Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hey, if you haven't noticed...

I have a blog for my latest project, my 1962 Karmann Ghia Coupe. The link is right over there --> to the right. Check it out.

From Ghia 1

Monday, November 19, 2007

Shop Camera

A couple weeks ago, while shopping for Ghias, I decided that I needed a better digital camera than the one my parents have. I went through 3 changes of batteries in about 60 shots with a flash. One set were old rechargeable, but the other two were regular alkalines. Plus, I need a camera for the shop, so I went on craigslist and found an older 3.2 megapixel for $20, got a couple batteries for it on ebay for 99¢, and a charger for $2. This thing has the most amazing macro I've ever seen! The specs I read on the internet said it could focus up to 2mm, but I thought that must have been a typo. Check this out.

From 2mm.
LCD Display on the microwave.

Dots of ink on a magazine cover.

Pixels on my computer screen.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Now that looks pretty good

Maybe I'll change the stripes too.

Nothing like Grandma's Cooking

Unless you have the recipes!

Here are two recipes from Grandma Milligan that I found recently.
Grandma's Egg Salad Sandwiches
Grandma's Chocolate Frosted Brownies (I always thought they were more cake-like, but it says "brownies" in her handwriting)

If there's anything else that might be floating around, I'm sure that many of us would like to have them.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Selling cars on Craigslist

So I list a car for $2200, and what are my first 5 offers? $1500. The stories are great though. One woman who called said that she works 3 jobs and has 4 kids, and her oldest daughter has a baby but the father ran off and they don't know where she is, and her honda broke down and she needs a new car. Can she get it for $1500?


So she tells me she'll pray on it and if god wants her to have my car, he'll tell her.

If God was in your heart, wouldn't you already know? Even if God tells you you'll get it, you're still not getting it for $1500. Trailer trash.

Second person calls, and his daughter just got out of jail or something or just had a baby.

I don't care.




Still not even close to what I'm asking. Trailer trash.

Third guy. Newly rich Canadian importing cars from the US. "Honestly, it's not worth any more than $1500."

So why are you calling me? I'm asking $2200. That's a difference of $700 you'll have to make up. Jerk.

The forth person calls, asks for the VIN to do a check. Calls back the next day to make an appointment. Comes when she says she will. Takes it for a test drive. Says that it's the nicest, cleanest, best running car she's seen for $2200. Pays me cash and takes it home. She was 16 and earned the money herself, and her dad has a custom VW machine shop. She's very cool, and he will get my business.