I really liked this one, and from the sounds in the description, the building was based on an actual piece of architecture. I know one thing, you can forget about pizza delivery if you lived here.
Entries from September 2008
September 16, 2008
September 7, 2008
There’s actually a couple of reasons, but this is one that I wanted to share. What you are looking at in this picture is the driver side wheel of my Jeep CJ-7.
This may not look too familiar to you because there is usually a tire, lug nuts, and brake drum on in front of what you see.
Long story short, my axle broke off, and my tire went traveling down the road without me. Art and I talk a great deal about it on Episode 21 of The Two Guys Tech Podcast, and Art actually even used it for the title “My Wheel Just flew right off”.
The round thing in the middle, with the shiny spot, is the axle shaft, and my guess is that it has had a couple of cracks for a long time, and it just finally weakened enough to let go. I don’t have any experience doing a repair like this, so there is a bit of a learning curve.
Just to make things more interesting, I have been running into three other obstacles. One, I can’t go into the auto parts store and buy one of these, after all it is a 24 year old vehicle.
Secondly, the used stuff I am buying is proving impossible to disassemble, so I’ve been going to a machine shop to take care of it.
The final obstacle is that I keep getting bad or incorrect parts. The first axle was damaged, and the second one is too long.
Now I have to wait until Tuesday to get another axle, then get it disassembled.
I will have to say that I feel really blessed that I was only driving about 20 MPH when the wheel came off, and that there were no other cars around. If it had happened on the highway, I could have killed someone with the tire, or myself with the ensuing accident.
So, hang in there, and I’ll try to get to posting a little more frequently, although I haven’t heard much of an outcry about the lack of wallpaper Tuesday and Friday link posts. If you guys actually enjoy those, let me know.
September 2, 2008
Sorry that I’m so late on this Wallpaper Tuesday, things have really been piling up, and then to make matters worse, I broke my Jeep and have been having lots of problems getting it squared away. Without any more delay…
For this week’s Wallpaper Tuesday I figured I should pick a local attraction. The picture to the left is of Bishop’s Castle, located near San Isabel and Rye Colorado. It’s my photo, so feel free to download it and use it for your wallpaper.
The castle’s construction was started in 1969, and has been built by one man.You can read more about the castle on it’s web site.
It’s really an impressive site, especially considering that one man has built it. The dragon head you see is actually a chimney, but has also been fitted with a propane torch so that it can breath fire. Visitors are allowed to climb around the castle, although those afraid of heights may want to stick to ground level.
If you’re in the area, it’s worth the stop, and you won’t complain about the free admission.