Friday, November 30, 2007

Lane's Car

A couple months back, I read a thread on moparts about a guy in Canada that painted his '68 Charger with Trem-Clad(The Canadian equivalent of Rustoleum). The paint is thinned 50-50% with mineral spirits, and then applied with a foam roller. After a few coats(wet-sanding between each) and a final buffing, it looks pretty sharp. Heres the link: $50 Paint jobSince the rattle can black I had put on the dart a couple months back wasn't looking as good as I had hoped, I figured it was worth a shot. You can see the results in the pictures below. When I have the time, it will get another wetsanding and a good buffing with an electric polisher. My advice? Save your money and go to a pro body shop to get a base coat/clear coat job. Unless your paint can't get any worse, which was the case with mine. I did learn 2 things though:
1. How to work with body filler.
2. To ALWAYS use power sanders (Seriously. I stripped paint, and blocked body filler all by hand. It sucks. Don't be a cheapskate like me)
Also, the dart is running strong with a new V8 and transmission.
Here's pics. Maybe better than Mr. Schieb could have done, ;)?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

Jacee, Lane and I hit the trail at the late hour of 8:20 this morning. We went to the Sunrise mall and got the goods then headed up the hill. 8 hours later we were home and tired, but had found loads of bargains! And we are a little closer to finishing Christmas shopping! Parking lots were crazy full but once inside crowds didn't seem so bad and people were very polite - until they got behind the wheel....... Kohl's seemed to be the place for the "best" deals. My daughter in law stood in line for 2 1/2 hours waiting to check out. The early bird deals were over at 1 and at 3 people were still holding their place in line! And NOT wanting to move. These are serious shoppers! All in all it was a good day. I don't often get to spend an entire day with my two remaining teens at home. :-)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


We saw Taylor's ortho surgeon today for her surgery follow up. She has been having pain yesterday and today. Dr. says it's time for the plate and screws to come out! He thinks we might be able to schedule for next Friday. Not a lot of time to think, think, think. I guess that's good. After her appointment we spent the entire day shopping. Mike was the model of patience. Might have something to do with it being my birthday. :-)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Homeschool Day at Discovery Kingdom

Yesterday Lane, the twins and I went to 6 Flags/Discovery Kingdom with loads of other California homeschoolers. There wasn't any general admission which cut the crowds considerably and the lines were great! It was a much more relaxed and polite atmosphere than the other two times we have been there. We were there from a little after opening till they announced we had to leave the park. Not all rides were operational (bummer) but we still had tons to do. We went again to Shouka the killer whale show and got to sit quite close, but not close enough to get wet! The weather was very nice and Lane and I actually got to ride two rides- Kong (a coaster ride) and V2 (a dangle your feet and hang on for dear life ride). The twins rode many many rides but didn't think it was fair that they had to wait 45 minutes on Lane and I for one of the rides. oh well. We saw parts of the park we had never seen before like the giraffes, lions, penguins and walruses. Other than paying $35 for lunch for 3 it was a very enjoyable day.