Posts Tagged: self-reliance

Book is out on Amazon!

Hooray the book is out on Amazon! I will do a more comprehensive post later about a TON of last minute things I had to do before getting it up there, but right now all I want to say (and

Book is out on Amazon!

Hooray the book is out on Amazon! I will do a more comprehensive post later about a TON of last minute things I had to do before getting it up there, but right now all I want to say (and

Draft of book is ready!

Whew! man after battling sickness from exhaustion, job deadlines, a broken laptop with missing files, and a bunch of other distractions, I have the draft of the book ready! It’s pretty awesome to see it in a complete package. I

Draft of book is ready!

Whew! man after battling sickness from exhaustion, job deadlines, a broken laptop with missing files, and a bunch of other distractions, I have the draft of the book ready! It’s pretty awesome to see it in a complete package. I

Request for Blackie digger special

I haven’t posted in a bit. Just having some issues with schedule and hardware (again) which I will describe in a later post. Luckily for me I had uploaded some earlier stuff as a backup, to remind myself to keep

Request for Blackie digger special

I haven’t posted in a bit. Just having some issues with schedule and hardware (again) which I will describe in a later post. Luckily for me I had uploaded some earlier stuff as a backup, to remind myself to keep

Observing the source of the problem

The last post was the twins finding the problem of the floodwaters coming into the basement thru the window. Since the book is all about problem solving the next logical step would be to investigate that problem which they have

Observing the source of the problem

The last post was the twins finding the problem of the floodwaters coming into the basement thru the window. Since the book is all about problem solving the next logical step would be to investigate that problem which they have

2nd problem found

As mentioned in the previous post, the basement was flooding partly from water getting in thru the window. Yes, the kids had the sump working from battery power, and now they have discovered why the flood water is not receding:

2nd problem found

As mentioned in the previous post, the basement was flooding partly from water getting in thru the window. Yes, the kids had the sump working from battery power, and now they have discovered why the flood water is not receding:

Sump pump on backup power – growing observation skills

In this scene, David and Sarah have extended backup power to Gerry’s basement and the sump pump is now running. Problem solved, right? Well, not just yet. The scene is set up showing everyone staring and unsatisfied with the effects

Sump pump on backup power – growing observation skills

In this scene, David and Sarah have extended backup power to Gerry’s basement and the sump pump is now running. Problem solved, right? Well, not just yet. The scene is set up showing everyone staring and unsatisfied with the effects

My thinking face

I missed to post this. It was supposed to come before the last post where the kids found the clues to solving the problem. I needed a scene to depict a moment of thought and observation for the child readers.

My thinking face

I missed to post this. It was supposed to come before the last post where the kids found the clues to solving the problem. I needed a scene to depict a moment of thought and observation for the child readers.