Monday, January 16, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Invited some friends over tonight for grilling and chilling. Grilled some steak, bell peppers, tomatoes. Mmmmm
Got the Morris Minor out of the garage today. It seems to run better than normal in the cold air. I managed to get a few miles on it with no break downs. Life is good!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yesterday We Had A Flood; Today a Little Snow

Typical January around here I guess.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2x4 Table: The Tuesday Night Project

What is this you might ask? Well it is a table to be. It is sized to match my dorm-sized garage fridge. Once complete, the fridge will sit atop the table and the old guys won't have to bend over to grab a soda any more. No, we don't really say "soda" in Alabama.

Tuesday Night Project

What's Hop'ening?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

The kids and I spent Christmas Eve at my brothers house.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Galaxy of Lights

Went to see the Christmas lights at the Botanical Gardens. They strongly suggested we remain in the car at all times (so that we wouldn't get eaten by the dinosaurs).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Merry Christmas

I finally got around to putting together the Christmas tree this afternoon. Yes, it's fake, but that minimizes the number of needles I have to vacuum up right? After assembly was complete, I made a trip to the store to buy some lights and ornaments. Having waited until December 11 to get started, the lights and ornaments were pretty well picked over. I managed to acquire just enough multi-colored lights to create a nice glow. Unfortunately I forgot to get hooks so none of the decorations are hanging yet. Guess that will wait until tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Tuesday Is My Favorite Day of the Week

This is true because Tuesday happens to be woodworking night. Tonight was supposed to be our Christmas Party, but it kind of fell apart at the last minute for a couple of reasons. Regardless we are rescheduling it for two weeks from now.

One reason, well never mind that, it wasn't important. The second reason is that Danny called and said he had locked himself out of his house. Jordan and I decided to load up in the Miata and drive to Rogersville to antagonize help him. After breaking down his front door with a 10 lb sledge hammer, we all went out to dinner, leaving the front door hanging from the hinges for the Christmas elves to repair.

This was the second time this week a friend had locked themselves out. The other time involved keys in a minivan. Don't these things come in threes?

On the way back home, we stopped to fill up the tank. $3.03 for regular. Unfortunately the 12 gallon tank only needed 10 gallons. When was the last time I filled up the tank for less than $30?

Drove home in the rain. Dark, dark rain. I hate driving at night in the rain just like Indy hates snakes.

That is all.

Friday, December 02, 2011

I found out today that my Grand Mother passed away on Wednesday. She lived in Birmingham, Alabama and was 92 years old.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Pie Day II

I ended up making a total of nine pies this week. Two went straight to the trash. Here you see two pecan pies and another blackberry. Homemade crust makes all the difference.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pie Day

One peanut, one blackberry, and one lemon chess. Yum!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Miata Oil Filter Relocation Kit

Kit installed - check
Oil and filter changed @ 117.5k miles - check
Replaced valve cover gasket - check
Fixed leaking coolant hose to oil cooler caused by oil leak from bad valve cover gasket - check
No extra parts - check

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Moontown Fly In

Bri and I attended the annual Moontown Fly-In this weekend. Had we not run out of time, she might have gotten her feet off the ground. She said she didn't necessarily feel like she was tied to the ground.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Finally Got the Intake Manifold Off

Now I have easy access to one end of the split coolant hose.

Out of Order

The Miata blew a small coolant hose a couple weeks ago. I put off working on it for over a week just to get my head right. It looks like it would be easier to pull the engine that to fix it in place.

Friday, September 09, 2011

2005 C6 Corvette

Guess what I found a good deal on recently? Yeah, it is mine now. Only 41,000 miles on it. I have been wanting one of these since I first saw it in a magazine in 2004. Want to come help wash it?

There in only room in the garage for one more. What's next?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mr. Mouse, R.I.P.

I set out 8 traps at lunch yesterday baited with sharp cheddar cheese. Being a nocturnal, Mr. Mouse chose not to partake until about 11:30 pm. The sound of the trap snapping echoed through the house. Mr. Mouse, though a gentle soul, will not be missed.

The remaining 7 traps are still set waiting to see if Mr. Mouse has any cousins living nearby.