Friday, August 31, 2012

shell fishes - lot of them

Taking a reprieve from a week-long boardsailing in which the body was taking a toll from the war wounds, I returned home. En route home I stopped by my Asian fish monger. I bought live mussels, clams, and oysters to be used for the next few days at home. Like the saying goes, a well laid plan does not always work out.

After a day at home the weather forecast all of a sudden looked quite good for boardsailing for the next few days. My equipment at the mean time also in dire need of maintenance so I shook a leg, as the old timers would say, to get ready for the next tour of duty in the Gorge. Emergency time called for war time measures to summon up the needed resources.

gluing the foam on the helmet

Thursday, August 30, 2012

articles of delight - man powered vacuum cleaner

There is a Chinese Confucius saying - do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito. I take it to heart when making choices in equipping Tatyana. Westfalia has done an admirable job in a very programmatic approach in the design and execution of this very well appointed compact camper and the last thing I want to do is to bloat it with overkill alterations without careful planning. I long subscribed to bigger or more are not necessarily better, while on the contrary they are often a deficit.

a $3.99 manual "vacuum cleaner"