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WHAT THE KING DID TODAY

 

SO IF YOU ARE READING THIS, IT IS NOT TODAY BUT THIS IS WHAT THE KING DID YESTERDAY. info@kingofobsolete.ca

THANSK

 

June 20 2021 -- 37 Dodge Failed CSRA Safety Inspection

 

July 19 2021 -- Pineapples on Pizza Canadian Style

 

Sept 25 2021 -- Joey Barnes KoO Book Author Page

 

 

Sept 25 2021 update 7:35pm

 

the staff cooked up a nice roast with potatoes, carrots and the gravy too. she even whipped up cookies for my treat on a saturday night after my bath at the end of the world. being english i had to have a fresh bottle of horseradish sauce because the one in the fridge has not been used in a long time and most likely turned into a fine wine.

 

roast dinner

 

update 7:07am

 

my 15 seconds of fame was airing on TV again in the usa which my Kingdom Followers were nice enough to send me pictures of their TVs. hard to believe i had no grey hair back in 2013 and being colour blind i can even tell. plus amazon has my 9th book in my Winter Road Series on for FR*E where i tell of blowing up the rearend in the Screaming Ford in 2020.

Winter Roads : Blew it Up (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 9), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

tv maine 01

tv maine 02

 

Sept 24 2021 update 7:09am

 

being retired as a Famous 5 Star Amazon Author, i had to reduce my monthly payment plan on the insurance on my vehicles. since covid lock downs i was paying $1200.00 a month for vehicle insurance for vehicles to sit in the Kingdom going no where. now i only have the 86 Dodge Head Hanger and water trailer registered at $34.10 a month for a payment. we are living in the year 2008 all over again with the Head Hanger as our main vehicle so we can haul the guard dogs around for daily walks in the Kingdom. my lame-ass tik=tok video just broke 1.5 million views in less then 48 hours which has me in shock. this is helping books sales even if the book is FR*E because they are part of a series. read one for FR*E then read the other if they can't wait for them to come in rotation as FR*E.

Winter Roads: Thor to the Rescue (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 8), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

HH water

 

Sept 23 2021 update 7:57pm

 

to celebrate being a million viewed video-er on tik=tok, the staff went and bought 2 nice little steaks for $10.97 which was full price. we usual buy when on sale for 50% off and turning green. i then cooked up a porkchop for the guard dogs to share. i had the steak, mushrooms, cheese(white is a treat too) and the grapes for supper to celebrate. the one video is at 1.3 million views in less then 48 hours. i am all smiles because maybe i am finally getting my well deserved "fame" back.

 

special supper

 

update 7:18am

 

i got bored with the lack of views and comments on dramabook and youtube. a video on youtube in 8 months only got me 391 views in 8 months. i was invited over to the tik=tok site and i put no effort in to a video i posted like my new bride on our Honeymoon. in 36 hours, i got 1 million views and lots of comments from the people that know me from my 15 second of fame on national TV. when we seen the view counter climbing yesterday. the staff went out and bought the best things in town she could so we can celebrate in true fashion. oh my is all i am saying right now as i sit in shock. i wonder if tik-tok sends me a sticker so i can put it on my fridge to show the world that i am in the 1 million club. i hope the tik=tok viewers enjoy my FR*E book on amazon.

Winter Roads: Thor to the Rescue (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 8), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

tik 01

rum cake

 

Sept 22 2021 update 7:18am

 

another boring day in the Kingdom with rain off and on. being retired i made a treat tray for the dog treats for the freezer to hold the tops of the water bottles. when the covid lock downs are over then the ladies from Hooters can use the treat tray to serve shooter drinks to all my Kingdom Follower who stop in. my 18th book which is the 8th book in the Ice Road Series is still on for FR*E Ebook.

