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Showing posts from April, 2015

Nice Church

Found this church by accident while we were walking in the hood. Seriously, we found ourselves in the hood. Once we got a couple blocks east of the State Capital, the scenery dramatically changed. Don’t get me wrong, we weren’t in any danger but I wouldn’t feel safe walking around there at night (regardless of my protective wife was with me or not). Why is it that the poorest of people have the nicest churches?

Close Up Photography

Picked up a Fish Eye, Macro Lens for my iPhone 6. Pretty cool. Haven’t used it a lot but here are a couple of pictures that I took: Dandelion Weed     Another Weed Flower

Deck Staining 101

No rain in the forecast for the next few days so we decided it was time to stain the deck. Of course, we had to clean the deck since it went unprotected for several months after being installed. Getting on your hands and knees to scrub it for saps so I opted for the Tim Taylor approach….yep, you guessed it….power washer. I didn’t get the Binford 2000 but I did get a Ryobi 1700 PSI Electric Power Washer. I think that I got to close to the wood in some spots as it was taking the wood off. Well, at least the mold is gone. Thompon’s Water Sealer states that you can use it within “a few hours” of washing the deck. We waited twenty four hours plus. We think that it came out really nice. It only us about three and a half hours to do it. We are contemplating doing a second coat.                         I know, this picture has nothing to do with the deck. Can you tell me what is different (hint, you can look at previous posts if you need to)?

Bike Ride (Finally)

We took our bikes in for service last weekend to a place called Derby Bicycles here in Thornton. Besides my bike having a flat tire, jacked up chain, derailer issues, loose bolts and rubbing tires everything was fine. Michelle’s bike was in much better shape. I guess now would be a good time to mention that we didn’t have a way to get the bikes to the bicycle store so we went to the bicycle store and bought a bike rack for Michelle’s Jeep Wrangler so we could go home, install the rack and then take the bikes to the store. The bike rack is cool. It mounts on the spare tire of the Jeep. Sorry no picture. Just too lazy right now to go an open the garage (for better light) and take a picture. You can always go to . Not sure if that is the correct URL but they made the rack so it should at least get you close. For all I know, it could be a porn site. Anyway, to make a long story short, for $99.99 (each) we got the bikes turned up. Derby Bicycles did an awesome job t