Been a few been busy excavating the crib From 45 years of cramming others people stuff into the place along with a whole houseful of furniture and brick a brack of relatives and family from downsizing and that the semblance of anything meaningful is way past it's shelf date. It had started innocently enough until i quickly realized it was a formidable task. similar to the word puzzles where you move the letter tiles around that are housed in frame so the arrangement of travel is limited to that of the open space.i was moving stuff around in endless piles which became a whole house and out building clearing landslide of epic proportions on top of Taxes once put off for a time when I had time to do it as not to be rushed ha ha. a few finds are attached to fond memories and sharing of such Slide Show anyone? (even if presented upside down or sideways) accompanied by a bowl of melted goodness that never quite got to the proper consistency or hardness no matter how much rock salt, ice and sweat equity that poured into the effort.
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My millennial son was bewildered by the concept of Homemade Ice Cream and the modern ice cream maker we have. (I failed him in a few areas) . While we were enjoying the ice cream and I busted out The Prototype. A look of disbelief as to the absurdity of it all till I explained to him I lived in a time where all this shit you take for granted happened seemingly over night to me but in reality 50 years had past. Try explaining the first ti calculator replacing the slide rule (the what?) The pedal singer sewing machine . The GE first generation Refrigerator which in reality was a modern "ice box" as the guts constantly swelled with Ice that had to be drained periodically. It was hard for him to wrap his head around it while looking at the stuff I was Lamenting on Especially explaining how we typed basic code in for hours just to get syntax errors and go back to typing code verbotem with not a clue to what we were really doing.Then we would spend more hours just to play word based computer games with no graphics no buttons no instructions and explaining how adding a cassette tape to an acoustical modem allowed sharing vast game collections on cassette thru the sneaker net almost melted his face off. Then he saw the old ski equipment etc etc. It was fun (I am his step father and Arrived on the scene when he was 12) so the time was well spent.
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The result being absence from posting and discovery of many things thought lost to time pinging memories buried below recent recall. And stuff of my ancestors with some items that remain a mystery.
The grow is on the same course as every grow since the introduction of a strain of PM that has taken up permanent residence in the old packed to the hilt catacombs of the family home i now own. After 12 years I am doing what should have been done when the place was first occupied a last min switch based on a changing market conditions presented a much larger property with a decent lot. The caveat the stuff was to be indexed and sorted as to the disposition which has never been disseminated.
It's now sold quickly or it finds the path to the recycle center goodwill or goodbye. Now the cat is out of the bag stuff claimed for historical reasons is already gone. Stressful and uncomfortable saying tough shit to my sister mother and father wife and children.
I don't ride horses, collect dishware keep old tools and farming implements, ancient welders smelters raw materials the history of electronics and housewares the list and mass are seemingly endless as well as the surfaces used for settling PM spores.
The war rages on.
The little ones ready to move up to Hugos and Unislabs.
The seeded ASAD Kashmir Tent
Closet ASAD Un-pollinated.
I Had lunch with a buddy I traveled with for 8 years internationally and he gave me some prints of a trip we had taken a few times over the years 4-5 x We literally sneaked away from a job site early on a friday (german people treat friday kinda like a Saturday regarding working week(35 a week Max) So the place and Management were no where to be found so i told him of the dubious plot and it became a thing of sorts.. The north german town was "close enough" for a "day" trip to the city Which always ended in a weekend thing and the expenditure of several Euro's, brain-cells and pent-up frustration and anxiety. Good times indeed. I am getting the good one on photo paper framed. The other is hanging in the office now.
Much Love to my fellow Keepers of the Sacred Herb Kali.