Flying Refrigerators

In a blog I posted a few days ago I mentioned that most everything in my house is going kaput.

One thing that’s going strong is my refrigerator. This is really amazing when you read a letter I wrote about it to  Montgomery Ward in January 30, 1994. At the time I was building a cabin while living in a leaky trailer without electricity or running water.

Dear Appliance Gurus:

Did you know that you can advertise that your refrigerators fly … although they do crash land? Continue reading

A Mailbox Fit For Rejections

For years while building my house in the boondocks of Oregon I lived in a leaky trailer with no electricity and the only running water was rain that leaked through the roof. I finally moved into the house about twenty-years ago. That means that many things in the house are 20-years-old and are falling apart and/or breaking down almost simultaneously. The joys of home ownership.The latest thing to give out was the black locust pole I used to hold up my extra large mailbox. You know you lead a dull life when installing a post for your snail-mailbox is considered a major event. Continue reading