Tanner's Birthday Party:
We recently got the family together to have Tanner's birthday party. It was great fun getting all of the family together, and Tanner had a blast. I believe everyone did. Here is a photo I grabbed of Tanner and mommy before the party started.
Grabbed some video tonight at the cruise in. The video has Harold's 2006 Z06 427 Corvette and my 2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra convertible. I also walked through a bit of the cruise in to capture a few of the other vehicles. It was a beautiful night for a cruise in.
While on a work excursion we had the opportunity to visit the famous Bourbon Street of New Orleans, Louisiana. We had fun, but I would recommend visiting many other places other than here.
Pensacola Beach, Florida
While on a work excursion to Pace, Florida, we were able to stay at a hotel on Pensacola Beach at a lower price than anywhere else in the area, which was amazing. We were right on the beach, walking distance to good food such as 's and Hemingway's, and had one of the best views with direct access to the beach. It was an experience I won't forget and greatly appreciate the opporunity to have.Here is a brief video of the view.
The garage is slowly coming along thanks to the hard work of Sherri and Haley before Sherri and Tanner's surgeries. I have helped very little due to working so much lately. Many signs have been put up, and other great things continue. The addition of another Craftsman toolbox has helped tremendously in getting my mess of tools in order. I also finally got the tool tracking ordered for the walls, and caulking of the base completed. It will take another run of caulk, but much of the water that was coming in has been reduced. The tool tracking may require some changes of signage, but that is yet to be seen. More photos soon.
This is a YouTube video taken froma cell phone I posted recently. I am posting here to test integration with my website.
Sherri and I take Jaden to Sevierville/Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge every year for this birthday. This year was no exception. We went to the Aquarium, played Putt Putt, and ate like pigs as we always to. Check out the great birthday cake the Peddler offered for Jaden. We all love the Peddler in Gatlinburg.
The garage electrical was finished up last week. The next new set of surveillance cameras are also up. Another new set will be going up soon. Signage is displayed alerting visitors that cameras are in place and recording. Smoke detectors are purchased and in place as well as two new fire extinguishers. New network wiring has been run for the house along with a new high end AC 1900 router. I will also be completing the network wiring for the new garage in order to support the new cameras going in.
The garage project started back June 6th. It didn't finish until the last week of October. I wasted much of my vacation and worked many days from home to ensure someone was here with the workers so it could get completed. Thank goodness work allowed me to do that. The folks who did the work did an excellent job, it just took a great deal of time. The framing for the drywall is super heavy duty which will also help with hanging cabinets. The electrical was run with extra capacity planned in case of additions in the future.
We still need to refinish the floor, get garage floor mats in place, get a sink or at least a wash basin in place, finish the cabinetry, and get heat and air installed. I am looking for a short distance lift also. We are starting next on finishing up the excavation of the back of the property in preparation for the next projects. Once that is complete I will most likely pave the driveway and get the concrete slabs poured in the back for the future projects, and a slab poured for a new front porch. Hopefully we will get started on adding to the house and a remodel sometime in the next year or two.