Winter Roads: Thor to the Rescue (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 8), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

treat holder

 

Sept 21 2021 update 7:21am

 

after supper every night i make frozen dog treats with a different brand of dog food that what the dogs regularly get as their food. i take the empty water bottles and cut them in 1/2 to fill with the treat dog food. then pour any liquid of the day that i saved from coffee to the water from boiling the potatoes. the liquids make things freeze up nicely and a good chew for the dogs. i also never empty a container from butter to sour cream and then add the treat dog food and liquid of the day. these containers make a good chew for the dogs too. Thor to the Rescue is on for FR*E for another 4 days so enjoy.

Winter Roads: Thor to the Rescue (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 8), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

frozen 2

 

Sept 20 2021 update 7:27am

 

one of the joys of the rainy season at the end of the world is the cool temperatures. the wood stove has been going for over a week in the little shop to keep the guard dogs nice and warm. to prove the fact that heat rises, the thermometer hanging from the shop ceiling which i can see in the corner of the shop camera, shows how warm it is at +35c. this is why the guard dogs like the wood stove so much. amazon has my 8th book in the Winter Road book series on for FR*E as an ebook for the next 5 days.

Winter Roads: Thor to the Rescue (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 8), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

shop temp

 

Sept 19 2021 update 7:44pm

 

the staff also got some Kool-Aid jammer things on sale at the local store. since i am a man in the Great White North where men are men and moose are nervous, i did not drink it through the little straw. i poured it in my glass so my pain medication Vodka could be added to help with the pain of realizing i live at the end of the world.

 

Kool Aid small

 

update 7:34am

 

the staff cooked up the little frozen chicken that was frozen longer then it was a live for me yesterday. for being such a small bird there was a lot of meat which was just enough for me and the guard dogs to enjoy. last day on amazon for my 1st book written while drinking professional back almost 20 years go for being FR*E.

Cat Train Newsletters : Second Edition (King of Obsolete Series Book 1), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

cooked chicken

 

Sept 18 2021 update 7:01pm

 

for lunch the staff bought hot dogs and buns for me and the guard dogs to enjoy. the trick is to broil the buns just to the right temp to melt the cheese and not "flame" broil them.

 

hot buns

 

update 7:33am

 

it is official with the 1st of 7 load went south for my early retirement. these items have not been used in over 2 years with the bombardier only getting 100kms on it since i tossed a lot of money at it like an ex-wife. the KoO-Track Truck was fun but it is too new for me but we did take a use-less track design and improve it to get 1900kms on the winter of 2018. the trailers are top quality trailers that i have not used so they went south too. i have kept my 1998 tandem trailer to move my mini Hoe around with the 39 chevy. the scrap guy without his ladies was well spotted on the 1200kms trip south with my black toys or maybe it was the purple KW because it draws attention too. all 7 loads will be for sale through the scrap guy and his ladies in winnipeg because i have to get more books written for amazon which is my only income as we speak(type). my first book is still FR*E for 2 more days.

Cat Train Newsletters : Second Edition (King of Obsolete Series Book 1), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

KW south

 

Sept 17 2021 update 7:16pm

 

when the rains do stop during the rainy season we do get nice sunsets for some reason.

 

sunset 2021

 

update 7:34am

 

yesterday the staff was able to get a couple out dated frozen chickens for just under $2.00 in sale price. this is a lot cheaper then all the bird feed i have been using to fatten up the birds hanging around my bird feeder in the Kingdom. a couple days to thaw out the small chicken in the fridge. then slow cooked in the oven to warm up the house for a nice light snack not a full meal by the size of the frozen chicken. the almost 20 year old book which was my first book to be published is doing very well as a FR*E book on amazon which is a surprise to me. i think i should have focused on a writing career sooner in life and not waited for retirement.

Cat Train Newsletters : Second Edition (King of Obsolete Series Book 1), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

cheap chicken

 

Sept 16 2021 update 7:39am

 

according to my memory on facebook it was 2 years ago that the guard dog Iris arrived as a young puppy. the older dogs have trained her well in being a guard dog in the Kingdom. i still can't believe that a book i wrote while drinking professionally is doing so well as a second edition on amazon which is FR*E as an Ebook.

