So I’ve been working on replacing a portion of the Rim/band joist on my house. The previous owner had a moisture issue in the front of the house which caused decay and led to termite damage. The house was built in the 60s so while it’s not totally different than I see now ( books, […]
I recently had to buy some 16-foot 2×10 lumber from lowes. I wasn’t looking forward to it. As a recovering NYer I’m always concerned about the liability when things go wrong. My pickup bed is only about 6.5′ long. Add another foot with the tailgate down. I had read other posts where they talk about […]
just a fun video on the differences between English as spoken in Malaysia and America.
So I am in Macau and Hong Kong for a few days. Today I saw this window display at a people’s bank of China branch. I’ve always wondered the extent to which the pboc actually encourages gold purchases from the populace. I guess when you combine things like this with the stuff that willhelm middlekoop […]
I have been using some of my free time in Malaysia trying to figure out how to build a house for when I return to the U.S. There’s lots of time spent on Pinterest and YouTube trying to figure out foundations, designs, Sketchup, building systems and techniques. I ran into a cool site about a […]
By Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper The SHTF might be a lot more subtle than an EMP or a massive natural disaster. We preppers tend to think in black and white, but there are some gray threats out there that few are considering. What if, instead of a total power outage, our country suffered […]
I’m not really sure how to describe durian. The Wikipedia describes it this way: Regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”, the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres […]