Sunday, March 20, 2022

March MADness of 2022, Already??

Sometimes I Feel I've Got To     Run Away, I've Got To    Get Away From The Pain You Drive Into The Heart Of Me          The Love We Share     Seems To Go Nowhere      And I've Lost My Light     For I Toss And Turn    I Cant Sleep At Night   Once I Ran To You     Now I'll Run From You    This Tainted Love You've Given     I Give You All A Boy Could Give You    Take My Tears And Thats Not Nearly All     Tainted Love 


Soft Cell

Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 1981 

Hello All,

I sit here in front of this keyboard to proclaim my ONLY complaint. TIME!! Where The Phuc Has The Time Gone?? Where did January go? And just where did that lovely month of February go? So yes, my one and only gripe today is that time is flying by and I am clearly one Sh*tty Pilot. I truly prefer you dinosaurs out there spare my feelings and please don't remind me that it only goes faster the older we get. Big Hugs  

OFFICIATING:

I was given the honor of performing my second ever wedding ceremony and what a privilege. 


The bride and groom hosted a very small gathering above the Powderhorn Ski Resort and the location was beyond words. That snowshoe adventure took our group just over an hour and we gained 980ft / 298m in elevation. I did my my best to keep everyones spirits up while we hiked along. I would call out to the momma bear and say things like,  "I'm Hungry" and "Go ask the groom to come back here and carry me" and towards my friendI shouted out to the momma bear " Katie is bothering me again " and then folks began to chime in with other catch phrases like "Are we there yet" and "Will the marriage last longer than this hike" as we trekked across the switch backs. Super Fun Group 


I only had a few days to prepare and the whole " asking" was a story in itself. The first weekend of March I met with a client that I know well. After the session they asked," What are you doing on the 12th of March?" I was thinking that they were rescheduling another session but were they were asking me to attend their wedding on the 12th. 


Nope!! They wanted me to officiate their wedding ceremony. Ok, here we go. Apparently they went out on their first date March 12th 2012. So obviously they decided to get hitched 10 years to the date later. 


The three of us finally met up on Thursday the 10th, I wrote, choreography, and performed two days later.

And Nailed It!!! I gained even more knowledge for future weddings, felt confident in my bones, and was able to incorporate all the highlights the bride and groom asked of me during their wedding ceremony. The mother of the groom was way stoked and thank me over and over again. So Thats Cool 

RADIO SHOW:

Speaking of short notice, covered the Magic Carpet Ride a few nights ago and nail that time slot as well!! Feel free to listen ( HERE ) and turn it up.

I opened the show with the theme to Sanford and Son by Quincy Jones, slipping into some Eek-A-Mouse, and showcased a number of remixed 1980's tunes. Sprinkled in some Stanley Jorden, Eddy Grant's Electric Avenue, surf rock by The Ventures , and dashed in clips from the 1970's TV Show Sanford and Son. Brilliant I Tell Ya  

Even shorter notice, the neighbor across the way from where I was house/dog sitting, jacked themselves up, asked me if I would host the Global Groove Show. So you can listen to that edition ( HERE ) of a World Beat Show as well. I featured cover tunes from around the world. Lou Reed's Take A Walk On The Wild Side in Portuguese rocks! Its Worthy Of A Stream   

I Am Proud Of Both Shows And The Matching Of Creative Clips To The Music Jived. Hope You Dig Them As Well And Thanx For Listening. Insert YOUR Favorite Emoji 

REMODLE PROJECT:

So where have I been? Why have I visited NOT A ONE of you? Why haven't you heard from me in weeks? Whats my story? Tomorrow will be my 63 straight day working. However, I did NOT technically work on the wedding day.



I Sh*T You Not, my days for the past three months have played out just like this...


Up at 4:04am, stretch out while the BLK & Decker brews up some morning magic, on the clock by 5:15 at the latest, clock out by 10am, clock back in with the RC LLC at 10am, working with them until 4pm, clock out, throw leftovers down my throat, and in the office for one or three clients in the evening. 


Photos are worth a thousand words...





Bolted these bars back to back as this is a floating wall. They were originally going to attempt to use drywall anchors and I was like No WAY!! The placement wasn't necessary ideal for what the trainers but now I feel comfortable knowing these racks aren't going anywhere. Those are four 11 inch bolts, waters, and nuts securing those rigs to one another. Solid & Sturdy 


The photo below was a crack up. The guy that I was working with started pounding like a mad man on the other side of the wall. Just as I was about to yell at him to stop, wondering what he was beating on, here comes the bolt through the drywall. He missed high and right by well over 3 inches. I casually walked around the wall to answer his ," Is It In?" question with," Just A Bit Outside."  Classic 


The below photo I snapped off just after removing all the mirrors and hours before I was informed that I would be removing the old ceiling tiles as well. 






