Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

July 25, 2011

A Downer and a Cure

My  truck went and blew a spark plug (again) and is in the shop waiting for repairs. The plug took out the cap and coil causing the truck to sound like a very old tractor or a threshing machine. The last time this happened, my mechanic was able to heli -coil the head. Hopefully, I will get lucky this time also.

When feeling blue, how can I stay that way when I look at this face?

A trip down memory lane also helps. I can't believe the time has gone by that fast!

Then if I go way back in time to my high school days, I think of the fun I had building this boat in the basement during Christmas vacation. Eight feet long, four feet wide and twelve inches deep. For all you metric types, I'll let you do the math. With a 10 horse power motor and racing prop, it did an honest 32 miles/ hour. I had it all over Lake of The Woods for four seasons.  The boat cost about $50.00 to build and  was worth every penny. Believe it or not, two people fit cozily inside. When the big waves came along, powering down got the nose to come up, and it was dry in waves up to four feet high.

There! I feel better already!


Farmchick said...

That's a pretty cool boat and I really like the pirate flag.

TexWisGirl said...

:) LOVE that sweet pup face! that would brighten anyone's day!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

I love your dog!! It is crazy to see how the time has flown by. Your flight must have been wonderful!!!

Clint said...

That's an amazin' boat.

Phillip said...

Lovely boat, but with today's safety regulations I wonder if you would be allowed to use it anywhere?

Alica said...

I can anyone stay blue when looking at such a sweet face! Right now for us, that's our kitties...and the dogs are jealous!

peihome said...

lol, look at you go! Complete with pirate flag, hee hee.

Gregg said...

Hope the truck is an easy (inexpensive) fix. Nice trip down memory lane.

T.O. Geezer said...

I love the old photo! Especially the pirate flag. I wonder what it would cost to build today?