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for Nanepashemet Peeps of all Persuasions.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Chest for the Grandkids.

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Very Cool Blanket chest.  Going to make a few of these for the Grandkids.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Morning Ideas

Book Idea - a year of mornings at Grace Oliver.

VAR - complete tool kit in crafted box.

Panel Ripping kit - Kreg Straight edge and ripping jigs, Makita Circular saw, Ripping Blade
Dado Routing Kit - Porter Cable, Dado Gig, Clamps, Bits
Pocket Hole Kit - Milwaukee Driver, Kreg Jig, Bits, Clamps

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Vision and Deep Pockets

Starting to get some "Noise" at the 70 Nanepashemet house.  Vision and Deep Pockets are a wonderful combination.

Rain is putting a damper on the Deck Project.  I had hoped to get the primer and a coat of finish paint on the exterior posts, but now will have to back off.  Time to get the attic utility hatch done.... and I can always put another coat of polyurethane on the stair case.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Day Two of the SAVERS Program.

My body is sore from yesterday's break out run.  Last year I couldn't jog across the the street....yesterday I went two miles.

I'm 65 years old.... don't feel like packing it in.  I am going to live and act like the whole world continues to be a new opportunity

This morning, I will finalize the Florida transfer, then head over to complete the EasyRail holes at 70 Nanepashemet.  When the holes are done, will get to the Post Office,  call Catacutta for the Fireplace stone and head back to set up the deck posts for primer spraying.  Then back to the office until 5:00 when I leave for Andover for a deck estimate.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Two Miles

When I was eighteen years old at UMASS Amherst, I ran a two mile race in 9:44.  Today at age 65, my time was 25:43.

I thank God that I was able to do that.... and hope to improve over the coming year.

Today, Deck sanding and wire railing installation at 70 Nanepashemet Street.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Saved by SAVERS?

Was reading the self help book "Miracle Morning" on my Kindle this morning.  The author, Hal Elrod, advocates getting up in the morning at 6AM or earlier and practicing SAVERS.

S - Silence - Meditation or Purposeful Silence for 5 Minutes.
A - Affirmations or Positive Self Talk for 5 Minutes.
V - Visualization or imagining how you would like your life to evolve for 5 Minutes.
E - Exercise for 20 Minutes.
R - Reading Self Help books for 20 Minutes
S - Scribing or Blogging for 5 Minutes.

This is doable and makes sense.... a lot more sense that Ranting on Facebook about Liberals and the Main Stream Media..... which has been a pastime of mine for the past year.  I've made some like minded friends doing this, but no discernible life improvement.

And that is what I am looking for.... Life Improvement.  Time to pay off  debt, make some bank, and enjoy time with friends and family.

Monday, January 01, 2018

2018 Resolutions

I've let this Blog go for a whole month without a post.

That is inexcusable and hasn't happened for the last ten years or so.

I didn't die or anything..... guess I just got a little too careless.

Last year, I lost thirty pounds.... just by shifting my work effort from a desk to a construction site.   Didn't plan it and didn't change my diet ........ go figure.    That was a bonus.


I 'm back with a vengeance because of all of you pathetic Peeps whining about what the MOAM 2018 New Year's Resolutions are going to be.

Naturally, last year, I failed miserably at all of my Resolutions.... except for the accidental weight loss.  But Shit Happens!   Then More Shit Happens...... and then the resolutions go to.... shit.

This year will be no different.  But that doesn't stop a Mountain of a Man like myself from pandering to the notion that maybe I can pull them off.   It could happen.

So I've spent the last ten minutes or so, carefully crafting some guidelines that I am resolved to act on in 2018.  These are them in no particular order.

1.  Eat more Macaroni and Cheese.   With plenty of butter.   Never deny your need for a heaping plate of steaming comfort with salt and pepper.

2.  Stop worrying about stuff.  The worse that can happen is that you die.... some of my best friends have died..... so if they can do it, I can too.

3.  RANT more often.... on Facebook and elsewhere.  Everytime I think I will curb this, someone thanks me for saying whatever shit I spewed at the moment.  So it is a talent that I will continue to exercise.

4.  Ride my Bike, lift weights and  row my boat more often.  Not just for exercise, but because you can always lay still when you are dead.   Might as well take advantage of the current opportunity to move.

5.  Pay more attention to my wife Joanne when she talks about the kids in her Salem School.   That stuff is more important than any of the crap that I deal with in my job.

6.  Do a bar crawl every Friday afternoon after work.   Getting the weekend started with a little buzz gives you way more perspective about things.

7.  Drink good Scotch.  That should be self explanatory.

8.  Try to live in the moment.  Which is contrary to making Resolutions right?  Stop judging what is right or is wrong.  In the end, God makes the rules, not me.... and his plan takes a long of twists and turns it seems. 

9.  Accept what fate puts in front of you and take action.   Trust intuition.... there is more at force here than science has yet discovered.

10.  Be nice to people.  Even the phucked up ones.

That's all for 2018.  Happy New Year.