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CAR CAR,,, I say CAR I'm done!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Road trip???
This is the after picture.
Now we can toss the 15 year old microwave. I called it the popcorn popper.
We will have some new space on the counter top.
Back to regular programing...
Good night Irine.
The microwave is hung! It is working and in use, clock set and all.
The mess is gone. GEEESUSSS. The job is not complete yet. I still have to do the mill work on the two door that will go just above the microwave. I should make a quick fix on that tomorrow. It fits like a glove in the cabinet. I still need to do a little more to the vent that goes up thru the roof. It is a round pipe and the vent on the microwave is square. I can put a square peg in a round hole, so that shouldn't be a hang up.
Now to get off the computer. nite nite
When I work, I make a mess! Just can't seem to do it any other way.
More of the mess that just keeps getting bigger. All for hanging a microwave.
The bottom shelf removed.
The shelf out of the way, and the hole is now big enough for the microwave.
Now to mount the support plate to the back wall, and bore a few holes for the front support bolts.
Getting ready to install the new microwave oven!
I unwired the old hood, and installed a receptacle for the microwave.
Hey its a start.
Reminds me of going shopping at Wally World.
Left home a day brake, got back after dark. GPS said total trip riding was 210 miles. Walking was 4.8 miles. Like at w-mart we went up some of the isles a few times. We were backing tracking mostly due to me not paying attendion to what was going on or being said. Old Geezer stuff. But all ended well and I had a very good time with Annie trying to keep me in line. Good thing that the dogs knew more about what was going on than I did. I was so tired that I came home drink some water and took a bath and hit the bed. The bridge to whar was a hoot, very well done.
Thanks to Annie for caching and putting with us. You were a champ. If I been alone I would have never found anything yesterday.
picture before microwave.
Santa left a micro-wave hood combination.
He must have been in a hurry. He left it setting in the floor.
I will have to install it. It will be a few days before I dive in
and get started. I will post an after picture when I get'er in.
I am writing this because it definitely worked for me and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives.
By following the simple advice I heard on the Dr. Phil show, I have finally found inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you've started and never finished."
So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a
bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, all of the Doritos and a box of chocolates. AND of COURSE the tequilia bottles!!!!!!
You have absolutely no idea how freaking good I feel right now!
Dang, that Dr. Phil is smart!
Happy New Year to All and best wishes for that "inner peace"
Happy Happy Happy.
Slay ask me what my geocaching goals was for 2007.
Most of the time my goals are something that just rolls around in the back of my scrambled mine.
But she that me wanting to set some caching goal this year.
My first answer to her was I want shift my parities
1. GGA: This number 1 because it is the biggest change.
disclaimer: I attended the very first meeting and have been a part of the GGA ever since. I was helping steer the Asso.
during the years 1993,1994, and 1995. I have always been a part of the GGA and have no plans to leave the GGA.
I no longer will have the GGA forums as my home page. I will check in from time to time like I do other forums.
I will attend the meetings that are near by and or the gets my interest for some reason.
I will still volunteer when I feel that I can be a help in an event or other adventure.
To sum up, I am moving the GGA to the back burner, and devoting more time to the hobby itself.
2. Cache hunting: I still love the mountain, and waterfall cche hunting the best. This year will be more of
that type of caching, and I will be doing a mix of finds. I like to find well thought out caches in my area as well
as the great ones in the hills.
3. Events: I am already starting to look for a place to have the Lacy fall event. I will be putting a little caching time
to tis event. I would like to have at least one other camp-out this year, and I hope to help with a cito this year also.
4. just maybe and that is a big maybe I will hit 1000 by the end of 2007. That is the last of the parities and is the
bottom of the list of my geocaching to do list.
Thanks slay for getting me to think out loud.
I hope I can get forgiveness.
I have been a glutten.
I have had turkey, honey baked ham, with all the trimings.
That is not all. I had candy, lots of candy, cakes, pies.
Lot of apples oranges, and such. Junk food, chips, icecream, and the list goes on.
Then last night I went to Long Horns and had a full rack of Baby Back Ribs with
side dishes. And Christmas is still to come. humm chocolate covered cherries.
If I can get forgived, I will first thing after new years go back to my one meal
a day diet. I will just have my mid-morning plate of grits with beer.
Twelve days of Flathead Christmas
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a Flathead Motor.
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me three speed transmissions, two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to four squeaky brakes, three speed transmission, two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me five white walls, Four squeaky brakes, three speed transmission, two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me a six volt battery, five white walls…. Four squeaky brakes, three speed transmission, two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me seven wrenches turning six volt battery, five white walls…. Four squeaky brakes, three speed transmission, two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight cylinders a humming, seven wrenches turning, six volt battery, five white walls, Four squeaky brakes, three speed transmission, two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine speakers blasting, eight cylinders a humming, seven wrenches turning, , six volt battery, five white walls, Four squeaky brakes, three speed transmission, two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ten minutes of cruising, nine speakers blasting, eight cylinders a humming, seven wrenches turning, six volt battery, five white walls, Four squeaky brakes, three speed transmission, two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me eleven books for reading ten minutes of cruising, nine speakers blasting, eight cylinders a humming, seven wrenches turning, a six volt battery, five white walls…. Four squeaky brakes, three speed transmission, two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me a twelve quarts of antifreeze Eleven books for reading, ten minutes of cruising, nine speakers blasting, eight cylinders a humming, seven wrenches turning, six volt battery, five white walls, Four squeaky brakes, three speed transmission, two bright headlights, and a flathead Motor.
