Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wanted: something else that has 4 wheels, a motor and does not currently function

I think there is still another spot in the car port...

Since I was 17 I've pretty much always had 2 cars, one to drive and one in some kind of state of restoration. For almost 6 months I had only had one car, and I was getting an itch to own something that I could take a wrench too. 

Growing up my sister had this amazing 1974 VW Beetle, I LOVED IT, and she hated it. I begged my parents to save it and give it to me, but my sister and I are 11 years apart.

So I've always wanted a bug and I was moving into a place where I would have an extra parking space so I thought I should start looking. My requirements were it that it be a bug, for under $500, that was a complete car.

Not long after that I found a $500 1973 VW BUG! I called the gentleman in the add and when I asked him the price he said, I don't know I put $500 but I'll take $300... and I can tow it to your house.

So I saw the car, it was a bug, it was complete, and it didn't run, and it was under $500 IT WAS MINE!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

And so it begins...

I am starting this blog to document all the crazy things that go on at my house, all the crazy things I acquire, take apart, and "fix" in the hours that I'm not at work.
Posts to look forward to in the future include such titles as:

"Wanted: something else that has  4 wheels, a motor and dose not currently function" aka "I think there is still another spot in the car port"

"How come everything I play with is greasy?"

and the awesome up and coming blog post titled

"It only has TWO wheels and doesn't run, I totally have room for that in my neighbors garage"