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And Done

I’m writing this to myself from Sunday night, hoping that I’ll be alive at the end of the week. 😏

It’s going to be a tough oneβ€”several large projects to complete. I would love to have some permanent help.


I ended up in the middle of a perfectly wholesome thread about dishes this afternoon.

This is my plate, there are others like it, but this one is mine.

I have a certain plate at home I like to eat from. I know that’s probably weird. My wife has one that’s matching. She brought one from her home and I brought one from mine. I look for this pattern from this maker at Goodwill stores and second-hand stores. I know this one will break one day.


I finished Moon Man by Bart Sibrel today. It’s a book about the moon landing and the conspiracy theories around that part of America’s history. Did we land on the moon?

I’m am leaning towards maybe not. But that’s because I don’t trust much of what the government has to say anymore. I’ve watched over the past couple of decades. I’ve listened. And almost too late, I have learned.

In the last chapter, Bart writes about how we can fix the problems we have now. Here is a part that hit me.

While we’re on the subject of a lottery system, the constitution, and overhauling the corrupt federal government, a look at this world’s very first democracy is in order. It was founded in Greece about two thousand five hundred years ago. Take a wild guess as to how their leaders were selected. It was an incredibly fair system, which had an amazing built-in safeguard against systemic corruption. The representatives of their legislatures were chosen by lottery, just like a jury of your peers. If we allow the life or death decision of a capital crime to be decided by people who are chosen by lottery, then I think the decision as to whether or not put the label β€œContains GMOs” on a bottle of ketchup can be decided in the same manner. Without elections, there is no corrupt influence of them, no corrupt favors to pay back for corrupt money given to corrupt people to win them, and no millions of hours of time and billions of dollars wasted to conduct them, all of which will be much better spent benefiting the public directly.

I have to admit that I read half if the book and listened to the audiobook all the way throughβ€”both were great experiences. I spend a lot of time on the road and I wear my ears out while I’m doing it.

Here comes Monday. Stay focused. Stay positive.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Saturday Project 1

Well, I say 1. There may not be another today. I dunno.

The lights in the kitchen were old fluorescent setups. Bulbs kept burning out. I finally got tired of it. Probably bad ballast. The fixtures are over twenty years old.

Last night after she got home from work, we took off for Home Depot. I wanted to find a light to replace the one in the kitchen. I was thinking LED, and I asked her to go along because if she ain’t happy, I ain’t gonna be happy. Ever. I’ll be reminded of it every time I flip that switch. And I do several times a day.

It wasn’t hard to replace this, but it’s not an everyday thing for me. I’m not saying that electrical work is easy, no far from it. There’s a reason those guys and gals are licensed. But I’ve done electrical work around the house and here and there at work. Work-wise I’d be better suited to rearranging the pantry due to being a merchandiser. 😏

Uncle Sam taught me a little about a lot of things. Some of those things, most of those things, would kill you. There was a lot of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc. in those teachings.

So I have to say…

That’s it. That’s the post.

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