Saturday, January 2, 2010
FSO- Under Construction
I hope everyone had a happy New Year. This week's theme for Friday My Town Shoot Out was chosen by Gordon. To participate in this week's shoot out and to view other shoot outs for this theme please go to mr. linky and add your link to the list. I think this week's theme is perfect timing. Under Construction is our theme and what better choice for the beginning of a new year, because really, isn't the new year about improving upon ourselves and rebuilding our foundations? I always think of myself as being under construction. I am definitely a work in progress. The following photo shows the first of many improvements I plan to make in my physical appearance this year.
New Year, new look. No more long hair, no more gray. I feel great!
There are so many interpretations for this theme. My husband has an old toyota truck that has been under construction since he acquired it in 2004. It's ugly, however, not as ugly as it used to be. My husband has put a lot of work into this project such as removing the bed of the truck, making it into a flatbed and adding tool boxes. This alone greatly improved the look of this old beater.
Believe me, the photo does this truck justice. Hahaha. It doesn't look so bad here, does it?
As you can see, the flatbead is still under construction. After he built the fame for the flatbead,
he discovered that the metal plate he would need to complete the flatbead would cost around $4.000.00 and the truck itself isn't worth that much, so he's still trying to figure out what he wants to do to make it complete.
The rest of the truck needs lots of work.
Obviously, a paint job is probably in this old truck's future.
And so is a new front end.
and the inside needs a complete overhaul.
Maybe someday, he'll get this baby looking spiffy. Time will tell.
As you all know, I live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It is the fasted growing state in the nation. When I first moved to Las Vegas in 1998, people were moving here at the rate of 4,000 residents per month. I'm not sure what the statistics are now, but that's a lot of people moving into town. It is for that reason that our town is always under construction. There is a never ending development of shopping centers, apartments, condos, casinos, houses, office complexes, and restaraunts. I'm not kidding, the construction never ends. With new developments, there also comes lots of road work. It can be very frustrating driving around this town because the roads are always being worked on. There are detours, traffic jams, rough roads that cause damage to vehicles. It's progress, but we do pay a price getting there.
Here's one from the archives........
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY BLOGGING FRIENDS.