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Changing the chipped white hollow core (boring) interior doors to 6-panel unfinished red oak solid core slab doors.

Nine of them. With clear varnish painted or sprayed and gold knobs, three of them locking. Going to take some professional carpentry to finish this project.

New water heater adventure

The replacement begins about five today. Will the cutoff valve break or hold? If it breaks can the leak be capped? If it doesn’t should we replace it later or stick with its thirty-year-old self? Questions questions. Shall see.

UPDATE: The valve didn’t break but only leaked while the transfer was going on and then hooked up safely. Should be replaced but not immediately. So the adventure was short-lived and not adventurous.

Racist of the week: Spongebob

Poor Spongebob. And we always thought he was just the coolest sponge in Bikini Bottom.

Why this college professor says Mr. Squarepants could be a white supremacist. If he wasn’t yellow.


Rule 5: Laura Lee

Grandfather trees

Two of them, just down the slope into the canyon from the mini-rancho’s back porch, must be twelve feet around and reach a hundred feet high. Usually they have a very calming influence on the surrounding terrain, as trees of any size have a calming effect on people.

Right now they’re swaying in a forty mile an hour breeze. Results of a cold front that came in early this morning and dropped the temperature from yesterday’s high of ninety-four degrees to just above forty. It’s the sudden changes that get you in Texas.

Giants they were

Watching a Bob Hope-James Cagney dance routine (yes, Hope could dance) I was reminded of this recent essay by historian Victor Davis Hanson:

“Our ancestors were builders and pioneers and mostly fearless. We are regulators, auditors, bureaucrats, adjudicators, censors, critics, plaintiffs, defendants, social media junkies and thin-skinned scolds. A distant generation created; we mostly delay, idle and gripe.”

Via PJMedia

Pedo Joe is corrupt, too.

“…when (son) Hunter Biden’s career is scrutinized, it clearly shows ‘that he, along with Joe Biden’s brother James, has been trading on their family name for decades, cashing in on the implication — and sometimes the explicit argument — that giving money to a member of Joe Biden’s family wins the favor of (Senator) Joe Biden.'”

Pols are such criminals, especially this generation of them. Pedo Joe just gets extra help from his news media pals, even when he sniffs up little girls and praises the masked thugs of Antifa

Via PJMedia