Thursday, October 04, 2007

Photos and more!

Since room was at a premium (our suitcase and coats were behind the seats of my single cab, along with tools, etc.) I only took the little Fuji digicam I bought last spring.

I shot a video of Brett loading the Galaxy up on the trailer. Brett had been home for a week and worked on the carburetor along with the exhaust, lol.

Left to right; Brett, his younger brother Jordan (proud owner of the Galaxy), my brother-in-law Mitch, and my "little" sister Cindy

A longer shot...

Dottie shot a lot of photos out the window as we left, trying to catch some of the scenery, the mountains, etc.. We saw a lot of antelope, but she wasn't quick enough or really close enough to get a good photo of them. The deer, on the other hand, were everywhere!

Dottie was very impressed with the snow fences we saw miles of; being a Vermont girl with the Green Mountains to do the job they don't need these!

I'll post some other things from the trip later.

I was told late tonight at work that my local approved the contract 61% to 39%.

One of my big fears, and one of many rumors was that we would lose our 30 and out retirement and end up with 401k plans instead. That is what new hires will get from this point forward; for them that's probably a good idea. For me, I don't think they could put enough money into one to cover what I will draw, or even what Dottie will draw if I were to die (they cut it in half...that irks me, too!). So that was why I said I will get out before the next contract, just in case they do decide to go that way next time!

Anyway, it's 5:30 and I'm going to call it a night!



Lori said...

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I don't have as much time for reading as I'd like right now, but hopefully I can get back in the 'groove' again soon.

Take care! :-)

von Krankipantzen said...

Looks like a great auto project for you. Can't wait to see how it all works out.

Also glad that, for now, work is ok and that you have a game plan in place if things get dodgy down the road. Maybe you could restore cars for profit and fun in your retirement.

jlb said...

hi alan,



kath said...


Looks like you have been having adventures...

I am trying to get blogging back on my routine.. lazy me

take care !

No_Newz said...

That contract business is crap. Half huh? Well, I figured out the solution, don't die. :) Stoopid contracts!

I love the roadside photos Dottie took. It's like being along for the ride.

Something tells me you will ALL be elbow deep in Galaxy grease soon. How fun!!!

Have a great weekend!

robin andrea said...

Nice roadtrip pics. Big wide open country out there.

Hawaiianmark said...

Old classic cars.

Doesnt get much better than that!

Glad the strike stuff was sort.