Post by toonces2jay on May 22, 2013 17:42:06 GMT -5
judge got a gigantic catering gig Friday..so...ill be picking up the bbq from him and taking it to my house 6-10 pm Friday...bring your own beer...the original deal was to allow us to use his place after his normal hours...and he has to utilize all his personel for this other event....we will have bbq for 15 people...this is only open to those that have paid in advance..if you paid but are not interested in coming to my place let me know and I will arrange a refund of your $20...
Thanks Rick. I saw that, and it looks like fun. But we probably won't be rolling into town until about 10 Friday night, when probably all we'll want to do is set up camp, maybe have a beer and hit the hay for a big day Saturday.
We will be set up at the SE corner of Meyers and 24th, if anyone cares to stop by. I'll be the one in the red Chevy S-10 with the makeshift Army tent in the bed. No hotels for these race fans!
Or maybe I'll run into some of you at the Mem show on Saturday.
Yes, it’s true. I’m still kicking! It’s been what, about six months? Maybe more? Even my blog has been quiet for a couple months. Note: need to get on that.
I'm not really sure what happened. Just some general burnout, I guess. Never got in the swing after the holidays? Winter blahs? Travels? I don’t know. 4 year old twins? Yeah, that doesn’t help matters! I have managed to do some miniature painting, which isn’t as involved as model car building, though not a ton. But no model car action at all. About the closest thing was picking up a Hudson Hornet and a Petty Talladega at a local show in February. Maybe part of it was getting excited about working on a project with a local short track, only to get pulled off for office politics. I might be getting back into that, though. I would like to publicly thank Rick for his help and input back in December while that was going on!
(And a shout out to Mike B as well. I PM'd him some time back about some other things going on, and I greatly appreciated his support and comments.)
Finally someone inquired after me (thanks, Jordan!) and got my mind slowly getting focused again. Then after an exciting week of practice at the Speedway, I started to get back in the mood. I missed most of qualifying (long story, but somewhat representative of why I seem to have no time for hobbies… family visits, yard work, etc.), but last night I cleared the work desk off and pulled out some of the long dormant projects to look at. Heck, I even put in a bid on one of Bill's cars!
(The paint booth is another story. Whoa, is that thing buried in the laundry room under piles of boxes [including the aforementioned Hornet and Talladega], magazines and just plain clutter. Not to mention the dog pen blocking the way.)
Specifically, the projects I dug out are the ’89 Little Al and ’57 Sam Hanks. I had kind of forgotten where I left off on both, and just spent some time getting reacquainted. Somewhere in the pile I hope my decals for the ’57 are still around! They must be somewhere. It looks like I am a little farther along on both than I recall. Hopefully I can get back to work on them, and get on with all the other stuff in the stash.
It won’t be this weekend though, as I head out on Friday for my 33rd trip to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing! Maybe I will see some of you there…
For us who are attending the Bar-B-Q on Friday evening. You will not be disappointed. This is some of the best Bar-B-Q that I have ever had the honor to devoure. Try and make it. Also, I will be bringing three Arco Graphite Eagle Kits plus three Primus kits. If anyone wants me to hold on send me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks Kevin K.