Well, I had to get back to the real world this week and go to work. I have been moving stuff for 2 nights now and this is where I am at. The shop area is crammed full of most of the crap. I have been dispersing stuff to the basement, the trailer, the shed and the garbage. I still have a big mess but I almost have the garage bays where I can get to them and mud the walls. I swear it's going to take all summer long to go through all this stuff and get it organized and put away. I am still keeping my fingers crossed that no big car projects come up where I will actually need to get to my tools. I am going over to my friends house tomorrow to hopefully fix the air conditioning on Dixie's van. Luckily we will be using all his tools so it should work out OK.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I took my annual trip to St. George this last week and had a blast. I went through Tooele and drove all the back roads to get there and took highway 89 for the trip back. The trip down was fun but the cattle guards just killed my front end. I tried slowing way down but I still hit hard. Anyways play this video and enjoy the music while looking at the pictures of the journey.
This was right at the beginning. If you look way out you can see the Great Salt Lake. It's a nice view to start out the drive.
Here is the hotel I stayed at while I was in St. George. It is actually in Washington.
Stopped at Ephraim for some lunch. Ephraim is where Snow College is located.
I turned on to Highway 6. This is the most dangerous road in Utah. I was testing my luck taking a 43 year old Bug on that road.
Everything worked out great on this trip. I was able to get the bug ready in time and it ran without a hiccup. I don't think I have had a funner trip than this one. It was nice to be able to just get out and cruise the backroads of Utah. The only thing that would of made this trip better is if my family was with me. The only bad thing about getting home is that I have to deal with the mess in my garage now. I look forward to cruising south again next year if things work out.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I've been busy getting the garage ready for paint. I needed to do some mud work and get things cleaned up. I quickly remembered why I have always hired my mudding out in the past. I spent 3 days mudding it and Saturday I finally thought I had it ready for paint. I have to say that I'm glad I don't mud for a living and if I did I would surely get fired before long. It's definitely not the best job but it's good enough for my first time trying to mud a whole room and it will work just fine for my garage. I borrowed a texturing spray gun from a buddy at work to do the ceiling with. It turned out so good, I should of textured the walls also. I used the powder mix for the sprayer and it makes a mell of a hess. I wasn't going to cover the walls but after spraying it I am glad I did. I had mud everywhere. Here it is just before I sprayed it.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I have finally decided to finish the walls in my garage. I looked it over and figured I could do the shop area first. I was just going to push all my stuff that I have there into my garage bay where the bug usually is. That didn't work out so well. I have so much CRAP that it didn't fit. I was blown away at all the stuff I crammed into the little shop area. Here are some pictures of the mess. This is what I started with. Funny thing is, it didn't look too bad this morning until I started moving it.