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A Blogger’s Pic In Poetry
This is number 4 in the series and another photograph by Daniel Plumer
What stands out for me in this photo?…the fire and ice look, each giving the other their due respect in opposites, creating a union of beauty.
A fire travels above the cool quench below in sight
Consuming not to destroy, but to give wondrous light
The coolness below touched not by its red hot glare
Seems they two admonish, their beauty declared
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Some of you already know that I replaced the oxygen sensor on my van earlier today. At first I didn’t think I would get the old one out. A piece of cake
is what I thought, especially since the van was driven which would heat the part enough….so I thought. Even with vise grips it would not budge. I almost gave up because I didn’t want to damage the old sensor in case I couldn’t get it out. So I go old school and apply heat directly to the connection with a propane tank….put the grips back on it, gave it a twist, and bingo! I just started thanking God right away because He gave me all that I needed to get it loose….patience and time to think it through without getting flustered.
After the new one was in place, I didn’t wait to start it up…I wanted to see if it was going to be any different during starting and idling. So I fire it up and it didn’t start right away, but it didn’t drag either. I could tell right away….seconds after it was running, that it had made a difference. It idled quietly, but when I placed it into drive it was rough, as if nothing had changed.
So I take it out for a spin. Once I hit the road and accelerate, it had more power. It didn’t drag during acceleration and I was really happy about that. I decide to take it on the interstate and on the entrance ramp it had more get up and go. I was able to change lanes faster. Now I’ll have to be careful not to drive it like a race car or I won’t be saving any fuel still. We’ll see what happens this week.
Oh yeah…I also bought a grease gun and lubed the front end today…that made a big difference too.
Yeah…some of you know about that too.
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I know it has taken longer than originally planned, but I am finishing the de-clutter project post. The room has been finished for some time now although a little tweaking did take place along the way.
So now I have the before and after.
This is the same wall. I like
how the entertainment wall
is spread out. I moved some
paintings over as well. The new arrangement also brought the
television to a proper viewing level.
This is the window wall. The tower shelf which is where I had the pc and the dresser along with storage.
This is the same shelf in the
top left picture, standing on
top of the night stands and
and a good sturdy counter top.
These are tucked nice and
neat in the corner out of the
way but accessible.
Here we have the final wall that is occupied with furniture of sorts. The photo on the left is where the dresser was that now holds the entertainment. The night stands were underneath the dresser. So I moved the tower shelf on that wall and it’s still home to the pc. The tall dresser finishes the wall rather neatly. Some items got boxed and put away. Now the key is to keep it looking somewhat decent.
It’s not perfect and still tight, but for me, it’s definitely easier on the eyes.
So that finishes the room project.
The next few posts will lead up to the start of the WhatrUWorkinOn? meme. The rules which will more than likely consist of content not accepted. The day it will start and how long the link will be open.
Of course I’ll still have my rants and thoughts and moments….
I’ll tell ya one thing….if you just happen to be in a spot that is well and fulfilled, cherish it.
When you come out of a spot that was less that user friendly, use it as a tool and not a crutch.
Be strong….Whatr U Workin On?
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Another year is about to come to an end. So much has transpired this past year and some things will carry over into the new year.
The birth of my grandson…that was special.
I created and designed The Bottomless Heart, a project that will carry over into the new year.
My wife and my son have moved here to be with us…and they brought a foot of snow with them.
I really don’t want to do a year in review…just wanted to mention a few highlights.
I would like to thank all of you for taking the time to stop by and read. Sure I could write without having one post read by anyone other than me, but you make it special.
Thank you so much
I’m looking for good things to happen in 2011…I hope you come along for the journey.
I will be working more on my website, watching my grandchildren grow, starting new projects and fixing broke stuff.
So in the coming year, my question to you is…
Wishing all of you a safe and Happy New Year