Thursday, December 31, 2020

Garage Cleaning Part 5

Yesterday started off with my car trying to kill me by setting the interior temperature to 0 degrees :D

And by the end of the day, I looked like that guy from the "Aliens" meme. But I'll wait for the current Covid wave to abate before I go to the barber.

I have too much crap.

I'll finish clearing these tomorrow. One may move to the shed which could avoid me needing to spend time to build shelves in the shed this weekend.

May not look like it unless you compare pics, but I'm making progress against the law of flat surfaces.

...and some pics I took to use for planning. Starting to get a good idea together of how I will re-organize what is in what drawers tomorrow to make things a bit more organized.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Jeepin' after Xmas

I was on call with work, so I couldn't go off onto the trails with a group. But I knew they were in the area so I figured I'd swing by and say hi.

I could explore Joe Sweet and Elbow Rock roads more than I had in the past, I knew from maps and aerial photos they didn't look too intimidating.
But first, who was the asshole who parked this close to my Jeep in my own driveway?

Last time we ate lunch here, so I figured I'd start off here. Didn't get here till 1pm, but I could hear them on the radio; turns out they did this area earlier on.

Yeah, they're going down a trail I really didn't want to follow being on call!

I could here them talking going through the other trail. Suspected this might be where they would come out, but I ended up being off (had I gone just a little further before turning around I would've seen the real spot which made more sense). I could tell from the radios fading they were getting further away from where I parked.

But hey, found them!

Not feeling like doing much today, looked at the time and figure I could hit Weekapaug right about sunset. First pic doesn't even come close to capturing the was more like fuschia than orange at one point, I don't ever recall seeing such an intense color before from a setting sun.

Garage Cleaning Part 4 and Safety Somewhere

Racks for the pliers. And did some more improvements tonight not shown here.

$25 bucks...this should be quite a bit of protection when using my angle grinder in the future :)

Mount Washington Auto Road

Looks like I never published this back in August!

Shed Arrives and Garage Cleaning Part 5(?)

Not quite what I ordered...I didn't want a floor so I could just drive stuff in and park on the gravel. But I can make this work (will need to make ramp). Also probably will end up making a door since it has a floor now.

I'll also reinforce the sides with concrete blocks or pressure treated this spring so there isn't as much weight canterlivered off the 4x4s in the middle.

Lawn mower looks closer to the rear than it is. There is a good foot plus.

So I'm thinking I'll put a 20" shelf coming off the back wall -- the studs are true 4" dimension, so that will for the most part provide 24" deep shelves. Two 10' long shelves will be quite a bit of storage.

Gas cans can go on the floor in the back. Smaller bottles I'll put along the sides; I can put up some more horizontal 2x4s for shelves and I'm planning to put some paracord with a taught-line hitch to keep bottles from falling over.

Channeling my up containers that will be getting moved to the shed.

I figure "bulk" fluids (and gardening stuff) can live out in the shed. Only need a few bottles like brake fluid and oil in the garage to use for a quick top off.

Using brake cleaner to take the word "Gas" off a diesel jug. In front of an open flame. What could go wrong?

This weekend...

So pretty sure I can retire these two yellow racks this weekend. Might move one, other is probably gonna get scrapped.

This will provide a nice space for the Husky tool box to roll into.