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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Eating lunch/dinner - venting in a tent and Demonetized

A couple of pictures

Since a lot of readers donated money to help my family and I, I decided to post a few pictures so you can see just what the money that you have given to us has bought.

You can see my son Mitchell using the DR Trimmer/Mower I bought from Tractor Supply and you can see the bedrails of the 1996 Chevy K1500 I also bought.  That big RV/Camper is one that had been rolled over and a neighbor gave it to my other neighbor Bill.  Bill rents a pad from my mom so it's on my property until he can get it rebuilt.

This is the RV/Trailer I bought with funds donated.  The truck and the trailer together was $5,237.00   I used money that was donated plus money from FEMA to get both of them.  That total cost includes the cost of the gas to go get them, and the cost of getting the truck registered.  The table was found up in a tree, literally in a tree.  The chairs were given to me by a reader who actually drove several hundred miles to bring them to us, in addition to two ladders, an electric chainsaw which has gotten much use, and a small wheel barrow.

I've got the trailer running off a generator right now and I was charging up the chassis batteries.  My charger/starter was recovered from my house and while it no longer can start a vehicle it can still charge at the 2 amp rate.  I don't have the $119 to replace it right now.  Well I do, but I have other more important things I need to get.

A better shot of the trailer.  I still need an electrician to get my power pole and supply panel repaired.  I already purchased a supply panel specifically for this trailer, but again, I need an electrician to install it.  Every electrician I have called wants $600-$1000 when "I" am supplying all the materials.  It's only about a 2-3 hour job since  the boys and I are doing the majority of the work and they still want 600-1000 bucks! Then add in they told me it would be 2-3 weeks before they could get to my panel.

So I asked my mom to print out these two books.  The boys and I will three hole punch them and put them in binders and we will try to wire up what we can ourselves.  Then hopefully I can get an inspector to sign off on it.  Otherwise I need to find even more money.

I'm sorry to ask again, but if you can help you can either send us funds either through PayPal at:

Or you can donate at the Go Fund Me page my daughter set up: Fundraiser for Mark Anderson by Mary Louise Anderson : Help for Anderson Family

I'm not trying to scam anyone, unlike some people out there, I'm just trying to clean up my property and rebuild my home. I will be posting more pictures and my boys were given a small Vivitar Camera Drone, so I will try to post up some of the video they say they will take for me this weekend.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Still in the Tent

I'm still living in a 6 person tent in my mom's back yard.  I'm trying to find an electrician to repair my electrical service panel and pole so I can move into the trailer I bought with the funds that were donated plus funds I got from FEMA.  I've shot some video of the trailer and the boys and I over at the house trying to clean up so we can reposition the trailer, however my phone recorded the video really weird and I can't figure out how to rotate it so I can upload it.

I'm also having to pay not just my bills but almost ALL the bills of my 2 oldest daughters.  The good news is that Sprog #2 now has a job as a music teacher up by Austin.  The bad news is I still had to make her car payment and help her with her rent/deposit and utilities for her new apartment.

My daughter Mary who had the car accident, well since the accident, they found out she had several fractured vertebrae and is on FMLA, but she isn't getting paid, so I'm helping her with her rent and utilities and car payment as well.

So I'm rapidly running out of money and I'm still trying to get my house repaired and everything else done.

I hate to keep asking like this, but if you can afford to send a little my way to help me take care of my obligations and get my home fixed, I would be eternally thankful.

To send me money through PayPal please use the following link:

To donate through the Go Fund Me page my daughter set up, please use the following link: Fundraiser for Mark Anderson by Mary Louise Anderson : Help for Anderson Family

As of right now, the boys are in school, my son Matthew is still staying with his elder sister Mary down in Corpus, but the other 3 are staying in my mother's house while I sleep out in the tent..  There is no room inside.  So I just go in to use the bathroom and clean up.

