Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Goodbye little Scion!

Goodbye little "toaster" car. You gave us very good service for eleven years. Such a fun little car to drive. I remember when we first got you, Jerry said he was going to paint you like a McDonald's happy meal and put a handle on top!!

 I hope the new owners love you as much as we did. New young lady owner will have to learn how to drive a stick shift but she won't have problems learning.

You made a great ambulance for the drive from Cross Plains to Abilene getting Jerry to the hospital after his heart attack. Never would have believed you  could do 105 miles an hour but you did good!

Thanks to son, Jay for "doctoring" this picture for us back in 2008.

We will miss you.

Here is your replacement.

 A Ford Escape is bit larger and heavier. Less fuel mileage but a safer car on the roadways. It has more bells and whistles than you had and I really like them.

 It will take me awhile to quit looking for the clutch and trying to shift gears with this one being automatic.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Raising The Bar. . .

We have started on the remodel of our kitchen. First thing was the bar. It was a low bar and we never used it so we decided to raise it up to match the rest of the counter top.

It was a bit difficult to get it loose but we did finally get it done.

The bottom was not in the best of shape but he managed to smooth it out. We put plywood under it to make it level with the rest of the counter top.

Jerry built two drawers to go under it. They are really a nice size too - 17 by 28 inches deep. 

I really like it raised up.

 I told someone that if Jerry wanted me to keep making him pies, he would have to raise that bar so I wouldn't have to bend over!!

My counter space is limited in a small kitchen. This makes it MUCH better.

 We still have a lot of work to do since we plan to strip or sand and repaint the cabinets. That will have to wait for cooler weather.

 We even found some nice bar stools to fit the new height.