Monthly Archives: October 2015

Storm has a boo-boo

Storms Damage

The damage casused when a deer jumped in front of Storm, my 2011 Toyota Tacoma

It might seem odd to get emotionally attached to an automobile, but in truth, I have done so with pretty much every one I have ever owned. ┬áSome have been with love, and one specific one, which I won’t go into here, was actually a relationship of hate. ­čÖé ┬áStorm, my 2011 Toyota Tacoma, which was named Storm by a reader of my blog at the time, is one of the ones that it has been a loving relationship.

She has just over 100,000 miles on her, and for those that know Toyota 4×4 vehicles, that means that she is just now getting “broken in” so to speak. ┬áSadly, a deer decided to jump in front of her on Tuesday morning, less than a quarter of a mile from our house, and while the damage was not very severe, it was more than enough to mess up the front passenger side, as you can see in the above picture.

She has been at the body shop since Tuesday afternoon, and will stay there until at least Monday afternoon. ┬áI can’t wait for her to get home, even though I have a rental, I miss her ­čÖé

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All the deck posts are set

The Posts Are Set

The final posts have been set for my deck build project

Actually, the final deck posts were set almost 2 weeks ago.  Thanks to a week long work trip to Arizona I was a little late on getting this post out.

I still have a little work to do on the garage siding after I found the damage earlier, but things are moving along. ┬áThe next step will be setting 12 2x6x12 pressure treated boards that the deck joists will in turn hang from. ┬áIronically enough, my biggest challenge right now is how to get those 12 2x6x12 boards home, my Toyota Tacoma only has a 5′ bed. ­čÖé

Posted in DeckBuildProject