I'm hoping that as soon as I get the electrical hooked back up I can get my septic system inspected, then I can just hook the trailer up to the electrical panel and septic.  THEN I can move out of my mom's back yard and start really working on my house.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

before and after overhead photos of my house

My house is the one at the top of the picture.  the one behind my house is my ex-wife's house, the other two are rental units.  the ones in the bottom right is my neighbor Jim and his wife Theresa.  Behind my ex's trailer home is my large shed/carport.

Now, on to the AFTER photo.

My house is severely damaged, my ex-wife's house is completely destroyed, my shed is still standing surprisingly.  The other 2 rentals trailers are also destroyed.

I finally got a small RV/Trailer, however I still have a long way to go to get it setup properly and to begin rebuilding my house.

I got a quote to fix my roof and it's more than FEMA gave me.  Everyone I've spoken too however is telling me to get at least 4 quotes, due to predatory contractors.

The money I've gotten from you, my readers has made it so much easier to try to rebuild our lives.

However I'm ashamed to say, I still need more.

I've gotten a trailer and halfway decent full size pickup truck, I've replaced tools that were lost/destroyed by the storm.  However I need to have a licensed electrician fix my service panel before the electric company will put my meter back in.  I also need to get a licensed and bonded septic service company to check my septic system.  Both of those are not cheap.  I'm still seeking bids but the lowest electrician bid was almost $1,000.00  The septic companies want between $600.00 to $1,100.00 to re-certify my septic system.

So again, I'm asking for your help.

If you can afford it you can either donate through the Go Fund Me page my daughter set up at: Fundraiser for Mark Anderson by Mary Louise Anderson : Help for Anderson Family

Or you can send me money directly through PayPal at: 

Anything you can spare will be greatly appreciated.  I'm still trying to get my mother's cable fixed so I can have hi-speed internet again and I can upload LOTS of pictures of what damage has been done, and what my family and I are doing to fix out house.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

An update 9/28/2017

Well I had hoped to have really decent news here.  Alas it was not meant to be.

A reader, who is retired Navy had located 2 of the FEMA trailers for me, which I could purchase.  However the amount was higher than I could afford so he negotiated for me.  And he and I THOUGHT we had a good deal.  Come to find out that we didn't.  I and my kids had our hopes up a bit that we could get out from under my mother's roof and I could start gutting and rebuilding my house.

Well, now that I don't have the trailers to go on site, the help I was promised for gutting my house so I can start to rebuild it was pushed back 2-4 weeks.

I am trying not to get depressed, but you can only keep up your good spirits for so long before the well runs dry.

So I'm still looking for a roof to put over our heads so we can move out of my mom's house/yard and start the process of rebuilding.

I have a line on a 25' RV/Travel Trailer up by Houston, but I won't know until later if I can get it.

I'll post more as I find it.

Monday, September 18, 2017

An update on my family's situation - Hurricane Harvey

Well as you know, Hurricane Harvey wiped me out.  It destroyed my home, my main transportation,most of my belongings and those of my kids, then a week after Hurricane Harvey my daughter was in an accident, rolling her Ford Escape and getting banged up pretty bad.

Well since then many people have donated to help us,and FEMA gave me some money.  Not enough to rebuild and replace everything, but enough to start.

One of the things we HAD to replace was my daughters car.and as of Saturday evening we did that.  Using some of the money donated by family/friends/readers we had enough for the down payment to get her a 2013 Ford F-150 Crew Cab.

The paramedics said that if she had been in a car, she would have died.  And now my daughter knows why I like large vehicles, so she got a new/used truck that she can afford the monthly payments and insurance on.

Me and the rest of the kids are still at my mother's house three streets over from my wrecked house.

FEMA gave me enough money to gut my house but not enough to rebuild it, so I will have to buy a cheap camper for us to live in and a cheap used truck to haul us all around and haul materials in.  That will cost me about 5 grand with tax, title and license.  Then the boys and I will have to gut the house ourselves, walls, ceilings, and floors, and rebuild it ourselves.

