Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Site cleared for the renovations to begin

One step closer to getting a garage back. Spent numerous weekends taking out fences, moving pavers, moving stones, sheds and playhouses to get the site cleared for the builders to start work.



Monday, June 20, 2011

Cheap iPad2 Skin

I am now the proud user of an iPad2. I am loving its speed over the iPad. But there is one very frustrating thing I have found here in NZ. Its almost impossible to get a decent rear cover/case to work with a smart cover.


After looking online, in shops I couldn't find one that I really liked, Well any that were stocked here in NZ. I didn't want a bulky cover, and I love the smart cover so investigated sticker skins ... still not a lot of options. There was one company making vinyl stick on covers, but they were expensive.

All the "cover" had to do was protect the bottom of the iPad when put on to hard surfaces. That was all I needed it to do.

Well I though, I will just have to make one myself! So off the the Warehouse, in the hardware section I found what I was looking for. A thick clear tape, Its a Scotch-tape transparent fiber tape.

So after some playing around this was is final result. Not the prettiest, but functional and total cost $12 and 15minutes of my time.



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Build so far

Exciting news, despite all the recent drama with the Christchurch earthquakes and having no space to work on the RattyT,  there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

We are building a studio for my wife's stuff that's in my man garage. SO I will be getting a full garage back. I have big plans once I get the full space back and do the compulsory big spring clean.

Its still a 3-4months away to completion ... but there is light at the end of the no progress tunnel .... finally.

Below is a quick slide show of the build to date ... starting with the Bike I sold to start this long drawn out build.
Still miss that little V-Twin... I will get another ... someday.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Feel guilty been able to shower 
when so many others cant.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Heart ripped out

Christchurch has suffered a massive earthquake on the 22nd Feb 2011.  Large loss of life.
Words are not coming easily ...

Many lives cut to short

Confirmed 160 deceased, Total expected 240+
Some may never be identified
Reality of 2 degrees of separation,
EVERYBODY will be effected by a death.

Feeling of the day : Emotional Exhaustion

Day 4

Images from day 4...

Facebook photos : Before & after

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 2

Images from Day2

The long wait for goods new on trapped people... it never came

The Day after

In Shock,
No Water, power, gas or sewage. Lots of casualties.