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Carriage Works Roll Pan and Exhaust Tips

The next step in the Silverado’s upgrades is now complete – the exhaust and roll pan. The roll pan is a Carriage Works with square cutouts and matching chrome exhaust tips. Hoping for an aggressive yet not over the top look. Thinking it would be a weekend job, HA. Wrong again Tobster. As to avoid…

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Flat Black Paint Job on the Silverado

Today concluded the second largest step in the roll pan project, putting paint on. A few weeks ago the truck when to Dreamers, in Everett, where they welded the Carriage Works pan in, doing one hell of a job, and since then I’ve just been keeping the rust down. With Sun out and armed with…

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Jewels Cichlids laid Eggs

One day after adding flat rock behind the castle, in a tank that’s only 3 months old, our Jewels laid their second, the first set didn’t last long, batch of eggs. It’s hard to see but the reddish rocks behind the castle is where the fish humping took place. Joy and I thought about posting…

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The Oso slide outside Arlington Washington

Image from KUOW.org On Saturday March 22nd, just outside the city of Arlington, in a small community called Oso, happened a landslide of massive proportions. The single largest natural disaster in Snohomish County’s recent history, the 530 mudslide has impacted families & friends alike with deaths and injuries, raised homes and structures in the slide…

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Watch “My New World Cichlid Tank” on YouTube

I just took a short video of our New World Cichlid tank. The tank stats are: – 92 gallon corner tank – API XPL filter will ceramic rings and sponges – LED lights with glass top & 2 heaters From what I’ve read, this being my first tank, priests like natural looking tank escaping but…

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Facebook Winter Challenge 2014

Last night my brother, yes he still torments me to this day, challenged me and others to the Facebook Winter Challenge 2014. Well my brother, being cra cra, went out last night, sometime around 9pm, to Lake Stevens and, along with my oldest nephew, jumped into the lake. [screen capture of video ... doesn't play]…

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The Snow is Coming Down in the Mountains

Yesterday, Todd and I both called in for a powder day since there have been multiple storms coming off the Pacific and stacking snow at Stevens Pass. Yesterday there was 11″ of new and upon arriving just before 9am it was still coming down. It stayed that way the entire days so we had our…

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Alien Invasion hitting Seattle Right Now

In a video published on YouTube, a large space craft has entered the atmosphere and has settled over downtown Seattle. In a scene right out of Independence Day, what appears to be a mother-ship of unknown origins is hovering right over the city. And another video. But the most informative video comes from Ron Gilman,…

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Beautiful Family Day at Mt Pilchuck

Today Joy and I got a call from Bryan & Michelle to hit up My Pilchuck, outside Granite Falls, and rip the sleds with the kids. Not passing up the opportunity we loaded up quick and hit the road. We drove up a road just on the Westside of Red Bridge for a few miles…

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Watching the Seahawks Parade from Home

Joy and I made plans to attend today’s Seahawks Parade in downtown Seattle but we did an audible and decided to watch from home. I was at the office way earlier than normal, 6am, to get early stuff done then we would have left Arlington at 7. By then traffic was already nuts and with…