Just Because

My Old 4 Runner

    95 4 Runner Purchased new.138K miles Runs good just needs a lot of overdue maintenance. Has been stored in the barn for last 5 years. Probably put less than 1000 miles on it in the last 10 years. Never been wrecked. Main issue now is body and frame (surface) rust. If willing to do own labor can be made very reliable without a whole lot of money. Items needing addressed to make it everyday driver:• Fuel filter needs changed (original)• Oxygen sensor should be replaced… Read More »My Old 4 Runner

    Spring Flower Show

      Some spring beauty from around the homestead in 2019. The peonies have been growing in front of the home for many years. They were there in 1996 when I purchased the home. I’ve been told previous owners planted them many years ago. But each year they come up and bloom around Labor Day. The decorative bird houses I made with scrap wood and added this year. The daffodils I planted not long after I moved in the 90’s and have always been the first to… Read More »Spring Flower Show

      New Hobby ~ Hydroponics

        I’ve been growing gardens for years and have narrowed down my crops based on what we like to eat. Mostly tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, various salid lettuces and herbs. Now I’ve decided to see about growing year around and taking a stab at hydroponics. Just started harvesting the first batch of lettuce as we are about to get our first hard freeze (ending the remaining crops in the garden). The lettuce was great on Taco Tuesday! Lots of info on the Internet and YouTube videos so… Read More »New Hobby ~ Hydroponics

        THE Music That Started My Love Of Music

          Those that know me well know I love to listen to music. Always have, always will. Most music today is unlistenable to me but then I feel lucky to have grown up with some of the best music ever written and played. I base what I like around what is known as ‘Progressive Rock’. And 3 albums that helped launch this sound are what I still consider some of the best ever made. I call them the power trio. The year 1969 and Led Zeppelin… Read More »THE Music That Started My Love Of Music

          Falcon Heavy ~ Finally Something Cool With Spaceflight

            Feb 6th 2018 was the first launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy with the most power in any rocket at this point in time. As commercial spaceflight progresses maybe humans will return to real spaceflight and travel out of Earth’s orbit again soon. These are some of the best photos provided on SpaceX’s own web site of this first launch. The first payload was a Tesla car with the astronaut dummy. Destination was to Mars. The space geek in me loves this stuff! I watched the… Read More »Falcon Heavy ~ Finally Something Cool With Spaceflight

            Spring of Peonies

              When I purchased ‘This Old Dump’ back in December of 1996, there was a lot of dead plants lining the street and driveway. The next spring that turned into these. Every year since they come back and bloom right around Memorial Day weekend without fail. I never do much to them and yet they prosper as if in memory of the original owner who planted them before me (I’m the second owner of the home built in 1945).