Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
- Motors are expensive.
- Batteries are expensive (thank you 'best person')
- Boats are a lot of work, no matter how small, how old, or how simple they seem.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
The boat was towed from Wake Forest NC home to Tennessee without incident and put away. Now, by “put away” I mean my then husband thought it sufficient to put the motor in the garage (reasonable assumption), the trailer beside the garage (in the weather uncovered?) and the boat upside down behind the garage (fairly reasonable idea – or so it seemed at the time).
|A Ladder? Seriously?|
- I towed a U-Haul trailer with my ’89 Integra from Morgan County Tennessee to Pennsylvania filled with a bedroom set and appliances. I could not pull the trailer up a hill in the rain very easily – that car was NOT meant for towing anything!
- I towed a Sea-doo personal water craft twice with the Integra. That went well enough.
- I towed my ’89 Acura Integra on a tow dolly behind the biggest U-Haul truck I could find – from PA to Knoxville TN in the middle of the night. Yea, same bedroom set and appliances and everything else I owned were in that truck! I should never have moved to PA!
- I towed a triad of dirt-bikes on a shade-tree mechanic trailer behind a Chevy 2500 from Windrock Mountain after a ride.
- I towed a 14’ utility trailer loaded with my daughter’s dirt-bike behind a Lincoln Continental – from Mom’s to the farm (all of 5 minutes away) and back.
- I towed, I towed, wait, that was it… The sum of my towing experience from about 1993 until this year.
- Know the chemicals you are using and wear gloves. Lacquer thinner hurts!
- Always wear safety glasses when using a sander! Luckily I have Oakley sunglasses that are ANSI rated!
- Anti-skid paint takes a long time to dry when the relative humidity is 4 million %!
As it turns out, Blue needed a new vacuum canister (yea, try to find one of THOSE for an ’85 Ford truck), batteries (it takes two), A/C work, a new muffler, new plugs and her speedometer and odometer did not work. Lucky for me I have a friend who is “Mr. Ford” and was able to replace the gear needed to make the speed and mileage run right and who could replace the glo-plugs without sending me to the poor house. We replaced the batteries. The rest will come in good time. I personally hate loud cars – but the truck just sounds right as she is. The A/C is only a problem when it rains (fogging issue) or if I want to keep my hair looking nice (55/4 is windy you know!). The vacuum canister was “repaired” by the now ex-husband who thought liqui-weld was appropriate… ‘Nough said there.
|Me at the farm - gardening! |
Hell-a sexy happening there!
|Yea, girl hands!|
Sunday, July 18, 2010
- I have already begun searching for a camper to put near water – a little get-away really…
- My old boat is being overhauled (oh yea, story and photos to follow in the very near future).
- Fishing rod/reel and tackle collection started (and yes, you may well be subjected to an inventory of said items).
- Trolling motor ready (no, I never thought THAT would excite me - but it does).
- Cedar scraps collected to start making fishing lures like my Grandfather did and had my brother and I doing at one time as kids.