Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bring on the Sun



I feel bad for the folks who travel long distances and plan to see a live NASCAR race months in advance only to have it washed out. The last two races I've been to have been rain delayed... one, at Talladega was run on Monday, but it cost us dearly in motel fees and air fare, plus missing more time off from work. Today doesn't look much better. There is a heavy band of rain stretching from northern Wisconsin into northern Illinois that is moving east, but there may be an opportunity. If not... tomorrow!?

Back at the Cottage... It's always nice to complete one of my projects. The guy on the steps is Bob, the home owner, and as you can see he is pleased. The before deck was a mere 6 feet wide by 16 feet long and slowly sinking into the ground because the person who built it did not use footers. I removed that and built the 12 foot by 20 foot one that you could park a truck on. The fellow in the background is my carpenter, Mike, and Bob gave Mike a $25 tip on top of the 5k plus he paid me. I thought that was very cool!!



5 comments:

vroom said...

Rusty should hire you to repair Steve's banged up race cars!

TSRFan-John said...

Nice looking deck. Maybe you can help Tony on his next remodeling project. He must be doing a lot of them lately with the way he's winning.

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

Nice work there Bud....I had a call from one of my friends who was at Michigan and stayed..he phoned me yesterday and asked if he sounded different on the phone while he was standing knee deep in mud......other than the schlopping sound in the backgound as he moved he sounded the same...

Starla said...

That is a great looking deck.

Brandon Watts said...

Nice deck! That reminds me that I need to do some work on mine. :)

Brandon Watts
Criteo Evangelist