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I stirred up a geoWaspNest. I ended up with my ftf enthusiasm archived.
Things have cooled off some. Without going into a lot of details, I changed
the rating and all hell broke loose, from those that are playing well rounded.
I removed the micro before some where done trying to find it.
It is now a new cache with an ammo box at the coords.
Says "what old people do for fun". I have to admit it does look like fun...
I did some cache maintenance today. I replaced Cartersville Multi #2.
It is a micro, and I made it better than before. It is in a neat little
city park, that has just been remodeled. It should be good for a while.
Next week I have some more caching to get done. I am going to refresh
"FTF Enthusiasm -- Reborn" I been putting it off for sometime now.
The enthusiasm has wore off some, and it needs a new kick to get it back
on the to do list of some of the best cachers around.
I have to go back to Rock Creek in the next week or two. I had a vision
in my sleep of where the cache is. I wish I had the vision sooner, I would just had Phat-Bak check it out and I would not have to go climb that hill again.
Back to the world 600
Today I took the woman to the store to get some eggs and milk.
When we got to the milk my belt broke. My pants are so big on me now,
I had to hold them up and get out and back to the truck. I tied them
up with my shirt tail while I waited for her to get done and come out.
I got home and got my old black powder belt I wore when Ricky was in school.
I was a 260 plus pounder back then. I have wore it off and on since then.
I just added a new hole as I got smaller. I had to put another new hole in it
today. It will reach half way back around me now.
My belt may have had a hard day today. I threw a full throttle hissy fit this
afternoon. I got my last two fittings for Henry's ac. I went down to get it
all installed and one of my other fittings that came a week or two back was missing.
I got over it in just a few minutes, but was still a little pissesd.
I think that is why we had to go to the store.
It is still missing. I will keep looking for it over the weekend.
One of them days
Movie Review "To Please A Lady"
Don't sound like a racing movie does it. Well it is.
A 1950 black and white racing movie starring Clark Cable
and Barbara Stanwyck. Some of the racing sequences were
shot at the actual Indy 500. The acting has room for improvement
by today standards. The story line was a little lame too.
Boy, Girl, and race cars. The reason I watched it was that
there were some shots of Joie Chitwoods stunt driving team that
was shot at a Texas fair ground in 1950 while they were using
1950 Fords for the stunts. This part of the movie was just a few
minutes, but I enjoy it. I went to see Joey Chitwood every year
at the South Eastern Fair Ground until after I got married.
The first time was with my parents around the age of 13.
To Please a Lady brought back some racing dreams for me.
But it was not a great movie.
Who would have thunk it?
It has taken over three years to build a car. Not too bad, because it is not uncommon to take ten years for a ground up build. I could wind it up and be on the road in about three weeks, if I had the funds for the last few pieces. It will be about 4 more months, getting a few parts each month. Low income you know.
If you have ever heard me talk about retirement, you know that I tell people that I have not had a day off since I retired. I have decided to renew my retirement. I am going to retire again on Sept. 30 2008. Of course I hope the car will be on the road by then, but if not, I will geterdone in my spare time. I will kick back and enjoy life even more than I have the last few years. The reason I don't do it today is I want to look forward to it. I have a few months to get ready for my new retirement. My health is stable and I am almost stress free. So I will gear down and plan for the days that will be fun loaded and relaxed, and have time for good fellowship with friends.
BTW I've been barefooted for 15 days, and loving it!
Labels: kick back
I now have a copycat micro geocache! (4.5/1) See it here.
Clicky, johnnie's not a light pole micro
no ftf prize, no log, no smiley.
if you see this you found it.
It is mid May, and the flowers are pretty, and the birds are singing and Henry wants outside. The roses are a nice thing to see.
The company in San Antonio that I been buying AC parts from, always sends an invoice
a few days behind the parts. I just got my last invoice and I notice the freight that is listed at the bottom of the page after the subtotal was high. On this invoice the freight was $60.60. I said saywhat. I went and got the box and UPS weight was just 6 pounds.
I called and said I thought that the freight was out of line. They apologized for the mistake and refunded $45.00 to my card.
Always check the invoice.
Crap happens at Geezerville too!
Mostly good crap. Bad crap this week was while I was laying on the floor under
the car I move over on a spider. It bite me on the back. That hurt for about three days, but is better now.
The stars were lined up just right, and I ordered the ac hose. The reason it has took so long to get around to making this order is I went top on the line, the very best.
These ac lines not only look good, they should last 50 years without any problem.
I am using Braided Stainless Steel Lines & Fittings. The hose was $13.35 per foot.
The fittings were $25.55 each and $39.60 each for the ones with service ports. A total of 12 fittings. I have to cut them to correct length and install the fittings.