Cat Train Newsletters : Second Edition (King of Obsolete Series Book 1), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

iris arriving

 

Sept 15 2021 update 7:36pm

 

imported from the south last night so we could enjoy the pineapple on the pizza which tasted so good.

 

pizzza south

 

update 7:34am

 

yesterday as part of getting ready for winter we had to cut the ground down in front of the shop doors. the mini HOE worked excellent with the bucket teeth to get the proper grade then we used the D6 9U to back blade it level. right tools and equipment for the job make it easy. my first book written back in 2003 is FR*E on amazon for the next 5 days.

Cat Train Newsletters : Second Edition (King of Obsolete Series Book 1), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

blades small

 

Sept 14 2021 update 7:44pm

 

last night i was asked if i liked pepper which i do and i import my pepper from the far south 1200km away. this is the only kind of pepper i will "coat" my food with for some reason. it must be the flavour.

 

KoO pepper

 

update 7:34 am

 

yesterday in the all day rains i was able to finish up the last and final room in the 3rd caboose. i never realized that the Linn Tractor photo-bombed my picture showing the not so straight shelves i had built. i live in the land of Dr. Seuss where nothing is straight or will be straight. last day for my send book being FR*E as an Ebook on amazon.

Amazon.com: Life in the Kingdom: Second Edition (King of Obsolete Series Book 2) eBook : Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store

 

caboose linn

 

Sept 13 2021 update 7:28pm

 

i worked late in the caboose building shelves so i had to make a quick supper. boiled frozen vegetables with over cooked minute rice. then italian salad dressing poured over top with a touch of soya sauce for an excellent meal. the guard dogs did not get any fancy dressing or sauce.

 

rice supper

 

update 7:33am

 

yesterday was a nice overcast day with a morning temperature of only +2c so things were a little chilly. only problem i had i was working on the wiring on the last room of the cabooses. the wires need to be warm and flexible to be able to work with so the diesel heat was used to warm up the room. being colour blind and doing the wiring takes time because it has to be done correctly or i will make Nikola Tesla look like an amateur with and greatest spark show around. only 2 more days of my book from 2008 being FR*E on amazon.

Amazon.com: Life in the Kingdom: Second Edition (King of Obsolete Series Book 2) eBook : Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store

 

caboose heat

 

Sept 12 2021 update 8:08pm

 

a quick lunch with a blurry picture of scrabbled eggs and not hot dogs but they start with the letter "S" because the staff said bacon was too expense at the local store. the guard dogs do not care because they enjoy their lunch time meal too quickly to notice any flavours. i had mustard on my non-hot dogs and ketchup on my scrabbled eggs.

 

eggs and S

 

update 7:37am

 

this is a truly canadian photo taken in the Kingdom with a the D6 9 U cat known as The Hood that was under water for 3 years. the new state flag for alaska flying in the back ground better known as the "flag of exercise". plus the wood stove in the shop making smoke to upset the Swedish Kid. only 3 more days of my second book being FR*E.

Amazon.com: Life in the Kingdom: Second Edition (King of Obsolete Series Book 2) eBook : Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store

 

wood stove going

 

Sept 11 2021 update 7:52pm

 

lunch today in the Kingdom was "fancy" grilled cheese sandwiches because cheese slices have not been on sale lately according to the staff who does the shopping. i only leave the Kingdom to pick up and return the staff's pony for daily walks with the 1001 mosquitos.

 

fancy grilled cheese

 

update 7:18am

 

back in 2005 i built these 2 winter freighting cabooses but never really finished them. now after all these years between the rains and highs winds i was able to whip up the outside doors on both cabooses. this will cut down on the cold wind blowing on the door to the heated part and make the caboose feel warmer. making the one of the cabooses in to a recording studio to turn my 16 books on amazon in to audiobooks has got me completely a lot of little things on both cabooses. a recording studio is cheaper then a "wife" with a "honey do list" making me do this little jobs in hopes of a treat on "bath & treat night". Life in the Kingdom is still FR*E as an Ebook on amazon.

