Time Warp

Over the winter one of the new cupboard doors warped just enough that the magnet can’t catch it.  I borrowed a clamp from my cousin Vernie and attached the clamp (below) before I left for Hamilton.  I am hoping that the door straightens out.  I have not put a finish on the cupboards yet, because they are not all built yet.  This is probably why it warped.  I am sure once they have some teak oil on them that they should remain warp free.  At least I hope so.  Clamped cupboard

I came back to Hamilton for two reasons.  The first being that we have tickets to see Leonard Cohen at the Copp’s Coliseum on the 9th.  Plus, I had to buy a car and Hamilton is a large city with a better selection of second hand vehicles.

I am 47 years old and this is my first car.  The reason I need a car is because I will be bringing my artwork to the Kingston Springer Market all summer and it won’t fit in Baby, my 2006 Honda Vino motorbike’s, trunk.  Certainly I can’t carry a table, chair and banner on her either.  The car is old.  Granted, not quite as old as me.  It is a 14 year old VW Golf; which in car years makes her practically a classic.  It has pretty low milage and it is in reasonable shape for its age.  Hopefully the car (whose name I do not know yet) is ready on the 9th as promised.  She is getting new brakes as well as a safety and air test done, then on the 10th I move to THO for the year.  The house is already opened for the year so all I have to do is unpack and check to see if the clamp worked.

Then the season of 2013 can begin for me in earnest.

LauraVW Golf

I decided on a Golf because they have a lot of storage in the hatchback and so the trunk will become my tiny house office and studio on wheels.

I hope she will be a good car.

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7 thoughts on “Time Warp

  1. disabledcyclist

    The Golf should serve you very well (of course, by the time I’m seeing this, LOL, you should have had it for several months 😛 ). Parts for modern VW’s seemed a bit high to me (I’ve owned SEVERAL Vw’s,from 60’s Beetles to 90’s tuned Passats and GTI’s to…), but they last forever with just a little love 🙂

    The DC

  2. Regarding the warped door- Someone recently told me to soak a door in water (in the bathtub I’d presume), and then lay it flat on a concrete surface, and I believe he said to weight it heavily. I haven’t tried it, but if you do, let me know how it worked out! 🙂

  3. cassandra

    good choice of car-my family has had vws for years and years-good luck with the shift to tiny house~

  4. newdayrisingisnotavailable

    Oh and watch out for Gale who will be at the Cohen show!

  5. It must be fun being the handy sort. I’m trying to summon the will to build a little bookshelf to custom-fit a former window space in a room that desperately needs it. It’ll probably never happen!

    • Well you know what they say… if you can’t be handsome, you better be handy! Too bad you did not let me know sooner, I could have given you a hand. If it is not done by October, “I am your man” happy to give you a day.

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