I will also have to get the roof replaced first.  I hope I will have enough funds to replace the shingled roof with a metal roof and to install stronger hurricane straps between the roof and the walls.

Then I will have to replace all of the windows and the front and back doors.

I'm going to take a page from some of the other homes in the area and "Ferrocrete/Ferrocement" the exterior walls.  Think of concrete stucco.  Yes my house will look like a concrete block house, but I won't have to worry about any further hurricanes.  And the boys and I could do most of it ourselves.

I'm still not sure how much damage was done to my septic system, nor how much it is going to cost to repair.  The last time I had to have it repaired it cost me almost a thousand dollars.

It's going to be hard, especially as I have a totally screwed up spine and the boys are back in school.  So, I'm going to have to hire some help somehow on less than $1,200.00 a month income from Social Security

I know that I will need an extension ladder and some scaffolding about 20 feet max, where I'll get the money for those and everything else, I'm still not sure.

So if you wish to help out you can always donate to the Go Fund Me my daughter set up:

Or you can send me money through PayPal:

I'll try to post more updates as I can, however I'm still using my cruddy HP Netbook which continually locks up on me, and I'm having to use my cell phone to tether it as we still don't have phone or cable lines back up in my area.  I just switched to the all cable bundle to save myself over $200.00 a month, then a hurricane happens.

So if anyone has an old work station or desktop computer with at least 8 GB of ram and can run Windows Vista 64 Bit or Windows 7 64 Bit, please let me know by e-mailing me.  I can REALLY use a full size computer again.  This netbook is maxed out at 2 GB of RAM and is so slow it's driving me batty.  I also can't use it to edit photos or video, and I have over 28 GB of photos and video of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to edit and post.

One VERY good thing that did happen though is the Greener MK III that I ordered and finished paying for in March finally arrived and my FFL took it to his Sooper Sekrit Bunker to sit out the hurricane.  It's now in my safe with all of my other firearms.  It only took me 4 months to pay that shotgun off at $125.00 a month, I'm glad I didn't lose it to the hurricane as well.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

When it rains it pours

Well you know from my previous post "Well that was fun"that I'm down my main vehicle.  Today my daughter picked me up and drove me to my pain management Dr's office and to the pharmacy to get my scrips refilled and the hardware store to pick up some things I need to help fix up what I can.

On her way home, she swerved to avoid hitting some cows in the road and rolled her Ford Escape several times.  She is currently in Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi getting X-rays and her vehicle is totaled.

So now my family is down 4 vehicles.

If anyone has some inexpensive vehicles that run decent please hit my e-mail

I really need at LEAST 3 decent vehicles.  One for my daughter, one for my Ex-wife and one for myself.

Edited to add: photos of her car at the salvage yard.

According to the report, it rolled over 4 times with my daughter in it.  All because some cows got out and up on the main highway.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Well that was fun

We survived Hurricane Harvey.  My house was basically destroyed.  My Suburban was destroyed.  My main computer was destroyed.  I'm typing this on my netbook that I set up to make KTD drives since it wasn't really good enough or fast enough for anything else.  I doubt my house is repairable, I KNOW my Suburban isn't repairable.  When Salt Water Surge basically buries your car to the roof top, there is nothing salvageable in that.

I was able to recover my firearms.  If you have been watching my twitter feed you'll know that my youngest son and I tried to clean up 3 of my Mossberg 500 barrels.  However that is about impossible.  The salt water did too much damage.

My Beretta 71 also came very close to that state, however I was able to get to it sooner.  My sons didn't bury it in the bottom of the pile of stuff like they did my Mossberg 500 barrels.  It's slide however will need a re-blue in it's future.  Dozens of magazines however may be beyond all help I can give, which is slightly upsetting since Tokarev Magazines are a little hard to find.

I also have to deal with over a thousand 12 ga. shells with corroded bases.  That is going to be fun.

