I enjoy a lot of diverse types of music. Until today, Disturbed wasn’t included in my list of “likes”. Sure, they have some catchy tunes and big beats, but I don’t like profanity and swearing. Then I heard something amazing from Disturbed‘s frontman, David Draiman, a cover of a song I’ve enjoyed for many, many years…. Read more »
The “coincidences” just keep piling up. Today, September 25th, 2015, John A. Boehner announced that he will resign one of the most powerful positions in the world – Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Background In these United States, national government is divided into three branches: The Executive Branch: the President of the United States… Read more »
Some years ago a song by Green Day was popular – “Wake me up when September ends”. It was a somber song. Summer has come and passed The innocent can never last Wake me up when September ends Like my father’s come to pass Seven years has gone so fast Wake me up when September… Read more »
Today is the 266th day of the calendar year. It’s the day Pope – the 266th Pope – meets with the President of the United States of America. Is that a coincidence? Or is there something more going on? Pope Francis Pope Francis is the current Pope of the Catholic Church, ex officio Bishop of… Read more »
Everyone loves chocolate, right? But if you had your choice between a chocolate bar and a silver bar, which would you pick? That’s exactly the question put in front of a bunch of random people in front of a coin shop. “You’re a winner today! We’re offering a free Hershey bar, right out of the… Read more »
After the China stock market crash, the situation might be a lot worse that it initially looked – which was already pretty bad. If things continue on the path they’ve been taking, China will show its third consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth. Some are downplaying these figures, but once adjusting for inflation the picture… Read more »
Yesterday we told you about a some troublesome events over the past several days. Today further details about one of those events is starting to surface – and it’s not looking good! While we’re all looking at the collapse of the economy in Greece and people banning the Confederate flag, the stock market in China… Read more »
Remember the story of the grasshopper and the ant? No, not the movie, the children’s story that teaches to prepare for Winter unless you end up freezing in the cold, with no food or fuel to survive. Many “preppers” have been advocating doing this for quite some time, with the mainstream dismissing their calls to… Read more »
GREAT NEWS! Though it was too late to get pictures, my boys and I were able to pick up two starter hives, truck them ~80 miles North, and install them last night! We didn’t look for queens, we just checker-boarded some empty foundation frames in, added a deep super, and refilled their feeders. One of… Read more »
Welcome to Suburban Prepping!
Welcome to Suburban Prepping! This site went live March 20th, 2012 and we have great plans for it… as with most great plans, they take time to develop and deploy… you’re early, and that’s cool, just bookmark us and come back soon! If you have questions, comments, suggestions, recommendations, or if you would like to… Read more »Posted on March 20, 2012 by Joe
Dedicated to my Dad
My Dad, Lawrence Leo Damewood, Sr., has long been an inspiration in my life. I owe most of my views about nature, and conservation to him. Dad passed away last week at the age of 80 following an illness that limited the time he could spend in his yard and garden. Dad was born during… Read more »Posted on June 9, 2011 by Joe
Location, Location, Location
In the last article I outlined in brief our circumstance with our current home, and why we need a new one. We spent quite a bit of time talking about what we wanted in our new home, but we kept circling around to “where” more than “what”. We soon realized that any house could be… Read more »Posted on April 4, 2011 by Joe
How it all started
Before starting any project, one brings their hopes and dreams, but also their preconceptions and biases. Our project centered about a new home. Our current house is bursting at the seams! We began by thinking about adding two rooms to the back of the house and expanding the master bedroom into a master suite. This… Read more »Posted on March 23, 2011 by Joe
The Future of Glass?
Smartphones are getting smarter, thinner, and tougher. One of the reasons is improvements in glass technology. Smartphones like the Apple iPhone have a sheet of glass for both the front and the back cover. Bringing smartphone-type applications to the glass in your home, Corning has put together a very futuristic promo video for your consideration…. Read more »Posted on March 15, 2011 by Joe
Call for sponsors!
It’s early 2011 and The Levi House project is in its very early stages. The website just went online and will begin to chronicle our path towards realizing the dream of a low-impact, environmentally friendly, low-power home in which to raise our family and reduce our dependence on external systems. We’d like to incorporate as many “green” concepts and… Read more »Posted on March 14, 2011 by Joe
Welcome to The Levi House!
The Levi House is an ongoing project to plan, build, maintain, and improve a low-impact, environmentally responsible home built as self-sufficient as possible. This website follows the project through conceptualization, real-estate (land) search and acquisition, home research and planning, construction, and lot improvement. We’ll look at solar, wind, geothermal, propane, as well as grid-tied electrical… Read more »Posted on January 1, 2011 by Joe