Clamps . . . Please!!!

Over the weekend I glassed the deck, and last night I cut out the openings in the deck for the hatch covers. Tonight, I clamped on the supports for the rear hatch cover and the coaming rim and spacers (see photo). The coaming rim used all of the bar clamps and c-clamps I have totaling 23 clamps . . . most are borrowed. I also used 16 spring clamps to keep the hatch cover supports in place.

Band competition

Paul’s middle school played in the local band competition last week. As I’ve mentioned before, they’re pretty good for 7th graders, and took 1’s for their marks. Here he is with fellow French Horn player and soccer teammate, Rahul. We have digital video and audio of their two songs, but I don’t know how to put 400Meg for each song out on this site.

Soccer Saturday

Well, my soccer team, and Paul’s, didn’t fare too well on Saturday. We lost 5-2 against a team in Loveland, Colorado. Afterwards we ate at Chick-fil-A. Here Pauls eats lunch with some of his teammates, Rahul, Elijah, Christian (his back is to the camera), and Robert (to Paul’s right). The five teammates, three adults and Robert’s older brother all traveled together in Robert’s mom’s Suburban

Service hours

Luke will be getting confirmed this upcoming Friday. One of the requirements is to have 30 service hours. We have some friends whose son Lisa sponsored some years ago. Now he is a 23 year oldAir Force Academy graduate going to graduate school in Califronia and is involved in a confimation program out there. So, Luke and I re-sawed some old oak, maple and walnut boards down to 3/8″ thick and then Luke cut them in crosses. He then sanded and varnished them, drilled holes for some cording and added the cording and shipped them to our friend in California to give to his confimation cadidates. The scroll-saw was my father’s. He bought it in the 1950’s.

Frosty weather on Thursday

The weather got a bit frosty last week on Thursday and Friday. The school districts cancelled school for Friday on Thursday night in anticipation of the predicted 4-16 inches of snow. I don’t think we got any additional over night. Weathermen . . . sheesh!