Friday, January 29, 2010

RAAM Documentary Trailer

Bicycle Dreams.

While I wouldn't mind trying to do a ride from coast to coast, I have no desire to try and get it done in 10 days.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Juggling Skills: The Flaming Torch

I went for a walk today and came across this guy juggling flaming torches.

I love walking Portland. You never know what interesting thing you will see.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Basement Shop Is Open

My basement hidey hole is coming along pretty nicely. After a slow start I have finally got most of the major pieces in place.  The "L" shaped top is 1 1/2 inches thick, 3/4 inch plywood under 3/4 hardwood flooring left over from the work upstairs. 
The shelving was 10 bucks at a yard sale. I've had that for about 4 years now and Im glad it's finally on a wall.  The peg board was also 10$ at a different yard sale. I've only been sitting on that for a year or so. Some old white LED christmas lights provide under bench lighting while a fluorescent shop light (came with the house) is for the main illumination

I painted the concrete wall white, using that DryLok product. The manufacture claims it will hold back water up to 10psi. Ill believe that when I see it.  Regardless of those claims, the white color brightens it up nicely.  I dug out an old 3-disk CD changer for some tunes whilist I work and even managed to hook up an old 13-tv to a cable connection.  The dart board on the right side will provide a little fun and the woodstove (not pictured) will keep it pretty comfortable down there.  I even dragged over a recliner from my bachelor days into this general area.
All I am really missing is beer fridge. That I am SURE can be arranged.

Friday, January 15, 2010

First Post of the New Year

Greetings.  yep, its 2010 and we're off to another year.  What are my expectations for the new year? Well, at the homestead keeping engaged with the boy is the major priority; of course if I can get the rest of the trim on the house painted and gutters up all the way around Ill call it a good season. 
I definitely need to get several more trees down around the back yard, too much shade.  Plus, the oaks are a real pain to rake up after in the fall and the hemlocks just suck up space and sunlight. They've got to go.
I would love to get a new bike this year (here) but considering my VW golf has 272,000+ miles I think that a new (new to me) car is more likely.
At work I would like to really kick ass in honing project management skills and maybe learn some of the business operations. Also I need to submit my application for my state of Maine Geologist license.  I absolutely should have it by now.
Oh and my New Years resolution: MORE MUFFINS.