February 10th, 2013

MIA

Damn…I’ve been off the grid for too long.
This post will be an attempt to summarize the tail end of 2012.
More importantly… give you an idea of what’s to come.

Let’s pick up where I left off, in Pemby.

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A typical grocery run/walk into town.

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When I first moved in and walked into the garage, these were the first things that caught my eye.
I quickly learned that skiing/snowboarding, & mtb (activities that were very foreign to me) was life here…The question is… what the hell was I doing in BC anyways?
Well an old friend and classmate Shane, hooked up a helper monkey position @ FYi.

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FYi is a vertical design firm on the forefront of technical apparel.

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From design, to patterning, to prototyping solutions… everything was done in house. I was fortunate enough to learn from the greats.

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But those 2 months just blitzed by.

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and I was on the road again.

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This time across the US of A.

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First stop… Seattle to visit Javor! I haven’t seen her since ’05 i think.

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Then to Matt & Mandy’s place in Portland.

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After catching up with Matt, I was back on the road and beelined it to Utah where I got some needed rest.

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As the next couple of days were packed with a few national park explorations. Bryce National Park.

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Zion National Park… Yes it just keeps getting bigger and better.

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Grand Canyon North Rim… all three parks left me speechless.

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Forgot to mention the entire trip I was nursing downhill mtb injuries… So after the Grand Canyon.. I made every effort to get back home quick… Fresh scabs + unrelenting heat = not good… Finally made it to my cousins new home in Michigan!

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Literally a week after I got home… there was record rainfall in Toronto and surrounding areas…
With my luck… I hydrolocked my motor two blocks away from my home… Two cross country treks with no problem… a small pond that formed on a side street…I had to pull the motor and tranny.

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September was wedding month… awesome to see three close friends tying the knot! Congratulations Cindy & Bri!

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My sista from anotha motha… Krista & Sean.

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Then straight to Boston for Sylvian & Porter’s Wedding…. That was an extremely busy month.

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Wait… One more!… Marris & Matt’s in November! Congratulations to all of you guys… Couldn’t be happier for y’all.

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It was time for backyard beautification projects, starting with the deck.

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Followed by some interlock resetting…

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Finishing off with a shed build!!!

I’m sure there’s quite a bit I left out… But I will get to that with detailed posts!
Well there you have it… the last 4 months of my 2012 in a post.
Lots of exciting things coming in 2013! So stay tuned.

June 5th, 2012

Aujourd’hui | Rewind.

I guess I should start where I trailed off.

I spent the following weekends in Picton undoing everything.

Everything I could take I pulled.

and transferred into whaaaaa????

Yup… convertible…

Still difficult to look at and difficult to let go.

But I guess I wouldn’t have found this one. Vert after the suspension swap.

Scott, Vic, & Izzy catching some z’s…. Thanks for all the help guys.

A couple months and some adjustments and she’s ready for the roadtrip to Vancouver?????
More to come!

September 21st, 2011

Pardon the randomness | Splurge

Roughly 18 years ago… was the time I put down my SNES…
Without touching a gaming system since… I wait on the delivery of this.

October 26th, 2010

Bought | Bon weekend!

On Wednesday, I found an ad on Craigslist with a heading that said Singer commercial sewing machine – $50. Seeing that I gave my portable singer to me moms, I thought, why not.  Upon further investigation, it was a Singer Model 241-11!  So I gave the lady a call and arranged for a Sat. morning pickup.  After researching this 241-11 to death on thursday, I realized that I would only be able to do a straight stitch with this machine.  So I started searching for another portable that would give me some stitch patterns, and stumbled upon this Necchi.

Isn’t she beautiful… Necchi 575FA

Saturday morning, I ripped the passenger seat out and filled my car with moving blankets.

And came home with the Singer!

Spent an hour putting her back together.  Here, the table is back together and the oil pan is in.  What you’re seeing is the foot pedal to the clutch of the 1/2 hp motor.  The knee pad is to lift the foot so both of your hands are free at all times.

The body is hinged from the back and opens up to the oil pan.  I took the filter out and replaced the gasket to ensure that there is plenty of flow.  These industrial machines are self lubricating, there is a gear driven pump that feed oil to all the right spots!

The table drawer was stuff with all the accessories, bobbins, and thread.  So I had to make an organizer to store it all.

I had a bunch of scrap aluminum left over from the Sprite restoration.

After several folds and cuts, this is what I ended up with. Not mind blowing, but does the trick.

I also brought all of my sewing stuff together and started organizing everything.  The vintage briefcase was perfect for everything I needed on the go, thanks Dena!

Sweet no?

April 13th, 2010

Want | Nikon D90

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