Working the web

So last week, what a buzz! As you all know I missed last week…
We had a few room paint job, the pregnant wife was going out of town “can you start Sat. She will be home Wed.”

Well it turned into a whole house paint job practically.

The job turned out nice, after a couple days we found out there was a “no matter what” deadline that was not mentioned but to be assumed even after the addition of the other rooms to paint. So we ended up pulling the fifteen hour days to get it done.

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It turned out really nice, all Sheetrock floats and cracks fixed before painting.

He was so panicked when she was almost home it started to make me panic.

He kept saying “I hope she is not to mad at me” and “I hope I’m not in trouble”

huh? You just fixed her house up!?!?

My first thought is I wish them the best, two years into marriage a kid on the way and they want five!
By the way, the master bath (that took three coats to cover because you wants semi gloss on the walls)—- WRONG Color!

So today Top Sites Tuesday I wake up to ding on my iPad – weather alert!
Air quality and pollution alert, all young, old, kids, asthma, etc should stay inside out of the 94 degrees temperatures!

My second thought is I couldn’t agree more so I am working on some websites today in my Jammie’s with the air on!

Have a great Tuesday,
Wolfbernz


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New website

It’s a funny thing sometimes we build a website and nothing, other times we build a website and forget about it… Yes we have that many. We call those sleeper sites because we check them six months later and it’s a working site.

As you all know I have been growing food and giving it away.

My first thought as I awoke to the sound of irrigation pumps is I need a website to share what we are doing. I hope the name is ok – growhungry.com – I wanted it short and hopefully to the point.

It’s not going to be a website to make money online but to share and inspire others to just do something.

So many use the discrimination factor for not doing anything but let me tell you a short story.

I was delivering a truckload of veggies to the soup kitchen. The family gets three days to stay, that’s it.
When I saw a young clean white male his cute young wife and their one year old baby that lost everything I thought all those that tell me I’m feeding lazy people it irritates me. There are people from every race and walk of life with a different story.

That was one of the first times I had delivered food, I got in the truck and told Trina ” I really thought I would feel better after doing this. Not happening I really wish I had more to give”

We drive into the worst part of town to deliver the food, some ask why would you go there? They are the people who are in need. Why would I go to the classy Rivers End Estates?

My second thought is my motor boat, after two summers, is built, wired and ready for the water I just need to go get gas! I really can’t wait. The boat should run 30 mph plus we are talking summer time fun

Have a great week
Wolfbernz


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Food for the hungry

We are in our second year growing food for the hungry, I really can’t tell you why we were just compelled to do this.   So many organizations around the world are feeding the hungry but right here in our own area there are so many that go without fresh food.   Think about it, when you donate food it’s non perishable… Of course that’s what everyone wants you to donate because of the obvious, easy transport, no refrigeration etc…

My first thought this Tuesday is I saw a quote and I really liked it “Grow an extra row for the hungry”

If everyone that has a garden were to grow an extra row or just take the extra that would normally go to the compost pile to a soup kitchen it would make a difference.
I worked on the holiday and took today off. It’s sooo quiet out.

My second thought is I am going to cheat and go to Jeff’s green house and get some tomatoes and a few other veggies.  A whole flat 48 plants for 12 bucks or so, it’s just too easy.   I still have Beans to plant and I’m all finished for now, we just need rain.

As you can see I had too many kale seeds lol, everything you see behind the garden is planted in cucumbers.

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This area is the three sisters method corn, a string bean plant and squash to shade the weeds and grass. I hope it works!
Behind this area as far as you can see is cucumbers also.

Have a great Tuesday
Wolfbernz

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I thought Life was Good – It Just got Better

My first thought as I wake to the sound of a dive bombing airplane… I wonder if he does it on purpose? He stayed just long enough to make sure I woke up. Nice having a neighbor down the street with an airplane.

It’s strange to wake up to no stress, no deadlines, just drink my coffee and head out to get some work done. The last person we were doing work for gave me reason to question his integrity.

Example: he was mad at one of the painters, the painter did finish his job though but not fast enough. Come to find out after speaking with him his tags were out and he needed to go get his tools, ladder, sprayer etc… I asked him did you leave a 24 foot extension ladder? “Yes”

I told him the trash guy came by and was bragging that the ” boss” told him we are having an open house and to clean it up. As he bragged about getting the painters tools I preceded to tell him who they belonged to. The trash guy grinned and told three of us that the “boss” had made a plan… ” if he asks for them I will tell him they were stolen” Really!!!???

Now I question what happened to my tools that came up missing? The electrician had a generator stolen, need I go on?

