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Posted on 05/26/2008 7:03:26 AM PDT by snippy_about_it
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Red oak varnished finish gets my vote ! Good job !
All fun !
Family projects rock! I don’t know what I’d do without my “crew”! :-)
It’s coming together quickly. Only doors and the galley left for major assemblies.
There’s a Scout campout in Sept. Don’t know the final date yet, but I’m hoping we’re the talk of the campground.
Might get mom, or dad and two kids. If we all go, it’ll be girls in the tear and guys in the tent.
Still gonna be fun !
Stay safe !
Gosh I just love that!!! Isn't that the most awesome thing? :-D
I spent 2 weeks in Alabama with my oldest daughter (she's 32 now) and the grandkids. The first week I was keeping the grandkids while daughter and s-i-l had an "adult" mini-vacation. Wouldn't ya know it, the 10 year old granddaughter came in to sit on the bed with me and talk at night. It was so cool. Just little girl chitchat. "What was life like when you were my age?" "What was my mom like when she was a girl?" "Black and white TV?!?!?! How could you see things?!?!?"
Aren't those nighttime talks wonderful? Whether it's dates, teenage social things, little girl things, I don't care what the topic I just love those times. :-)
I miss seeing you too. I think of you more than you probably expect. It was so wonderful to see that photo of Hobbit Lass. I've cared for her and prayed for her through things and it was nice to see her so beautiful at a special time in her life. My life has changed so much in the last 3 years. I would never have anticipated these changes as they are but it's wonderful and fulfilling. I wouldn't have thought of myself doing without my cyber-friends for such long periods of time. Now, I have home-town friends that I see almost every day and that too is wonderful in a totally All-American way. Life is good but I still love the opportunities to see all the old friends here. HUGS!!!
That would be fun!!! Dunno if I could be free to fly off for such things anymore but I loved moots!!!
Golly! Ya’ll are gonna be able to take that little trailer for a moot soon. Hmmmmm......
door foxhole is always open! Y'all come!
Ya’ll aren’t gonna believe these models. Not airplanes, but SERIOUSLY cool.
I wish I had his patience.
I don’t know if you should show the Spiderboy that video. You might come home from work and find the teardrop turned into a dozer :-)
Bittygirl has moved in already.
I have picked fenders finally. Still gotta figure out the attachment method.
We've also built some doors.
Now, it's on to the galley. No, that's not a cup of Darksheare's Coffee on the galley shelf.
That would be a shock for sure.
Project Teardrop update ping.
Very cool. If that were Darksheare’s coffee you’d have to keep the children away!
Wow. And the treads were made of wood!
Looks like ya’ll are fixin’ to be on yer way!
FYI all. I now have internet in the house where I’m living. I’m connected to the rest of the world again. wow.
It’d be going a bit faster if’n I weren’t slowed down a touch by a cracked rib.
I somehow managed to make it 43 years without ever breaking a bone, so I just HAD to celebrate my birthday my fracturing a rib.
OH NO!!!!!!!!! I'm so sorry to hear that. I feel your pain. I made it to my 40's with no broken bones, then it was 2 in a row.... LOL
Hope you're feeling a bit better. Maybe the ragged edge of jabbing pain is gone - or you have good drugs.
Tell msdrby "hi" if she doesn't see this. I'm still livin' down close to her family's neck o' the woods.
‘mornin ‘neighbor! I have been wrapped up in preparing for my brother’s wedding. Yes... you heard it. He is officially off the market. Nuptials are this coming Sunday at the Crescent Hotel in Dallas. We also have a family reunion next weekend in Granbury. I know (brother) planned it this way on purpose, but it’s a lot of running around! Seriously though, we are all very happy for him. He picked a good one.
Hey! I’m so glad to see you! I finally got internet in the same house where I’m living. I have not been able to keep up with who’s posting or what’s going on.
Congratulations to your brother! I am tickled pink to hear he found somebody nice. Can’t imagine all that work with a wedding and family reunion on the same weekend. We have our annual family reunion this weekend too. It’s a combination of in Morgan and Godley. One place one day the other the next - except I get mixed up on which is which. LOL - I am cleaning house like an obsessive/compulsive person this week cause my mom is coming for the weekend.
Guess it wouldn’t mean much to tell your brother I said those congratulations. He wouldn’t have a clue who that was from. But, you’ve talked about him so much that I feel like I know him and am very happy for him.
So, what are you doing with your life when you aren’t being the wedding planner?
Cool. It took me a few seconds but very cool.
Msdrby went to the Chinese outlet store (that one from Bentonville) to get some crochet hooks. So she returned with this...
Bittygirl just got her first bike.
Checking out these pedal thingies.
And away she goes...
Lookie at Bittygirl! She’s a natural.
Lovely neighborhood as well.
