Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

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Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Postby Eduardo Blomar 1679 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:14 pm

Eduardo here,

I couldn't get Ernie's show on my phone for some unknown reason so I fired up the laptop and VOILA!

While here, I feel I am at a point in the Port's development where I can dedicate a time each morning to post here and provide some kind of real, stable contact at this 'Forum'. I have been Living The Dream for a half a year now and each day is an adventure. My only visitors have been friends who helped me move up here and my Brother spent a couple of days (twice) but hasn't made it back because he's moving into a new apartment soon.

Wind was heavy yesterday and is expected to continue again today with gusts up to 50 mph. Smoke from the Rye fire occluded the Sun big time and gave me a headache. I hope it isn't as heavy today as I have to complete the plywood sheathing on my storage building before the Monsoon rains start. I have an area started that will act as a water catchment and I will be staking 12' x 15' tarps around it to see how much I can get in one Season.

Every time I come here I see guests logged in. I heartily invite you to create an account and post what you think.

I'm going to go now and make breakfast and then listen to Dr. Phranq.

Tired of the Rat Race?

I have a hammock with your name on it - right over there in the shade.

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Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Postby Eduardo Blomar 1679 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:30 am

Arrrr.

15 scallywags read what I wrote but remained mute.

My first reaction is to scream "PUSSIES!!!" but I'll hold my tongue and just keep on keepin' on.

I Just don't get it.

I try so hard to be a good person banding with other good people but it seems that Openness, Friendliness, Personal Integrity, and Benevolence are LOST ARTS.

There is no civility among thieves, is there?

p.s. THE PRECARIAT IS REAL.

Once I have the space cleared, I WILL BE BUILDING A PROTOTYPE TO SCALE. I don't care if it's stone or wood, night will come when I will go to bed down in an upper berth and look out the window high above the Desert...

and smile.

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Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Postby Eduardo Blomar 1679 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:41 am

Up early this morning as I need to sail into Phoenix to take care of some business and replace a broken solar panel. Any Pirates out there wishing to Parlay tomorrow - let's have breakfast! I will be at The Brass Rail at 36th Street and Thomas Rd in the morning. Send me a Private Message if you want to meet up.

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Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Postby Eduardo Blomar 1679 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:59 pm

Rough seas and lack of connectivity prevented me from posting until my return here at Home Port.

The docks need an upgrade as we received damage upon entrance. Minor repairs have us seaworthy again at first light. The Crew was so tired after unloading we knocked off and left it for Monday.

Severe winds smashed another window while we were gone. I'm doing another plywood run tomorrow so I will have to add that to the list. I want to get the Storage enclosed 100% before the rains come as "Monsoon Season" officially started last Monday. None in sight yet but I know it's coming.

I have a lot of scheduled work for this week so I better get to it.

Thanks for all the enthusiastic support! (sarc)

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Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Postby Eduardo Blomar 1679 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:01 pm

The Crew is aghast at the fear being exhibited in The World from the Black Plague Chinese Communist Coronavirus. Supplies were limited and many ports were closed altogether. It was voted that we double up on all provisions we could obtain and we are safely home once again. Very little wind damage this time as we are told it was fairly mild windwise but that made it hot.

Got to meet up with fellow Pirate Oyate and break bread with him on the way back. He says efforts at his Home Port in Ash Fork, Arizona are coming along nicely. He had the luxury to start with a shipping container and has a door and window put in now. Must be nice. He likes it except the metal shields his communication devices from operating inside. I'm happy with my Wooden Ship.

It looks like conditions here are brutal to plants brought in so far due to the clarity of the air and the altitude. I'm still working on infrastructure and dealing with closed County offices and hadn't planned on planting any seeds other than shade trees until next spring. I hope they do better that the drooping plants we have going now. They are the second set of 'test plants' because almost everything I brought up to begin with is long dead. Next step is putting 40% shade cloth over them. I'll let you know.

Found a man in Flagstaff that sold me a 10 oz bar of silver for $220. Best price I've been able to find. Wouldn't mind getting ten more...

I like my bunk on board ship but it's nice to be at Home Port. I sleep better when not tossing with the Sea.

I pray your health is good. We piled on the citrus for the Vitamin C and have plenty of D3 and zinc. Keep your immune system boosted and eat well.

Practice with that cutlass!

Arr.

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Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Postby Eduardo Blomar 1679 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:57 pm

Wind is blustery enough it makes it difficult to work with plywood today. Quitting that project early as I need some more 2x4s anyway to frame the Storage Building Back Door.

I have receipts to search for and other assorted inside duties I can occupy my time with and don't feel like digging rocks out of the road anyways.

LUNCH!

These posts are beginning to feel like notes in a bottle - tossed into the riptide...

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Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Postby Eduardo Blomar 1679 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:36 pm

A short 1 hour run across to a neighboring tree-laden island gained us the lumber needed to finish Storage - plus some slats that look to be perfect for stairs leading to the Observation Post. Also scored some fresh meat and dinner will be a feast tonight!

Always a plate here for you,

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Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Postby Eduardo Blomar 1679 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:55 pm

Finally - a day with little to no wind.

With 30% chance of rain Thursday & Friday and no wind to deter me I think I will refurbish the roof. I had two leaks last time and want to address them.

I also have the plywood & lumber needed to put a cover between the residence and storage, giving me another sixty or so square feet to work under when it does rain - plus the shade factor. That side of the residence won't heat up in the afternoon anymore.

What a beautiful day.

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Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Postby Eduardo Blomar 1679 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:21 pm

Arrrr... ow!

I feel good about the amount of work completed in the last two days but my fingers hurt again. My Father had arthritis and I fear I may follow in his footsteps.

Thank God for aspirin.

That and a Day of Rest that I look forward to more and more each week. Lord knows the value of The Sabbath and so do I - physically, mentally, and spiritually.

I anticipated the temperature drop and have a nice fire going this morning, and chose tea instead of coffee for a change. Rain chance has dropped to 20% (which means I WILL get some) but that's ok since I have a new roof and I should have Storage sealed by midmorning.

Paradise is not so much a specific location but more a frame of mind. God has given me this place and there is no other nowhere I'd rather be.

I'm already there.

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Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Postby Eduardo Blomar 1679 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:39 pm

If you only knew.

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