Sunday, April 27, 2008

I went camping this weekend in the Sipsey wilderness. Our camp site had a 100'+ rock wall one side, and a stream on the other. The scenery was spectacular. Lots of rock formations and flowing water. The temperature was perfect all weekend and we only had a couple of minor rain showers. Everyone managed to stay dry.

I saw one rattlesnake too many. And two ticks.

And tonight I will be very happy to be sleeping in a real bed again.

The End.

Can you believe I didn't think I would be able to write a post about camping this weekend without mentioning how many times our trail guide took us down the wrong path? Even so, it was an excellent trip.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Today we had a funeral for Mr. Lizard.

Mr. Lizard left behind many friends. He was laid to rest under a flowering dogwood tree.

Rest in peace Mr. Lizard.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stairway to Heaven

My neighbor asked me to make some stairs for his trailer, a goose-neck used to haul motor cycles. The stairs are used to ease access to the section above the hitch.

I spent a couple hours in the shop this evening making these. The assembly measures 30"x30". The treads are 10"x30" and the rise is 7".

Yep, MDF again!

Monday, April 14, 2008


Disclaimer: We are not trained professionals. Playing with fire is dangerous. If you attempt anything stupid like you have seen here, you do so at your own risk. We advise you to ignore what you have seen here and go back to playing Wii.

And now back to the regularly scheduled program.

This weekend we tested the propane pre-warmer. Success.

The ease of propane has made of question whether we should be using propane as the main heat source rather just a pre-warmer. Hmmm. To be continued.

The water tank has now been chopped in half to make the foundry. We originally intended to slice the tank up with Mr. Mustang's new plasma cutter but ended up using a jig saw with a metal cutting blade. Keep it simple, eh? Here is the tank after chopping the top.

Guess who got a sunburn this weekend?

This weekend was the first car show of the season. Mr. Mustang and I took our vehicles to a nearby car show/fund raiser for a volunteer fire department.

This was the second year for the show. The show consisted of about 80 to 100 cars, up from last years count of 18.

It was a bit chilly out so we did not set up our tent, instead opting to sit in the sun to keep warm. We both ended up sun burned. The worst part is that we had a tent and sun block with us. We just didn't use it.

Below you see a 1924 Studebaker. This was the oldest car at the show.

And this old Lincoln won best of show. As you can see, it was parked next to the Turnip truck.