Thanks for sharing PE!
Bittygirl is looking mighty fine there P.E. and Msdrby, I've said it before and I says again, y'all do good work.
How is Project Teardrop movin along? And I hope the Brother's wedding event went well. My congats to him on being insitionalized:-)And congrats to the New Mrs as well.
Last weekend the daughter and I got the "FENCE" up on her retaining wall. It only took us an extra year!!! Pic follows...
Well I gotta run for a bit, this onehanded typing is a might slow. Best to all y'all out there!
Yippee. I expect she’ll be wanting those training wheels off real soon, knowing her!
LOL. Chinese outlet store. I’m going to start using that terminology.
That looks great alfa6.
The “kid” said she has gotten about 1/2 dozen compliments on the color. It is a deep blue, which doesn’t show up well in the pic.
The posts are cedar 4x4s. I only had to drill 24 3/8” holes 6+” deep and then drill 24 3/4” holes 6+” deep to mount all the posts. At least the blocks drilled easy.
I think it took me an hour to quit vibrating:-)
LOL. Should have shook off some pounds! I love the blue the way it shows on my computer, a deep sky blue for me. But then I remember I liked the color your wife chose for your house.
It's moving right along. C-day is the last weekend of the month. We just might make it. She won't be done, but will be campable.
Spiderboy takes a crack with a jigsaw.
Bittygirl helps tidy up.
Along the way, I smoked a router bit. The experience was (in my best Bill Murray voice) harsh!
Fender, wheel and tire selections are done.
A pile of doors. The hatch still needs to be skinned, but is nearly done.
A final look before all the "stuff" starts getting hung on her.
Lookin Good, Tell the Spiderboy and Bittygirl they are doing a good job.
Dad ain’t doin to bad himself, either:-)
It looks so pretty I’d hate to paint it!
No ma’am, no paint. The sides will get spar varnish, and the top will but done in cream color tonneau cover vinyl to match my car.
Oh fantastic. I thought you might have to follow some stupid regulation and paint it or cover it with something. I’m happy about it now.
Scout Stiff is another name for Working Stiff, aka Spiderboy.
The Princess Helper is Bittygirl's teardrop forum name.
Here we go:
Rose emerges from the cocoon.
At the campsite. We drove about 60 miles. Nothing fell/blew off. Whew.
The reason for the trip. This was the last "family" campout before Scout Stiff crosses into the Boy Scouts. The boys here are 6 & 7 yeas old, and getting a neat lesson in Flag ceremony.
The Stiff carving a mountain from a bar of soap.
The old fart carved a sailboat. By the end of the trip the boat had acquired gun ports, a stern gallery and poop deck and a forecastle.
Another view. I took more than a few shots like this. Its' sooo cool.
The cross slope was wicked. The left wheel here is up on a 4x4 block.
As you can see on the far wall, the 12 volt electrical is not done.
The Princess fell asleep early. Unfortunately we had the door open and she rolled alot. Right on out onto the ground.
The Princess shows off her soap "camera" and her Barbie fashion bandaids.
I saw a small teardrop that I think is for sale yesterday.
I gotta go have a look see.
You all have done well!
Cool beans. I'd like to hear the results.
Its a little one, very compact.
Just what I need for overnighters
Were did you get yer AC unit? are there AC units that will run on propane/Gas?
I don’t have A/C yet, just a fan in the roof.
I’m not sure if any gas fired A/C units are available. Most RV folks with built in A/C use a generator or shore power for them.
Oh. I thought that was a mini AC unit on the roof.
BTW close that vent lid before driving.
I learned the hard way
I figured that since they have Propane refrigerators(evaporative technology) They must have AC they does the same.
Prolly need a lot of batterys to run that compressor though.
I dont know what I was thinking.
I just want a set up that is as independent as possible for places without services.
I say ol chap, jolly good show:-)
Reckon ya need to have the working stiff build the Princess Helper a little roll bar that slips under the side odf the mattress:-)
A quick google search did not show any propane fired A/C units.
My first job after my extremely short stint at the University of Science, Music and Culture was at a laundromat and car wash. The first thing I had to do everyday was to go up on the roof and add water to the gas fired A/C unit coil. It had a small leak and the guy from the Gas Co said it would most likely take all day to fix it. So he soldered on a fitting to allow us to refill the coil till fall came and he could take the unit down for a day.
If you don’t mind me asking what did it cost and about how many hours to build the Compass Rose? Maybe my daughter that likes to build things would like to make one next year.
At least with a project like this we would not have the house, yard or something else all torn up for the summer:-)
Most of this technology has been around for a very long time
Many of the propane fridge units are being configured to run on electric as well.
I can agree on the self sufficient part. I have 120 volts wired in since many parks have it. I could always run on a generator (if I had one) when off the beaten path.