Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Date Night

When I got home from work the weather was still nice.  I talked Candy into going for a little vette ride.   We headed over to a little brew pub for a beer and snacks, but they were closed.   Then we headed over to another brewery close by.   I was lucky to get a spot in front where I could keep an eye on things.

We each had a beer and Candy had fish and chips and I had some chicken drums.   We sat outside and weather was nice, the sun was setting over the mountain.   It was nice to be outside. Once we were done eating we headed back to the shop.

Queen - We Are The Champions GO USA

Sitting on the back porch this evening.  It is trying to rain, but only getting a few sprinkles.  Good thing I watered this evening. 

Watching the Olympics and all I can say is GO USA.  Congrats to Michael Phelps along with Katie Ledecky.  Wishing Simone and Gabby D. the best.

Looking at the medal count for the USA, I think that calls for a little Queen.


I LOVE the USA and Queen so this is like a double whammy for me.  So proud of our athletes.  The life long level of commit is to be admired as well as the amount of time, effort and the sacrifices that the athletes and their families have made.  GO USA

While we were sitting outside, the sun was setting with some clouds hanging low.  The sky was bright orange and was a pretty awesome site to see.  Almost looked like the sky from the big fire a couple of years ago.

I took this picture on my phone.  Came out OK and really shows the colors.

During a commercial break the news announced that the forest department has lifted the ban of fires.  This is great news as I am planning to go camping later this month.  I am ready to go and Candy said she would go with me for two nights.  I am sure that Donkey will get to go.  I know she will have a blast.  I need to dig out the tents and our gear and make sure everything is in working order.  Always be prepared!

Joe Walsh & The James Gang - Walk away (1971, HD)

I was jamming out to a little Joe Walsh this evening.  I was looking for some of his video's and there is not really much out there or at least that I could find.  I did include Walk Away, which is an awesome tune.

I worked on the Blackberry bushes this evening.  Each one has a shoot that is close to 7ft tall.   I had to figure out a way to keep them erect so that they wouldn't hang and break off.

I had a couple of starter scrub oaks behind the shed.  I cut them off at the base and then cleaned all the limbs coming off them.  Once cleaned now I had a half inch round, 6ft long shaft that I could use to support the blackberry shoot.  I used zip ties and attached it to the small trellis I had been using.  I can't wait until next year as this plant and my other should produce a lot of fruit.

I had a nice surprise when I was all done.  Candy had made us a chicken pot pie for dinner.  It looked so great that I had to take a picture.  It tasted even better.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sign of the Gypsy Queen

Been feeling down this weekend.  Got some kind of sinus thing going on.  Waking up with a soar throat, then burning eyes and pressure in my head.  Slowed me down this weekend but I did get a few things done.   On Saturday we were planning to go hunting for camping spots, but with my burning eyes, I just couldn't see myself driving for four hours.   I kicked it on the couch for a bit and watched a little TV, about 9:30 AM I finally got moving.

Friday morning I got my corvette back.   It has been gone for just about two years.  I brought it home and parked it in the garage and then headed to work.  I wanted to hang out and gawk over it, but had shit to do.   After work on Friday we headed over to the pub and met up with the boys and a couple of friends from work.   We were celebrating Candy's 51st Birthday.   Had a few beers and some food.  I think she had a great time and it was nice that the boys could make it and celebrate with her.

Saturday morning after lying around I got up and backed the vette out and washed it all up.   It cleaned up nice and is really running good.  It should with all the work that has been done to it.  Luckily it was all covered by our car insurance. After I was done I drove it over to the shop and parked it there.  Did a little clean up and rearranging.  Just around 1 PM, I got back and we headed out for lunch.

On our way to lunch we came across an estate sale.   The house was big and it was full of stuff.  We walked through and I found a few small items.   I picked up some suspenders and a tie.  I also snagged a couple of boxes of fishing lures.   Figured I could do some type of display with them and my Fishing Machine that I picked up.

When we got home I laid down on the couch and fell asleep.   Candy was messing around with her embroidery machine.   When I woke up she showed me what she had knocked out.   She put her initials on a pair of converse.  I think these are pretty cool.

I pretty much spent the rest of the afternoon and evening on the couch and then just went to bed early.

Feeling a little better today but still not moving to fast.  I did head over to the shop this morning and cut up a piece of wood to hold my lures and fishing machine.   I cut down 1/8 inch piece of plywood to fit and then cut a slit at every inch.   This allows the hooks to slide through and be underneath the wood.  When I got the lures they were all tangled and hooked together in a box.  I slid all the lures on and then placed everything in a wooden box.   No idea what I am going to do with it and I don't have any place to display it, guess I will box it and put it up in the attic at the shop.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Happy Anniversary

Candy and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary today. As I look back I can't believe where the time has gone.  It doesn't feel like it has been 29 years.   We have accomplished a lot together and have been very blessed and fortunate.  And most importantly she has put up with all my shit for all these years. (smiley face)

We celebrated our day by starting off with an early morning hike.  Actually Candy walked me half way to work.   We left at 7 Am and it was already heating up.   I was pretty soaked when I got to work.  Luckily we have a shower and I had taken a change of clothes.

I bummed a ride from Clark for my ride home.   When getting home, chilled for a bit and then we headed out to dinner.   It was Candy and I and her sister and brother in law.   We had a great time and it was pretty low key.   

We didn't make a trip this year, usually we plan a hiking trip or something and get away for a few days.  I booked some time off for the end of the month and I think we are going to head out and go camping.  Candy said she would give me two nights. 

I think for the next couple of weekends we will have to get out and see if we can scout some new locations.

When I got home this evening I went out and watered the berries and event picked a few.   The black berries are starting to ripen and I am ready to eat them.