Sunday, May 10, 2015

Rainy Day Tiki Project

Michael Uhlenkott tapa cloth on 1 X 2 frame. Added Dave "Lake Tiki" Hansen accoutrements.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Let There Be Light!

Low voltage LED lights for six pantry shelves. Who's thirsty? 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tiki Mug Shelf

Re-purposed a shelf unit into a nifty new Tiki Mug shelf. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tiki Display Lights

Got these cool LED lights from Amazon. Really look good. Thanks RTGS! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

1973 240Z

Best picture of my Z for fellow blogger Pilotes if he stops by.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Holiday week is over. (Finally!)

I'm almost looking forward to going back to work, almost. I hope everyone enjoyed whatever activities they participated in over the last week. We started off with a trip to the family lake house last weekend. Alex wanted nothing else but to ride and drive the ATV. I held him at 3rd gear and 15 miles per hour!

We went into North Bend and got some chain, a hitch pin and some other items. My Mom has a drag harrow and we rigged it up to drag the beach. It looked pretty good after repeated passes with the harrow spikes pointing down. We're still trying to find the right combination to make the beach smooth and grass/weed free. We don't spray the grass or weeds with pesticides or herbicides as they'll end up in the lake where we swim. 

After two days at the lake we headed back to Lincoln. I worked two days and then was off the rest of the week. We next went to Seward for our annual 4th of July celebration at my Mother-in-laws. This 4th of July marks 25 years that my wonderful wife and I have been with each other. I am very lucky! We watched Alex light off his fireworks on July 3rd and we went back on the 4th for Seward's public firework display. It was pretty good even if it ended poorly compared to years past. 

While we were in Seward on the 3rd, we honored Pete's request to spread some of his ashes along the railroad tracks at the depot where he worked for so many years.  

Have a good week everyone and keep cool. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Toys?? In the attic.....

We leave our thermostat set at 78 in the winter and the summer.  In the summer when it's 90 degrees or more, the air conditioner runs well into the late night hours until the attic temperatures go down.  I crawled up there a while back and was surprised to see about 6 inches of insulation up there.  

I called around and folks told me I should have a minimum of 10 to 12 inches which meets the minimum code for a R-38 insulation value.   

I had Krieser Insulation blow in what looks to be nearly two feet more in to my attic this morning.  If I remember correctly what the owner said on the phone, I should now have an R value of 50.  Two of my neighbors have done this too and one say's he's saving $1200 a year on gas and electricity.  WOW!  

I have the house opened up today and will be watching the thermostat closely!  

The Krieser guys were right on time and did the work fast with minimal mess.  Thanks Krieser Insulation!