Wednesday, August 08 2012
Yep this is what awaits me in the morning. With the clouds come beautiful sunrises. The dogs don't care. They are chomping at their bits to get moving on the morning hikes. I seem to have created four little monsters. It's okay, I love these hikes and am glad I have the mobility to accomplish them.
Hill-climb-August7th2012 Yesterday morning in an attempt to burn off some of the icecream Nell and I idiotically put back in our diets, I decided I would find the closest steepest hills and run up them.
Hill-climb-August7th2012-Jacks-cabin-site This is behind my parent's house. I guess we'll need to find another name for it since they are gone. Still very difficult for us to grasp, them being gone. Clara and Henry were such a huge part of our lives.
Anyway, this is some rock work for a cabin site Jack picked out. Speaking of Jack, he has a huge rock in the ditch and needs help busting it out. Contact Jack @ 505-454-8034 tell him you want to help.
Sapello-River-leg-late-July-2012 I was looking through photos on my camera this morning. Anyways, found this one and thought it was cool and maybe I hadn't posted it already. You can see Buddy's tail down there in the water.
Fiat-in-Las-Vegas This is also off my phone's camera from a week or so ago. I was surprised to see a Fiat. As far as I know they haven't been imported for a decade. In case you didn't follow Brian's history precisely, I was a devout Volkswagen man most of my life, even went to Volkswagen of America school, earning many certificates.
At some point in the 80s I left them and began with Fiats, starting with a Fiat 850, an air cooled rear engined vehicle similar to a VW in that respect, but with an even smaller engine; yep an 850 CC gas engine, not entirely dissimilar to a motorcycle engine.
For the locals a historic tidbit I bought that Fiat 850 from Fray, RIP man. Anyway, it was sitting under a tree in Mineral Hill with a missing rag top and pretty well beat up body. With the help of many of my friends we restored the little car from top to bottom. Hugh supplied the fire engine red paint and and it was a beauty.
Fiat 850 Spider I was really into bending metal back then and did the entire body with hammers and very little filler. It was loads of fun. In fact this was possibly the only car I built that I didn't wreck, grin. I traded the 850 for a Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
(Fiat 850 Spider engine compartment) look how small the engine is. This is one reason I was always a foreign car man. Having Fiats back in the US means a lot to me. I hope it helps make American car better, and smaller.
Fiat 850 Spider I spent many hours restoring the beautiful lines on the front of my Spider, rubbing, smoothing polishing, generally loving the car. It was like a first kiss, nothing else compares.
These pics are from the Internet, I don't know if I have any of the car I had.
The rear air cooled engine means for one thing that there isn't any disruptions in the front cowling for radiator vents
We ran the Fiat 850 for a few years during which time Macky lived in Taos and many many trips up through Black Lake and Coyote Creek were made in the beautifully styled and equally fine handling sports car as I would go to get Austin for weekends and whatnot
Fiats were considered by many as the Volkswagen of the 80s, because they were very easy to work on. I had several, one is still in the arroyo, minus the rear wheels and axles which are now part of our DIY log splitter, grins.
Desertgate wants me to go back to the schedule I had before I started on the house project. Meaning every other day. That won't work for me any longer, it is like a full time job in some ways. We compromised and starting next week I'll have Wednesday and Thursday off. Not certain how well this will work for the sack of our kitchen bath room project, but I need this job, so I'm once again torn between feeling good and bad.
How's the saying go? Because life is messy…
- BMN Pasture, River, Living (10.9) Brian's Morning Newsletter Tuesday, August 07 2012 August7th2012Dawn Good…
- BMN Horses-Morning-Mist-May-2012 (10.6) Brian's Morning Newsletter Tuesday, May 15 2012 Horses-Morning-mist-May-2012 Good Morning…
- BMN Buddy = Joy (9) Buddy straw garden This is classic puppy. I was trying…
- BMN Family Business Morning (8) Brian's Morning Newsletter Thursday, August 18 2011 Good Morning I've…
- BMN Time to make plans (7.8) Brian's Morning Newsletter Tuesday, July 03rd 2012 (July2nd2012-Sapello-River-Hike-Buddy-couch) "Buddy,…
Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.