Thursday, March 24, 2011

Photo Shoot

Trying to find a birthday gift for Mom is always a challenge.  A couple years ago I gave her a photo of me volunteering at the CARDV Mothers Day Run.  She loved the picture but I have lost a few pounds and she has made a couple comments that she needed a new picture.  A good friend has started a photography business so I asked her if she would be willing to take a few pictures so I could give one to Mom for her birthday.  

We agreed to meet after work.  Tish called to see if I rode to work and I told her that I had.  She told me to bring my gear to the photo shoot.

Below are some of the pictures she took.  If you are looking for a great Photographer... Check out Pic TishPhotography on Facebook.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Farkles for the Garage

It is winter here and soon to be spring but it's a great time to do a little garage cleanup and remodeling.  OK so it is raining too hard really want to go out for a ride.  Yes, I know I live in Oregon, yes it rains 9 months out of the year. Yes, I know the rain gets warmer in the spring, cooler in the fall and down right cold in the winter but this is not about the rain... it's about the garage.  I have added two new little toys to the garage.  The first is my Garage Butler.

Garage Butler mounted next to the garage door opener

This is a handy little gadget I first found while reading the Sky Mall magazine while I was flying somewhere and found this amazing gadget.  See, I have a little problem.  I tend to get distracted and sometimes forget to close my garage door.  Sometimes it is on my way to work, sometimes it when I'm headed out for a ride, and sometimes it is when I'm headed to bed.  I don't use a regular garage door opener that is left in the car but instead use a key fob so that should I leave my car unlocked, some not so trusting individual would not be able to break into the garage.  To resolve this little problem, the Garage Butler solves the problem.  It automatically closes the garage door after a set amount of time or when the garage is dark for a few minutes.  The Garage Butler saves the day. I found the Garage Butler on Amazon for about 1/4 the price of Sky Mall.

The second item was picked-up at my favorite store IKEA in Portland.  These handy hooks are compact but work well for hanging items on the wall.   These hooks sell for $6 for three.

Hook in the closed position

Hook in the open position

Hanging the helmets on the wall.