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Mark Puckett
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Major mission accomplished!
What major mission?  I am so glad you asked!  We now have four cars in the garage and the main garage (the five-car one, with the fifth slot being the shop) is about 95% in-place (by that I mean that there is a little tweaking to do, but it is all but finis...
What major mission? I am so glad you asked! We now have four cars in the garage and the main garage (the five-car one, with the fifth slot being the shop) is about 95% in-place (by that I mean that there is a little tweakin...
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Move-in is a work in progress
We have spent the last seven days moving our lives to our new home.  In the midst of it all, we have had an offer on our previous home fall through, requiring a shift in market strategy and home preparation (furnished homes are easier to sell).  Our battle ...
We have spent the last seven days moving our lives to our new home. In the midst of it all, we have had an offer on our previous home fall through, requiring a shift in market strategy and home preparation (furnished homes a...
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The Construction Phase is Complete, the Punch Phase Begins
On January 7th, 2016, we completed the construction phase of our house. This came almost 13 months after we signed the construction loan.The final act of the construction phase was the hanging of Pam's mirror in the master bathroom suite. The flat work was ...
On January 7th, 2016, we completed the construction phase of our house. This came almost 13 months after we signed the construction loan.The final act of the construction phase was the hanging of Pam's mirror in the master ba...
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"I'll light the fire
You put the flowers in the vase
That you bought today"    CSN&Y
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Pictures post-cleaning crew...
The cleanup crew made its first major effort on the house.  This is a good sign, as it means we are really close to closing.  Still, there are items to be completed, but the nice thing is that we can get some photos of the house before furniture flies in.  ...
The cleanup crew made its first major effort on the house. This is a good sign, as it means we are really close to closing. Still, there are items to be completed, but the nice thing is that we can get some photos of the ho...
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Nightime (sic)
"Nightime" is the name of a song written by the late Alex Chilton (misspelling of 'nighttime' is typical Alex) when he was with Big Star and released on their "3rd" album.  It has been covered by many, most notably the late Elliott Smith.   Last night, I wa...
"Nightime" is the name of a song written by the late Alex Chilton (misspelling of 'nighttime' is typical Alex) when he was with Big Star and released on their "3rd" album. It has been covered by many, most notably the late E...
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Flora native to Leaning Oak
This is a post which will be updated a couple of more times, simply because the presentation below will be updated as we identify more of the flora on our property.  It is a rich ecosystem, and knowing what surrounds us gives a greater appreciation of our l...
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The Move-In relentlessly continues
The move-in continues onward. The big things were easy by comparison.  After all, the living room furniture goes in the living room, and after that it's just a matter of moving them around until you either get tired or you decide you really like it. The bed...
The move-in continues onward. The big things were easy by comparison. After all, the living room furniture goes in the living room, and after that it's just a matter of moving them around until you either get tired or you de...
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Exterior cleanup is done, with coarse grading
Yesterday, the crew came in to clean the exterior of the property. The cleaning included power washing all outdoor living spaces, the stone, and doing a coarse grade of the area around the house.  The interior of the house was receiving its fixes and correc...
Yesterday, the crew came in to clean the exterior of the property. The cleaning included power washing all outdoor living spaces, the stone, and doing a coarse grade of the area around the house. The interior of the house...
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The finish line is within sight, but it isn't over yet.
So close we can taste it; so very, very close... The driveway is being poured, and after seven days, we can have vehicles on it.  This is the closest we have to a "move-in date", which projects to January 15th.  While that is happening and before move-in, t...
So close we can taste it; so very, very close... The driveway is being poured, and after seven days, we can have vehicles on it. This is the closest we have to a "move-in date", which projects to January 15th. While that i...
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Catching up after Christmas
Right now, as I write today's entry, I am sitting in the Conservatory of Leaning Oak, at my new writing desk, in my new office chair.  No, we are not moved in.  I had expected to be moved in when the desk and chair arrived, but who delivers two weeks early ...
Right now, as I write today's entry, I am sitting in the Conservatory of Leaning Oak, at my new writing desk, in my new office chair. No, we are not moved in. I had expected to be moved in when the desk and chair arrived, b...
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The granite has landed.
The granite is finally installed both the main house and casita.  The granite installation paves the way for backsplash and plumber fixtures installations.  Yes, we are getting close to the end and the beginning.  The end of construction, the beginning of l...
The granite is finally installed both the main house and casita. The granite installation paves the way for backsplash and plumber fixtures installations. Yes, we are getting close to the end and the beginning. The end of ...
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yes, it has been very long in the making, but we are getting close now
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More lights, bath tile, and flatwork begins...
Another good and productive week closes as the electrical trim is 90% complete, the shower and bath tile is done, and the flatwork has begun with the gravel base for the asphalt.  The long missing-in-action/absent-without-leave bedroom doors were finally in...
Another good and productive week closes as the electrical trim is 90% complete, the shower and bath tile is done, and the flatwork has begun with the gravel base for the asphalt. The long missing-in-action/absent-without-lea...
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    Electrical Engineering, 1975 - 1980
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Husband, father, Kentuckian, Texan, scientist, adventurer, runner, musician, teacher, student, blogger ...sinner redeemed by Jesus Christ.
Introduction
Hobbies include music, both listening and playing.  I only play the guitar, but dabble in the genres of classical, Latin, blues, rock, and beginning to study jazz.  I like to run, an activity I hope to maintain the rest of my life.  I like to blog, and cover a variety of subjects.  I enjoy cooking, though my repertoire is limited to a few main courses and salads. 
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I am a geophysicist.
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All modes and expressions of borehole seismic acquisition, measurements, processing, and interpretation.
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  • Self
    2015 - present
  • Schlumberger
    Wireline Geophysics Domain Leader, 1980 - 2015
    Global oversight in business development, engineering and research for the geophysics domain of Schlumberger's Wireline segment. Retired from Schlumberger 30 January 2015.
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky - Grand Junction, Colorado - Evanston, Wyoming - Wichita, Kansas - Oklahoma City, OK - Houston, Texas - Sceaux, France
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