Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mid life ......

Well a year and half into retirement and I needed to do something daring, stupid, inmature. I dont; know. Last year Sylvia bought me a scooter to comute back and forth to work ( a 33 mile round trip). Well after driving it for a year and putting 6300 KM on it I tested the speedometer. Well I found out when I thought I was doing 55mph I was really only going 43mph. That king of scared me because here I was driving roads where the speed limit was 55. Know I understand why I got so many dirty looks. Anyway I felt it was time to get a big boy bike so last week I bought a 2005 Honda Shadow. I always wanted a motocycle but fears kept getting in the way. So now I can eat bugs better and faster.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Its been awhile

Well the last time I posted was in October of 08. I've been very busy working on the house. This past year I have completed redoing 3 bedrooms and replacing 14 windows and 4 sliding glass doors. For the past 5 months I have been redoing our master bedroom and bathroom. Its taken so long because I have been doing all the work myself. Sylvia has helped a frew times as has my brother-in-law Ramon. Morgan has been helping me with the dry wall in the bedroom this past week. I gutted the bath/closet and the bedroom to the studs. Took out a wall or two put up some walls. re inslated, bulit the shower laid the tile, took out the fireplace replaced 5 windows. All I have left to do is afrew more pices of drywall tape and float then paint. and then put a floor covering down. I don't know if it will be wood or carpet. But that will come after I redo the other upstairs bathroom. The lime green vinyl flooring is screaming to be replaced. Here is the new bath, I still have the trim work to do and install the glass block shower wall. The last two pictures are of my 4x12' drywall hauler. It worked well but I'm glad I only had 6 sheets of the 12 footers to bring up. Well I guess that it for a nother year. Here is what the before bathroom looked like.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Before and After

Well after the 70's called and wanted their carpet back we gladley gave it back. We painted, and laid a wood flooring. The only thing left to do is hang pictures. One room down so many more to go.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Weekend away

Wednesday Sylvia and I took a trip to P-Town Cape Cod. We spent the night at a camp ground behind the Cape Cod light house. Then Thursday we went to Salem, Ma and walked around town then headed to Maine. We went to LL Bean store. and drove to Rockland, Camden. I would post pictures but when we took the sd card out of the camera and put it in the card reader it erased all the pictures on it :( We camped 3 night and put 1000 miles in our tour. Next Sunday will be our last Sunday Its hard to bleave that the time is here.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

looking for a new car

Saturday Morgan was returning home at 930 pm when a truck hit him as he was turning off rt 32 a block form home. The truck kept going. But here is what it did to the car. $5300.00 worth of damage. We wont be taking this to Texas.

Monday, June 16, 2008

our new house

We will be moving to Texas after retirement in September. He is our retirement house. here is what it looks like. It is 5 bedrooms 3 bath 2700sq ft on 5.5 acers. It is 5 miles nw of San Marcos, Tx

Monday, March 24, 2008

Window Mirrors

Here is something that I've been playing around fro a while. The first one is something that I am trying to market. Shadow boxes. I call it a window to your past. When a door closes a window of opportunity opens. Sofar I haven't sold any but a lot of people like my ideal. The 2nd and last came from a estate sale. they were doors to a china hutch. They are made of walnut I beleave. All the frames are from 50 to 100 years old.