Now on to the pictures.  I won't be able to give proper descriptions as this netbook is acting real goofy about certain HTML coding.

back of the house taken from 1 street over.

see that pile of stuff in the fore ground?  That was my ex-wife's house and it's gone.

according to a neighbor, the flood water were to the top of my suburban

he said the only part of it he saw was the roof rack

the water blew out the back window of the suburban

it took 2 days before I could actually drive on my street.  Between the water still being 3-5 feet and the downed power lines

you can see some of the flood water which was still over my street in places.

I lost windows, siding, parts of the roof.  The ceilings fell down inside raining insulation everywhere.

I was standing in almost a foot of water taking this photo. 

That WAS my bathroom window

and I used to have a walkway and steps in front of my house.

My Rubbermaid shed that held parts of my solar setup is in pieces, 2 of my charge controllers and one inverter is just flat out gone.

So you can see, I'm in bad shape.  I need to replace my suburban and a whole bunch of other stuff.

I'm really concerned because I had to register my sons in the school district almost 25 miles away, and there is no bus service, and I can't have them ride in the bed of the S-10.

If you can help us, any help would be appreciated.

My PayPal quick link is

If someone has a real inexpensive minivan or a car big enough for 3 big teenagers my 21 year old son who has Aspergers, plus myself, I really really could use it as quickly as possible.

My boys need to get back to school.  For now we have a roof over my head, although sleeping on the couch and air mattresses on the floor isn't exactly comfortable, it's more than some people have.

My oldest daughter, you might know as Sprog #1 has started a Go Fund Me campaign to try to help, if you can help here is the link.

The picture shown there is my Ex-Wife's trailer shoved against my storage shed.  My daughter took it from her car window as she still couldn't get out of her car because of the water in the driveway.

Please if you can help out, anything would be appreciated.

My kids and I and my Ex- Wife Michele, we have lost almost everything.  So if you have it to spare, please consider donating.

Thank you for reading my scribbles.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mandatory Evacuation called for my area ahead of Hurricane Harvey + sad news

I live 6 miles out of town and the whole county, plus the next county south and the next county north ALL have Mandatory Evacuations ordered.

Just one problem.  We sold our property in Poteet, so now we no longer have a place to evacuate TO.

Also when we sold the property in Poteet, mom and my cousin also sold the RV which is what we normally would use to carry everyone plus the animals to evacuate.

Soooooo, my sons are going to my mothers house, I'm sending their mother my ex-wife with them.  I told my youngest daughter to grab her fiance and their dog and to bug out to San Antonio TONIGHT to his mother's house.

My eldest daughter and her fiance are stuck in Corpus Christi, he because he is security at one of the colleges and she because she works for the state at a treatment center/halfway house.  Neither of them is allowed to evacuate because of their jobs until and unless

Because of all the phone lines being tied up my phone didn't ring with news of my friend John.  However it suddenly popped up that I had a voice mail. 

It was from John's brother. 

They did CPR for over 15 minutes, gave him injections of adrenaline into his heart, but they couldn't get him to come back.

Storm Warning - Hurricane Harvey In Bound

Well there won't be much posting from me for the next few days.  TS/Hurricane Harvey is bearing down directly on my Area of Operations/AO.

 Plus I just got off the phone with the hospital, my friend and neighbor John is in the ICU.  He found out two months ago he had cancer, the big C, and went in last week for a biopsy.  The cancer has spread throughout most of his body and his kidneys started shutting down.

So after getting off the phone with the Nurse, I called his brother in California and left a message.  Then the Dr called me and I gave her the phone number as well.

John listed me as his emergency contact and he and I had discussed his giving me a Power of Attorney, but he evidently never got around to it.

I'm asking that you keep him in your prayers.

He served in the US Coast Guard before Vietnam, he was a helicopter crewchief and he spent over a year on an ice breaker. 

I'm praying he makes it just a few more months.  He always liked how my kids and I prepared him his own plate for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I'd like to prepare him at least one more.

Please keep him in your prayers.

