My Motivation

Why I can do what I do.  My Mom.  As I have been going through my old pictures and other artifacts I have collected along the way. I came across this card.  For a brief moment I imagined her writing it.  I then realize that these writings are the only thing we have left that comes from their soul.  We have pictures yes! but feelings on paper are rare for most.  I’m happy to come across these  when I do 🙂 We all have cards stashed away I’m sure there is something we could do with the good ones…Here I go again…thinking of my next project 🙂  Just like Mom.  I miss her every day.

Happy Birthday from Mom

Mom

Gloomy Lina

Blue is now the bright spot.

This is my youngest brother Aristeo and my only niece Abeslina.  I wanted to capture her gloomy blue demeanor with b&w while also highlighting the blue in his shirt as the bright spot of color.

Blue on Blue 🙂

Picture from October 2012 in San Patricio, New Mexico

Abeslina & Aristeo

Felix

Today is my Dad’s Birthday!

White T-Shirts & Blue Jeans

His favorite thing to wear is a white t-shirt. He hasn’t changed today.  I like to send him the white t-shirts from Costco 🙂 he likes those.

This picture was taken in the mid 80’s.

Dad

His Garden

This picture of Dad with his garden was captured a couple years ago.

Dad Garden

Tippy One

Me, Mom, Dad & Tippy One in the 80’s

Me, Mom, Dad & Tippy 1

Tread-Desk

I built this!

The motivation behind this project was that I was tired of sitting on my ass all day.  I’ve changed my ways.  This project was complete in March 2012.  I use this desk daily and have fully integrated it into my lifestyle.

Supplies:

  • One used treadmill
  • One used Ikea desk
  • One monitor mount

My Tread Desk

Vintage Chevrolet Revitalization

My 1970 Suburban

This project was started in July 2013.  I started this project primarily because of the rare find of this vehicle and the opportunity to work with my Dad directly on a project.

Supplies

  • One 1970 Chevrolet Suburban
  • One Awesome Felix I call Dad.

Progress thus far:

  • New engine
  • New carburetor
  • New Heater Core
  • New Front Right Fender
  • U-Joints
  • Rear Brakes
  • Brake Drums
  • Radiator support
  • Fender well
  • Front Grill
  • Minor cosmetic items like door handles

Next steps

  • rebuild the rear end.
  • Body work to seal passenger side door.
  • paint exterior body
  • upholstery interior

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