April 4th, 2010

newavi

Sunday, April 4



So today was all about the ramp...
As was yesterday.
Two beautifully sunny days that I spent outside, with George, working on the ramp. :)
We finished today... although it's not in "working order" until I replace the icky masonite on the older quarterpipe.
And we experienced the awesome power of an engineering inspiration. :)
Turning the ramp 180 seemed an impossible dream... the thing weighs many hundreds of pounds.
But we wedged a 4x4 in between a cross beam and this heavily supported section that turned out to pretty much be the dead-center of the ramp's weight distribution.
Add a car-jack and presto... we had the ramp literally balancing two inches of the ground... all the way around.
It was all cool, like one of the groove-station draw-bridges that you can lift (via pully's and counterbalance) with one hand.
We just slowly "spun" the quarterpipe around. (we were so proud of ourselves it was silly. :D)

I went on mad consumerism explorations yesterday morning...
Hitting starbucks to start...
Loblaws, then Cost-co.
Cost-co is situated on a road that you are on to either go to cost-co or go to Home Depot.
There is no other reason to be on this road...
I mention this... because yesterday was freaking amazing...
The line-up... just to get into the Home Depot parking lot, was several blocks long.
Just... wow.
First nice weekend... and everybody gets the job jar down. :)

wearing
~ again with the shorts!!
planning
~ finish ramp stuff... :)
~ go to units for Easter Dinner.
wishing
~ for a lot more good weather. :D

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Hey... happy zombie jesus day tomorrow.
Enjoy the whole creepy resurection thing, if you swing that way.

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it's nice to truly feel
that the work has been worth it.
:)

k... see ya soon.