Sunday, July 27, 2008

"Hey Frank, Where the hell you been?"

That is what a friend asked me the other day. We hadn't seen each other in many years and as all conversations seem to go these days... "Well, I bought a 1962 Airstream and I..."

However Anna sits in the yard just looking pretty. I have not done a single thing to her since we cleaned her up after the Vintage Trailer Jam. I need to find out what happened to my water pump. The power is going to the pump, but it does not turn on when you open the tap. I have a window with a broken corner miter. A torn rear bumper that needs to be bent back into place and welded. And, to top it it all off about 100 more hours of polishing.

I have a good excuse, no an explanation of why it is not done. I do not make excuses. I have been lazy. Seriously, lazy. And I have been working on the siding on my house. Working alone, on a ladder, with cement siding takes time. I am very fearful on a ladder. As soon as I get above the first floor window, I start to sweat. But now all the siding is on and the change has been dramatic. I now get to have some fun with ginger bread. The front part of the house was built in 1870 so it seems appropriate to put some on. I am also going to do some fancy porch details to dress up our modest little house.

5 comments:

utee94 said...

The siding looks great. No need to feel guilt about Anna, Airstreams are supposed to be fun!

-Marcus

silverhobby said...

Anna will forgive you. The house will too, when you get it finished. I have been in my house for 8 years and some of the tiny details are still unfinished. I like to camp, when the weather allows. Looking good...

John said...

Frank, I'd be happy to help you fix your bumper when you tow up for Rob's rally in October. We can stitch it up and maybe even play with lead to fill and make things smooth, like Big Daddy Roth used to do.

crowldawg said...

You might be more comfortable using pumpjacks.The new kind with the aluminium planks. I went to that after a brand new wooden plank let go on me . thank god I was only 8'feetin the air not 20'

the byamcaravanner said...

Frank... a Zen guy like you should be able to conquer a fear of heights. It's really all attitude. It is just as easy to stand 30 feet off the ground as it is to stand on the ground. As you stand in the yard do you have the fear that you will fall over? When you come to WI next year, we can go rock climbing... you may fall but you will not get hurt.
The house and the Airstream look great... Lazy, you are not!

Steve