Prepping: Creative Recycling 101

Recycling is a lot like going fishing.  You are never sure what you’re going to land, but it’s always fun.  Besides, why send perfectly good parts to the land fill? One of our heaters died recently.  (You saw the rap of winter and small electric space...

10-YIP and 1-YIH

Besides mastery of self- discipline, holidays are  a great time to construct  a “10-Year Investment Program.” These can be simply monitored with a 1-Year Investment Horizon.  Done every 3-6 months.Unlike very short-term trades (based on...

Democrats and OTHER Turkeys

With the Schiff-Show wrapped up – and the democrats doing a HUGE favor to the nation in two ways.  The coming week will let America move on to “the  other turkeys.”  And speaking of the bird, let’s raise one toward Washington (and both parties)...

Will Trade Hype Unwind?

Sorting out the future, are we?  Well, seems simple enough.  But it’s not. One reason is uncertainty about China.  On the positive side, the report that Futures Flat After China Invites Top US Trade Negotiators For More Talks could be seen as an encouraging...

Shop, Workbench, and Desktop Discipline

Since we’re going into the “slow holiday weeks” I thought it would be useful to work on self-discipline.  Which by extension includes organization  of “life parts:” in addition to finances..  This came up because my...

How News & P.C. Killed Humor

Breaking: Housing Data Low rates have set things ablaze: “Privately?owned housing units authorized by building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate  of 1,461,000.  This is 5.0 percent (±1.7 percent) above the revised...

Making Up Money; Diluting Life

Been an interesting year from the perspective of an economics student.  Because the “new thing” globally is SynGro and MUM. SynGro is short, obviously, for  synthetic growth.   The way SynGro works is this:  You “make-up” a problem,...

Prepping for Winter Storms

We had our first good-sized storm come through Texas earlier this week and it brought to mind a laundry-list of winter storm items that we do as a matter of course. Life in the woods, and all that… If you’re new to home ownership (617-thousand homes were...