Friday, October 14, 2011

Photo Booth

I copied a design from my Brother-in-Law, Wayne, and built a photo booth for Justin's wedding.  Well, I built it for Craig, another son in Albuquerque, and it was ready for a shake down, in time for Justin's wedding.  What a coincidence......   Craig and Jessica are going to start up a photo booth business.  

So, you pick out your props, and you all cram in the booth and get crazy!

Our lovely assistant, Jessica, helped folks paste their pictures in a Scrapbook, to be given to the Bride and Groom at the end of the evening.  It was a great success, and I think it'll be a good business!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Justin and Krin's wedding

Sorry I haven't written.  We are back at our home base in Texas.  Well, this past weekend one of our sons got married and one got engaged!  We had a lovely wedding in Flower Mound, TX, just north of DFW airport.  Had a lot of the family in, so it was non stop activity all weekend.  
No that's not the Bride......

Dave, Sonia, Karen, Wayne

The Grooms parents (Sandy and I) 
The hall was great, (I don't remember the name of the place).  But they had a chapel and reception hall, all in one place.  It was a perfect set up!  
AJ and Debby

Here she is, the Lovey Krin!  All smiles.

Mixing of the sand........

That's right, Game Over buddy!

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Deck

I helped our son, Craig, two weeks ago put in a sprinkler system at his home in Albuquerque, so he come out early for the wedding to help me replace a small deck in the back yard.  That sounds simple, but it was quite a job.  First I removed all of the 2" Cedar decking.
What a mess!
I will use some of that for more floor joists.  This deck was built around a sunken hot tub that the previous owner had, and we do not.  So adding a few floor joists is no big deal, but my new composite decking is only 1" thick, so I had to rip a bunch of old decking down for shims on top of the old joists.  No big deal.  But wait!  There's more. 
 My deck designer (DW) wants a ring of three boards around the perimeter and then the middle is filled in all the same direction.  Well to do that, now we have to frame floor joists around the perimeter in a different direction with 45 degree angles!  And of course we had to use hidden fasteners..........

All done, and it looks really sharp!