Sunday, November 06, 2011

Nassau...part 3

Below are more pics taken in Nassau. We're
back home now, work in the morning..dammit.
It was a very nice trip, we had a lot of fun.  I have
more pictures to post as soon as I get them developed.
We had to buy a dispoable camera for the 'bubble
sub' ride and I'll get them up asap...click to enlarge..














Until next time....



Saturday, November 05, 2011

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Nassau..Paradise Island, Atlantis Resort

Below are various picture taken while at
the Atlantis Resort in Nassau....day one.

Click to enlarge....












The water really is that blue...
...until next time.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Strabismus surgery

I just got home from eye surgery.  I've always had a
'lazy eye' (..the left eye...) and today, they fixed it.
They actually adjusted both eyes.  Kinda weird.  They
did most of the procedure while I was under, but they
woke me up to do the final adjustments.  Not very
painful at all but a little discomfort.  My eyes look like
hell though...the blood should be gone in a week or
two.  My face is a bit swollen as well (as should be
expected..).  Below is the picture I just took, about
2 or 3 hours after being under the knife.....


Happy Halloween!

Until next time....



Friday, September 16, 2011

Finished Deck....

Around 5 pm yesterday, in the blazing hot sun, I put the
finishing touches on the new deck.  I added the lattice below,
finished screwing down all the deck boards, and attached
a access panel for underneath storage on the deck.


Lessons learned:

1.  You never have enough decking screws...always buy twice as
much as you think you need.
2.  Don't build a deck during the summer....it's way too damn hot.
3.  Screw the budget....it never falls with in it.

After 3-4 days working in the hot sun, I did finish the project.
I woke up today to nice, cool 65 degree weather....perfect for
working outdoors....D'OH!

Until next time.....


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Vacation

September vacation....

Two days into my time off, I decided to rebuild
our deck.  Below is the before picture....


I removed all the old decking boards.  Then I replaced them with
new ones and put up a rail.  Then I added new stairs that were
relocated.  I'm still not done...I'm going to add lattice below
the deck tomorrow morning.

Up next:  recently we took in a neighborhood
cat who was pregeant.  Long story short:  she
had the babies.  The below pictures were
taken on the new deck.


You need a cat.

Until next time......

Friday, June 17, 2011

Vacation part 2


A few more various images from our time
off......click to enlarge.

The Train museum in downtown
Wilmington.....definately not worth $8...

 Not a very good picture but a full moon
over Carolina Beach....
Today....overcast day but a nice at the beach
 Some old dirty Hobo's at the Train Museum
 A Sloth skeleton at the Cape Fear Museum
Until next time................

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vacation part 1

We are actually taking some time off. No real
plans, just relax and do...whatever. Below are
some pics of whatever....
I actually pass this place every time I go to
Charleston (not a vacation destination...), I don't
know if it offends me or amuses me....both I guess..
Ever wonder what's at the top of the giant
dude at South of the Border? Well, it isnt a
working phone.......
...just this view.... We scoured South of the Border for something, anything worth buying.....I found this....score!
We then hit 501 and took the 'Deliverence' route to
Myrtle Beach. The place is so different now from
when I used to go...but then again, that was roughly
20 years ago. I always wanted to take the helicopter
ride...so we did. $20 it ain't, don't let the billboards
fool you. We opted for the 'Garden City' route...
south of Myrtle Beach over the coast. Below are
some pictures...click to enlarge.....




Video below


Until next time....