Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I've been "TAGGED"

Actually, I think this is my second "tagging",  I deleted the first notice of being tagged because I had no idea of what it meant. What can I say? It's tough to keep up with all the things out there on the web. LOL
I was Tagged by http://bebstreasures.blogspot.com/ Apparently if you get tagged you need to write 10 things about yourself on your blog ang tag 10 other bloggers. So...here's mine, now go do yours!

1. One of my earliest memories of making anything involved 2 things that would occupy a major part of the rest of my life. The neighborhood kids would scrounge up any lumber we could find and make push cars with prized buggy wheels that were saved from the dump and re-used many times. The nails we needed to build these cars were bought by the pound with pennies we earned by returning pop bottles for the deposit.

2. I spent more than 30 years as an auto mechanic, 25 years with one company.

3. I built my first set of cabinets when I was 17. I needed storage space in Dad's garage for all my "car stuff" and never liked open shelves. I liked things out of sight and neat.

4. I love old Chicago Bungalows. I'm living in one now that was built in 1923. It's the third Bungalow I have lived in. It is about 5 miles from the hospital I was born in and 4 1/2 miles from the high school I went to.

5. The only home I have owned that was not a bungalow was the one I designed and built on a few acres 20 miles south of here. It was totaly modern with cathedral ceilings that went to 15'.

6. When I'm not fixing a car or working in my wood shop (excuse me, STUDIO) I love to go fishing with my buddies. The highlight of which is our annual trip to Lac Seul in Canada for a week (9 years and counting).

7. Besides woodworking  I do stained glass and can fix anything in the house with the exception of electronics. I can't get the magic smoke back into those little black boxes, no matter how hard I try!

8. I do 99% of the cooking and grocery shopping for my wife of 21 years and 2 teens (the Son is driving now and the Daughter is into makeup & hair) Lord help me. I also have a 30 something (I know the age, but I'm not telling :-) ) and an 11 year old Grandson, both of which have lived with us off and on (off right now, whew!)

9. My newest gig is driving a school bus, part time. You can read more of that story in an earlier blog post.
Things have settled down, somewhat, but the stories I could tell....not so much about the kids, but the biggest challenge has to be the IDIOT drivers ariound here..... I don't even want to get started!!

10. I'm a confirmed tool nut and pack rat. For my entire life I have had a problem with too much "stuff" (that's not what my wife calls it). It has got to the point that I'm starting to agree with her edict: " For every box or bag of "stuff" I bring home, TWO must leave." Sell it, give it away or toss it out, it makes no differance, get it out of the house!  Of course as soon as I get rid of some "stuff", I'll need it & have to go buy more! LOL

10 others that I want to tag??  HMMMM.

1. http://cutsiepoochie.blogspot.com/
2. http://delightfulstitches.blogspot.com/
3. http://redrubyonfire.blogspot.com/
4. http://shinelikecrazystudio.blogspot.com/
5. http://shabbybagsshop.blogspot.com/
6. http://ellentheeye.blogspot.com/
7. http://inspiredpink.blogspot.com/
8. http://aspecialtouchangel.blogspot.com/
9. http://buttonwilloe.blogspot.com/
10. http://jewelledtrellis.blogspot.com/

Tag you're it!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tag! I think I need a few more days to come up with 10 more things about me (i got tagged before!)... urmmm. Ok I'll go work on it now!