vancouver, wa

ted and i enjoy restoring old furniture, trunks and using glassware to make birdbaths and ornamental yard designs -- he is a retired engineer and i am a retired chemted and i enjoy restoring old furniture, trunks and using glassware to make birdbaths and ornamental yard designs -- he is a retired engineer and i am a retired chemist -- we always say what one monkey doesn't know the other hopefully will -- so far few things have stumped us -- including gutting the pace motor home we use to travel during the summer months (Read more)


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  1. welcome on board bret and jackie -- hope this site will help you for researching those items that one scratches their heads and ask -- what the heck am i looking at and what is the history -- ditto o...
  2. keep them both -- crawl inside and listen to the engines -- they will tell you
  3. we all love rosie the riveter -- hollywood should do a movie on this icon of america -- welcome on board to cw
  4. thanks debbi -- love all animals great and small -- cute story on silverbell -- it was the same with abby she was born in a silo -- i was on my way to romania for business and my girl friend kept her ...
  5. hi brat -- it is getting closer to getting back in the house and hopefully by mid nov -- you will not recognize the bike -- she is a beauty -- have a new member on cw if you and cw members can help br...
  6. welcome on board val -- hope you enjoy the site -- know the members are going to love you autumn and again can not wait to receive my new hat from you -- can't wait to get back with cw after this s...
  7. hi backstagecrafter we had a fire may 18th which you can see in my other postings -- here is my email you can send specific questions and perhaps i can answer your concerns
  8. hi justanovice -- thanks for the comments -- yes she is my little 23 year old amazing cat -- has personality plus -- usually take her with us -- pending on heat -- but today she gets to visit her fire...
  9. thanks nldionne -- going to the columbia gorge today -- 40 acres -- no phone service no nothing and sometimes we get to see the bears -- of course abby will stay at the house -- but she has seen them ...
  10. thanks inky -- going to the columbia gorge with ted's family -- all is fine here
  11. thanks blunder -- it will be in the fall when perhaps it all finishes -- the smoke detectors all failed -- absolutely no help all the wiring fried within minutes -- batteries can't work when the wirin...
  12. thanks jay -- yes she is a very good road car -- hugs those gorge curves -- she is the best and i have raced, dragged etc etc many cars since i was small child when my dad first placed me in the seat ...
  13. hi toolate2 -- yes you are right on those pedals i can not find them as of yet -- but i am on a search currently -- you are a doll to help me -- this item number on ebay will absolutely not work ...
  14. thanks sean and lee for the loves and blunder as far as the joke list -- ya bring her on -- getting better -- took the huffy bike in and left a $1000 check -- will see how far that goes -- they say up...
  15. yes hunter -- those items are much cheaper than paying the $35 for leather dye plus the haz mat shipping cost and they work much better -- just dig to the b0ttom of the can on the stain -- that is whe...
  16. thanks hunter -- will do thanks lee for the loves and comments
  17. thanks tony for the loves i know sean -- i have one in black that i purchased new in the 80s and it is still my favorite evening bag -- they just never wear out -- had to take this one to a deeper...
  18. thanks sean -- i am a bit ditsy over these little gals -- hope all is well with you -- hugs to scott also
  19. these are gorgeous -- thanks for sharing pics and information
  20. well another beauty you have added to your collection
  21. oh this has to be soooooooooooo you -- used one of those in the birdbath designs call it "on the wings of a ...
  22. beautiful -- thanks for sharing
  23. absolutely beautiful kev -- agree who could possibly resist this beautiful piece -- have a great week and travel safe
  24. thanks greatsnowyowl -- yes she is my dolly girl -- i always love looking at your kittys when you post as they have such intelligent eyes -- thank goodness for animals to keep us in the right frame of...
  25. thanks amber -- yes it is coming along very quickly and each day is a complete new learning experience
  26. thanks sean68 -- yes she is -- full name is abigail bleacher my history teacher -- and she has certainly been that in regards to what is important in life -- sweat bullets most the time as she is 23 a...
  27. what a beautiful piece of artwork by your uncle -- did an update on the fire and i have you on my list to help with the huffy -- she is down and in storage -- tomorrow -- providing weather permits...
  28. thanks phil for the love on abby -- i know some cats have done some nasty's on some of your items -- abby is so special as she has been in my life since she was 5 weeks old -- she is now 23 in human y...
  29. thanks phil -- i am sure it will all work out -- the loss was just material items -- the real items saved was ted, abby and myself -- we get another day to live on this beautiful planet and share with...
  30. hi blunder -- always good to hear from you -- no hartford has just been super -- in fact when i placed a value on some of the lost or destroyed items -- they were kind enough to say -- no we can d...
  31. very nice phil -- you always have very interesting postings -- like you newest photo on yourself
  32. thanks charlie, nldionne and kev for the comments and love -- these guys are all over this house like stink on a skunk -- kennedy restoration has some excellent contractors -- have yet to meet one tha...
  33. thanks sooooooooooooo much kerry -- my email is 360-433-2805
  34. beautiful postings petey -- love this bike of yours -- thanks for sharing -- had no clue there were so many different types and styles of helmets -- very unique and unusual collection
  35. thanks kerry -- it is all just stuff and can be replaced -- we have our health and each other and that is what REALLY counts in life
  36. thanks petey -- so far everything is going fine -- garage was gutted this week down to the beams and rafters -- will start to replace the installation and wallboard this week -- then they will start t...
  37. thanks kerry -- got the huffy bike down -- she will need a complete new paint job -- but that will have to happen later -- right now she had her bath and is in storage -- started looking for parts to ...
  38. beautiful vase -- would guess the lead content to be high -- lovely clarity -- would be interesting to see what is photographs like in sunlight
  39. pretty large for a cigarette case -- have seen similar that contained beautiful oriental cut paper bookmarkers -- enjoy your weekend don
  40. very pretty lee -- thank goodness it was not destroyed in the mail -- have a great week girlfriend
  41. very nice postings -- thanks for sharing
  42. very pretty piece -- will leave the interpretation to others -- enjoy your day
  43. your "man" may very well be a women -- looking at the neck there is not the prominent showing of the hyoid bone (adams apple) as seen in the male sex -- interesting information given on this site h...
  44. i love these style of lamps -- so very retro
  45. thanks sean -- everyday is a learning experience with the fire -- sometimes the plastic or cardboard cases have to be cut open and you would swear the item would have been totally destroyed -- but whe...
  46. thanks lee and sean for the loves and comments -- i am hoping the last comments left by me on the huffy bike posting will be of use to anyone having a tv box which converts an analogue signal to digi...
  47. i agree with all you said jay and china was the manf of the comcast unit that failed and they are on the list to be sued and hopefully comcast will also take action with them business and industry...
  48. many of you have asked how the fire started and i was not able to say until the insurance had completed the investigation and contacted the vendors involved of a pending lawsuit -- i will now share an...
  49. hi blunder -- yap that be us with the fire -- hopefully by mid september we will be able to get back into the house -- there was an investigative team at the house all day monday -- the insurance comp...
  50. thanks roket94 -- your's is a beauty also -- the embossed camel type trunks are my favorite trunks -- they take a lot of work but all the effort really pays off -- hoping you will post some pics of yo...
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