Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Happy Dance

Roger and Dave completed the repairs to Daisy's bed and Roger got it delivered to the body shop last Thursday.




Now every single piece of Daisy that needs a coat of yellow or black paint is sitting in one of the bays at this body shop.  We are just waitin' on them, baby!

We reached a milestone!

We clapped!

We cheered!

Roger and Dave did the Happy Dance!




Finally!

Finally, we had a day at the shop where we got to do something other than watch paint dry!




Roger loaded up the bed to Miss Daisy and took it over to Dave's house so they could do some work on it in his shop.  Some parts of the bed were rusty and they needed to be replaced before going to the body shop to be painted.

Let me tell you, they put in a days work!  They were exhausted when they got finished.   




I enjoyed going out and watching for awhile and snapping a few photos. Those two work really well together.  It was truly riveting.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Patience

I've never been known to have a lot of patience and the routine of the past few days is really testing what little I do have.




The only progress I can report on Daisy is there has been a little bit of sanding,





and little bit of varnishing,




followed by long periods of watching varnish dry.




This is our friend, Leroy, and Congressman Mike Conaway standing in front of Leroy's federal blue Model A Coupe. 

It doesn't have a thing to do with Daisy, I just liked the picture.




Sunday, September 12, 2010

Spray Day

I decided this afternoon to pay a little visit to Roger out at the shop.  He's been spending an awful lot of time out there.  Granted, he's been coming home with spray paint all over his hands and clothes but I still thought I'd better make a surprise visit.

I just wanted to make sure things were on the up and up.  They were.



He was spray painting parts just like he said.

He was using that spray can like Van Gogh used a paint brush.



It didn't matter if he was sitting or standing.

He could spray that black paint like nobody's business.

There was lots of proof of his spray painting handiwork scattered about, too.

Some of it was on the floor......




While some of it was hanging from the ceiling......




I don't need to let it bug me any more about all the time he's been spending out there in the evenings.  He's been a busy boy.  Just spray painting his little heart out.

But there is something else that is bugging me.......




Remember some time ago when I complained just a wee bit about all the car paraphernalia scattered throughout the house?




All kinds of car stuff filling up the garage..... boxes of car parts stacked up on the dining room table..... car parts and accessories laying on our bedroom floor!

It's everywhere!!

Or so I thought.




Now it's everywhere!!








Friday, September 10, 2010

Killing Time


Man, if I thought things were moving slow the last week of August, things must be at a complete standstill now.




Roger is still going out to the shop every evening for a couple of hours.   He says he is working on Daisy.  He comes home with grease and black spray paint on his hands and clothes, so, I guess he really is out there doing something to the old girl.

He admits he's just been doing some small things.  Small, but important things.

Things that have to be done before this place finally delivers:



Oh, what fun we'll have if we can just ever get Miss Daisy back from this place!

Things will start happening!

Things will get exciting!



In the meantime, you will just have to be content to look at this picture of my little buddy, Banjo.

And if you are really bored, you can try to figure out what this is:



Got any ideas?

Here's a hint:





Bye for now!