Wednesday, August 30, 2006


As promised, my septic story, er story of sepsis? I'll just let the pictures do the talking, so to speak, er.. see, er...

The ditch. Pretty good for a 5 year old, eh?

That's my boy, littleVulcan, ditch-digger extraordinairre

A Boy

A Shovel

And a Septic Tank...

(happiness is)

Just had to show that I didn't have to force the littleVulcan to dig the ditch by himself. Plus, to show off my CadDigger too!
I tell you what...

With the heavy soil we have here, I couldn't do without some sort of digging machine, and this one fits the Vulcan method. Inexpensive, fix it yourself, adaptable and powerful.

I would have had some pics of the new pipe in the ditch, but I did that kinda late at night, so I figured that getting the job done was more important than stopping to document the event.

Works great with a new powerflush toilet too boot!

More on the baathrom remodel in the near future.


Monday, August 28, 2006

Cascades Civil War Muster, Mister!

That's right, we mustered over to Jackson, MI for the Cascades Civil War Muster, Where there was one extremely cute littleVulcan who attracted the attention of a local photojournalist. See coverage here at the Jackson Citizen Patriot. He is the cute one, in case you wondered...

It was the first time the boy had seen that many firearms doing their thing all at once. We parked right next to the Union Cannon, which was good, cuz littleVulcan doesn't like loud noises :)

The Battle was truly something to see. When the Rebs charged the Union line, and just "kep-a-comin", well, it just made my hair stand on end.

Can't even imagine what those boys went through. What a bloody mess. There were over 35,000 men wounded or killed there in that one battle. Hard to compare to today's fighting, as far as sheer numbers go, anyway. I can only speculate that battle is battle, no matter when it happens, tho'. Thank God I never had to do that sort of thing. I pray that my boy never does either. If, one day, he must, I pray that he will be ready.

apparently, Blogger is having some trouble with the pictures, so i'll post them later, along with news of my septic lines! (oh boy!)


Saturday, August 26, 2006


I just today got my PowerBook back from the shop. Bad Hard disk, you know. I have yet to restore my data, but I am up and running again, so look forward to seeing more activity here.


Saturday, August 12, 2006

Hickory Nut Farm

Oh, hi there!
Seems like I have been away for a long time, eh? Well, that's because I have been away for like 2 weeks or something...

I am now excitedly Self Employed as a personal financial planner, so consider this my shameless plug. nuff said.

I have also been working as a helper on the new Hickory Nut Tree Farm, started by my boy, who will be known on these pages as "littleVulcan".

What? You are making that little boy plant all those trees all by himself??? You might say...

"no" I would say, littlestVulcan is helping him!

I will surely try to post once a day again, of course this is somewhat dependent on the housing projects that I am heavily involved in, but regardless, I will try!