Lifts Lifts and More Lifts

A couple of years ago we bought one of those “put it together yourself” kits that resulted in a large garage in our back yard. My husband has been filling it with classic cars and motorcycles and all kinds of tools. We already have a car lift permanently installed in one of the bays. He uses it a lot, and he likes to brag to his friends about it, and he offers to his friends the opportunity to come use the lift if they need to work on their own cars.

Lately I’ve been hearing him talking about getting a motorcycle lift, too. I guess it makes sense to have one if he is going to be working on motorcycles a lot. In the interest of helping him to do some comparison shopping (always looking for ways to help him out when it comes to shopping around and hopefully saving some money) I sent him the link that I found online.

Evenings are for relaxing

We bought a couple of park benches to place under the oak tree. I like to sit under the oak and watch the sun go down, although sitting there to watch the sun come up would be a nice change. The benches are a good spot to sit with my dogs, too. They can stay right beside me and keep me company, or they can run around the yard chasing squirrels. Either way, we are all happy to spend the time outdoors together.

Outdoor Living

The best part of Spring and Summer is all the time we get to spend outdoors. We have a huge backyard and a lot of front yard, too. The front is mostly grass and few shrubs around the front porch. We have a couple of Adirondack chairs on the front porch for when we want to sit out on the porch and watch the cows across the street at my neighbors farm.

But the backyard is where I really like to spend my time. We have two nice picnic tables in the back for when we have family or friends come over and barbecue.

The grill is my favorite appliance in the summer – I could cook on the grill every night, and eating outside on the picnic table while the sun sets is my idea of a very nice evening at home.


Preparing for car show

There is a car show this weekend in town. From what I understand it is on Father’s Day, from 10am to 3pm. The Main Street through downtown will be completely closed off and the cars will be displayed on that street. My hubby has decided to enter his 1982 Chevrolet Truck that he has rebuilt from the frame up. This will be the first time that I’m aware of him entering his truck in a show. So he is in high gear today, getting the truck ready.

He started the truck up this morning and let it run for ten minutes. Then he turned it off and tried to start it again. This time the truck wouldn’t start, so he is most anxious to get a new starter to install it. Hopefully he’ll be able to find one locally and install it in time for the show! I heard him make a phone call about it a few minutes ago, and now he’s taking a short nap.

Hopefully he found what he needs and will be able to get his truck up and running for the show!

How many strings does a bass guitar have?

All of my life I thought that all bass guitars only had four strings. I can remember my father tuning his bass guitar, singing “My dog has fleas” has he plucked each of the four strings. So I was quite surprised recently to learn that some bass guitars have five, or even six strings! I learned that when Ron told me that he needed to get a set of bass vi strings to have as spare strings on hand. I asked him if he would demonstrate his six-string bass guitar to me, and he told me I’d have to come to one of his performances! He doesn’t even play around here, so that’s not likely to happen! What a Goober!