Wednesday, December 9, 2015

warm december days

I'm trying really hard to take advantage of these beautiful, unseasonably warm days.
But, i'm so good at being lazy, it's amazing i get anything done, on my days off.
I have the luxury of having no real responsibilities, outside of my paying job. No kids, a dog that's fine sleeping the day away, and a social life only slightly more active than a hermit in the woods.
I put off getting more work done the other day, feeling a little tired after work, figuring i'd wait until the next day when the weather was actually supposed to be nicer! Unfortunately, the weather changed and was colder and rainy that next day!
This actually went on for a couple days...Sunday through Tuesday.
It's now Wednesday and today started off just wonderful!
I got an early start (so i wouldn't be tempted to laze about yet again) and I was determined to put in a couple hours of work...not checking the time...just working until i was at a good place (where i thought was a good place).
i finally finished the rust sanding. I have no idea if it's as thorough as it could be or should be, but i just don't think i can stand one more minute of my glasses fogging or the rusty film i end up covered in.
On to the degreaser!
My swell pal, Pat, gave me some stuff to spray on to clean all the residue after sanding (at least i think that's what it was for!).
post sanding and spraying...
Next comes the POR-15 rust preventative stage. 
I didn't have it in me today...instead, i checked the weather for tomorrow, obviously.
besides, I actually don't have brushes and rollers to apply the stuff. I'll be stopping at home depot on my way home from work tomorrow, i guess.
However...I didn't just call it quits, just like that. Since i first got the car to my house, i've been meaning to clean all the rodent gifts from under the hood. there was a lot of acorn dust! in all the nooks and crannies! I did my best to extract the junk...i need to get the hand-vac out there to really get it good and clean.
so...not a lot to show for my work today...but it was quite a bit of work for me! so there's a little pride in knowing I'm moving forward.
but there's this, too...
this beauty of a section has me worried...some light tapping against the body, here...
...yields this pile (+) of rust...
to be clear, 
i just want the thing to run safely...
i'm totally fine with it looking like i found it on the side of the road.

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