Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hello Summer!!!

Oh boy I can't believe it is almost July!! I am sitting here with so many projects on the brain that I am dreading what sort of weather next month shall bring. It has been triple digits here for a few weeks and now it appears we are seeing 105+ degrees! It is really crazy as we are farther up north and shouldn't see the heat like Phoenix does. 

Most of my time seems to be attempting to keep things hydrated; plants inside n out as well as animals inside and out. I feel so sorry for all the non native bird species that have some how made this town home and I always try to keep a fountain running so they have a drinking source.

I did end up working on a Victorian brass pan pendent light from around 1916. It appeared that all the patina was removed sometime ago so I opted to polish it all up. I then had to fix up n clean the old General Electric Key Socket. All the years of use the contacts were all corroded, covered in soot and need to be bent back into shape to make contact. My two favorite cleaners are extra fine steal wool and never dull. Never Dull is great to use on delicate materiel like plastic all the way up to steal. I recommend people be very careful with steal wool as it is very easy to destroy finishes with it.
 
Then on a random trip to my Cancer Outreach Store when they were having a book sale I landed a shopping cart of service/shop manuals, parts catalogs and other randomly misc books for ford and chevy. I believe I have over 60 books! I am hoping to be getting a list and photos posted on etsy with some sort of price list soon.
And as always here are more random flower pictures. The sunflowers are doing great so far too..

 
Even have a carrot randomly bloom from last year!
 More Bachelor Button Action!
 Tallest guy to date...All the sunflower seeds were randomly gathered from bird seed...