Merry Christmas to all!!
The December Wanna Go was a fun and Hugh success.
Can you say Jambalaya?
There were over twenty that were there for lunch and nineteen of us play the Babba Gift Swap game.
That was a very good turn out for the Wanna Go Wednesday lunch event.
We had one member that came from Tn. and a new pair of geocachers from waaay out state.
Most of the founding members were there, four members of the Lacy cachers, and three members
of the E-team. I guess that could be a little frighting. I thing every fun had a good time.
There was very good gifts for the swap, and some stealing of some the gifts. That was a hoot.
My first time to be part of a gift swap, but it was even more fun than I thought.
On another note.
I for a long time did not like any thing that had the word "digital" tied to it.
I did know what it was but knew it had to be complicated to use.
Then I got my first digital camera, and I then knew it was better.
I looked up the word "digital" in my little dictionary that I have for spelling and it said:
Digital is something operating with digits.
Anyway now I'm hiking, geocaching, bicycling, and working on my car digitally.
I even give a Christmas gift that was digital.
What in this world is next?
Henry just got a gift. UPS left it for him.
How about this for a new motto
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Picture of the fifty ford taken around 1994
I have been doing a little html coding and made a table of some facts and figures
about my old ford that I am working. I got the idea while reading a "Street Rodder" mag.
click here to see the Facts
made a safe return from the five hundred mile round trip geocaching run.
An all day run and found two caches, they were drive-bys but they were fun and one had a lot of history. Back to regular programing.
The Fifty Ford had a work out for the last few days. Not no more than usual but a lot bigger showing.
The biggie was the engine being installed. Hooray! I had planned for that day for weeks.
It has a lot of polished chrome and shiny parts on it. I removed all the top parts, like the alternator, AC pump, and carburetor.
I then removed the spark plugs and all wires. With that done I attached 4 chains that I had wrapped with towels and
masking tape to each of the corners to the exhaust ports bolts. Then I lay a bed pillar on top of the motor and loosely
hooked the chains together on top. Then I stuffed blankets and pillars under the chains. Next I wrapped the fenders and firewall
up with bed covers. I hoisted the motor and ease it down in its place very slowly. It looked like I was putting a big old stuffed
Bunny rabbit to bed. Luck was with me, not a single scratch. When it was almost down I uncovered the motor mounts and it set right
in place and the bolts went right in.
Unwrapped and reinstalled all the parts that I had removed. Then came time to put the headers on. The passenger side
header fit like a glove. but the drivers side was not to be. I tried to put it in place from the top. No luck. I tried to come up from the bottom and still it would not go in to place. Then I removed the steering gear and jack the engine up, but it would not fit. After a few naughty words and using a tape measure I found it was the wrong one. It was for a 1948 ford. I shipped it back last Friday.
Then I installed the new C4 Automatic Transmission. All went well till I put the cross member back in. The transmission mount
would not fit the old cross member. I ordered a new fit'um all cross member and a ford C4 mount today.
Next will be to install some new lines, plumbing if you will. Transmission cooler lines, gas lines, Oil filter hose, brake lines,
heater hose, you get the idea.
The flathead is in the car.
Now to get everything hooked up so we can hear it.
I am getting there one piece at a time.
Can you hear me now, Santa? Thanks Jolly Old Geezer!
Looking over one of my hiking geocaches, Mountain View (GC732F) and found that its last visit was 10/2/05 DURING THE FALL CAMPOUT. But look at these numbers.
Since 10/2/05 it has been viewed 361 times by 85 geocachers. Not one of them hiked it.
Why? I don't know. I do know it is a 2 mile up hill one way. It is shorter and down hill coming back to the trail head. Really this is an easy hike. I am going to go up there and drop some various geocoins and see if anyone will show up for coins and a view. Hey I could make that a new name for it. Coins and View!
When I was throwing away all the no good paper work from my old work place, I found a few goodies that I enjoyed a the time.
One was a sign that I had in the shop. It was a 8x10.
There is no other place,
Like this place,
Anywhere near this place,
This must be the place.
The old, (not too old), Plus III GPSer went to a lot of places, found a lot of caches, and brought about a lot of fun times.
May it rest in peace. I loss it while hiding a geocache in the mountains thanksgiven week. I now know with-in reason, after going back with a friend and hunting for it without any sucess that the hogs ate it. I will put details about the loss on the cache page where I loss it when I summit it for approval. I'm still working out all the coords that were loss in the unit.
Hello New GPS
Now that I got a new GPSer, I can get back to going to finding real geocaches.
I will miss doing the drive-bys. Not! I found more the week I didn't have a GPS than I did the whole last month before I lost the III plus Garmin.
I got to get out to the parts house this morning and get a transmission mount for Henry.