Christmas Dinner

This is for friends and family that I have told about the recipe for cooking the perfect turkey -- and have not believed me! :)

Our Christmas Bird just came out of the oven -- my mouth is watering! Accordingly, I only have a few minutes to get this posted!

1985 Chevy Shortbox Step-Side Pickup Restoration

Finally, I get to start this page! :)

I picked up a 1985 Chevy Shortbox, Side-Step Pickup truck on November 29th, 2006, that I bought at an auction house 2 and a half hours from my house. Actually, the purchase was not planned at all. My dad drove up North to look at a piece of property for sale and just happened to pass by this auction house and saw the pickup sitting on the lot. To make a long story short, the previous owner had not driven the pickup since 1998 and had tried to sell it at the auction numerous times. It had been up for auction, the weekend before my dad ran across it, and did not sell. He was asking $3,500 (CDN) and that auction was the last of the season for vehicles... he'd have to take it back to storage. Skip to the purchase... my dad is incredible when it comes to bargening... we ended up taking it away for $1,750 (CDN) taxes, licensing and everything else included. Not too bad at all! ;)

So, the weekend I went out for "Saturday Morning Breakfast with the Gang", my dad and I drove up on Sunday with his 1986 Chevy Shortbox, Step-Side pickup and trailer and picked it up. Let the fun begin!

Picking up my new winter project


OK, so I've started breaking up this post into smaller, easier to read posts. :) I'll update the main menu and this post as new entries are made.


Update (01/17/07) - the initial strip down

Update (01/17/07) - engine removal

Update (01/26/07) - engine tear down

Collection Agencies -- a thing of the past?

Today I recieved an interesting phone call, from Tyler Lowe of RMS Collection Services, regarding an unpaid UPS (United Parcel Service) invoice.

You'd think this would be embarrasing news that I would keep to myself. On the contrare, I am VERY proud of the way I pay my bills -- last year I paid a total of $2.47 in interest.

This is just a short story on a recent experience I had... and how I dealt with it. Read on...

Saturday morning breakfast with the gang!

Man, did I ever have a great weekend past! :)

It's been awhile since I had the opportunity to get together with a few "long-distance" friends -- so, Monday past I decided that I was going to take the time this upcoming weekend to make that right. I got on the phone and started making calls... "{Insert name here} -- what are you doing this weekend? Feel like gettin' together?". The response from all was immediate -- "Absolutely! When and where?".

DragonflyCMS site restored

For those of you that have visited my site before, you will find that my homepage layout has been changed as I have just moved all of my domains to a new server (yeah, that was fun!).

My old, test/development site for DragonflyCMS has moved. You can now find it as a subdomain, located here -->

If you're into CMS's, why don't you pop into or checkout the NexOS CMS Wiki.

Welcome to the new!

Hey! Thanks for dropping by... welcome to the new!

I'm just getting things moved over and setup on a new server... so please be patient! ;)

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