Tuesday, August 23, 2016

More On The 32 ...

June 15, 2016
Ian made the firewall part for the car ...
this is attached to front of the cab ... separating the cab from the motor ...
June 23, 2016
Here Ian was doing the finishing touches on the frame ... dragging it outside ...
to get it ready to paint ...
It looks like he had done some grinding and sanding the frame ...
 
June 24, 2016
Ian then took large sheets of plastic ...
and made a paint booth in the garage ...
He decided to paint the frame this shade of green ...
as the body is a lighter green colour ... with a darker green colour on the trim ...
Ian spent a few hours in the garage ...
painting the car frame ...
June 25 & 26, 2016

Once the paint was dry ...

Ian started to put all the body parts back ...
Ian also installed new disc brakes instead of the old drum brakes ...
 

 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Houston Camping Trip ...

May 22, 2016
Ian & Kendall decided to have a little holiday ...
taking the boys on a camping trip ...
and a chance to ride their new dirt bikes ...
Ian riding on the back of the dirt bike ...
teaching Daigen how to ride his new bike ...
Eventually Ian was able to just go for a ride ...
as Daigen drove him around the sandy area himself ...
Kendall was on the quad and giving Nixon rides ... following Ian & Daigen ...
It was time for a break ...
a what better place to be than up in the tree having a snack ...
After their break ...
it was time for the gang to go out riding again ...
They're looking pretty cool in their outfits ...
Daigen was totally exhausted from riding all day ...
and it looks like Nixon still had some energy to burn ...
Love that they were having so much fun ...
It was time to cool off in the man-made lake ...
while daddy was enjoying a cool beverage and watching his boys in the water ...
Ian spending some time with "Meatball" ...
and Nixon taking his turn taking "Brutus for a walk ...
They had a great holiday ...
and also celebrated Kendall's birthday ...

 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Couple of Busy Days ...

June 21, 2016
We decided to have BBQ salmon for dinner today ...
the salmon was put into the FoodSaver marinating dish ...
in a combination of soya sauce ... brown sugar ... lemon pepper ... garlic powder ...
oil and water ... for a couple hours ...
then grilled on the BBQ ...
It was so flaky and delicious ...
This recipe is a keeper ... !!!
We had quite the storm this afternoon ...
and once it had passed ... the sun shone behind us and displayed this beautiful rainbow ...
Mike had a resident Robin ...
that was insistent on building its nest on top of the light fixture by the shop ...
After I took a few pictures ... these young birds had flown the coop ...
Now Mike can clean up the nest and build a cover over the light fixture ...
We also received the picture of Ella at her dance recital ...
then it wasn't a few days later that Ella had a spill ...
from riding her scooter to pick up the mail ...
Nathan ended up spending the evening at the hospital ...
while Ella received a few stitches ...
June 25 & 28, 2016
Mike was busy sprucing up the quads ... fixing a few minor issues ...
except for Ella's quad had a motor mount broken ...
so Grandpa had to weld it up and put it back together ...
as the grandchildren were planning on coming for a visit ...
On June 28 ... already summer ...
Nathan drove home from work in a snowstorm ...
the roads were covered ... wet and a mess ...
and Grandpa was swimming in to pool at the same time ...
It's strange how different the weather can be from one place to another ...
 

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fresh From My Garden ...

June 11, 2016
It was great to see how much the garden had grown while we were on holiday ...
Mike had his hands full ... thinning the apples ... there were so many of them ...
needed to get them to a good spacing to grow big apples ...
Another sweet potato clipping was ready to be planted ...
We'll see how they will produce ...
Love seeing the growth of the potato plant in the potato boxes ...
June 15, 2016
A little TLC ...
water and sunshine does wonders for my garden ...

 

 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Kendall's Car ...

May - June 2016
Ian decided it was time to work on Kendall's car ...
They were given this 1932 Ford Model B Mustang ...
from Kendall's dad ...
which originally belonged to Barry's grandfather ...
It was going to be a big project ... but Ian was excited to get it done ...
In May Ian and his family also received their Green Cards ...
these give them permission to stay in the United States as long as they want to ...
no more worrying about getting Visa's to work in the USA ...
Ian is very talented in the fabrication of parts ...
He ended up making custom bent spindles ...
and the rear end mounted with trailing arms ...
When Ian had sent these pictures ...
this is what he had written ... and it touched my heart ...
"Thought you would like to see Opa's hammer ...
I've been using to build the car as well as his plaque always looking over the build."
On June 11 ... Ian sent these pictures ...
"Finally mounted the rad, utilized some new old stock clips from Ernie's Auto body. Also made a mount for the power rack and pinion."
On June 21 ...
Ian had made custom shock mounts ...
We are so excited for Ian & Kendall ...
can't wait to see it done ...
Of course it still has a long way to go ...
I do believe he will get the 32 done before Mike finishes the VW ...
they both love tinkering with cars ...