His is in the North Bay Hospital In Aransas Pass, Texas.  His name for your prayers is John Stotesbury

Stefan Molyneux - The Fascism Debate! Political Fascism Versus Freedom

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

TAOFLEDERMAUS - Top 5 Most Innovative Russian Slugs - My Faves

Stefan Molyneux - Is Stefan Molyneux Far-Right?

Dark5 - What is Project Aurora?

bosnianbill - (1137) - Russian Disc Detainer uhhh....defeated?

The Gun Collective - NEW Oregon Gun Confiscation Law! - The Legal Brief!

The White Rose - MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way)

Apollo 4 Saturn V First Flight "The Giant Step" 1966 NASA Aeronautics & Space Report

Bill Whittle - Hot Mic - The Trump Strategy - 08/22/17

Right Angle - Totality Awesome! - 08/23/17

Top 10 Events That Could Wipe Out Humanity

SkinnyMedic - When you should use a TQ or Wound Pack??

School Inc. - All 3 Episodes

TFB TV - To Build What Veterans Cant Bring Home

Blunt Force Truth Minute - Chicago Nuke Attack

ReasonTV - Stossel - Private School Success Around the World

InRange TV - IDARM 2017 - M1 Garand Style - Stage 3 - Bunkers

Forgotten Weapons - The 1878 Remington-Keene - Tube Fed .45-70 Bolt Action Rifle

Hickok45 - Savage Model 10 BA Stealth 6.5 Creedmoor

Steven Crowder - Louder With Crowder - REBUTTAL - John Oliver’s Nuclear Stupidity!

Julie Borowski - Is it OK to Punch a Nazi?

5 of the most dangerous runways in the world.

Shadiversity - How the evolution of language messes with history

SciShow - What's the Deal with Warts?

Mysterious Coincidences That Can't Be Explained

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SciShow Space - The Hot Mess That Was the Mir Space Station

Computing Forever - #RegressiveNews - 22nd of August 2017

Alltime10s - 10 Countries With The Worst Human Rights Records

Stefan Molyneux - an important voice

The Wound Channel - Trijicon Reflex Sight

What You Should Know About Biological Warfare 1952 Civil Defense Administration

InRangeTV - Demonetizing ourselves - InRange cancels AdSense

How To Make Wood Gas Biofuel (and an experimental gas collection method)

TFB TV - Ruger 10mm SR1911 - Single Stack 10mm Auto Power

8 Most Brutal Execution Methods Used By Mexican Cartels

American Enterprise Institute - Education reform - Lessons from a career in school choice – interview with Howard Fuller - VIEWPOINT

scholagladiatoria - Swords with wavy or 'flamberge' blades - Brief overview

Iraqveteran8888 - Quietest 22LR Bolt Action? - CZ455 Ticho from KGMade

ReasonTV - Stossel - Government-Run Schools Crush Innovation

Blunt Force Truth Minute - Mitch McConnell

Military Arms Channel - XAR Invicta from F&D Defense - the folding AR15

Forgotten Weapons - MP-28 - Hugo Schmeisser Improves the MP18

12 Cryptic And Chilling Messages Left At Murder Scenes

InRangeTV - The 8/21/17 solar eclipse brought to you from SE Arizona

Alfonzo Rachel - Why the "Party Switch" is Fake News and a Stupid Thing to Belive

Bill Whittle - Hot Mic - Identity Politics - 08/21/17

Top 5 Secretive Myths About Spies

scholagladiatoria - Warhammers maces and axes used in self defence

Jas Townsend and Son - What You've All Been Waiting For...

bosnianbill - (1136) - Jillian's "Rush Rhees" Challenge

Beyond Science - 6 STRANGE Things That Happen During a Solar Eclipse

Computing Forever - How is This a Thing? - 21st of August 2017

ReasonTV - Five Cities That Got Effed by Hosting the Olympics

The Great War - Romanian Guns of WW1 - Special - feat. C&Rsenal

TFB TV - Fiocchi .38spl 125gr XTP 4" BBL - Gel Test - Review

Dark5 - 5 Solar Eclipses You Can See From Other Planets

The Infographics Show - How Fast Can We Go?

