my last blog about building a built-in entertainment center. Things have been coming along, but I did not get it done before our ice/snow storm. I ended up having to park outside while the garage was the "work area"
Summer and I enjoyed some time sledding on our recent snow. I even blew up the innertube, but that typically happens for the last big snow of the season. So we will see. I hope we have one more big snow to enjoy some time sledding, but time will tell. Anyway Summer and I had a blast on the hills. Evan is not a big fan yet of sledding, so he was taking a nap.
All-in-all it was a pretty reasonable price to build a lot of this using pieces from Ikea. I did build a platform to raise it all up off the ground a little bit. The TV looks pretty small in the middle there now. I am going to let it stay there for a few weeks to settle before trimming out the edges. Everything is locked into the wall tight, but just in case there is any settling.
On to my next project... A good friend saw a free snow blower on the curb, while they were walking. They took it home and called me up. I am going to do my best to get it running again. Been a while since I worked on small motors, but I love a good challenge. Time to bust out all my moped tools for some fun!
Other trails were extremely dangerous. The north slopes were still ice chutes. They had a lot of sleet and ice a week before and we did have one day of melting and light rain to solidify the ice. It was a slow 4 hours on the trails, but it was good practice on what to do if put in a race situation similar to this. I did buy some crampons to strap on to my shoes with metal spikes to dig into the ice. Wish I had them on Saturday.
Andrew Buck Michael