Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just Piddling Along

Things along the front range just keep on keepin' on...

Finished up the new stitching horse a few days ago...

Only need to sand it up a bit and put a coat of some sort of varnish on it.

Going to put it to work pretty quick I think.

If I get my kiester in gear... There's a fundraising auction for the Drake Fire Department (the one in the hardest hit of the flood areas) in about three weeks...

I'm thinking of building a journal to donate for that. Might be a nice way to kick off restarting my leather.

Work on the bike is proceeding real slow... many 'second thoughts'...

Many times in the past I've sold off one thing I'd thought I didn't want or need... only to discover that I held it in greater esteem than I'd thought...

 Funny how you live with a machine for thousands of miles... but only really see the blemishes that developed when you focus in on cleaning her up...

Somewhere this past summer over along the west coast her wheels got chewed up... somehow.

Considering that motorcycle wheels are several hundred dollars a pop...

You don't just run out and replace 'em...

So... when I'd spotted this damage...

and from what source it came I've no idea...

I figured I was well and truly screwed...



It was a nice change to have things kinda go "right" with that though.

I discovered that with some fine "wet" sanding and some elbow grease...

The damage will clean up right well...

Turned out... it was ALL in a clear coat the wheels were finished with. Remove that and all's well...

and should be easier to maintain.

So then it was on to filling in the ditches of the lawn sprinkler irrigation system I've been remodeling in exchange for parking rights.

Now today... unless I decide to stay out of the dust and just go do laundry... again... It's back to the fiberglass repair of the cracked saddlebags.

The manufacturer of those has also decided that it has no interest in warrantying its product... which is truly what I expected they'd tell me.

And of course... there's the books... another plan gone awry. Funny how when you set your mind to a schedule... the sucker takes a leave of absence. ;)

Get a few of these outside tasks completed and maybe so I can find that errant wanderer and get IT back to work...

Still Kicking the Can Down the Road...
 Brian 

1 comment:

Pleinguy said...

Keep plugging away and it will all come together. Hope things work out for you. Take care.