Tuesday, September 1, 2015

new silver

Today I came across a post from a Facebook friend that asked, "Anyone investing in silver?"  As far as an investment goes, the price of silver has been very low for a couple of months and even though I know little about how the precious metals market works (meaning - manipulated), it would seem to me that now might be a good time to grab some.  As far as a hedge against catastrophic economic failure goes, here is something to consider.  It may also be prudent to review another blog post I did about monetary value.

The conversation inspired me to do some some digging online and I found a good fine silver source for some future silver crosses that are on the drawing board...cheaper than the sterling silver casting grain I have purchased (although their final product does not include "the love" that goes onto a Field Lab coin!).   Apparently, there is quite a demand for these as they sold almost 300 of them from their current stock today alone.  They also sell fractional coins as small as 1 gram.  I found this company after watching some YouTube videos about silver stacking - rather strange videos where guys unbox and show off their piles of silver coins, rounds, and bars.  As of the time of this posting, the spot price of silver is $14.58/troy ounce.  92,100,66,0,B

Monday, August 31, 2015

old silver

UK Neil is back across the pond for a visit but not venturing to Texas this trip so I am finally getting around to mailing his custom ingot #13008 - to his stateside address.  Turns out I have three more of the 2013 edition one ounce ingots available.  One was a mis-stamp (used a Z instead of a 7) and the other two were reserved but never purchased and I need to figure out what serial numbers they are supposed to have before I stamp and finish them.  Perfect opportunity to try selling on Ebay for the first time.  88,94,67,0,C

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Is he lying about his faith, or just one of the frozen chosen?

Saturday, August 29, 2015


One of the many things I have learned from my broken leg experience is that the art of partial weight bearing is made to appear to be non-exact rocket science.  Although there are a few clinical devices available at a very high price, I have only been given very simple instruction such as using a bathroom scale to gauge weight on the offended appendage, or the one crutch method for my current stage of healing.  One might think that with the advent of cheap micro-controllers, a simple solution would be available by now.  Perhaps I can figure out how to use the parts from a $16 bathroom scale to implement a more precise diagnostic tool.  Then all I will need is a good healthcare lobbyist to help me suck a couple million dollars out of Obamacare to get my big piece of the affordable healthcare pie.  86,90,68,0,B

Friday, August 28, 2015


Contemplating a pen expansion (red) and catchment excavation (blue).

Thursday, August 27, 2015

by request

made progress today...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015