Friday, April 26, 2013

Fare well Opossum.....

And thank you for many sleepless childhood nights spent sitting at the kitchen table listening to the old man bark out your pure country gold through the bottom of a whiskey bottle.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

First job complete on the new tire machine!

Laced, trued, mounted, and balanced! That's how we roll! Man, it's nice to have the tools to do the job.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Caroline got a buddy seat for Christmas!

Too bad I can't reach the ground!! I've been accused of a lot of things, however, being tall is not one of them!

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

New toy....

My little garage is filling up fast!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Signs, signs, every where the signs,

Blocking up the scenery,
Breaking my mind,
Do this, don't do that!
Can't you read the signs?!?

Monday, April 15, 2013

I'm a racist too!

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Late night ingenuity

In the garage late, trying to get a 20k service done for a customer. Loaned out my strap wrench and it didn't come back. What to do?!?  Fold a nylon tie down strap over double and slip it through the joints of your half inch drive universal to make a loop and go after it!! Problem solved.

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Liberal logic, or lack thereof...

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Natural Bridge Kentucky

The second leg of our "spring break" trip took us through eastern Kentuckys Red River Gorge to Natural Bridge state resort park. While there, we enjoyed air temperatures of around 35*, ground temperatures over 40*, and a snow storm that produced blizzard like conditions, especially on the 
higher elevation trails. As you can well imagine, these were not ideal conditions for hiking! We did however manage to log about 3.5 miles of trail, so all was not lost.

The snowy conditions were unlike any I had seen in the park, having only been there in warmer months,
and made for some beautiful photo opportunities. Unfortunately, I lack the skill to take advantage of such opportunities!!

The kids and I were undeterred by the weather conditions and wanted to explore every possible square inch of this amazing creation.

This sign lied! With the blizzard like conditions there was no scenic view of the bridge to bee had!
Below is all that could be seen form look out point. If you squint and tilt your head slightly to the left, you might see a silhouette of Natural Bridge with four hikers traversing its sandstone deck. Good luck with that.

Abby and Will were none the less excited to be out enjoying Gods great creation.

After several hours trudging through snow, ice, mud, and petrified prehistoric animal droppings, we were glad to find a trail the led back to the lodge!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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Sunday, April 7, 2013


In the words of the great philosophers Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, "I will get by, I will survive." I really can't explain why an idiot named me didn't get more photos of this gem.


Recorded for posterior...

I may never be blessed with the resources or opportunity to build a truck, but if ever I do, suffice to say it will not look like this!

Service Cars

Call me strange, but I've always had a fondness for these. Seeing as how they were manufactured all the way to 1974, you'd think there'd be more of the lying around. I have a '52 and later, juice rear brake frame, I guess that's a start.