someday, there will be a beautiful spiral staircase here. someday;)

will it fall?

Sketch packing of a bunch of metal for drive from La Paz to home. My shipping container tailgate held in place by some thin metal shims actually makes it!

lonely (productive?)

My Moana took off today:( Some bullshit about being an amazing artist and needing to make some art;) I’m sad, but maybe I’ll be extra productive? Or at least try? Let’s set some goals for the week: source and order at least one pool (ibc or better; ideally 2-4) get quotes for new and used… Continue reading lonely (productive?)


My Moana found a crazy special for Acre, so for $200 we get to stay in a treehouse room and also get $200 credit at a tasty restaurant. You know what’s better than good, fancy food? A great deal on good, fancy food:) Of course, we could make a better treehouse. Some design notes. They’re… Continue reading treehouse!


Between feeling like i’m doing a lot and nothing at all. I guess both kind of true. Am I making some positive progress towards worthwhile goals? Yes, definitely. Is it as much as fast as I would like ? Pretty much never. One of the useful things about some amount of reference group / tracking… Continue reading tension


I’m learning about the sociopolitical world of Baja through this theft! Next step in reporting the crime is to go to La Paz’s Ministerio Publico and, after asking for an official translator, file an official complaint. Posting to the kiteboarding group and some detective work (aka typing a name into google) yield the name, phone… Continue reading procedimientos


At breakfast at Nomada, reminders. The importance of planning utility runs so you don’t wind up with a PVC wart. Also, what a nice bar! Both the bricks and the unsupported top. I want our bondtainers’ deck (ground level) to be like this. Should probably post to upwork or something to get clear answers on… Continue reading recuerda


We arrive back! I saw my Oculus Quest headset post to my facebook account about some game; unless it achieved sentience while we were away, I suspected someone had broken into our trailer and stolen it. Wasn’t comforting to notice my security cameras were offline… but, I had dude putting in slab check on it;… Continue reading regresamos

All-Road Bike

I just finished The All-Road Bike Revolution, and it blew my mind. I know *a lot* about bikes, and I still have so much to learn! My key takeaways, with page numbers: 13: tires 38-55mm30: ‘reducing a cyclist’s frontal area is the best way to reduce their aerodynamic resistance’31: lowering stem 20mm decreases wind resistance… Continue reading All-Road Bike