..."I tell you," Jesus replied, " if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out". LK 19:44

Saturday, April 30, 2005

4 kids + 1 jeep + 1 wagon + a little rope = Hours of fun

Friday, April 29, 2005

pimp my ride: powerwheels edition

well I got it all apart.
the motors are working fine.
got the wiring figuared out.
it's super simple, but I can see why they had battery trouble.

this version has an option of 2 speeds with forward and reverse.

well reverse is only low speed. but they are only using one battery for backing up.
having a battery that is used more than the other isn't a great idea..
expecialy when it comes down to one of the batterys drawing a load out of the lesser charged battery. it's kinda like charging your batterys backwards. not a great plan.

well I got an estimated ETA for michelles birthday allgirls party, and Ihave about a 1.5 hours to clean up the parts and put it all back together.

but I think I am going to have to redo all of the wiring so I can properly control control it. since I am.
I may as well add some extra features.
like analog speed control.
speed limiting( for when payton is first starting out, and bigger kids can run faster),
proper lighting, backup lights, turn signals headlights, and such.
Gauges that work, and are not sickers;

mabey over do it like underlighting, and a radio.

fake mags.. yeah..
new paint....
fake chrome...
rubber tires..

let the mods begin

since michelle is at a surprize all girls birthday party for her.
and I am at home with Payton , whom is sleeping.
what should I do, I could clean.... laundry.....
nahhh.... lets mod the jeep!!!

I so far I have bought a lawnmower battery for it. $20 new C-tire.
normally i would run it gelcell I even have some. but they wouldn't last long.
so I bought a regular Leadacid battery. for gelcells would have cost me $60, but they would have been smaller. so I bought the cheaper batterys that would Ride for longer.
but it's about an inch too tall.
so now I can forsee my first MOD cut the plastic and mabey design a holder for the battery.

right now I am not sure the wiring order for the battery since it should be two 6v gelcells. and I have one 12v. so I need to tear apart the jeep. that way I can get a good look inside to see the wiring. and test the motors.

good thing we have lots of foam and plastic at work. I can tell that I am going to need to do a bit of custom work allready.

I will publish pictures as I go, if you haven't seen my previous post about it scroll down to a couple of days ago.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


some funnys I thought I would share

pig reminds me of a guy at work. (yes he is that dumb and gullible)

and this reminds me of another guy at work.

nothing to do with work

this one reminded me of a song we sing at church

I have one of these

when it comes to romance I can be that dumb too.

Monday, April 25, 2005


A few funnels passed about 20k below where I am. they never hit the ground.

Tornado warning!!!!

I can hear sirens!!!!

I had to phone the hotel desk, and they confirmed what I thought.

We've just got lots of hail and lightning, and the sirens are on.


currently in Texas,

Another machine showing up late.

but this time my rental car is a PTcruzer convertable.
but it is Hailing out, thundern 'n lightin' and all.
so the roof is staying up. I did have it down for lunch thou it was nice then.

I heard church was good, I had to leave after 15min, togo to the airport.lame.

don't know what else to say but I am away again.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

I bought a jeep.

at the DukeHarris Garage Sale today, I bought a "powerwheels Jeep".
it needs some fixing up. some sort of headlights and a grill. and a 12v battery.

sure Payton is a little young to drive it yet.
but this will give me time to modify it. I am thinking RC control the jeep.
it will take nothing to adapt it. except the steering, but I will think of a way to overpower a little one so the servos will not break if I take control.

and I have to think of what to do about headlights, I think some LED front and rear lights, (full functional ones too), and mabey a horn.

I guess I will be checking out ebay for a cheap RC transmitter and reciver with a decent range to it.

I can't wait to test out the motors to see how much torque they can handle, if it is too low, I may have to upgrade the motors. and give it some better tread. hehe.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

the good and bad.

I am waiting on a flight from newark airport, to go back home.

I missed my schedualed flight yesterday. now I am waiting for this other flight .
that happens to be an extraplane that isn't the normal flight time out of here.

one hitch.....

they brought in 2 extra planes beacuase there is about 400 12-14 yr olds going somewhere..
I am not sure where they are ending up, but they have a layover in vegas that I can then jump on a vancouverbound plane.
so I have about a 6-7 hr flight with overexicted, overcaffinated, extreamly talkitive youths.....
think I am going to get anysleep on this flight.

I am allready having to endure the word "like", being used each sentence.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


I found a store called "American essentials" writen in nice classy block lettering.
and the sign inside the store in cheap bold letters
"Everything for a DOLLAR"

I have a picture of it, but I do not have my card reader with me so I will post it later

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

NY morning,

on the way here I was reading the Prov. it sayed it was going to be snowing.
well it's sunny and alot warmer than home.

but it's 330 am home, and I am getting ready for work.
I hope there is a coffee shop on the way there.....

Monday, April 11, 2005

driving NY

all I can say is 12 lanes freeway merging into a 2 lane tunnel(lincon tunnel).


(but I have found free internet again!!)
I am sitting in my rental car waiting for a phone number from my boss, just above central park.
and directly below the big gothic cathredral. (st.John the divine i think).

Sunday, April 10, 2005

las vegas currently

on my way to newyork again.
las vegas airport has free wireless!!!

extremmly slow. in bursts. but free.

I have only an hour left untill my flight leaves.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

google just keeps on getting better

Google brought us Blogger, then Gmail( with 2 gigs of space now, and a nifty interface too),
oh and images.google.com, never has been finding a Pic for church been easier.

now at maps.google.com, you can click on SATELLITE!!! it rocks.

You can only zoom in sofar when looking at mission. but a little west you can see cars!!!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Diet options

The current diet option i am choosing

daylight savings time

Fall Back Spring ahead.

well I remember that Fall back was the best. a whole extra hour of sleep.
and spring ahead sucked, it robbed you of an hour of sleep.

now that we have Payton, with her Bed time of 630 7ish,
and Get up at 6:30am. Spring Ahead now means an Extra hour with Payton after work.
and an extra hour sleep for 6 months!!


Saturday, April 02, 2005


in effort to find out what birds have visited the feeder,
I stumbled upon a BC photoblog on such thing.

this morning

This is what I found when I looked out the window this morning

Friday, April 01, 2005