Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I thought my thermometer said 44 degrees, but when I looked closer I saw the decimal point between the 4's.
I was a bit hesitant about removing the interior ceiling skins by myself since they are about 12 feet long, but I went ahead and did it. Pretty exciting stuff when they come loose.
Friday, December 12, 2008
It was just below zero degrees this morning when I drove my girls to school. By the time I got home from work it was a balmy 18 degrees so I decided it was time to get out to the trailer and continue removing internal panels.
Summit beer and Morphine is a great combo. Morphine is a band with drums, bari-sax, and a two string slide bass player that sings. Check out their song "We Used To Meet Every Tuesday."
So I've got all my interior panels out except the ceiling and endcaps. I'm leaving the insulation in until Spring shows up.
The original glass is frosty at 7:00 p.m. and I can see my breath inside the trailer so it's quitting time.
Oh yeah, this morning I bought 4 front row tickets to the Neville Brothers and Dr. John who are sharing the bill Feb 12th here in Rochester, Mn. Sometimes life just hits you right in the face with a good thing! I'm taking my two boys and guitar god buddy Tom Kochie to the concert. My other guitar god buddy Charlie Lacy will be right across the aisle with his whole family and some of the neighbors. Yes, I have two friends that are both guitar gods and I mean real guitar, not "Guitar Hero." Peace...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Shots of where the vents stacks exit the trailer and you can see the ribs were cut (I'm assuming at the factory).
The sun goes down earlier every night but last night was a beauty, eh?
Friday, November 28, 2008
rivets, rivets, and more rivets
made the mistake of going to Northern Handyman today to buy more drill bits...
anyhow...I took out the fridge vent and the streetside lower interior panel today while enjoying the Ed Bickert Quartet and then some Neville Brothers (Live From Planet Earth)...if you don't have this CD in your collection then you are missing out on a great album!
I am catching glimpses of my frame and no big surprises yet. I continue to read airforum threads and blogs to try and educate myself on Airstream construction and restoration techniques. The "aluminitus" is easy to catch and impossible to get rid of, so I won't fight it.
My wife bought us a new toaster (she loves Black Friday) and remarked that it looks like an Airstream. There is hope for her, yet!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are keeping in mind the true spirit of the holidays.
Spoil your family with quantity and quality time.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
my day job at the radio station KNXR
My buddy Jim Giebel, the noon till two announcer. He is starting to watch hockey on TV just 'cause I like hockey and his wife doesn't. Go, Jim!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
and I'll be doggone if they weren't right for once
front end with carpet and tile removed
some floor rot up by water intake
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
tub out the door
Tuesday, November 18, 2008