I got the tracking number, and the day they were on the local truck for delivery
I set in the yard waiting for Buster Brown to come down the street.
He didn't have to get out of the truck, because I met him at the street.
It was like Christmas, for the opening of the box. I fitting missing, they were out and not back ordered or nothing. Another for wrong, but I order it wrong.
I am using the same kind of lines for the heater hose too. I forgot to order the fittings that the heated hose needs to go tho the engine.
I got one of the six lines install and now got to make another order Monday.
This order was well over six hundred dollar and Monday will be up near another hundred with shipping. Back to the waiting game.
It is going to be one sharp looking flathead when it all come together.
more good crap than bad.
Labels: happy mothers day
I'm working in the short rows on Henry's ac.
I stopped by a local shop to asked about charging the ac.
The shop manager called home and told the wife to get the
kids ready, we all going out to eat tonight.
I know refrigerants are high cost now days like everything else
but not that high.
I done ac work from the 60's till the late 90's.
So I upgraded my equipment to handle the new HFC-134a refrigerant.
Now I will charge the ac myself thankyou.
I'm butt deep in work on Henry. I have had an itch about the rearend since I install it. I decided to change the way I had it setting under the car. So I took it back out, and change the shock mounts, and the pitch a little. Nothing you can see, but it
will give the car a little more bite.
I got it back in the car and will tighten things up when I get back under the car.
Today I have to start making my rounds. Need to check in with my doctors.
Just got back from the old car club meeting.
There was 78 of the 89 members there. Good food and a nice meeting. A lot of plans
were made for things to enjoy in the coming months.
Labels: a bunch of old folks
Is it possible to have a good prioritization? I don't think so. I am trying to get the right priorities in line for
my hobbies. My dictionary says the a hobby is an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation
and not as a main occupation:
My oldest and longest lasting hobby is making cars look good. But I did it as an occupation for 40 years. I guess
I have to say it started as a hobby, and ended as a hobby, but was an occupation in between. I am very
good at getting a car to look outstanding. I know what it takes, and was paid well for doing it.
I have had a lot of other hobbies, but never was good at any of them. You see, I believe you have to do
something for twenty years before you are on top of the heap. That goes for most hobbies, like golf, fishing,or
hunting. I always jump the fence to get in another pasture before I could get good at it. Not to a greener
pasture, but there would be something that would catch my eye and over I would go. I would go whole hog,
when I started out, but then I would just get bored out of my skull, and start something else
Racing was one of my favorite hobbies. It was a hobby because I sure didn't make any money at it.
But it was a lot of fun. I was in it for just over ten years. I got pretty good as a driver, but the cost
got so I could not keep up with the expense. I hung around for a while helping my buddy with his car.
Some other hobbies includes camping, hiking, road trips, swimming, skiing, collecting coins, horses,
collecting guns, running, bicycling, Old cars, geocaching, ham and CB radio, cooking sweets, and maybe
a few more I have forgot.
Like I said I never got good at any of them. I still am into old cars, because I can make them look good.
I am still into geocaching because I enjoy the friends I have make while being in the hobby. When I
started it was a hobby that you could do alone. No competition, just go out and find a box. So much
for the no competition part. People love competition. I stay away from competing, but I do like the fellowship
that we have with one another. This does not eat you up like racing and some of the others hobbies.
I am keeping caching.
In addition to old cars, and geocaching, I will be keeping road trips, it works with both cars and caching.
I will also get to hike and camp with caching.
With my old car getting near to being ready to roll, I am renewing my membership in the old car club.
I will be able to join in some of their road trips and outings. They have ask me to help with judging
in the show car this June and I going to do that to get back in the swing of what is happening in
the old cars now days.
It looks like this
1. geocaching, hiking, camping.
2. Old car, road trips.
I going to try to have a good mix of all three.
Labels: on the road again
Mother wouldn't let us go bare footed till the first of May.
As a kid I didn't put shoes back on till laborday.
Have you ever seen a barefoot kid at church? Back in the forties
we went that way. Some of the kids that was made to wear their
shoes, would pull them off as soon as they came out the door.
I would be barefooted at work most of the time in the summer.
I know a lot of you reading this will find that hard to believe.
I worked in a bodyshop. I was water sanding and washing cars at some point
most days. Barefooted save the shoes and I enjoyed being barefooted.
I had tough enough feet to walk around in the shop where grinders where
the rule of the day.
After I retired I got in the habit of putting my shoes on when I got up
and take them when I took my bath at night.
Well this year I am going barefooted again. So don't laugh if you see me
barefooted somewhere this year. I going into to my second child hood.