What's old is new

This is my place to show off the items I would call vintage, things I have either refinished or kept as is and find interesting. I am still a kid at heart bringing home what some might call junk and am always in search of that buried treasure. I am not a picker and I am not a hoarder, working with my hands on my own time repairing or refinishing the things I find brings me peace of mind and time to myself to contemplate whatever has transpired in my life or time to just zone out and concentrate on the task at hand. Some items for sale or possible trade just ask..click on my profile and send me an email.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pumped for a Canadian road trip

Seeing Mr Modtomics  blog from the road has me dreaming of my upcoming  third cross Canada road trip, these lyrics are some of my favourite from my favourite Canadian band "The Tragically Hip" and the link has video to many more of their hits that I always enjoy playing on the road. I little bit”Oh”Canada for my southern friends and anyone else, please enjoy.

I've got a job, I explore, I follow every little whiff
And I want my life to smell like this
To find a place, an ancient race
The kind you'd like to gamble with
Where they'd stamp on burning bags of shit.
Looking for a place to happen
Making stops along the way

Wayward ho! Away we go,
It's a shame to leave this masterpiece
With its' gallery gods and its' garbage-bag trees
So I'll paint a scene, from memory,
So I'd know who murdered me
It's a vain pursuit, but it helps me to sleep
Looking for a place to happen
Making stops along the way

Jacques Cartier, right this way,
I'll put your coat up on the bed
Hey man you've got a real bum's eye for clothes
And come on in, sit right down,
No you're not the first to show
We've all been here since, God, who knows?
Looking for a place to happen,
Making stops along the way.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Another Slow Week for Blogging

My 9-5 and trying to maintain two homes (yard work etc) is kicking my ass lately all while trying to finish some ongoing re-finish projects hasn't left me much time to get out salvaging etc. Just for fun here's my version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, I get asked regularly if it's from the 70s and comments on what a cool truck. It's a 1993 (not vintage) that I paid $500 for and $1000 in parts to make road worthy, it's not cool it just so happens to run very well and drags my ass from A to B while allowing me to keep junking, thrifting, salvaging. On the plus side while gas prices here hover around $1.28 per litre this gem runs on Propane at 0.59cents per litre, can you say savings. I knew that you could. No there is no snow here in the Great White North, this photo is from January 2011 while this past winter we're lucky if we got 1ft of snow all season.