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Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty). YouTube Channel Daily live streams at John Wells
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so pretty...

Sun, 2020/03/29 - 5:29pm
I see a lot of people asking for prayers to bless all the people of the earth during this pandemic.  The problem is - God does not answer the prayers on the behalf of those that have rejected Him.  For believers - you must ask for guidance in helping to lead those who deny Him.  Ask not for blessings, but for the ability to lead the unbelievers to Christ and to turn away from Satan before it is too late for them.  Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord:
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sprung spring...

Sat, 2020/03/28 - 4:03pm
Going to have to repair the alarm spring on the music box clock.71,80,48,0,W
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a little 3d printing job...

Fri, 2020/03/27 - 10:11am
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time marches on...

Thu, 2020/03/26 - 3:38pm
Today's project - 3D printing a gear so I can add a second hand to the wooden clock kit I assembled last year.  88,99,54,0,B
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31 years ago...

Wed, 2020/03/25 - 11:10am
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Coming up tomorrow...

Tue, 2020/03/24 - 2:41pm
My trip to Russia in 198974,89,53,0,B
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Russian watches...

Mon, 2020/03/23 - 4:58pm

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Be a watchman...

Sun, 2020/03/22 - 4:10pm
Ezekiel 33:7 “Now, son of man, I am making you a watchman for the people of Israel. Therefore, listen to what I say and warn them for me. 8 If I announce that some wicked people are sure to die and you fail to tell them to change their ways, then they will die in their sins, and I will hold you responsible for their deaths. 9 But if you warn them to repent and they don’t repent, they will die in their sins, but you will have saved yourself.  
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Tesla Watch

Sat, 2020/03/21 - 4:23pm

Definitely a novelty item but somewhat collectable now as they were only made for a few years.  They originally sold for 50 - 75 bucks and mint condition ones are going for 150 - 250 now.  Got this one off ebay for $40.  Cosmetically it is in great condition but it needs fresh batteries and a new switch lever for the lights.  Hoping to repair it and at least double my money.  60,67,51,0,B
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more clockwork...

Fri, 2020/03/20 - 3:09pm

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for whom the bell tolls...

Wed, 2020/03/18 - 1:15pm

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clock cleaned

Tue, 2020/03/17 - 4:21pm
After getting the musical clock running by giving it a healthy dose of WD40, I removed all that with some brake cleaner from Autozone.  While it was running fine, I had to degrease all the surfaces and gears - otherwise dust would end up sticking to everything and gum up the works.  Applied just a dab of clock oil to all the shaft bearings and added a touch of grease to the barrel gears and it purring along again.  76,83,59,0,B
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cute as a button...

Mon, 2020/03/16 - 12:23pm
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just a thought...

Sun, 2020/03/15 - 2:02pm
2 Chronicles 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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old clocks

Sat, 2020/03/14 - 3:56pm

Clock mechanisms for restoration.  Seth Thomas chiming mantle clock (left), German Black Forest Badische Uhrenfabrik Musical Clock (right).  WD40 is an old clock's best friend...  78,90,64,0,B  
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Fri, 2020/03/13 - 3:04pm

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not my clock...

Thu, 2020/03/12 - 4:19pm
Got an ebay delivery today...they sent the wrong clock.  This one is the battery operated version.  I ordered the wind up mechanical one which is much more interesting.  Now I have to wait for the replacement.  80,91,56,0,C
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solar clocks

Wed, 2020/03/11 - 2:44pm

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cute little pov clock

Tue, 2020/03/10 - 4:13pm
I needed to replace the little USB fan I use for my computer during the hot summer months and found the perfect one.  75,85,43,0,C
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