Sunday, January 01, 2017

Here we are in the year of Victory 2017

The new year has begun. Looking back over this past year, listing the progress...buying a house, building a fence, traveling to South Africa for a few weeks...the progress has been nice. While the house goals of this year have yet to be chosen, one for sure is getting rid of the cuckle burrs, building a fence between the house and the road, getting a screen door, tearing out this raggedy cheap carpet and installing wood or pseudo-wood floors, and a chicken coop and outbuildings is high on the list...vocationally I'm leaning towards Wordpress and expanding the drug testing business, and spiritually and physically looking forward to a much better routine than last year. As I contemplate last year I have to say that it was satisfactory. This year though I've got high hopes. Our new president is bringing a breath of fresh air and I'm excited to see the economic growth and general stability of our country return. We as a country were reaching such a dismal state. This election was the most fascinating and educational elections ever. Never before did I realize just how extremely the mainstream media was controlled by the DNC. It became crystal clear this election though, far beyond speculation it was blatant. Nevertheless they lost...which was amazing in itself as a changing of times. Now through facebook and Twitter and other social media sites, people can see and hear candidates without the bias slants of the media force feeding us their picks. Fascinating times we live in. I'm thankful to be alive in 2017, it is a fascinating era. Well, this post is mostly just a placeholder to start the new year off. More posts and progress to come.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Living where you are

People live in rv's, semis, cars...for various reasons and various lenfths of time. It is very different to exit a store with your goods and be home...wherever you're parked. You don't climb in and take off for home. You might be going somewhere else or just stay put till you need to go somewhere else. Find a nice gym with 24 hour access and showers , stay fit and clean. A laundromat, storage room, truck stop and plenty of books on the ipod or kindle. Occasional motel when you want a swim or just a night out. In some ways it may be as beneficial to experience that kind of living where you are as much as a meditation camp, monastery or nudist colony.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A house with no windows.

Straight out with it I personally don't like having windows in my home. Is "seeing out" the motive for windows? Can't that be done quite cheaply these days, with outdoor camera's? Or even a periscope if you must.

Oh the Lighting? I just have to have the lighting. Skylights can do that. Better yet, have you ever reflected the light from the sun onto a building or into someone's eyes by tilting a small even broken off piece of a mirror? Ha, you know you have. If not, go, now if the sun is out, take a hand mirror, make the sun ricochet off of it. Now, Can't you lay those out in such a fashion to keep the sun reflected down into your house through a mirrored light tunnel with openings wherever you want?

The breeze? Really? You live somewhere that moderate that you don't need to change the outdoor temperature the majority of the year? Well even then the rest of the year, windows have long been the culprits for reducing the effectiveness of heaters and air conditioners. But with no windows even that occasional fresh air day would be missed. No, Install crankable roof vents like most every camping trailer has, only fix it where you can rotate the lid around so you'd want it round instead of square. That way the lid "catches" the wind and bounces it down into your house.

Oh ya, escape in a fire. Yes. Also a frequent entry point for criminals there to rob, or worse. An emergency escape door or hatch would do the same thing for you with less risk.

Habit. Well, imagine putting flat screens in a "looks like a window frame" with curtains. opening curtains turns on the lcd monitor and gives you a full camera view of what is out that window, you can change it to look a different way, or change it to play a scene as if that window were looking out over the ocean.

Hail storms...Got any clue how many times the most serious damage was to the windows and then the resulting storm coming through the now busted out window and wiping out your laptop that was setting on the sofa.

Claustrophobic? Use many mirrors, much lighting, and you have more room for very scenic calming paintings. Or have one small porthole by your chair if you must.

But all in all, I give "Windows" a thumbs down.