Posted by Raul on July 8, 2011
It seems Nixon was in the office when I posted for the last time…well…not that long. But it’s been a long time since I posted something that wasn’t on the run, like the previous two to this one.
Lots of things keep going on around here, including a project of taking apart a couple of components to fix some little details in the interior of a car, in which I got “a little” carried away.
One thing leads to the next, and one problem shows the brother component also in need of attention, so what started as a small bunch of simple things ended up as a big project without much planning, thus taking more and more time. Five days, I thought it’ll take, and has been how many weeks so far? And still not finished!
And then comes the minivan that is making all sort of noises in the front suspension and steering box; and then the little one, which lost the accelerator cable in the last parts running
So my apologies for not showing up for a while in posting and commenting in your blogs. I’ve mostly been in “Read and Run” mode due to the little time left by the other activities, but I hope now I can separate time again for a more “proper” blogging.
I must admit it makes me sad not to have the time to write, visit and comment in my friend’s blogs.
See you soon!
Posted by Raul on March 5, 2011
Picture: “Salar de Uyuni” – Bolivia (about 12,000 feet altitude)
This picture somehow reflects for me what is to be traveling in the internet: Amazing and scary at the same time! Someday I’ll have to visit this place
I’m back…and happy to say that it wasn’t a hack but just a flood of spam that came even through the ears! Little by little I’ve been changing things here and there to prevent such flood, like placing sand bags all around Alien Ghost blog; so my apologies for any inconvenience that you might step on within the next several days.
I also changed the personal picture for a newer one; taken on March 04 this year 2011 (I don’t even remember how old the previous one was!). And as you might notice, I added a third one (no, it’s not about apocalyptic times!).
The first one is “Who”; the second one is “Under what name”, and the third one is “About what”. To me, that picture reflects very well the human mind…complex, scary, yet beautiful! We can stop and observe our own mind, and we’ll see how wonderful it is.
For a long time I’ve been fascinated with the human brain and mind for all the capabilities, gifts and chains it provides, making possible to become who we are and what we do, in a personal level and as a race.
So, after the flood and many off-line activities, finally there is some time left to visit again the on-line world, to live in the extension of the mind in a non-physical world, as the dream land we all have become addicted to.
Thank you for your patience and understanding (only one person unsubscribed from Alien Ghost!)
I’ll start visiting you all again and posting new weird thoughts for you to get confused once again (he-he)
Posted by Raul on February 10, 2011
To the problems of cold weather that have made very slow the progress in the engine rebuilding I’ve been working on, just a couple of days ago I had the “pleasure” of ditching on the job.
With the accumulated snow and very low temperatures at night that created ice under the fresh snow, my van slid sideways while doing my delivery job, and I got stuck by the ditch at the side of the road.
Three o’clock in the morning; around -15 degrees Fahrenheit, and still one third of the route pending. I called the warehouse manager and got his best wishes in finishing my route. Fortunately, and with a borrowed car, I was able to finish the pending part of the route and go home.
The next morning a hired tow truck pulled my stranded van from the ditch, and after some strange reactions from the brakes, suspension and doors while driving it back home, the vehicle recovered itself and was ready to tackle the next delivery day, without emergency repairs needed (phew!).
I must admit; I don’t like cold weather! Even though I’ve tried to see the nice part of it (beautiful snowed sights), after many years and these kinds of events, I still long for the return of spring with its warmer temperatures, longer days and greener views, so days could be used more productively while enjoyed at the same time.
Posted by Raul on February 7, 2011
For the past couple of weeks I haven’t been able to dedicate more than one or two hours total to this blog. The reason is the cold temperatures and the snow here in Denver.
I’ve been working in rebuilding an engine; but because of the cold temperatures (sometimes between -15 to -25 Fahrenheit (-26 to -32 Celsius)), everything is frozen and making the whole rebuilding process really slow.
You can see in the pictures how the freezing temperatures affect the metal (engine and tools), and with it, the whole process of taking apart, cleaning, rebuilding and putting together.
Fortunately, and with the help of a kerosene heater, slowly and little by little the engine is starting to take shape again, and hope in a couple of days it’ll be running once more, freeing me enough to have some time to visit your blogs, comment, and write in this one.
I believe in Murphy’s Laws, so most probably as soon as I finish with this engine temperatures will become nice and warm again. Somehow it is nice to think that I can control the weather!
Posted by Raul on September 2, 2010
For the past month several things have been accumulating in the “To Do” list and the point of not being able to catch up has been reached.
-The need to reorganize this blog
-The implementation of some security measures for this blog
-The organization of the content in the hard drives
-The many posts written half way and not finished
-A couple of writing projects that are still waiting
-Studying English grammar and writing techniques
-Some physical projects to implement my physical vehicle
-A couple of books half way read
-An unfinished bottle of Brandy
So, even though I enjoy very much reading the posts of my fellow bloggers and participating in the conversation, I just haven’t been able to “be there on time”, which is something I really hate (I might be annoying but I take pride on being annoyingly on time)
For those reasons I’ll be “out of town” for a while to take more time and catch up with pending stuff, so please don’t feel forgotten if I don’t show up in your blogs.
In the meantime I’ll keep posting from the writings waiting for publishing in my hard drive, although I can’t promise to answer the kind comments you make.
Thank you for your patience and understanding