practicing his hand positioning. “A little. Not enough.” He keeps wanting to put his off thumb across the back of the gun instead of safely on...

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free book

Immortalizing an author by bringing his book back from almost disappearing, the publisher of website Simple Liberty has restored an out-of-print book: . . . And Then There Were None By Eric Frank Russell Having some knowledge of the webmaster and a recommendation from another...

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on the third day of Christmas

I became aware of the pattern today. So I may be stretching just a bit, but, hey, it’s my blog. I can do that if I want. The weather is threatening to cover the roads between here and where Missy works tomorrow morning with snow...

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on the second day of Christmas

It has spent years on my “Want List” without rising high enough in priority to happen. Bass guitar would be a great compliment to my trombone playing utilizing other muscles when my embouchure is exhausted. Significantly, the bass establishes the chords in every beat of...

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on the first day of Christmas

Friday I created a clever, neat way for Missy to display cards, letters, photos and such. We have been in this house for two years now. She has been using some cheap stick-on clips to display memorabilia on the pillars between our living room and...

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