The entire second floor is in the process of converting from open space to office cubicles. Some rooms are framed in wood, some in steel, moving existing walls 8 inches one way, and adding light fixtures here and there. 

I have learned so much as its my first go with Steel Studs while creating plumb corners off crooked walls. None of those original walls are square because the soil underneath the building has shifted over the decades. And this was a new one on me, an LED light inside the level. I could literally see the bubble when I was working in the dark closet. Hellz Yez  

                                 

Here are a few more before after shots


Will come back in tomorrow and frame out the doorway with 2x4's and then hang the fire door. 

ORTHO:

Stellar days in the office and again, time fly's when you're having fun. 



My only time with a saddle between my legs is during my commute to and from the office. But damn if I have been sleeping well. Not for long but quality REM sleeping patterns for sure. 

So that is what I have been up to these past few months. I am completely dumbfounded by the fact that its already the 20th of March. Good News; My March Madness Bracket Kicks A$$!! Not only am I top dog but nobody will catch me as we all have Gonzaga in the final. I have Zags taking down UCLA and I have Providence buzzing out AZ and Zags taking it all after their runner up season in 20 BLK Jack. It's more about the bragging rights than the $$$$$$$. Plus, tooting my own horn here, conquered back-to-back and fourth victory in 6 years. 

GOAL:

  1. Keep All Ten Digits Intact 
  2. Play Well With Others
  3. Travel Safe
  4. Be The Better Person
  5. Point Out The Strengthens Of Others 

 

I leave you with this time lapse. Three dogs caught the scent of something and dug up three slabs of flagstone. They were a happy tribe visiting me while I laid the stones. This little project took me three hours and didn't really turn me on to tell you the truth. But I enjoyed having them get in my face while I worked on my hands and knees. How Can Ya Not  

Cheers 


42 comments:

  1. Oh, a drive down memory lane with that song!
    Hups. Not the words you wanted then ;-)

    That wedding-trip sounds great!
    The doggy-face, awww.

    Oh. Shoot on the wall. That looks like a lot of work.
    Fun video, cheers!

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    1. Little I, Top Down And Cruise On - Was A Great Day - Dogs Make The Best Faces - Walls, Lights, Action - Thanx So Much For Watching The Video - Be Well My Friend

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  2. You have been busy then. Time moves quickly when having fun. Nice collection of photos.

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    1. Yo M, An Absolute Blur - Full Speed Every Day - Pleased You Enjoyed The Arrangement Of Photos

      Cheers

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  3. Hey T! Glad to see you back in the blogosphere! Love the time lapse of the dogs and that photo of the dog tongue -- excellent! I remember when I first heard that Softcell song. It seemed so different from everything else on the radio. Bravo on the renovations, even though I barely understand any of it. LOL

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    1. Brother Reed, Is That Almost Heart Shaped Tongue A Trip Or What - Thanx So Much For Watching The Video - Takes Us Back Doesn't It And Is Still Relevant - Thanx For The Vibes And Between You And I, I Barely Understand Any Of It - Thanx A Mill For Checking In

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  4. Hello,
    First, being a dog lover I have to say I love the cute furbaby photos and video. The wedding sounds fun! The days and months are flying by, especially when you are staying so busy! Take care, have a happy new week!

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    1. Hello E, The Pups Sure Know How To Make Your Day - Thanx For Watching The Video - The Wedding Was Fun - Keeping Bust And Making It Happen - Thanx For The Positive Vibes As Its Going To Be An Incredible Week

      Cheers

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  5. Tainted Love is one of three songs that will get me onto the dance floor, the others, You Spin Me 'Round and Love Shack...oh, and maybe a few more of the same era.

    A groom carrying a celebrant to a wedding appeals to me.

    I must listen to the Portuguese rendition of Take a Walk on the Wild Side.

    An LED light inside a level is a new one to me. Couldn't they just do away with the bubble and use indicator lights.

    Perhaps a break from work and a road trip is due?

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    1. Get And Move That Body My 80's Dancing Friend - Knew You Would Enjoy That - What Did You Think Of Lou Reed's Cover - The Whole Show Kicks A$$ - Most All Of The Worker Bees Use Laser Lights As They Are So Small And Spot On Actuate - So Nice Hearing From You My Clairvoyant Friend - Enjoy Your Autumn And Share Those Photos From Around Your Beautiful Landscape

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  6. Great video as usual. I always enjoy the dogs you feature. You’ve been busy, that’s for sure. You always amaze me with your variety of jobs and your ability to do them. You are a talented man!

