Monday, April 27, 2009

Small Improvements.

So I've been bending over uncomfortably lately...

I had the Taig lathe mounted on a roll away toolbox and the height wasn't ideal.

While cleaning out the mess in the carport I found the red toolbox in a pile of stuff I bought at an auction. It raises the lathe up so that I don't have to bend while adding two more drawers for stuff to my shop. Win-win.

The other annoyance was that the roll-away tended to want to roll away, even with the caster locks engaged. So I added two angle iron pieces on either side that trap it against the wall between the two workbenches.

This is an example of the sort of hijinks we get up to on Thursday nights. Gregg is proving a point with an 8' fluorescent lightbulb and a running car.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter and Legos

Today I went out with the boys and we stopped in at Goodwill. I found the Lego Crystal Sweeper kit for $7.00. It was missing one guy and a couple of tiny pieces. Lego gets upwards of $70.00 for it. I put it together with Henry this afternoon. Why are Lego kits so damn expensive? Also the toy selection at most area thrift stores has shrunk horribly under the weight of the impending CPSIA legislation. It's harder and harder to find good deals like this. Anyway, Henry wanted that kit and now he has it!

Boy playing happily.

Really? $70.00?

Felice dyed eggs with the kids before Easter. Henry likes eggs.

Then they made Matzoh ball soup.

Jillian, Olivia and Max hunt for eggs.

Aleaha found one!

That afternoon we went over to another egg hunt. Lauren and Max relaxed a bit.