Sunday, June 29, 2008

Georgia Bound

I am now in the town of Canton GA. I am house and dog (Cricket) sitting for my good friends Cliff and Cindy Austin. They have taken their two kids Parker and Kailey on a vacation/baseball tournament In NY. I also have started to rebuild their staircase. They did not like the way it came down to an unusually wide bottom step, so I am attempting to make it a straight staircase. I think I can get it the way they want it or at least the way I want it. Wile enjoying my HOT and Humid GA. days, I have also been riding my mountain bike a good bit and met some really cool people out riding. I will post more on that later. Cliff being the ever giving friend that he is offered me the use of his wave runner while I am here. Bad Bad Bad idea! After only one seemingly innocuous trip to the lake, I now feel the need to own one for myself. This is a problem seeing that I don't think that towing the Tincan and a wave runner is going to work out, not to mention the extra gas, never having time to work any, or all of the other things I want to accomplish on my journey. So now I must use it as much as possible while I have the opportunity. (Thanks Cliff and Cindy) And a special thanks to Cindy for leaving plenty of BEER for me!
Coming to a town near you soon,

shower in the great outdoors

Before starting the bathroom adventure, and what an adventure it was, we built a grand outdoor shower. This was a great addition to the house as now no one will even use the new indoor shower. Imagine someone wanting to shower in the sun or under the stars, I just don't get it? As it turns out after Maryann's Mom used it she wanted me to build her one too. I think I could have stayed another month and just built outdoor showers. Enjoy the shower as long as you can guys!

Bathroom Blues

Hello everyone! I told you in the last blog that I would show you the old and new bathroom that I helped to rebuild. I think it turned out pretty well. I had a lot of fun with the LeRays and the benders and still want to extend my gratitude to them for giving me such a spectacular place to stay and hospitality that would rival any 5 star establishment.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Life at the Farm

The first leg of my adventure begins in the great town of Pollocksville, NC. For those not familiar, eastern NC 15 miles south of New Bern, NC. It is a peaceful town where hunting dogs outnumber people two to one and everyone knows everyone. My great friends Maryanne and Jeremy with their son Joshua and dog Zack live on the family farm. Close by Maryanne's Mom and Dad Jean and Allen Bender are the most gracious and sweet hosts to me and my Tin Can. They gave me the most perfect spot to park the Can, large pasture with great big old Oak trees for shade and a never ending breeze that blows though all day. I came to this lovely spot to see and help out Jeremy with a simple bathroom project, you know the kind, two to three days and Walla- a new bathroom! is more like, Lets just start a new, Strip it all down to the studs and make a whole new room. So that's what we are doing now, but it's not all work and no play we are hoping to go sailing on Sat. I will let you know how that works out. We also had a Pasture Party last Fri. night with the whole family, Maryanne, Jeremy, Joshua, Maryanne's sisters April and her son Justin, Holly and her husband Scott and Jean and Allen. We all had a great time and hope to do it again soon. I will be here for a little wile longer, have to finish the bathroom. (Bathroom Blog to come)

I will Blog again soon


Finished Product

Well It's finally finished or as finished as it is going to be for a wile. I have done just about all I can do without loosing my mind and what's left of my wallet. I have enjoyed building this thing and now I am ready to use it. I wont ramble on and on about what I have done I will just show the pictures, they do say a picture is worth a thousand words----enjoy!

Thank You

I would like to thank some folks for all there help and patience during this long and wonderful Tin Can restoration. First and foremost I would like to thank Scott and Ross Shaheen and Cary Refrigeration for allowing me to use their shop, I know it took a lot longer than they and I thought. I would also like to thank my Mom and Dad for letting me stay with them wile working on this project, thy are the greatest parents ever and almost never told me to clean my room :)I want to give a shout out to some Friends that were there for me along the way: Scott and Wendy Shaheen who fed me and gave me drink more often than not. Jack Jack for endless hours of entertainment. Allen Tutt for lunches and encouragement. John Stauber for many o night of fun and adventure. Todd and Anna Bozell for hot tub therapy. John and all of the great people at Custom Engraving and Trophy for help with my electrical panels, they are spectacular. I would also like to give thanks to all of my family and Friends that have been there with support and encouragement for my Tin Can Life.

Thank You all!