Thursday, February 5, 2009


The sun is going down. Usually by this time of day I am packing up to leave for home. Most weekends were spent rushing around trying to get done the absolute necessary projects before I head back to the springs. It’s an odd feeling to know this is no longer necessary. I still get up and make my list of daily chores but there is no sense of urgency in the activities. I like it.

God knows there are still tons to do here but the place is livable and frankly quite comfortable. I have spent the past couple of days putting away and organizing my new life. Not nearly enough storage…I will work on that. Today it was in the 60’s and I enjoyed it cleaning the backyard and soaking up the sun. Several old piles of sheetrock had melted and needed disposal. Brought in the wood and watered the plants.

The house is staying between 70 and 90 degrees, almost to hot but it feels good. The fire is dead by nine in the morning when the sun takes over the heating duties. Today I had to open a window. Between five and six in the evening I start up the woodstove and it runs through the night. Right now I have a pot of chicken noodle soup with some spam cooking on the woodstove. Had some unburnt pancakes for breakfast…that was a treat and beef ramen for lunch. All Good.

Bill O’Reily just said I have to worry about getting machine gunned by the Mexican drug lords. It’s not just scare mongering, he knows, we should have elected him president he has pretty hair. Tricky Dick Cheney said we are now at risk of a terrorist attack because of the Obama Presidency. We should listen seeing that he planned the last one. It might make me a pinhead (ala o’reily) but I don’t really care about that stuff now.

All that worry just shut down when I moved here.

I am gonna eat my soup, take a walk, watch some Buffy then go to bed.

Just kidding about O’Reily he’s a dirty tool. I am starting to enjoy having a President who can actually speak and think.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations. It's gonna be quite a transition. I wish you all the very best, and hope one day soon to be able to follow in your footsteps.

Oh, and agree with on the President. Though I'm not sure what difference it'll make in the larger scheme of things.

Bullseye said...

Glad all is well big bear. Enjoy life and take it as it comes. Keep us updated too.

Anonymous said...

Speak & think??

Did you not witness his shameful attempts to take the oath of office?

From a "constitutional scholar" no less.

His ability to speak is directly tied to the correct functioning of a teleprompter.

As is his ability to think.

BigBear said...

What happened to Bush's teleprompter. It certainly did not help him.

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Anonymous said...

..and why is it that obama is incapable of finding ANY cabinet picks who have actually paid their taxes, and which haven't hired illegal aliens?

Anonymous said...

This is my first comment in your blog, but I've read back on the evolution of your cabin. All I can say is "very cool". I love reading about it. When I saw the long lull between moving in and seeing today's update, I was bummed out, thinking you had gone off line. Now that you are "living the life" your readers are really longing to hear about it. Please keep us posted.

While I may not agree politically with you, I can endure any amount of other views in order to get to the most important part, the survivability and sustainability of a man on a mission to provide for himself. Please keep it up, and know that I honor your opinions. :)

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 2:

The constitutional scholar that messed up the oath of office was Chief Justice John Roberts.

Try again.

Tom said...

O reilly is a tool but he is a painfully honest and clear thinking tool. He can praise or pan either camp. So refreshing in today's partisan world.
P.S. More info on your electrical and septic. Not just components but how you tied it all together. fuse panel, wall outlets, pluming connections, ect. I'm gonna be off grid as well.

Rook said...

Bear- I like you blog. I am glad you don't have to worry about that but the new pres isn't thinking to much when he wants to lead us into socialism and make our kids, kids, kids pay for something they didn't even have anything to do with. Enough about that... Congrats on the move bud.


Mike said...

"Tricky Dick Cheney said we are now at risk of a terrorist attack because of the Obama Presidency. We should listen seeing that he planned the last one."

I had the exact same reaction when I saw this 'threat' in the news. Afterall blackwater is going to need something to fill their time... why not attack America again? Hey it was a free country right!?

Happy to hear you were kidding about Bill-O. He is a dirty (oil and blood covered) tool.

Meadowlark said...

Just saw you today and am fascinated that you speak well of the current President. So many people into "living off the land" are rabidly against him.

Personally, I think the office is just a figurehead to keep us divided while Congress screws us without benefit of a reach around.

But I'm bitter that way ;)

Looking forward to following your progress.

Meadowlark said...

ps. you ever in the Corps?