The final step in removal of the old garden railway: the removal. I had hoped to reuse and repurpose much of the old materials, but it was not to be. The effort required to rework them was excessive. In the end it filled most of a 20 yard truck. Goodbye!
The change to a new theme meant the loss of my random header images. I like them, so here they are for posterity.
For no other reason than because-I-can, here is a contented cat.
Cool summer morning Oil checked. Tea done. Helmet. Gloves. Open road awaits.
I have had a small success this evening, so I will crow about it. The Volvo needs brakes. Disc brakes are easy, so I ordered the parts. Jack up car, take wheel off. Unbolt caliper. Unbolt caliper carrier. Uh-oh. Stuck. Apply penetrating oil liberally. Wait, unbolt caliper carrier. Still stuck. Find a pipe to extendContinue reading “YouTube University”
I started this post earlier, but it was needlessly angry. I like this draft better. —— Mrs. Mack505 and I are just back from a relaxing weekend away in the mountains. We came home to find that Kiddo had cleaned the house in our absence. All the animals remain healthy, and all was generally well.Continue reading “Reframing”
Here’s the big surprise. If you follow my other social media, it won’t be much of a surprise. A month ago I traded both of my motorcycles for a 2019 Ural GearUp. I felt that I had outgrown my Honda Cub, and I believed the Suzuki would gather dust in the garage while I rodeContinue reading “The new steed”
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Something’s up at the Mosquito Hill compound. Details in due time.
All is peaceful. The only sound is the whir of the Coke machine. A window pane rattles as the wind buffets one of the six garage doors. Suddenly, a klaxon blares out. There is a loud CLANG-CLANG-CLANG as the alarm sounds. All across town, men are awakened to the insistent BEEP BEEP of pagers. AllContinue reading “Echoes”