Blunt Force Truth Minute - Robert E Lee

InRange TV - IDARM 2017 - M1 Garand Style - Stage 2 - Banzai Charge!

PragerU - Who Does a $15 Minimum Wage Help?

3 Unsolved Mysteries With Video Clues - Part 2

Forgotten Weapons - Danish m/49 Service Pistol by SIG

Jay Leno's Garage - The Engine That Won World War II

Sunday, August 20, 2017

12 Most Gruesome And Terrifying Murders Committed By The Mafia

Alltime10s - 10 Acts of Revenge That Went WAY Too Far

Redacted Tonight - YouTube's War on Independent Media

Forgotten Weapons - MG-17 German Aircraft Machine Gun

13 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries From Texas

Disaster Films You Need To See Before You Die

Alfonzo Rachel - Why saying only white people can be racist is really stupid


SciShow - How Can It Be Too Hot To Fly?

Stefan Molyneux - Is Capitalism Is The Real Problem? - REBUTTED!

5 Paranormal Unsolved Mysteries That'll Blow Your Mind

bosnianbill - (1135) - Review - HPCs "Tyro" Pick Kit

Dark5 - 5 Haunting Google Street View Photos of Lost and Forgotten Places in Japan

Alltime10s - 10 Things You Didnt Know The World Is Running Out Of

Lindybeige - How a cyclops could see in 3D

Military Arms Channel - FightLite MCR Belt Fed AR15

Alltime Conspiracies - Can We Fix The Wealth Gap?

The Great War - Trench Mortars - German Double Standards - Hughes’ Shovel - OUT OF THE TRENCHES

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

14 Famous Deaths That Were Never Investigated

The Gun Collective - Laws and Rules on Indian Reservations - The Legal Brief!

—————————————————————— LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:
• Bureau of Indian Affairs FAQ
• Map of Indian Reservations
• Native American Law Search (Not all Inclusive)
• Tribal Law Gateway
• 18 U.S.C. § 1162 - State jurisdiction over offenses committed by or against Indians in the Indian country

Tech Insider - Fired Google engineer says his memo actually empowered women

SciShow - Why Is It So Hard to Build an ICBM?

bosnianbill - (1134) - Whipped by Ray's Nightmare

Curious Droid - Project Orion – The Atomic Bomb Powered Space Rocket

DemolitionRanch - Shotgun vs Lamborghini Windshield

Computing Forever - Google Memory Hole - Gab Dropped From Google Play Store

Steven Crowder - Louder with Crowder - #215 - THE ALT-LEFT TRUTH! - Gavin McInnes - Owen Benjamin - RazorFist

Military History Visualized - "Blitzkrieg" - What most people get Wrong - Myth vs "Reality"

Iraqveteran8888 - Adams Arms Piston AR-15 Meltdown!

Beyond Science - EXCLUSIVE Look Inside NASA Deep Space Gateway - Lockheed Martin Visit - Part 1

The Wound Channel - TSG G19 Holster - Review

ReasonTV - How to Safely Watch The Eclipse or CNN

Right Angle - Pluck Zuck - 08/18/17

TFB TV - 5 Reasons Why The Ruger Precision Rifle Is Too Good

Blunt Force Truth Minute - Baltimore Guns

PragerU - Are Charter Schools Better Than Public Schools?

Forgotten Weapons - The Volcanic - Smith & Wesson's First Pistol

While doing an archive dive at DataChasers - Freedom from Consequences

I ran into the following, which I think shows quite clearly what has happened to our society.

Too many people think they are free from the consequences of their actions.  And that is what we need to correct if our society is to get back on it's proper track.

To read this for yourself in it's proper context click on the following link.

Comic 890 - "A little company..."

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