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    1. Right On - Thank You - You Made My Heart Smile - OxoxoxO

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  7. You have been one busy boy. The wedding sounded awesome and I loved the wedding cake. Your time lapse made me laugh. Such helpers. Calli and Quill have been helping me reorganize the pantry. Not! 😸 Happy 2nd Day of Spring.

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    1. Thanx CJ - That Cake Was Unreal And Momma Bear Created Those Cupcakes As Well - Best Helpers Ever - Been Thinking About Q&C - Enjoy The Spring Like Weather

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  8. Dearest Travis,
    WOW, what a busy bee you have been in such a broad spectrum of things.
    The wedding and the snow shoe experience, sound like unreal but made a great addition to daily life.
    Your renovation work looks great, not that of the guy missing the spot by 3 inches...!😜
    And yes, we do have the living room inside walls made out of steel studs.
    Love that job on all fours and the canines sure appreciated you being at their level! Your 13th viewer.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Yo M, Busy Busy Busy As You Two Know A Thing Or Two About That - The Snowshoe Was Entertaining And Pleased To Have Been An Interracial Part Of The Adventure - Steel Studs Have Their Place But I Prefer The Smell Of Wood - Thanx So Much For Watching That Time Lapse Of Mine - You Have Always Supported My Work And I So Appreciate You - Big Hugs

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  9. Your nic-name should be Beaver for all the busy good going on. I agree just putting those bolts thru dry wall would be a disaster...the slab replay was so fun...
    Enjoy the coming of Spring!

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    1. Classic - Thanx So Much For Checking Out The Video - Bring On The Sunshine And KEEP THINKING SNOW - You Rock

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  10. Yup, times flies when you're having fun. I don't know what happens when fun isn't involved. :) Great that you got to perform another wedding, that's something you'll always remember. Nice pics on the work you're doing and of course the video. Love those pupsters, they know how to help. Have a fantastic new week.

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    1. It Sure Does Mr Bill - Will Remember Both Weddings For Sure, Unlike Simply Attending - Thanx For Watching The Video As I Knew You Would Enjoy The Pups Helping Out - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

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  11. I do not know whether I correctly understood. Was this wedding in the mountains? If so, that's great. I'd like that too 😊!!!

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    1. In The Mountains And Completely Surrounded By Colorado Beauty - Hope Your Littles Are OK These Days

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  12. Oh very good photos darling
    The snow looks beautiful

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  13. You have been a busy bee. What an honor to be able to officiate a wedding. And they picked such a lovely spot for it as well.

    Hope you have time to slow down a little and enjoy the weekend, my friend!

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    1. Buzzing - It Was A Privilege And Gorgeous Location

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  14. Beautiful captures all!
    When time flies it's a good sign as it drags when it's bad.
    Past is a blur to be seen as a film during nostalgic breaks.

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    1. Agreed And Powerful Words There Magic - Well Said

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  15. I really feel it man! I don't know where that time is gone :P Your dogs lovely as always! <3

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  16. I was wondering where you were and there you are! That's a big job and i can see why you were off the grid for a while. I'm married to a carpenter, so i know of what you speak. It's got to feel good to be so productive.

    That wedding looks amazing! Better than a church wedding any day.

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    1. Thanx For Thinking Of Me And For Checking In - The Wedding Feels Like So Long Ago And What A Magical Day For Sure - Leave A Just Because Treat Out For Coco

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  17. Whoa! You've been busy - up to all sorts of great stuff. Amazing remodel! And you've been seeing clients too. Way to go! Time is flying.

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    1. You're Right, All Sorts Of Stuff - Time Is Flying And I 'm Not The Hottest Pilot - Sending Vibes Your Way KB

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  18. You have been very busy and in this way the time flies faster than usual.
    I am getting older and I often think how wonderful to come back to the past would be even if for one day only! Sometimes I go to walk through the places where I went with mom when I was a kid and I like to remember situations, persons and shops of that time.

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    1. Your Words Speak Volumes To Me Right Now - Incredible - Much Appreciated

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  19. Your blog is entertaining. Came by to say thanks for the visit to mine awhile back. I enjoyed the video.

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  20. I'm with you about time disappearing. Your job looks like a lot of work, but definitely worth it when done. We've been doing some spare bedroom reconstruction. It is a lot of work but the end result will be good. I'm not right now as I need a trip to Home Depot to try another paint color. And congrats on the officiating. They look like they had a great wedding, and just the right number of people too. hugs-Erika

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  21. Time really flies, doesn't it! I cannot believe it's already April.

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  22. Die bilder sind mal wieder wunderschön, echt eine Reise wert. LG ROmy

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