Saturday, November 12, 2011

ride video

How about a little ride video. It was difficult to hold the camera still at the end of a tripod, but you get the idea.

So, Sharon and I took a little ride to California on the motorcycles and I had a really nice ride.
We went for my parents celebration of 60 years married to each other.

Sharon got pretty tired but we did not have any trouble. It did get a little cold at times.
The leather clothes helped to cut the wind.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Today is a good one!

Well, it really was a good day. I mentioned several times that I thought I needed new tires for my motorcycle, and we decided to do it before the trip and not have to be bothered with it on the road.
     We left here at 6:30 am and rode our motorcycles to Amarillo. Once there we left my bike at the shop and rode to have breakfast at the Cracker Barrel. Then we went to a HarleyDavidson dealer and Sharon got some kind of hair holder. Then we went to the Tri-State Fair. We had free tickets because we had some of our stuff on exhibit.
       Remember the afghan?
Yup. First Place. Remember the Shirt, (number two)? Second place on that one.
Also a first place ribbon on another scarf.
    Then we picked up my bike and we came home. On the west side of the city of Amarillo there are a bunch of cadillacs buried front end down. Every one stops by these cars and goes out to them for pictures, which Sharon and I have done in the past.
     On the east side of town there is another group of cars also buried in similar fashion. Needless to say, we stopped for pictures.

Then to Braums for a burger and hot fudge sundae, and then home.
270 miles and some cheap thrills. Yup, a good day.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Shirt number two

Well, here it is. The second shirt so far and it turned out alright. I don't know if I will continue making shirts or not. Depends on Materials that I find. The selection of fabric stores is very limited here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Shirt

Well, Folks, I said I would make a shirt and did. The material was about the only choice at the time for some thing that could be considered masculine.
    It started last month when I made a sissy bar for Sharon's bike and then decided to make a pad for the sissy bar. So we bought me a little sewing machine but not knowing much about the machine, I decided to make a shirt to become familier with the machine. So we got a McCalls pattern and some pepper material, and I proceeded. I did not speak Pattern language so Sharon translated the language into understandable Redneck. She gave me some pointers but I did the sewing, and lo, and behold, a shirt came out of it.
     Counting the cost of the machine, pattern, thread, and material, the shirt wound up costing about 100 dollars. If I do more then the cost will come down, but it is not cheap to make your own clothes.
     Let's see if I can show you a picture.
Yup. There it is. Sharon calls it "Busy".

Monday, June 6, 2011

next project

Well, I have a sewing machine, a bunch of material, and a shirt pattern so the next undertaking will be to teach myself how to make a shirt. I have kin folk that sew, so I can ask for pointers along the way.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Recent stuff, Denver, Afgan

Well, some time ago Sharon won a vacation and we chose Denver Colorado from the choices offered. There were several places but, Denver it was. We went, and stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Downtown Denver. The first thing we noticed in downtown Denver was parking isn't  free.
      We rode a steam train, toured a silver mine, saw Elitch Gardens, the aquairium and the Denver mint.
Also the zoo. Had a pretty good time. Ate some good food. Came home.
      My second flag afgan is finished and is just like the first, but this one is for Mom who asked for it.
Oh, we drove to denver in a car so it wasn't nearly as much fun as it could have been.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

ski mask?

Well I took a short break from my latest flag afgan and made myself a ski mask to wear on the bike in cold mornings.

It is all single crochet and I just used a bunch of yarn pieces. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Well the weather is nice and we said, today we will do some needed chores. Oh, to start over and say "today,
we will sit in the recliner and watch tv."
     Chores it is so we first went out for breakfast and then the first chore was to go to the landfill and get rid of an old refrigerator. That went smoothly enough.
    Next Sharon was going to paint a sissy bar/luggage rack that a friend built for her motorcycle and so we took it off the bike and she got started. While she did that I mowed but first had to get fuel for the mower.
    Then we got around to the big chore of the day and that was to level the house. We live in a mobile home and  over the years it settled and shifted a little here and there. So I go under the house with a jack and start raising the house back to where it used to be. I had to lift one side about  4 inches. That is all well and good, except over that much time and that much settleing, all the PVC plumbing was now adjusted to it's new lower level, and if I had raised it as slowly as it settled it may have re-adjusted. No, I did it all at once and so the next chore, an unintended one, was to fix some PVC pipe that refused to shift all at once.
    Now it is time for the recliner.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Just an update

Well I gave the afgan to my boss who claimed it while it was in progress. I figure I will need to make 3 more just like it to satisfy a few other folks.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Well it is finished and I will probably give it away tomorrow, but for those of you who would like to see my first afgan,  I will include a couple of pictures here. It is. big enough for one person to wrap up in.
It is all double crochet except for the border which is a half double crochet.
Later Y'all.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Well, yesterday The Woman and I went to Amarillo for a few errands and the lady that accepts the locks of love hair donations was not to busy so we waited, till she could cut my hair. It will take about 2 years to grow again, but that is ok.
Sharon's niece is a photographer, and needed to practice Dark outfits against a dark background but the photo she took was recent so I can show you how long my hair was.
     It went from that to this.
Folks, have a good day now, You hear?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Valentine's Day Present for Sharon

Y'all know that the Women in our lives are special and they always expect something on Valentine's day. Well I figure, I am typical when it comes to this sort of thing and so I started looking around the internet for what I had in mind about 2 weeks ago. I found it, but we were not able to go get it until Wednesday two days after the actual holiday. We went to Amarillo and she liked it. We had a nice lunch and ran all over town, but because of certain break in proceedures, she asked me to bring her gift home. So I did. Here it is.
It is a Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD. It had 164 miles on it when we first saw it and now has a little more than 300. The first five hundred miles on a bike are supposed to be ridden at less than 50 mph so it took a while to get home.
     It has a windshield that doesn't show up too well in these pictures, and yesterday I got some saddle bags for it.
    She says she likes it.
    Meanwhile, I have been learning to crochet, and have been working on an afgan for a month. I am getting close to being finished so I will surely photograph it when I am done.
                                                                                      Later Y'all and allaY'all.