Archive for March, 2011

Fire and Sand

March 28th, 2011

What fun we’ve had in Yuma for the past few days. We visited with our friend, David, who was workamping in the area for the past couple of months. In the evenings, we had mandatory juggling practice, which is more fun than it sounds.

Last night, for the ‘going away’ party we juggled fire almost non-stop for four or five hours. Between the fire juggling, beer drinking and stupid fire tricks that work in sand, we had a blast. And would you believe no one took pictures all night?

Well, except for a few couples that wandered over through the desert to watch for a few minutes. Maybe they’ll send us copies.

  Make Your Own Fire Poi

Broken

March 26th, 2011

Between my laptop being out of order and being super sick, I’ve been out of commission for a bit. I am not sure which one is worse 😉 Probably the laptop. Once again, it’s power cable is giving me trouble. This time I cannot easily fix it. Maybe if I still lived near SkyCraft (gawd, I loved that place!) and had easy access to tubs full of relays and resistors (and anything else imaginable) I could or if I had held on to the old one for parts. Instead, I just ordered an “OEM Replacement“. In all actuality, I could have repaired it on the road… for free. It would have just taken time to diagnose which component had died, searching through the many electronics that people dump in the bushes for a replacement, and soldering it in. For some reason that just doesn’t appeal to me at this moment. I hope it’s just a phase. I fixed the last one three times before it finally gave up the ghost.

Breakfast sandwich on a homemade stovetop bun

Today’s breakfast served on a stove top bun

I am not completely out of ambition (though with this cold/flu/plague I am pretty close). I have started making bread, again. However, since I am without (conventional/solar/dutch/convection) oven, I don’t do it the orthodox way. I bake on the stove. I also use my crock pot. Now that we have solar, making bread in the crock pot is even cheaper.

Well, I had a few other subjects I wanted to touch upon, but I am feeling drained and am going to go back to bed. Maybe next time.