look at this sunrise!

“Build my batteries from scraps” better in theory than practice. Before bringing these here, I’d left them in a sweltering garage inside a squat in never-cold Bombay Beach. Before that, i tried to take them to bar none auctions; they wouldn’t accept them. *Before that*, they sat in my warehouse for several years. Maybe the… Continue reading scrappy(ish)

muchas baterias y un pez

Battery setup takes most of day and results in very trashy workplace. But, I think it’s gonna be sweet! Each ~700Wh pack seems to have only 1 bad 6-cell series (out of 96 cells); my friend Adam says it’s been just 1 cell on packs he’s broken down, too. Yes this is a lot of… Continue reading muchas baterias y un pez

review, spear

Let’s review past week’s goals:  ✅ move onto land: woohoo! ✅❌~✅~ get motorcycle and bike and solar and internet and water working: ~s because solar doesn’t last through the night and water’s just jugs ❌ order containers: need to try getting from someone else ~ verify structural engineering for containers: upwork dude sucked (40′ will… Continue reading review, spear


TIL: in Mexico, you have to assemble your own batteries. Maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but pouring sulfuric acid in from a separate container is more DIY than even I would like. Add in several waiting periods (for acid to drain in, after acid is added, charging, and after charging) = several hours until… Continue reading baterias


Unfortunately, most of day eaten by trip to La Paz. Hmm: very little braking power for Alexander all of a sudden… softest F450 ever. I can’t believe i’m writing this, but walmart here is pretty awesome. An oasis of excess, with the best-looking veggies i’ve seen in Baja and basic adulting things like sheets that I’d forgotten.… Continue reading paz


Spearfishing by abandoned hotel past lighthouse, early, and no luck. Oh well: saw turtles and nice to be in water.  Back at the land, I meet new friends. One of them had a chunk of cactus stuck on its side… relentless spiny little fuckers. Cute for a few minutes, then I bark like a dog… Continue reading visitors


~Organized! Takes too long, as always. Lots of toys. And internet! 20+ down and 20+ up, so goodbye one of biggest challenges to being here more. Because i need it to do some activity vaguely related to making money someday, or something;) Climate activism incentivized protest hedge fund token is *the* idea that i can’t… Continue reading connected


Flight booked woohoo! Nice here; even nicer with my Moana anywhere. Looked at some local building supplies, did *a lot* of organizing, and asked several of Maribel’s (the realtor who showed me some titled properties before arranging for me to buy some of her uncle’s ejido land) recommendations for quotes on container foundation as well… Continue reading lluvia


Got trailer onto land! Was a wrestling match, taking out a chunk of trailer and one of truck’s handles on a tree that i didn’t see:) But, on! As i pull the trailer to its planned long-term spot, psssst: a flat! great timing. Also, excavator got a flat! didn’t even know this was possible. Still,… Continue reading occupied

back ‘home’

Craig to Cabo for his flight; was great to chill. Again sooner vs. later! Then, I drive to church aka Home Depot in La Paz. Basically, most things but labor cost more here; frustrating. Todo look more at how people are already building! And, explore making with dirt:) Back to the hostel. It’s frustrating trying… Continue reading back ‘home’