Amazon.com: Life in the Kingdom: Second Edition (King of Obsolete Series Book 2) eBook : Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store

 

outer door

 

Sept 10 2021 update 7:39pm

 

my end of the day walk with xena's pony now consists of me not having to look at his bum. her pony has been off the leash for the last month and now walks and enjoys the bush trails with keeping me in his sights. it was cool enough now with the start of the rainy season that we don't have any bugs joining us on the walks.

 

no pony

 

update 7:30am

 

between the rains yesterday we moved the cabooses to be lined up to block more of the view from the highway so the people of WHO-ville can't see me drinking my beer on the deck of the house. we used the D6 9U cat that was under water for 3 years to chew up the ground and find more rocks because we thought the Green Toy would not get the cabooses lined up close. my second book which i wrote back in 2008 while drinking professionally is on for FR*E on amazon as an Ebook. share it well and enjoy.

Amazon.com: Life in the Kingdom: Second Edition (King of Obsolete Series Book 2) eBook : Barnes, Joey: Kindle Store

 

caboose 3 moved

 

Sept 09 2021 update 7:24am

 

there was no rain yesterday and i was able to get the caboose finished inside with the re-purposed wood. having the caboose finished means it will cut down the sounds traveling through the vent holes in the dividing wall to the recording studio part of the caboose. all this took was time and more time with nothing purchased but a good painting will be required. last day for the 7th book in the Winter Road Series being FR*E on amazon.

Winter Roads: Never Give Up (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 7), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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C done 03

C done 04

C done 05

 

Sept 08 2021 update 6:57am

 

it was a boring day in the Kingdom yesterday but the guard dogs had a good treat of peanut butter and crackers which is given to them every second day. only 2 more days for the Never Give Up book being FR*E as an ebook on amazon.

Winter Roads: Never Give Up (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 7), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

pb DOG TREAT

 

Sept 07 2021 update 7:11am

 

last month we torn down the rotten wooden forklift shed which was in a funny spot. then for 2 weeks the people of WHO-ville could drive by on the highway to see me on the deck on my house drinking beer. now i know why the wooden shed was in a funny spot to block the view people get from the highway into the Kingdom. yesterday the staff and i dragged 1 of the cabooses over to where the wooden shed was to block the view of the people of WHO-ville. now i am happy not being seen again and enjoying my privacy too. 3 more days of this books being FR*E on amazon.

Winter Roads: Never Give Up (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 7), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

GT caboose drag

 

Sept 06 2021 update 7:01pm

 

i had to move this fuzzy little guy before i ran him over with the Green Toy. not sure what he is but he had pointie things too.

 

cat pointie

 

update 7:21am

 

yesterday's project with no rain all day was make a vent tube support which was a bed in the other end of the caboose that is the recording studio. spending 4 days organizing all the lumber and supplies in the van trailer made it easier to find what i needed. the recording studio gets a little warm inside when the laptops are running and the lights on too. the vent tube will bring cooler air from the other end of the caboose to help cool things down i hope in theory. Never Give Up book in the Ice Road Books Series is FR*E for 4 more days, share it well.

Winter Roads: Never Give Up (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 7), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

vent 01

vent 02

vent 03

 

Sept 05 2021 update 6:42pm

 

it only took 20 pictures to get a "still" picture of Echo the rescued dog.

 

echo 01

 

update 9:44am

 

as requested by a Kingdom Follower are a few pictures of the wooden box car built in 1926. we think it was in a train de-rail-ment and ended up in the Kingdom. in 2012 we moved it to be part of the new shop by holding up the wall. my 7th book in the winter road series is FR*E on amazon as an Ebook so share it well.

