It started as merely a linen closet in the basement.
Which became a walk-in linen closet.
Which led to boxing in a furnace duct, truing one drywall panel, removing a wall section, removing two stub walls, relocating two light switches, removing one wall socket, removing the wainscoting, re-paneling the main house beam in the ceiling, re-paneling two more the furnace ducts, re-boxing the water main pipes, replacing the carpet, replacing the tiled floor section, replacing the suspended ceiling, replacing the light fixtures, and full painting.
Yes, I’m still new at this reno thing.
And what the heck were people thinking when they intially “finished” this basement? If they had dealt with the staircase properly, the rest of the framing would have lined up nicely. And the “drop down” under the front entrance – so odd. Poorly planned. The “new” closet (blue wall) should come out all the way to the drop down, but can’t because the existing storage entrance (short door) cannot be moved due to yet another furnace duct.
And there’s so much more wrong. Or at least not up to my standards. Mind you, it’s just a basement. How far do I go to “fix” it? Rip ~everything down and start again? Crikey.
Bless you, Matchbox, bless you.
Basically fixing all my mistakes in The Lethal Locost by starting over. While 99% of the population wouldn’t know a Lotus Seven when they see one (much less a fake), 99% of the “Locost” chassis bothers me.
Read More: The Lotus Seven
In an effort to prevent the driveshaft from bottoming out in the transmission on the Hideous Hardbody, I shortened the driveshaft about an inch. While the difference in driving is subtle, it is a noticeable improvement!
Read more: Hideous Driveshaft
Canucks lose the cup (no surprise, re: 1994).
Canuck fans riot, and trash their own town (no surprise, re: 1994).
BCTV News Story
Stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid people.
I Googled for dimensions of the Stanley Cup, drew it up as best as I could in Pro/Engineer, and scaled it down to be machined out of 1.5″ Aluminum stock. One student took the Guinea Pig Challenge, and this is his result!
Awesome car in every respect.
This one was fitted with monster 275/35R15 Hoosier tires. The fenders were cut to clear. Crazy wide tires.
Yes, that’s a Lexan spoiler. Yes, there are Kirkey seats in it. Yes, there’s even a splitter on the front. This car is fine-tuned to the maximum allowable in SCCA CSP Solo II rules. And yes, we all want one.
Frankly, I am not at all surprised that the end of the world did not come, and we weren’t all raptured. I’m a bit disappointed too.
Yeah. Whatever. This isn’t true.
I’ll see you on the 22nd with an “I told you so!”
Of course, if you’re reading this and there is no follow up on the 22nd, things might start getting a LOT worse.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)