After a two week sabbatical, of sorts, it’s good to be back for another opportunity to share my thoughts and actions with all of you. A little bird suggested that more effort needs to be put into the actions and less into the thoughts. I need not say more on the associated discussion resulting from this comment but, if (note I said if) there are to be more actions it will be the result of the need to fulfill some deep desire for satisfaction or the need of another hot meal (as it was put to me). I think I should end this here. You know the younger Vince would keep going but the older, wiser Vince still wants to eat.
The summer heat has been dragging on this year and with it has been my desire to get a whole lot accomplished. However, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel approaching. The mornings are cooler and the temperatures are more bearable mid-day. As I have noted in the past, I am very much a morning person. If it’s not done my 3 PM, it will have to wait until tomorrow. With the days getting shorter, I find myself wanting to get up earlier so that I can get my “thought” and coffee drinking time out of the way before the sun brings just the right amount of light to facilitate working outdoors.
On the agenda last week was getting the garden ready to plant and taking more accumulated treasures to the dump. I have not abandoned my minimalistic quest, but I figure that as long as less is coming in than going out, I am on the right path. Honestly, my desire to buy stuff has pretty much disappeared. About the only stimulation I have to aquire is obtained from watching Youtube videos where someone has made some neat gadget that I want to replicate or make even better. I did order a few parts to make use of an old treadmill motor. No, I didn’t buy a treadmill! It was left with the house because it didn’t work. Now, I found a cheap way to make use of a good motor. If you have an old unused treadmill and have the need for a variable speed DC driven motor, there is hope you can put it to good use without spending a lot of money. And that is your money saving tip for the week.
The other thing I began working on is an auto feeder for Cat. The parts came in some time ago so now I just have to find them and the original plans. Some other things I am getting fired up about are using a mini CNC machine to draw pictures. Some people do this with a hobby vinyl/paper cutter. I could give this approach a go too, but I want to tinker and proprietary software and hardware doesn’t allow for much tinkering. Finally, I need to find some space where I can keep my 3D printers setup. Moving them around throw off the calibration.
That’s about it for now. It may seem like this post addresses more thoughts about actions than the actions themselves but, as we all know, good, quality, discussed, shared, man-thoughts have to precede actions or mama might not be happy. And, as we all know, if mama ain’t happy, nobody is happy!
Have a happy week!