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  1. So why did the Falcon Heavy (Mars project by Elon...

    So why did the Falcon Heavy (Mars project by Elon Musk launch at 15:45 hrs.?



    Because all of the engineers are millennials
    and they didn't get of of bed until 15:30!
  2. You know... I just went back and read the...

    You know...

    I just went back and read the cynical answer to the test.

    ...that wasn't funny.

    Maybe we were both just venting our suppressed anxiety....
  3. A few minutes ago, G'ma was recalling a traumatic...

    A few minutes ago, G'ma was recalling a traumatic
    incident from grade school (WHAT?? Let it go!).

    And so...

    I decided to see if anyone had posted any images of our class from 1961, featuring...
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    So, whatever happened to the EccoTemp? I took...

    So, whatever happened to the EccoTemp?

    I took a shower on Monday night, and another
    one last night (Saturday). I don't like this but
    a shower is a lot of work.

    I miss the days of a cascade...
  5. I designed one! It was magnetic induction drive....

    I designed one!
    It was magnetic induction drive.

    Stressman & I were in a hotel last Summer.
    "I said, "Peter, I want to show you something"
    and then pulled-up the design on my laptop.

    Peter...
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    Ah... hot water showers. I get sentimental when...

    Ah... hot water showers.
    I get sentimental when I
    reminisce about them.

    -G'pa
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    Kola, sign me up for the book if it ever appears....

    Kola, sign me up for the book if it ever appears.

    I'm considering this: http://crispgreen.com/2012/02/tri-blades-get-the-axe-in-new-wind-turbine-design/

    I like the idea of (starting to)...
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    Finalizing my rocket stove design. This design...

    Finalizing my rocket stove design. This design (tryin2hard on Youtube) expends the heat in the post ignition
    chamber and heats w/ the stove and not the exhaust. Supposedly it has a longer than...
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    Chickens

    Consider ducks. Anconas produce for years, chickens produce for a very short time.
    Ducks are more aware of predators than chickens.
    Ducks lay on a 24 hr. cycle.... usually between 04:00 - 08:00....
  10. Thanks! Simpler than I thought it might be. I...

    Thanks! Simpler than I thought it might be.
    I was envisioning battery acid and swinging
    a chicken over my head to make it work.
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    This is what I've been doing. I use about five...

    This is what I've been doing.

    I use about five quarts+ for a nice, long hot shower. Takes about 30 minutes to shower. Also,a six gallon,
    low-profile plastic gas boat tank keeps the shower from...
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    A Marine officer said for us to remember that ...

    A Marine officer said for us to remember that
    the Marines are just a department of the Navy...
    "The Men's Department".



    Submitted by:

    G'pa, whose number was 43, was 1A, and breathed a ...
  13. Good for you, Ellsworth! After I took the...

    Good for you, Ellsworth!

    After I took the class (I read between the lines for the entire class) I went out and
    bought a piece of land for $747. Include the cost of the structure estimated at ...
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    I guess I didn't answer the question... About...

    I guess I didn't answer the question...

    About $8,000 difference between a full basement, and piers.
    You might expect a similar amount depending on inflation,
    how much work you hire out, the...
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    Pier vs. foundation costs

    Piers will allow ventilation which keeps away rot & mold. That will give you a longer life.
    The difference in cost depends on many factors (pour yourself, hire the work, extra steel,
    etc.) but at...
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    E-mailed back & forth with S.H. A pretty sharp...

    E-mailed back & forth with S.H. A pretty sharp guy and much of what he has available is applicable to my situation.
    I've benefited a lot from him. He's also the guy who wrote "Sunshine to...
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    Had planned to have mine installed by now but...

    Had planned to have mine installed by now but someone else has their RV right in
    my way. Looks like I'll be paying for electricity & propane for the winter (Grrr....)

    Mine is to be steel with...
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    Well said! A while back I posted a similar...

    Well said! A while back I posted a similar thread titled; "Are we drifting?" I guess the beauty of the class (and whole group) template is that we are free to build as big, small, fancy, or plain...
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    whatta woman! Does she have a sister?

    whatta woman! Does she have a sister?
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    Be careful with the Little House or you could...

    Be careful with the Little House or you could end-up like me;

    Neighbors: "What are your plans?"

    Me: "I want to put all our stuff in a couple of CONEX containers and build a log home."
    ...
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    So sorry to hear this. Had always wanted to meet...

    So sorry to hear this. Had always wanted to meet Jesse.
    My condolences to his family.

    G'pa
  22. I'm baaack.... So, LHN, I see the MB (W115?)...

    I'm baaack....

    So, LHN, I see the MB (W115?) is still sitting there.
    You already told me once but I forgot the price, model,
    miles, etc. Of course I have all the time in the world to
    rebuild...
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    I was talking to a young (very, very young)...

    I was talking to a young (very, very young) couple yesterday. The wife had fallen in love
    with a piece of land near some water, and had a house, and maybe some out buildings.
    "They only want $550...
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    That's true. When you have cash people can smell...

    That's true.
    When you have cash people can smell it and they come a lookin' to make you a great deal on their land.

    G'pa
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    What kind of loan?

    If there is any way possible, I would like to discourage you from getting a loan on land.

    * It's a buyers paradise on land. We are no where near the bottom yet.

    *I never found good deals on...
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