I'm not entirely sure of your project, but a neighbor rented a backhoe to shovel some river rock in his yard into (yes, used a hand shovel to put the rock in the bucket and then move the rock.).Now I am replacing the rock that I just moved. OMG, I'd rather being pulling fillets
Isn't that gut punch when they launch wild? We had a friend that raced and whenever they were at Raceway Park we'd get to hangout in the pits and watch some races from behind the staging area. Getting hit with rubber 20 yards back is pretty nuts.Attended my first public event since Feb of 2020 - honestly probably many months before that due to other circumstances. It wasn't a rocket event, it was the NHRA 4-Wides at Zmax Dragway in Charlotte. Had a ball.
Even though the governor opened everything up Friday (no masks, no attendance limits) we had previously purchase tickets under their limited seating arrangement. A lot more people showed up and masks were few and far between. We still wore masks and used a bottle of sanitizer, but I kinda wish he wouldn't have opened things up until next weekend. . .
Either way, we had fun and enjoyed the show. Its nothing that can be described. (I included my thumb in the pic so everyone would know it was really me. . . )
That is an understatement. The first time I went 5-7 years ago, a 'friend' said to leave your earplugs out for the first pass. While he is still a lifelong friend, I won't ever take his advice again. When the burnouts happened, I was concerned, but thought it wasn't that bad. I didn't know that during the burnout, there is a throttle stop that keeps the engine from making 'much' horsepower. When the 4 cars launched, I felt one of the worst pains I have ever had in any part of my body, much-less just my ears, sinus's and insides of my teeth. I could not get my fingers in my ears fast enough. I am 100% sure permanent damage was done and I am still aggrevated about that, but otherwise, he's a good friend. . . (in fairness, cars in the 1990s were likely making between 7000 and 8000 hp and there were only 2 at a time when he saw his first pass with no earplugs. Pretty sure the 10-11,000 hp version they have in modern history with 4 cars at once instead of 2 made a huge difference in my 'initiation.').Isn't that gut punch when they launch wild? We had a friend that raced and whenever they were at Raceway Park we'd get to hangout in the pits and watch some races from behind the staging area. Getting hit with rubber 20 yards back is pretty nuts.
Very nice! I just got the second coat of epoxy on my hull this weekend. After the hull is done, I'll be ready to start working on the deck.
I've had the whole 'Birdmobile' set. The 'fuse' of the Osprey is hanging, up, but the wings are on a shelf (that thing is HUGE!!) You should also see the Kingfisher & the owl in that shot..Very nice! I just got the second coat of epoxy on my hull this weekend. After the hull is done, I'll be ready to start working on the deck.
BTW, I also built that same paper hawk hanging up on the left side of your window. That was fun, it hung in my room for many years.
A vintage marblehead called "Bewitched". I started a photo album here: https://martenbeels.smugmug.com/Building-a-Vintage-Marblehead-Bewitched/What boat you working on?
Ah yes, the mouse plague. We have caught 18 in the last 6 days. Using cage type traps so we can make sure they aren't native mice or antechinus before we dispose of them.Cat brought a mouse in (we have a plague currently in Oz) and then let it go in the laundry. Still waiting for it go into a trap.