Sunday, October 20, 2013

Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics

I've been looking into aquaponics lately, and am looking to do SOMETHING and found this.

I've found quite a few people on Craigslist that are giving away old fiberglass boat hulls. I think with some work, that would be better than the $120-150 that most people are asking for the 275 gallon totes these days.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

PawPaw's House: More on the Shortage

PawPaw's House: More on the Shortage: So, if we ask the Government why they need all this ammo, they respond by classifying the information. This is the most transparent administration ever. I'm not a conspiracy nut, but this administration's penchant for secrecy is both confusing and damning.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I haven't really been walking lately; I've been swimming. The wife got me a 15 day trial pass to the gym and I've been swimming and doing a little bit on the weight machines.

So, mostly I'm reporting that I don't have much to report. I did find one lone Lego with 2 pips and a 'grabby thing' on the side to add to the Lego box.

Thursday, September 3, 2009



Kids and the homeless make camps out of the trash. My friends and I used to do this in our youth. Jamez

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

You can find deals on display items.

Yesterday, after taking my wife to dinner (with a gift card we got for her birthday) we decided to take our walk at Lowe's. We both love the hardware stores. We're watching our money (who isn't) so we wandered the aisles looking for clearance deals. We found some stuff for friends and three presents, and some 3" single wall b-vent (3' long) for about $13.00.

I love to check the display model sales and such. I've gotten some pendant lights and a sink, for about 15% the cost of retail. So it's a small bit of reusing something that's almost new.

I am in Lowe's and Home Depot often. They have at least six seasons, so seasonal items get clearanced, every 2 months or so, look for the yellow tags. Sometimes the deals aren't very good, but last night we found some empty shelves where lighting had been reduced from $34.99 to $3.99 and from $58 to $7.97. Oh well, can't win them all.

Below are some ceiling fans that were marked down from $149 to $49, and they rung up for $39 at the register. They are enery star compliant so can be used anywhere in new construction.