February 2015

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The 1,400 mile return journey ended tonight safely home at my undisclosed location in the middle of nowhere – all because of poor planning on my part, and a $30 part malfunction on my heat pump. This is a most miserable winter – but I know how to predict it to lessen the impact. I […]



by carbonboy on February 19, 2015

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Last Friday at 4:00 a.m. my home security system alerted me that the temperature in my house was 40° F. My furnace stopped working, and I was 1,500 miles away! With single digit temperatures predicted over the next few days my water pipes could burst – even with the water company shutting off the main […]


Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones

by carbonboy on February 11, 2015

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As not much is going on here in the middle of nowhere at this time of the year, I thought I give myself a boost by improving the pathetic quality of the delivery of my digital music. So I spent $400 on these P7s. Trust me – it’s gotten better of late. Apple’s 256kps AAC […]


Heat Wave in the Vast Plains of Nowhere

by carbonboy on February 8, 2015

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Classic Beginning in Japanese Cuisine  – Soup & Salad If it is the middle of winter, and you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, two days of plus 60° F is something to crow about. But so what, as alas, there is nothing to do here. Well, I did walk a lot to get […]


Super Bowl 49 – Meh

by carbonboy on February 1, 2015

Well I missed the bulk of the storm making its way back east, but still a perfect day not to leave the house (as planned). I’m watching the Super Bowl, debating to see it to the end or go to bed. At least I finally know who Katy Perry is.