I ASK YOU, DOES THIS GARAGE SEEM EMPTY OF “STUFF”??
(AND YOU CAN’T EVEN SEE THE “STUFF” STORED OVERHEAD….)
We came to a stalemate and I finally accepted the fact that Dennis was not letting go of a darn thing…At least when we cleaned out the garage, we made more room to bring in some firewood…..So now, it was time to get out the Log Hog and split some wood!!!
About 20 years ago, Dennis and his fireman friends decided to build their own logsplitter..Buying one may have been an easier answer, but not nearly as much of a challenge, nor as much fun. Do you know how many cases of beer it takes to build a log splitter??
….ENTER…THE LOG HOG!!
…This unique and very interesting piece of machinery was built with some parts from a garbage truck…notice the hydraulic cylinder in the upper right photo..yup, ex-garbage truck part. The axle came from a boat trailer we had…The engine Dennis snagged from somewhere (imagine that). The wedge they built and welded…and the beam..Den can’t remember where that came from. Does that mean he and the “fire guys” stole it???…Now how could you forget where the Hell a beam like that came from???? I’t not like you picked it up and put it in your back pocket!!!
I mentioned once that my brother, Michael, is a very gifted artist…Here are a couple of his gifts to me…
These photos don’t do his work justice, but he has done carvings, pencil sketches, paintings…He used to work for a monument company (as in tombstones), and did stuff like that beautiful etching of scenery you see now on some of them. ( Don’t you wonder how it is that our family is still involved in cemetery stuff??) Unfortunately, his eyesight isn’t what is was..He had sinus surgery and the Doc cracked his eye socket and damaged one eye…But, he still does some wonderful artwork….
Boy, this part of the country has had some absolutely fabuloso weather this past week. McGuyver and I have been sitting by the campfire on our deck every evening enjoying a cocktail…Tonight is big FAT pork chops on the grill…I need to find something to do with some more of my tomatoes…They are still overflowing the deck and my kitchen…HMMMM…I think some homemade pizza sauce might be in order!! Maybe I could pawn some off on Sam ..I see a plan forming!!!
….And thanks to Kenny and Angela for including the Sandwich Water Towers in today’s “funnys”…I told them that those towers also have the words “ON” and “OFF” on them…VERY FUNNY YOU GUYS!!!
WELCOME NEW FOLLOWER DAVE!!! CLIMB ABOARD AND HANG ON!