Winter Roads: Never Give Up (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 7), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

wooden 01

wooden 02

wooden 03

 

Sept 04 2021 update 8:56pm

 

since WHO-ville is surround by water in the White White North but we can't drink the water because fish have sex in the lakes. we have to buy bottle water for cooking and drinking. to recycle the empty water bottles, i cut them in 1/2 and fill with the "treat" dog food with water for the guard dogs. then freeze them to make frozen treats for the dogs. i use a container to keep the tops up right while in the freezer. this is due to the rotation of the earth, the tops never stand up for very long and lose their balance like me after several serving of my pain medication Vodka.

 

frozen dog treats

 

update 7:17am

 

it only took 3 days of rains to get the semi van trailer organized for lumber and building maintenance supplies. this is a lot nicer then the boxcar we have used for 25 years which was small and dark inside even with the electric lights.

 

shelves again\

 

Sept 03 2021 update 7:26am

 

yesterdays during the rains, we re-assembled the wooden shelves from the boxcar in a new style semi van trailer. for some reason i live in the land of Dr. Seuss with nothing being straight or level. in the boxcar the shelve i made looked good in an un-level, un-straight place. but put them in a level, straight semi van trailer and it did not go very well. oh well as long as they can last another 20 years i will be happy.

 

boxcar shelves

 

Sept 02 2021 update 7:14am

 

yesterday between the rains the staff and i removed the wooden shelves in the boxcar that i built in 2011. of course i did not find out about screws and screw guns until 2012 so i had used nothing but nails and more nails. great fun to remove and today during the rains we will re-assemble in a semi trailer that has more room and will be organized better. sept 01 every year is the start of the rainy season which means rain and more rain every day.

 

shelves 01

shelves 02

 

Sept 01 2021 update 7:24am

 

a Kingdom Follower in the usa has been buying and reading my books which impresses me when i see a picture of my books. due to covid 19 lock down rules i have never seen any of my 16 books on amazon because canadian author copies can not be sent to canada. not sure who and why this rule was made up for because i can get my author copies sent any where in the world but to me being canadian. i just shake my head and enjoy seeing pictures of my books. my 16th book is on the last day for being FR*E as an Ebook so enjoy it and share it well.

Winter Roads: Russian Roulette (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 6), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

tommy books

 

Aug 31 2021 update 8:14pm

 

the recording studio to turn my amazon books in to audiobooks is slowly coming along. a few more things to do then i can begin recording.

 

studio set up small

 

update 7:22am

 

yesterday was monday with the forklift having a flat tire which was only flat on the bottom. it was 3 hours of my life well wasted to remove the nail and patch the inner tube. one of the roofing nails from the last of the 4 wooden buildings we torn down last week was in the tire. oh well just a fact of life when you use the forklift for something it is not made to do. Russian Roulette is FR*E for 2 more days so share it well.

Winter Roads: Russian Roulette (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 6), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

forklift flat tire

 

Aug 30 2021 update 7:23pm

 

not sure what the staff is growing at her house in WHO-ville but i like the colours in the picture being colour blind.

 

mushrooms

 

update 7:11am

 

it was too sunny when i took this picture last week of the 39 Chevy, 38 GMC and 38 Maple Leaf trucks together which created shadows in the picture. the Russian Roulette book is still FR*E as an Ebook in the winter road book series.

Winter Roads: Russian Roulette (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 6), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

3 chevys

 

Aug 29 2021 update 8:08am

 

we moved the tank sheds to be able to dig more back fill for where the forklift shed was. over the years of adding gravel and leveling the yard the forklift shed ended up being in a low spot which held a lot of water. now the water will flow away and i will be able to park my toys there so i can see them from my office window. i used the 39 chevy to pull the drag because the Green Toy was too big to fit in the areas needed dragging. my 16th book is FR*E for the next 4 days.

Winter Roads: Russian Roulette (King of Obsolete Winter Roads Book 6), Barnes, Joey, eBook - Amazon.com

 

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backfill 02

backfill 03

 

May 23 2018

i asked my son xena to take a selfie for me because i can never do it right. tee shirts during the day and jackets on at night. welcome to the great white north.

 

thansk selfie

 

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