Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I hope everybody had a happy Easter. I'm almost 33 and the Easter bunny STILL hooks me up with a basket!!! MMMMMMMM! Nothing like chowing down chocolate at 8 in the morning. You'd think after all these years that I would learn that all the chocolate I eat that morning is the direct reason that I have to go to the bathroom early and often..... HELLO!!!! It's a laxative!!!!! OH WELL!!! Old habits die hard......

So my friend Joe was finally able to come over and help me build a storage shelf in the garage. Either he or I have been busy every weekend since January..... But we arranged for Saturday to get the dang thing built, and may I say it looks like Norm and the gang from 'This Old House' built the thing.
As you can see, I had all kinds of crap that I needed to get out of the way so I didn't hit anything when I pulled my car in.

And the finished product!!!!


Looks pretty good huh???? Joe helped out a lot!!!! He was a carpenter before he started loosing his hair!!!!! HE HE HE HE!!! No but seriously he is a great guy.... His dad was a minister and he studied to become one himself...... He is thinking about going back and getting his masters in theology. It's great. He gives me the low down on all religions. Thanks to Joe I can tell you which ones are whacked out, the one Tom Cruise is in, and the more traditional ones and what they believe in.... GOD BLESS him!!!! He has broadened my views.... I use to think that there was only one lane on the highway to hell but thanks to Joe now I know that there is an express lane too... And guess what lane I'm on!?!?!?!?!??!?!?! HE HE HE HE!!! Right now everyone under 40 has the opening riffs to AC/DC's Highway To Hell playing in there head...... Have a good one!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

IT'S GOING TO BE 80 DEGREES SATURDAY!!!!!!! Can I get a HELL YEAH!?!?!?!? I sound like Stone Cold Steve Austin........ I love spring! The days are longer so I can play around out in the yard when I get home and of course it's warm!!! WOO HOO! I think I mentioned in my last update that it was going to take me at least 5 weekends to finish digging the ditch.... Well! I am one hell of a fortune teller because it's been about that long to finish it off.... AND I'm still not done. I have about 10 more feet to go. I had a setback.. A stupid cedar tree was in the way of my progress!!!! But like a Super Wal-Mart plowing into a town, I showed it who was boss!!!!





That tree stump had no chance going up against a chain and a truck with a big old V8!


With that out of the way, I'll be finishing up the ditch this week.

I don't think mother nature was too pleased about me ripping out one of her trees. After I was done for the day I went to put my truck back into 2 wheel drive and the dang gear shift wouldn't budge! I was stuck in 4 wheel drive!!!! GREAT!!!! So I drove it into my drive way all the while pushing and pulling the shifter with everything I had in me...... I tried it all, going in reverse, putting it in neutral, standing on my head and chanting like a monk. I made that last one up. But nothing worked...... I tried one more time to push the shifter and I felt a something go in my arm! DANG!!!! I must of pulled a muscle! I had enough and just shut the truck off and called it a night.


The next day at work I stressed about it! I kept on thinking. "OH DANG!!!! I have to take it to the Ford dealer and have them look! How much are they going to charge??" So when I came home from work I accepted the fact that I need to take it to the dealer. So I jumped in and started her up. I thought it wouldn't hurt if I tried again to get it into 2 wheel. Without hardly any effort the shifter went into the 2 wheel drive position like it had a hundred times before. MAN!! Was I relieved! So from now on I will never EVER put it in 4 wheel!!!!!! MARK MY WORDS!!!!! NEVER EVER!!!!

TICKING AWAY! The thorn in my side part III

 Where does it go? Enough of me whining like a politician (THEY ALL DO IT and it doesn't matter what side of the aisle they are o...