Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Year Day!

The Cherry Blossoms have begun to burst on my street.
(Sorry to rub it in.)

Cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

So this is progress? (Good luck, kids!)

When I was kid you could buy a house for 30% of a single workers income over 20 or 25 years. Now it's 100% of 2 people's gross income.

Unique pattern in cedar roof of Vancouver Hobbit House
They moved this building to make way for condos.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hey kids! Dig this!

Q: What field needs highly trained workers all around the world?
A: Construction. Can you dig it? 

Clamshell digger on street in front of construction site.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Kids of today are the inventors of tomorrow.

Here's a kid's toy that could inspire the Electric Passenger Airplane
Electric Motors Explained - 50 Year Old Toy Unboxing

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Great project for the dark days of winter

Lamp Repairs - How to Rewire, Switch Replacement & Underwriter's Knot

Pulling a new wire through the body of a lamp
Click image to see video on YouTube

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Great gifts you can make

Six days left until Valentines Day! 
Here are Six Easy DIY Gift Projects

Friday, February 5, 2016

Some clichés from the Prophet Sailor

Any way you look at it... this is my latest post.

View astern from Malibu Skier
Looking back I see many things I would do differently

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fewer businesses offer apprenticeships than ever before

This is where I learned how to tie knots

Winter driveway scene of Steve #5 securing load of a huge oak trunk on truck #24
Cedarvale's school of hard knocks on the top of the head

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Education is the key to self-sufficiency

Skilled workers are in demand - we need more money in schools
Not more excuses 


4 wheel articulated John Deere loader fitted with lumber forks
Heavy equipment is everywhere!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

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