The funniest things happen to us, we were making decisions based on this builders schedule.

We told the neighbor farmer to take those fields we won’t have time to plant and take care of all this, I guess no veggies for the hungry. I felt bad but what were we to do? The money is too good and we have deadlines!

My question is do you think our maker said ” Oh, no time? Let me show you a few things. It appears you have lost your way and aren’t thinking straight.”

Than all these things that were supposedly said and done were lies, truth hidden but all exposed.

So now we are back in the groove, time for the web work and our own construction business working right down the road and at a daycare at that we even get nap time!

My second thought, would you call the two people in question thieves or liars?

Have a great Tuesday
Wolf

Ps. Now that Trina just told me we both just wrote almost the same post I’m adding a third thought.

I had a blast this weekend with the GK he got a youth .22 rifle for his birthday, of course Grandad will keep it in the safe on the farm for him until he’s older. Some say too young, I say teach and no kid gets hurt. My third thought is I need glasses he outshot me, lol


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New Houses and Deadlines

My first though as I got up this morning, heading out the door to the next house that has to be painted, is I really hope the new sheet-rocker is better than the last one.  The last one was the world’s worst… no, the worst in the universe.

It’s a beautiful day and I really hope it all works out, it would suck to ruin such a nice day.

As we arrived to the job and pulled up to the 3,000sqft house with 20+ ft high ceilings, I was literally shaking in my boots worried about walking in the door to another mess.  Much to my surprise as we walked into the door, the sheetrock work was perfect.  In fact it is some of the best sheetrock work I’ve seen in years.  Finally, we found someone who takes pride in their work, does a good job and doesn’t leave a mess!

We went out and bought a new airless industrial paint sprayer so we can meet our new deadlines on the next 10 houses.  The first four are to be done in the next 45 days!  After getting set up and getting the new sprayer ready to go and we started spraying, my second thought… finally I think we’ve gotten a break, a new sheet-rocker and a paint sprayer that works like a dream!

Life is good!

Wolf

 

 


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Should I tell?

The trash man on the job was bragging that the boss told him to take the 24 foot extension ladder that was left behind on one of the last houses.

I asked what it looked like and replied with a description, “that’s Jo’s ladder” I said that is the stain he used on the house.
The trash man said ” the boss told me to take it and if anyone asks for it he would tell them it was stolen…”

Hmmmmm

My first thought today was I just told him who the ladder probably belonged to but he didn’t respond with Oh do you have his number I’ll let him know. Instead he said oh well the boss said take it and he would cover for me?!!!

I’m not to sure how I really feel about this, I really want to ask the main contractor if this is really true.

It’s been a tough few days, even worked the weekend so I’m a bit tired and somewhat overworked so I didn’t just go off the deep end and call Jo and ask if he is looking for his ladder or did he remember where he left it.
Leaving tools behind is very common with the trades, we get tired, load up and go home and just plain forget we left something.

My second thought is I feel like I should call everyone out on this, it’s disturbing to me.
I have had many tools taken this last year off the job. I guess I’ll just get some pink paint and spray all what is mine.
I can say I will not leave any tools on the job in the future.
My third thought is do I call Jo?

Have a great Tuesday
Wolfbernz


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Zombie Apocalypse Prepared

Someone was asking me about the “zombie apocalypse” and would I be ready for such an event. I replied that yes I was ready. They said, “oh yeah, go turn the breakers off at you house for a week and see what happens” No problem there, my windmills and solar panels work great! “Would you be able to defend yourself and your home?” Yes, I guess I can. “We’ll yeah, what about food?” I have plenty of land, seeds, and chickens for eggs. I think at this point i think I ruined their whole line of questioning.

Then, with a smile they said, “what about communications?” They thought they got me. I replied, “which radio would you like to talk about? Single side band, hand held radios, CB radios, antennas?”

So my first though this morning, I guess I’m ready. I wasn’t purposely preparing for an apocalypse, but yeah, I think I’m prepared.

And this craziness about the “zombie apocalypse” what is it with people? Seriously? I suppose there’s always got to be a pending apocalypse… Y2K, 12-12-12, etc…

My second thought this week, when I plugged my coffee pot into my off grid system this morning, it drew so much power it was ridiculous. I’m glad they didn’t ask me about my coffee because I’m not going to make it. Did you know that a coffee pot draws 900-1200 watts? That’s nearly as much as a bathroom fan heater! I guess we could use the wood stove and a perk pot, but how inconvenient is that? I guess I’m not ready after all. Lol

Wolf


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