Sunday, October 27, 2013

30 years of clutter.

     Wednesday i started trying to clean out the garage.There was 4 truck loads of scrap metal that went to the dump.The scrap paid over 240$ total and was welcome. Dragged a bunch of stuff out side so i could start the clean-up made a big mess
    I did found  set of Michelin tires for my Chevy truck 15,s are hard to find used  pull offs for it.Have a man coming for that riding lawnmower am trading for 2 push mowers and will buy the rider back if he can fix it for less than 250$.Did manage to clear the small side for my brew room.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A few pictures

   This was how it looked before i started.

This is stripped and the lean to sheets in place

    Here it is with the new scrap metal on.All that's left is to cool seal it and make it pretty.It has rained twice and so far no leaks but it still needs to be sealed.The fun part will be draging stuff out burning hauling to the dump and scrapyard what has been shoved in it over 28 years.

Monday, October 21, 2013

A nice toy to show up in.

        This was posted on the tiny yellow teardrop blog.I am a huge Fan of teardrops and the Crimson Tide of Alabama so i had to post this pic!!!!!!!
     I like the little guy teardrop but it is just to much for my pockets. Come to think about it the graphics probable cost more than  my teardrop did to build. I know i have posted i was going to build a 5 wide teardrop and will be this winter. All the work on the lean to and garage has been for a place for my hobbies and projects.

    P.S. Check out Christina,s Tiny yellow teardrop blog or her posts on the Tiny house blog.

Friday, October 18, 2013

finished the roof

    Got the roof finished on the lean to and garage Wednesday. Got it done just in time for a lite rain on Thursday.Had no leaks that i could find.All that's left is to cool seal it.I will post a picture of it this weekend. I have to run will update on here later.

PS  still at 2 cigarette's a day not bad  in  my book.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The story of dog

     Yes folks i named my dog DOG.She has been with me for 8 or 9 years.The kids call her Baby Girl she comes to both but knows the difference in what name is used.If i call her dog she looks to see what i want her to do,if she is called baby girl she knows she is going to get petted and played with.
     When dog first wandered up i didn't want a dog.I had just had one get run over and i didn't want to go through that again.Well i decided to ignore and not feed this skinny Black Lab and she would go away.After a week i was finding dead rabbits squirrels and other critters in the front yard.This mongrel had to go so i decided to haul her away.I loaded her into the truck and went about 3 miles away and put her out.Good riddance,no more half eaten carcasses to clean up.On the way home stop ed and got me a coke and a bag of chips then pulled in the drive.Sitting on the porch was that skinny black Ker. Damn dog had cut through the woods and beat me home.Well i loaded the dog back up and took off this time i went 5 or so miles out into a rural valley and put he out wished her luck and took off.I went and grabbed lunch with a friend.After we ate we stopped to get some tools at the house and laying in the yard was that Damn DOG.My buddy looked at me and said "if she isn't your dog your her human".After we did our project i went and got her a bag of dog food.
    Dog has been the best dog a man could want even my neighbors have gotten to know her bark.She has her talking bark for other dogs she has a deer bark for when they are in the field.She has one for some one just drove up,God help someone walking down the road she lets loose loud.One day the boy next door was out playing and 2 dogs from down the road started growling at him DOG stood between the boy and the strays till he went inside.DOG waited till he was gone and stared taking chunks out of there butts as she ran them down the road.
      Dog has filled out over the years she is a solid 110 pounds or more.Her teeth are wore down from all the game she has dragged up over the years.Now days she just eats dog food with table scraps.Dog has never been to a Vet for some reason she refuses to get in any car or truck! I hope i have been as good a human to her as she has been a Dog for me.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Been a great weekend.

     This week has been kinda full.I have almost finished getting the garage roof on.Did my BBQ and had good sales i am going to have to increase what i cook am back to running out before 3. I love football season everyone around here watch Alabama or Auburn and i get a lot of orders on game day.Friday seems to be Ladies day they grab whole butts  or 5 to 10 sandwiches so they don't have to cook.Hope it stays like this till Christmas.
    Maybe next week blogger will let me upload a few pics.Got a few of the garage and the BBQ smoker and stand. I would be farther along but going up and down a ladder did my knees in had to take a couple of days off the roof .Did get a few other odd and end piddly stuff done.
     Today was the grandsons birthday he is 2 and we got him a 6 volt rideing car to ride around the yard.Picked the toy car up at a yard sale for 30 bucks and it looked like new.Kids don't know if its new or not.It beat a new one at 129$ .

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Made progress on the roof

    Got the lean to roof on and the garage roof stripped.Not a bad days work for a lazy fat man.

This is the old leaky roof and the lean to that was made out of 20 scrap pieces of tin.

    Here is the lean to made with 6 sheets 18 ft long.If you look at the wood on the garage it is over 80 years old and only had 1 board  rotted.It holds my 260 pound butt!Next is to put felt down then the Tin.

    The whole garage is sheathed walls and roof with 1 and 1/2 inch ruff cut pine can still see the blade marks on the planks.

P.S. Smoking is still at only 2 cigs most days its getting easier.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Wrapping up some projects.

    Sorry i haven't posted but been working on the roof of the garage and lean-to.Have also cleaned around the house,its been a great fall so far,mild weather has been nice .This time of year i try to get the outside shaped up.The yard needs 1 more cutting a lot of brush needs burnt.I have to many projects started that need to be wrapped up or at least gotten to a GOOD stopping point.The term running around like a chicken with his head cut off fits last week.
    Will post some pictures latter this week of the garage.Spent 2 days cutting the metal last week.Wore out 3 blades on that metal and still have 4 more cuts to make.Had to stop because of rain coming in off TS Karen didn't want to start the tear off.
     First  thing this morning i have to go pick up BBQ supplies, with all the rumblings from Washington and there posturing i think a few extra supplies are in order.
      The fog is burning off so i guess I'm off to start will go shopping while the sun dries the yard a little.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Quick update.A little rant

    Well it looks like the Mountains are on hold. With the government shutdown the Smokies,s will not be open and we stay in cades cove campground.Have you noticed how the news keeps telling us about how we are suffering because of this shutdown?If it wasn't on the news would we even notice? I mean really.The main inter action most people have with the federal government is the withholding line on their pay stub!I BET THAT WILL STILL BE THERE.I was watching the news and they had a woman speaking on how outrageous it was that she was losing money on fulow she was a FEDERAL EMPLOYEE!!!!!  Welcome to America ladie it is a land full of layoffs rollbacks and pay cuts in the real world.
    Now i favor the shutdown it is not just politics it  is an action to stop a bad law.3 of our kids were going to be reduced to part-time status so the company's they worked  for could comply with the law.When actions of those in government turn full time jobs into part time and only add new part time then cry over a weeks losing pay don't expect me to care.

   SIDENOTE    It has been 7days since we decided to Quit smoking i have had 9 cigarettes.7 with morning coffee and 2 after nonya dam business.