Goodbye 2015 you warped and frustration old year!

In January, myself and business associate are still hunting for retail space to move our pipe shop into after three plus years in one location. As with any new small business, the first few years are rough while building the brand and just as St. Johns Crystal Cathedral begins reaching new heights the property owner…… Continue reading Goodbye 2015 you warped and frustration old year!

Mechanically Dismayed

The following anecdote played out in numerous scenes from early February to mid-April 2015 teaching me about patience and mechanical things.  I compressed the story to keep the reader from falling asleep.   Cruising 60 mph down State Highway 14 in Washington State on my way to work in St. Johns, Oregon crashing cymbals, kettledrums,…… Continue reading Mechanically Dismayed

Ford Galaxie 500 (reprise)

   The usually uneventful 20 mile drive home from the shop I do volunteer work at was interrupted the other day while cruising in my Ford Galaxie 500 when the 390 power house engine momentarily sputter, slowed, then returned to it’s normal deliverance.  A short distant down the road it happened again, my heart raced,…… Continue reading Ford Galaxie 500 (reprise)

1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Police Interceptor

Three years ago partner Alfred, on a whim,  bought a 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 making us a three car household as we already own two Saturns a 2008 Aura and a 1996 SL sedan so adding a third was not necessary.  Since money exchanged hands and a contract signed there was nothing more to do…… Continue reading 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Police Interceptor