Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Nice Pic

I thought this was a nice picture of the pond and barn behind my house. Nice time of year here in Georgia.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Grateful Dad

Last summer my friend Scott said his father had a sailboat he would like to get out of his yard. I goofed around and never went to get it. 6 months later he called and said that for $66 bucks he would put new tires and bearings on the trailer and bring it to me. How could I say no!

So it began in early September. I wanted to try and restore the boat before winter, but I ran out of time. All of the wood was rotten, and I decided a fresh coat of paint couldn't hurt. I bought a bunch of Mahogany from a local supplier and went to town in my new woodshop. I spent hours sanding and painting on the hull, finding a new respect for people who do this professionally. Of course, it took longer than expected.

Now, the first day of Spring, I am FINISHED! Well, almost, maybe,... I don't think it will ever be perfect, but it is going to sail soon. This weekend I hope.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I'm ready for Spring!

I noticed these Crocus(spelling?) yesterday as we worked in the garden getting ready for Spring. So, this morning I put up the tripod and set the picture interval at 5:00 minutes. Makes me happy because for some reason this winter has seemed so long.

I also found this tucked away in my computer. Winter really isn't great for flying so we must amuse and challenge ourselves in different ways. My buddy Ron said a skim over the long puddle wasn't possible, but I felt it was and gave it a try. Glad I didn't splash down cause the temp. was a bit chilly.("Nobody.....calls me chicken....") (Back to the Future...remember?)