Monday, February 20, 2012


So in scouts we decided a few months ago that we were going to make machetes, so we did

this is a picture from a few weeks ago of my machete
Here I am trying to sharpen it with a file (since then I have sharpened it with a grinder and it is actually sharp)
This is my scoutmaster's machete, he plans to actually use it on his many woodsman expeditions

It's all been very fun to make these machetes, and we are still working on them. This Tuesday we will be putting the wooden handles and then we should be just about finished

Here is a video I found on youtube that talks about making machetes
p.s. I haven't seen this video

This blog post also just got me communications merit badge so thank you


Saturday, February 18, 2012

I've Been Trained to do THIS!

Every day, lately, as I walk in the back door, this guy greets me: I find him very funny. I can only guess who arranged him there, but I do enjoy his greeting. I thought I would take his picture and let you all enjoy. THEN, I have the genius idea to play


Just look for this list of things. It could be fun. Comment about what you could or could not find!

tissue packet; glasses; x-ray file cover; blockbuster phone #

wrapping paper cutter; how many calories in 1 serving of tomato sauce

a mis-spelled word; a machine gun

**note: you may or may not be able to find 2 of those items. I was able to use the zoom on the picture, but I see after I publish the post I do not have that tool anymore....

Friday, February 17, 2012


Mr. Lucky, also known as your dad, won a $100 gift card to BevMo. That is like a big warehouse that sells drinks. He decided to buy several different types of Rootbeer! We were going to (which we did) have a rootbeer tasting party during the Superbowl. Well, we started a few days before the superbowl. It is quite fun and interesting to taste different types of rootbeer. I highly recommend it, especially if you can do it for FREE!!

We still have plenty left over. It is a delight to pull one out of the box and give it a try!