Thursday, April 26, 2012


One day our paint rep stopped by to see us at the shop and invited to take us to lunch, us being Johnny and I.  During lunch we got into a serious conversation regarding the type of clear coat material I was using to top coat the finish on a car.  All said and done Johnny was not happy that I refused to accept the paint reps suggestion to start purchasing a lower cost clear coat.  I refused on the basis that in the long run we would pay more as the material suggested called for more volume per mix, per say 5:1 (5 to 1) vs. 3:1 (3 to 1) mix ratio.

Anywho, enough tech talk.  We climbed aboard Johnny's Ford Bronco and on the way home Johnny decided to give me the "Silent" treatment (don't know why he was mad as I was trying to save him money?) and would not respond to any of my questions.  He and the rep continued conversing all the while not responding to any of my questions.  We soon came to a 4 way traffic stop light and I asked Johnny yet another question.  He looked over at the rep (seated shotgun) and in a sarcastic voice said "Did you hear something?" referring to me and my inquiries.  I thought, "ok, sucker, you wanna play funny games?".  At this traffic light (was a red light) we sat in the middle lane, to the left of us, the left turn lane with cars waiting to turn, to the right, the right lane.  I noticed that across the intersection no one was in that left turn lane.  I knew that when the signal changed to green, our side of the left turn lane would move first, then after a 5 second delay, our lanes would be given the green.

Johnny continued chatting it up with the rep and ignoring me.  I saw he was not paying full attention to the cars around us, so with that my plan unfolded.  The light turned green for the left turn lane cars and I shouted "GO!",  Johnny saw the car to the left move and took off on my order only to realize his light was still red, he then slammed on the brakes and killed the Bronco dead in the middle of the intersection (was a manual tranny).  He immediately turned back to look at me, brow cringed and shouted "You *!#*@ idiot!  I about died laughing of course which in turn pissed him off more than ever.  I had one last comment for my ole' buddy Johnny... "Who's the idiot?"   Not a word was spoken all the way back to the shop.  I still chuckle  about that to this day and now hope you have too.  Smile

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's The Climb

In just 10 short days, my daughter Amy and her fiance Allan

will be heading south to Baja California to the northbound head of the Pacific Crest Trail.  They'll be attempting  to complete the 2,650 mile hike in 4 months.    

Provisions for the trip include, but not limited to...

Personal gear...

a ton of dried foods...

stove and cooking utensils...

plus solar/satellite powered communications devices.

The hike begins in Campo, California

and ends in Manning Park, British Columbia.

Throughout the journey they will encounter scenes like this dry, arid, and barren section of the trail in Southern California

along with miles of  ungodly desert passes

Crossing the Crest trail over the San Gabriel mountains

and into the Mojave

ascending the Sierra Nevada with over 500 miles of mountainous terrain

Breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe

Awe inspiring views above Yosemite

Down into the high desert through Avalance Field

The sight of Mt. Shasta lends to the half way mark of 1,325 miles

Onward into Oregon near the jagged summit at Mt. Thielsen

Through miles of wildflower fields

On the way to the Cascade mountain range

Alpine lakes

To the ancient volcano rim at Crater Lake

Back down the north slope into high desert

Threes Sisters wilderness area is no place for the faint at heart

Mile 2000 at Timberline, Mt. Hood

Beautiful shot of the PCT in Washington

Mt. Rainier section

Nearing the Canadian Border

Alas, the northern terminus and the end of the trail.

We Love You!
Happy Trails!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Vivacious Vintage

I happened upon this wonderful shop while browsing team discussions and I had to share.  Jody and Wendy were very gracious in allowing me to share with you their fantastic array of beautiful vintagicity from the 1930's through the 1980's.  Not only will you find some truly gorgeous vintage apparel and accessories, but get this, right now you can save an additional 15% during their Spring Sale!  Here are just a few of the lovelies they have to offer and some of my favorites...

Perfect for spring and Easter is this...

Perhaps an awesome vintage swimsuit is more in tune for you...


Whatever you're in the vintage mood for I'm sure you'll find at Jody and Wendys Etsy shop

They have some truly lovely and uniquely beautiful vintage apparel and accessories to offer and you'll just have to stop by to see for yourself, you'll be glad you did.  Oh and don't forget to take advantage of their "Spring Sale" by using coupon code 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

First Day Of Spring Giveaway

Hi Everyone!  Hope you've all awaken to a wonderful spring April Fool's Day and I want to thank everyone who participated in my FDOS Giveaway!  It's always so hard as I wish each and everyone of you could win.

And now, the winner of the Vintage Bone China Owl Figurine is......

Jamie Dover!!


Jamie, please convo me at NeverTooOld at your earliest convenience to let me know where you'd like the figurine shipped.

Thanks again to all who participated!