Sunday, June 24, 2012

Well, It Happened Again!!

Yep, it happened again and again I am very thankful it happened. Just like always, a few days after Fathers Day for the last 77 years I had another BIRTHDAY.  It was some kind of a great week. Fathers Day, Ms. Pat took me out for a super breakfast, then on Friday she got a group of friends together and we all went to the local VFW for supper. Most of us had the Steak and Shrimp...it was outstanding!! Thanks to everyone for all the greetings and well wishes. The older I get the more it means to me.

In my last Blog I told you about Greg and I putting the bed side tables together and that the replacement parts for the desk had come in. Now we had to put it together and it had even more parts than the tables. Hmmm, can Ms. Pat and I do it without Greg and Bonnie's help? We don't have much choice if we want to have a desk, so we,ll sure give it a try!!
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Here we go.  I laid all the parts out and Ms. Pat counted all the pieces and studied the directions. I tried to tell her that nobody reads directions.  Who can understand them anyhow? Notice the shirt she has over her shoulders... it was a little cool when we started but soon we both had a sweat worked up!
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I had pieces strung out everywhere, on the floor and on every table we had. Oh, Man, it is so hard to tell which part goes where. They don’t mark them very well either.  Ms. Pat continues to check the instructions.....by now I think she reads Chinese. We tried to make it fun and I told her I didn’t want to get it together backwards, so she would have to sit at the backside.  Boy, let me tell you....it's hard for an Irishman like me to keep my cool during all this.
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Here is Ms. Pat with the directions in one hand and a piece of the desk in the other, holding it up saying “here this is where the AA part goes, it fastens on to both BB and ZZ with the special fasteners DD”. You can't believe all the configurations and gyrations we had to get into to put all these parts together.  Plus some of the fasteners were very hard to get at and tighten.  Whew!  Rollie...Greg, I need you bad…..Smile  However, it is beginning to look a little like a desk right?
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We had two of these drawers to put together and install the drawer slides on them, plus the center keyboard drawer…  How all this goes together just amazes me…. and yes Rollie, I got to use that little hammer that you bought me,,,,,,again!!Smile
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Well LOOK at THIS!!!  Even Ms. Megabyte2 approves of it!! With all the blood, sweat and tears that goes into building these things, you just have to appreciate them more. I must say, I was impressed with the sturdiness and the weight of it, it is solid and heavy!
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It was amazing how it all fit together and the drawers all fit and worked superb……..
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OK, there it is all done and Ms. Pat is happy! She moved here big computer in from the motorhome and can work in the cabin now whiles she watches out the window and can see when friends arrive. Speaking of friends arriving, we are very used to having company. Greg and Bonnie have gone on to Canada, Larry and Geri stayed with us for their last night before they headed for Alaska, so now spot # 1 is open and we have no company. You better head up this direction,,,,,spot #1 is a choice spot and the view is terrific and happy hour every night!!  so get on up here!
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Yesterday afternoon (Saturday) was such a beautiful day, I told Ms. Pat that we had to fire up the 4 wheelers and take a ride in the National Forest. We went down south of Larry and Geri’s old campground, the Broken Arrow. It is in the vicinity of Cicero Peak, a new area for us and as you can see it is beautiful…. We cut our trip short because it was getting late so we cut over and hit Sidney Park road and headed straight home. We had gone over 20 miles. It was fun…
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While I was up on one of the mountains I spotted this rock formation……  It was several miles away, so I zoomed in on it with my telephoto. I want Ellie to see this picture and ask her if she remembers the day we hiked up to the top of it and all around it looking for a hidden Cache. that was a fun day several years ago and I must say it was a well hidden cache, cause we never did find it. Even with two GPS’s, the 3 of us scoured that rock and it just wasn’t to be found….. I hated to give up, but we went home never knowing where that thing was. I will always think of that when I see this rock. (can’t even remember the name of it now) Remember Ely?

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!! It is another beautiful day today and I kinda feel a bike ride comin on!! Smile
I know a lot of you were followers of our “Kids” Rollie and Gina’s Blog; All Because Two People Fell in Love”. Well, I am so happy to tell you that they have decided to post again and update us with new events in their lives.  They are not traveling as much in their RV but they are traveling a LOT by air.  I'll let them tell you all about it......

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless you all.. Come on back Wednesday if ya can.

Mike

This Blog is Published every Sunday and Wednesday..

13 comments:

All Because Two People Fell In Love said...

Pops,
You do not give yourself enough credit. You and mom did a great job assembling the desk. You didn't need any help. However, I sure wish I was there to do it for you. The desk looks beautiful and the view out the window is spectacular. I don't believe mom will be doing much work on the computer with that view. Glad y'all had a nice ride yesterday. I remember riding up there with y'all. Seems like yesterday. Enjoy your bike ride today.
Love and Hugs,
Your Kids

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Like it says on the box EASY AS 123 to put together..

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Sorry I was out of touch and missed your Birthday Mike, Happy Birthday anyway. I've put a few of those boxed furniture items together. I feel for you. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Anonymous said...

So glad u enjoy ur hobbies, especially ur Harley. Keeps us young. The sound is like no other-so relaxing.

Al Bossence said...

Think I would have enjoyed the 4 wheeler run much more than that desk assembly. The finished desk does look good though. Nothing to it when you know how eh:))

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

A better late then never Happy Birthday Mike.

After having made too many of those pieces of furniture in the boxes as long as they are well cared for and not abused they are great and affordable.

You probably couldn't find you cache because some people make it their duty when they find them to relocate them and not tell anyone.

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

kcgaz said...

Belated Happy Birthday Mike...wish we were in a position to take you up on Spot #1, I bet the view is absolutely beautiful. Have a great week!

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Happy Birthday, Mike. You don't look a day over 57!

Nice desk. Now what is your next project?

Elaine said...

Happy belated birthday Mike..wounds like you had a great one....we purchased 9 desks for our office a few yrs back..they came with numbers on them...easy to put together with the numbering system all desks should arrive like that...have a super week

Duane and Louise said...

Happy Birthday.... The desk looks good. Looks like you live in a great area to ride motorcycles.

Sue and Doug said...

Happy Birthday Mike!..you are only as old as you feel!..glad you had a lovely day!!

Bob said...

77?
OK, could have fooled me. Lookin' good for 77.

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Happy belated birthday Mike!! And you and Ms Pat did great on the desk!!

Charley and I sure wish we could come up for a visit but that will have to wait a while. You two keep having fun and stay safe.