My Apple Box Project…

DIY Apple Boxes

So for the last six months, I have been trying to get one of my DIY Projects finished. The only reason it has taken so ding dang long is that,
1.) I am not a woodworker or carpenter,
2.) I am getting uber lazy in my older years,
3.) I simply prefer to procrastinate more then actually working.

I have craved a set of these for many years now, and last year, I decided I was going to have a set for my studio. I could buy new from several places, but shipping is horrendous. And maybe I could use the project as an excuse to get some new and different tools. Right? Sure why not?

So after a couple of trips with my grandson to the lumber yard, and the tools store, I was on my way. Well that was about six months ago. LOL!

UPDATE: Yesterday, I decided that the boxes were going to get done, PERIOD. (Actually, I noticed that there may have been some warpage going on, so it was either finish them or lose them!)

The photos above show the project in various stages of construction, and I will still need to edge them, sand and finish them, but you get the idea.

My inspiration for the project comes from Sue Bryce, photographer, and Nick Ferry, woodworking guru! Thx Guys!!!


Freshly updated…

So, I have finally gotten around to updating my website and this blog.

The main website uses photo galleries from here, so that I can somewhat protect my images, and I can better able to offer my mobile user guest’s a fast responsive mobile website.

Let me know what you think by using either my social badges to the right, or at the bottom , or by using my website’s “Contact” form.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out all the fun I have been having lately!

Bridal Flash Party at ECCO Salon

I recently attended a flash party hosted by a close friend, Ermie Passwaters, at the ECCO Salon in Franklin, Tn.

Such fun!!!

Here is a little Photo gallery from the event:

ECCO Bridal Party

Daniel Smith Days

Last weekend, Sandy and I went to the annual Daniel Smith Days, held at Rock Castle, in Hendersonville, TN.

These are a few of the images I liked from our visit.

Panic Day, Kitchen remodel…

True story time for you…

As you may know, I am getting all new kitchen appliances for my sweetie of 38 years, as a combo, her birthday, Christmas, anniversary, Valentine’s day, and my birthday gift package.

So there I was, flat on the floor, doing the old disconnect on the old dishwasher, and I take the nut off of the water supply line, when it becomes clear, I did not use the shutoff valve. I try to reinsert the tube into the valve body, but it had began spewing out large amounts of water. So, in my ever abundant moments of brightness, I figure I will just put my thumb on the end of it to hold it until we can shut off the water. Well not only does that not work, but it suddenly becomes VERY HOT and full panic mode sets in!!!!!

So I yell at Troy to get me the wrench that he had just given me, and he says he has put it back in the toolbox back in the garage… In a very panicked voice, I let him know that I need it now!!! I tell him we have to shut the water off outside… Where he says, Out front, I say! He says he will go get the wrench and meet me in the front yard.

Meantime, the water is still spewing all over the kitchen floor!!!!

We finally get the water shutoff, but by now we are really frazzled, and water is everywhere!
I am still panicked, Troy is trying to calm Jace down.

It occurs to me that we have a LOTT of bath towels, and we go get them and throw them down into the water puddle that is now our kitchen floor.

Then I realize the range connection is on the floor and I zoom out to the circuit breaker panel and throw the main breaker until we can get the water mopped up.

Now we have no water flowing, and no electrical. NICE!!!!
Of course, it’s all better now, and we had a good laugh about how grown men can all of a sudden turn into screaming little girls… Go Figure!!!!

Anyway, just thought I would share this brief moment of kitchen upgrade hell with you all.

The moral of the story is: look under the sink for the shutoff valve. You see, I had simply forgot to use the provided water shutoff valve under the sink, that was put there for just such a home improvement.

Oh, and Don’t tell Sandy the full story, she thinks we know what we are doing!!! LOL!!!

Our latest distractions…

Our latest distractions…

Lately, Sandy and I have been distracted from photography because we have been playing with our new toys.

We brought these in from California, and really luv the way they feel when riding them. They have very wide handlebars, wide comfy seats, 7 speeds for cruising comfort.

We have since added water bottle holders, a rear rack for mine, and we may be adding a front basket to Sandy’s so that we can haul Wilbur with us when we go riding. The last time I went out, he was acting like he EXPECTED me to pick him up and take him with me. No kidding! And he looked disappointed, when I got back and closed the garage door!

We have also found a carrier so that we can take the bikes on a road trip somewhere soon!

OK, back to Photography, LOL!!!!!

Check out other images from this session in my FlickR photo sets here…