This is a story of a Restoration

I restored this boat from April 2006 to October 2008. You will need to go to the very bottom, October 2008, to find the biginning. See blog archive on the right side.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

'Tis the Season to be Frozen!

When the sun was about to shine forth above the eastern mountains at 7:30 this morning, my outside thermometer read 17 degrees below zero. Coldest night this winter at my house.

Then I got in may car and drove to Spanish Fork, Utah to spend three days with my daughter, and attend 4 recitals of my very talented grand kids AND daughter. Jass Band, Choir, Piano and Clogging.

If we have time, I will baptize (using my grand kids) my dead sister and her husband, and Lisa and I will do their Initiatory and Endowments. Later on we will seal them to each other.

Then I will head home Saturday evening, because I have to coordinate tithing settlement in our ward at 8:30 AM Sunday morning.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Birthday

To my grandson Ryan, happy birthday to you, and to great grand daughter Lexie on Thanksgiving day. Happy birthday to my daughter Brenda. next week. Happy unbirthday to everyone else!

I'm particularly happy today! I only had one polyp! Hee Hee. WOW! What a subject, I could go on, but I think I'll stop here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

I’m thankful for.......

I am thankful for the beauty of this world. It’s beauty helps over shadow the unpleasant things we see and hear.

I’m thankful for mornings, waking up in a new day is so wonderful. I wake up happy, and ready for the day’s challenges.

I’m thankful when the wind doesn’t blow, but I still enjoy the day, even if it rains or blows.

I’m thankful for evenings, especially calm summer evenings, when I can sit on the patio and watch the evening slip away into dusk, listen to the birds as they settle in for the night, and relax with my cat on my lap.

I love beautiful colorful sunrises and sunsets, tall billowing cumulus clouds, deep blue skies. The patter of rain, the rustling of leaves and branches in a soft breeze. Birds reeling through the sky, bunnies hoping around my yard.

I love spring, when the trees wake up and the tiny little leaves start to come out. I love when the robins come back. The world is renewed each spring.

I love hot summer days, watching the crops grow and mature, promising food for a hungry world. And warm water for boating.

I love fall, when the colors come out and the geese head south.

I love the beauty of winter, and the frozen frost on the trees, the white of a new snow fall, how it softens the earth.

I am thankful for all the good and wonderful things that have been invented, to make my life easier. For warm or cool cozy cars, good roads, computers, refrigerators, heating systems.

I am thankful I was born in this era, after the hard part of living, and before the hard part of living.

Most of all, I am thankful for life. For living in this free, even if it is a troubled, USA. For a Heavenly Father who loves me and helps me down the road of life. For my family; sons, daughters and grand children, who love me and are concerned for my welfare.

I am thankful. Happy ThanksGiving!

Love, Dad, Grand Dad, and Friend

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Christening the boat.

Even before the boat was finished, my daughter Peggy wanted to do an official christening of the boat. We didn't get a chance to have her with the boat until September the 26th. I took the boat to Logan, UT, to Hyrum Lake and there we did the honors.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Montana Boat Show

A few of the 40 beautiful boats at Lakeside, Flathead Lake, Montana on August 21, 2009. The first tree pictures are "The Other Women".

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Sorry I am so slow in posting SandPoint, Idaho's boat show. This was held July 10, 11, and 12.

This first one is actually my trophy display on my fireplace mantel.
This is the shirt Ron and Ruby, my brother and sweet sister-in-law gave me.

This is my "Other Woman"
And the rest are several of about 40 boats entered there

I'm going to LakeSide, Montana on August 20th, and then go thru Glacier Nat Park after the show. LakeSide is about 20 miles south of Kalispell.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Awards Banquet, Saturday Evening

It is amazing!!! I won third place among the catagory called, Utility.

More boats.

This boat is the Sunken Treasure. It was sunk for 40 years on the bottom of Lake Tahoe. He brought it up, and restored it, even the engine, It is a small boat, 14 feet, and was swamped by a large wave.

Th boat is owned by the same man, and the engine is a Jaguar V12.

This is a 33' , 1936 Gar Wood, worth about $250,000. The dash picture, shows an instrument cluster that would cost $10,000 alone.

This is the engine in that WW ONE baot, a Liberty out of an air plane. Garfield Wood bought a thousand of them and made them into marine engines for racing and for sale.

This is the youth project. This 9 year old boy, with the help of his father, built this boat.

Friday, June 19, 2009

This the official DAY 1.

This is Friday, 19th, VIP day. My boat was judged at about 12:30 PM I stayed with the boat most of the day and talked to many people. It was so fun to watch them when they read the name, and then talk to them.

This is a special person to me.

This boat is one of the one of the most rear and unique boats. It is a Graveete. Worth about $200,000.

Custom made for an airline owner in the '40's, probably worth 1/4 million.

This is a Riva, rear and expensive.

A '30's boat with a rare Kermoth engine.