Lake Day

We finally got out on the boat this season and we were joined by our friends and their daughter. It was a good day, i used the action cam but due to the way it was mounted it shot video in portrait mode, im not happy about it but i made due. We did some chilling and we did some tubing. Update: Video color more vibrant, changed music, video zoomed in a bit and stretched a tad to offset the portrait landscape.
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Frame for boat cover

Frame for boat cover

Depending on the type of boat you have, myself i have a bowrider so its empty space (seats) in front. When you put a cover on a boat, which you should do because it keeps excess water out, even though boats are made for the water you don’t want it pooling or sitting in your boat for long period, leaves and other elements as well and the sun, the sun will kill your vinyl. When you put on a cover they make things called cover poles that go under the cover and pop it up a bit so that water can run down from the poles and off the cover, i have NEVER had any luck with this, water usually just pools around the cover, depending of coarse on whether the cover is a multi boat cover or made specifically for your boat. The cover i have now is a general cover. Here is a photo of my old boat with custom snap covers and a pole, see what i…
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Resided House (Front)

Resided House (Front)

So my house was built in the 80’s so its not a super old house however, there was this material they were using back then that is basically cardboard, particleboard something of the like. It was cheap and easy to install. Problem is, it retained water, and didn’t last long. The front of my house was literally starting to just fall apart, i was starting to feel like the white trash house of the neighborhood. Money is always an issue, people will say things like “just splurge for vinyl, i know its more money but it will last forever”. Yeah but you can squeeze water from a stone, if you cant afford vinyl you cant afford vinyl and that a concept that just seems to escape people, every step of the way during a project these people will say hey splurge more for x, or y, or z and they just don’t get it, THIS IS ALL I HAVE. I did the math and this is what i can afford,…
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Kitchen Remodel: Part 1

Kitchen Remodel: Part 1

I say part one but i technically did the backsplash first, but at the time i never intended to keep going, that was silly of me! We have been watching a lot of fixer upper lately and at the same time have been feeling like our house is very dark, we wanted to brighten it up and since its a very country home we decided to go with white cabinets, ours were wood. Couldn’t stop there though, on a whim i decided to google “can you paint your counters”. Turns out the make these counter painting kits that make your counters look like granite, they have a few kinds, marble, granite, sandstone etc etc. The pictures online looked awesome and for a fraction of the cost. Of coarse they are not real granite but it looks the part. We decided the black marble look with the white cabinets would be best for us. TONS OF WORK! We had our own deadline, 2 of them really. Definitely had to be done before…
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So much for being ready for summer.

So much for being ready for summer.

In call a back to my earlier post about my lawn mower it seems i am destined to have more projects and more money to spend. So i went out a few days later to mow the lawn and i noticed the 2 front tires of the lawn tractor were low. I knew i had to act fact and get air in there but the only way to get air to the tires was to get the tractor to the driveway where i could use the air compressor. I started it up and headed that way, i didn’t very far when both tires just came off the rim, my luck. This has never happened before, i have used the fix a flat before and i have had to move the tractor with low tires before. This was a Sunday so i was screwed so i called the mower fixing shop the following Monday and got a quote, in total it would be $118 to get these 2 new tires, and…
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Installed New Boat Seats!

Installed New Boat Seats!

So one of the last things i had to do before the boat hits the water was install these new bucket seats. Thanks to help of a friend, 5 trips to the hardware store and 8 hours. Here they are!
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