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December 31st, 2007

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    I did not get a chance to post my thoughts yesterday due to some confusion outside about 3:00 A.M. on Sunday due to thieves in the mist. I have been having to cut firewood since work is slow around Christmas and New Years. Notice I did not say the Holidays. We don't believe in Holiday Trees and such, they are Christmas Trees, and Christmas, and the New Year. But back to Sunday. As I mentioned my way to fill the void in any monetary accumulation during this part of the seasons I am having to cut and sell firewood, which is back breaking work with swinging 8lb. splitting malls and chainsaws that totally exhaust your energy in short periods of time. Well our faithfull shepard started raising cain towards the work shop and that is where we focused our attention and the whole time lazy thieves were loading up my hard earned  firewood. They were fairly smart with creating a diversion with dropping one person off down the road to distract the dog and us, while they went about their low moral behavior in the other direction. I would not deny anyone some wood for heat if they ask for it, I would gladly be willing to help someone having a hard time in life in any way I could, BUT don't steal from me "ask and you shall receive". If they are in need I would let them give me a hand cutting wood, and they could very easily get their years supply that way at no cost. But I feel these folks are lazy and immoral to just steal it. Costing someone else to labor harder in the cold while they relax in the warmth of their immoral gains. I don"t understand this new generations way of thinking, the loss of moral character and integrity that exist in our younger generation is a problem in my opinion.
    I remember when people were having hard times when I was young,  they would go around to the farms in the area and ask for work, if you needed any chores done, anything at all so they could feed their family's or themselves. Sometimes all that was available for the services were perhaps a good meal or a dozen eggs, or a load of firewood, and most people will help if it is asked for, and see a need and a desire in that individual to do the right thing. No matter which way you look at it, its just wrong to steal when you don't have to.

    "The evil man gets rich for the moment, But the good man's reward last forever." Proverbs 11:18

    Well I am through venting about morals and the injustice to my hard earned wood pile and embarrassed guardian, the once proud German Shepard, who we could clearly see was feeling as he let us down with the ruse that him and me had fallen for. But I can only be more prepared next time and not fall for the deceiving tricks of the shysters that inhabit our world. Well I need to make me a few new goals for the coming new year, and if anyone happens to read this "happy New Year" and God Bless.
    As Zig Ziglar once said " With definite goals you release your own power, and things start happening."
and as Danial Burnam wrote " Make no little plans: they have no magic to stir men's blood."

December 29th, 2007

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Friday, December 28, 2007 was not a grand day to do any outside work, so instead I thought a good thing to do was relax a little, forget about the clean up project in the woods or anything else outside that would subject me to rain and wind. Instead I decided to check out some information I received from Honeywell International on their newest home humidification system called “True Steam”. I think that this is very innovative in its design of being able to be remotely mounted, easily cleaned with soap and water or the dish washer if desired and no tools are required to access and remove the tank. A very simple procedure that any homeowner could perform yearly, or ladies just add that to the reminder list on your calendar for the maintenance man or the “Honey-do” list.

                Most people don’t really know much about humidity, only that to much makes you uncomfortable and to little dries everything out including our skin. The industry experts believe that optimum humidity levels should be between 40 to 60% on an average and 35% during the heating season in dry climates. An environment with too little humidity leaves the body vulnerable to viruses and bacteria, and can cause woodwork in the home to crack and shrink, as well as our skin. This humidifier also has a feature that’s very unique called the “Auto end of the season shutdown” the intelligence built into it senses when the end of the humidification season has arrived. After 48 hours of inactivity, the tank will drain and remain empty, preventing any water stagnation and bacterial growth. This is one feature to me is very important in my opinion having opened up many a humidifier and get grossed out as to what was colonizing and being thrown directly into the air ducts and transported to the home owners breathing space from the heating system. And they wondered why the family stayed under the weather or felt poorly all the time. There are many more features to this humidifier that I won’t elaborate on at this time that are unique. This is one piece of equipment that I will compliment the designers on and all homeowners should be aware of.  Check it out.      Visit http://yourhome.honeywell.com                                                                        

 

December 28th, 2007

Good Healthy Air

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Good Morning, I am a first time blogger, not knowing what I am exactly doing, but tying to get things moving on this end. My main profession is the heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality, this problem which most of us have and are not aware of. All we usually notice is that we have asthma or allergy problems from dust or pollens. Many times our main source of comfort creates these situations, our heating and air conditioning systems. This is going to be my main theme for this web log, but I do plan on expressing myself about other things that relate to us having a healthier and more productive existence while here on dry land. We have concerns with the food we eat and its quality, the water that we drink and its purity, and we should also have concerns with the air that we breathe in. The doctors tell us that we need about 8 glasses of water daily for our systems to function properly, "some interpret that into 8 beers or diet cokes", but we do think if the water is contaminated and only want pure, clean, water, yet we inhale about 3,400 gallons of air per day about 20,000 glasses. Do we think about what we breathe? With the out breaks we have had with E-Coli and Staph, hepatitis, and many other bad bugs, imported and domestic make me also have concerns with what I consume on a daily basis, are we concerned with chlorine and its effects on our immune system. That is why organic products have had such a rise in markets the past years and will be a topic for another day as well as our water.
    At this time business is real slow and I have taken the time to do things around the homestead, we had some select cut logging done and I have been cutting firewood when ever weather permits, just finished installing a new metal roofing system on the old humble abode in Hawaiian Blue, as well as cleaned out a catfish pond that did not make it through this years rainless summer. This project did result in a lot of very rich soil that I am using to do raised bed gardens for our heirloom tomatoes, and other veggies. Those out there that have dealt with only hybrid store bought tomatoes just don't know what you are missing if you have not had some of the old time favorites, like Radiator Charlies "Mortgage Lifter" from the 1920's, or the "Arkansas Traveler", or "Red Brandywine" to name just a few of these rich, flavor filled tomatoes. I can't hardly wait till spring planting is here. I am also in the middle of building a propagation room to start our seedlings in with a large hot bed on the inside so I can have fresh vegetables all winter. Well enough rambling for now, its time for coffee, website work and then back to the chain saw and splitting mall. Got make money some how.

              'Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.'

                                                                                                Thomas Edison
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