This is my new blog to update whomever is interested on my comings and goings. For the time being I am sure it will be much about the house I just bought. Read, don't read, whatever works for you...I guarantee nothing. :) Cheers!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Clearly there is not enough floor space in my 2650 square foot house to allow my cats to not have to cram into their carriers two at a time!! (Calvin & Malcolm pictured here) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Me in gardening progress.... Posted by Picasa

L.C. of course, loves the new garden. Loose dirt to roll around in, what is not to like? Posted by Picasa

This is what I just finished - a small vegetable garden ! Compliments of MK, Amy & Ninja-G, via a Home Depot gift card for my b-day (this is the first half). Posted by Picasa

Here it is weeded...this weekend's project. Doesn't look like much, but I sure was sore. Posted by Picasa

This is my back garden area. As you can see, I hadn't weeded there in the last round on working on the yard. Posted by Picasa

This is the latest project...this is an air compressor (named Fluffy), that is going to be powered (we hope) by a VW Rabbit engine (named Rabbit). Combined together, it is now named Fluffy Bunny. It's not quite done yet, but almost.... Posted by Picasa

So my Gramma and her senior citizen friends are trying various ways to raise money to keep their senior center open. This is an article from the local paper, that covers the "Rockathon" that Gramma participated in. People sponsored her 30 minutes of rocking. Gramma is 88. She rocks! LOL :) The caption says, "Three generations from one family rock at the Ypsilanti Senior Center's Rochathon on April 29. From left to right, Connie Chapman, her daugher Melissa Chapman, and Connie's mother, Thora Keene. Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 05, 2006

There he is - Teddy in his new stand ! :) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 04, 2006

View - top down. Posted by Picasa

Oh yea - almost forgot. No shop is complete without a drill press. Posted by Picasa

Here is Teddy's stand all welded up. Now it just needs to be cleaned and waxed. It is so heavy, I can barely lift it.  Posted by Picasa

The machine you see here is called an ironworker. And you thought an iron worker, was just someone that worked with iron, right? Posted by Picasa

Here is the stand Chuck is making for Teddy - work in progress. This is a couple of days ago. Posted by Picasa

Oh yea - you can't work on iron without a forge. Who knew we would have one of those. (I had never even seen one before.) Posted by Picasa

L.C. is SO happy it has warmed up. She darts out whenever you open the door. L.C. says "hi" to Bob! Posted by Picasa

Another pretty one, that also needs a bit of work. That's Chuck's semi in the background. It's name is Nitty Gritty. Posted by Picasa

Fred, the prior owner, put in some pretty plants/trees. This one needed some pruning and got it last weekend. (After this picture.) It's like alfalfa, with the sticking up branch. Posted by Picasa

This is 6 days later. Gotta love Spring. Posted by Picasa

This was April 15th. Posted by Picasa

Spring. Posted by Picasa

Sometimes we just use our dress to clean up. Posted by Picasa

Aleigha...for such a little girl, she has a big shadow. Posted by Picasa

Aleigha with Mom. Posted by Picasa

Pop ! Posted by Picasa