Saturday, January 31, 2009

I want to ride my bicycle - I want to ride my bike...1/31

I have done a lot of work to this bike but it's still not 100% and has never felt right to me. So I am looking into getting a new one but I'll have to test them before I buy one. I hope to do a lot of riding when the weather warms up, for exercise and R&R.

Day 31

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Blazer 1/30

I was going to fix this up and drive it as a beater, but it's too far gone. The body rot is very extensive and being out in the back yard all this time, I'm sure the rust goes beyond just body rot. Sadly, I am going to junk it. I'd love to have an SUV again, but actually I would rather have a pick-up truck again. Right now though, I can't afford to have two vehicles on the road anyway.
I can't even get this truck started (it used to run great), so that I can get it out of the way of the tree people who are coming to remove 30 trees from the backyard. They're using a crane - maybe they can move the blazer for me. I don't think a ramp truck can even get at it right now.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Canoe canoe? 1/29

My canoe. I so want to get it back out in the water but it needs quite a bit of work. I don't think it's really as bad as it looks though.
The gunwales and end decks are badly rotted. The seats and crossmember (the real name escapes me at the moment but you know what I mean) seem to be solid.It really needs some paint for it to look nice.
It has a floor, I believe it's cork with a fiberglass(?) covering, which has a hole in it. Like the paint, that doesn't affect the safety or seaworthiness of the boat really but I want to fix it anyway.

Here's more canoe pictures:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Here we go again ~ 1/28

More snow...changed to rain...what a mess. What a mess. Come on, summer.

Ba ba ba bird bird...the bird is the word... 1/27/2009

Can any of my bazillion visitors ID this bird? I'll try to get a better shot next time it shows up but maybe this one is clear enough to ID it...probably not huh.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bluebirds - January 26, 2009

Do I love birds so much or do I just love to photograph them. It's one of those mysteries that may never be solved. I think it's probably both....yeah definitely both. So, mystery solved already. Wow. That was fast.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ally and Cheyenne, and some beautiful wallpaper - 1/25

So say hello to my wall. Don't be shy, I talk to it all the time. I know it'll be a shame but I hope to get busy tearing it down (the paper, not the wall -ed) and painting the wall sometime soon. I have lots of photos I want to frame and hang up and they would look better on a clean solid color. Yup. Beautiful wallpaper will have to go.