Sunday, July 22, 2007

S-10 Maiden Voyage

White City Sports Park!

Here's Lance checking the articulation!

Here's me driving, I was a little nervous!

All in all it was a good first trip, we broke 1 arm of the 4-link but Lance thinks it wasn't welded solid enough so it should be fine soon!

Tag You're It!

Ok so my mom tagged me, I have never been tagged before so I figured I would share this little tiny flower with you all as well, it is smaller than an inch. It is on a Lily pad in my pond and they only stay for one day!7 things you may not know about me... my mom knows everything about me so we'll see how well this works...
1. I speak German, some Italian and would love to learn Russian, Spanish and even Czech.
2. When I have children I intend to speak more than one language in our household, not sure if Lance knows that yet. LOL!
3. I love riding my quad (Yamaha Warrior) and tearing around on the dunes with my husband and friends.
4. I can't wait until my Yamaha R6 (street bike) is ready to ride! Lance is fixing one up for me.
5. If money wasn't a factor, I would be perfectly content traveling the world for the rest of my days. Owning a home is great but nothing compares to traveling and seeing the world God created for us!
6. I also have a love of organizing and labeling things... Thanks Mom!
7. I miss a really great friend that moved to Utah, I miss her everyday. Right now I am reading Kite Runner, she recommended it to me over a year ago and now I know why! Trisha you are the best!
Now let's pass it along and see what we can find out about Trisha!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Deck Furniture!

Telescope Casual is the best deck/patio furniture available! And Valley View Nursery carries a variety!This is the most comfortable set of chairs (we have 2 swivel rockers and 2 recliners) and I love the table! It has 12 x 12 tiles setting in it so you can pick your color!! Gotta love that!
I, of course, had to choose two colors and create a pattern. LOL!
Lance and I sat out on the deck last night, ate dinner and enjoyed the cool summer evening. It was so relaxing, I just soaked it in!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Front Step!

Taadaa! The new front step!So you really can't tell too much in the pictures but the approach to our front door slopes just a little making the placement of potted plants difficult! I learned the hard way with the planters from Lance and my wedding.
But now we have two beautiful pots with Nandina to set off the front door!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Pond Update

This is a Canna in bloom, the photo washes some of the color out but man these are beautiful up close. They look like a prehistoric plant with the coloring on the leaves. You can also see the other Canna I planted down a little farther, it is green and much smaller. We'll see if it gets big enough to bloom this year.
Here's the Crosomia in bloom. I love this time of year!
This is an aerial view of our pond. I thought it was cool you can see the gold fish!
This is a water Lobelia, kind of odd looking at this point because we should have pruned it so it isn't one tall skinny stalk but it started to bloom and I couldn't bring myself to cut it just yet!

Garden Update

Check out the size of this stuff!!My peppers are over a foot tall! That solar light measures 13" above the dirt. And you can see peppers growing if you look close.
This isn't the jungle but it sure looks like it! Look at my tomatoes go!!
My lettuce grew like crazy too! Although the first salad Lance and I had with it was not so tasty...

Sunday, July 8, 2007

S-10 Chevy Blazer Rebuild

Enter the S-10 Chevy Blazer... fully stock... no modifications. I figured I would tell you all what we have been up to since the progress on the house has come to a halt. Here it is with full-size axles, 38" tires and no bumper. You notice it is sitting on jack stands because there isn't suspension at this point... no more leaf springs!
Here is a look at the rear 4-link suspension Lance fabricated. This is a very precise endeavor to make sure everything is the proper length and placed in the proper location so as the truck articulates the tires raise straight up or drop straight down without axles wrap... or at least that is what I got out of it. LOL! Check out that articulation!! Yes that is our yellow lab Abby posing for size relativity in the photo. Don't worry that is a 1/2 ton Cherry Picker (used for lifting and positioning motors in vehicles), so at least she is safe! Anyway, this is going to be one serious 4-wheeling machine!!RUBICON, HERE WE COME!!