October 25, 2010

"Lead Sled"




1951 Mercury “Lead Sled” chrome grill, 2010.



Yesterday and Today

Himself: He worked hard catching up most of the day. One day a mandatory meeting and the next those many-addresses-per-one-car put him way behind. They must have been illegals, G says.

Herself: with the quilt blog too: Spent day working online, Dot too ill to do dinner, Dr. Jay in fine fettle and perfumed. Gave G a headache. This morning rain so no swimming as wimp be me, and a good conversation with Bee. Finishing the online project. Mold to cleaners, and finding out hours for setting up for the Holiday Boutique today….maybe quilting.

My Babylonian Captivity: Do stop in and read Tugster's experience as a human shield. He writes that, “ i was captured in kuwait (where i was teaching in the kuwaiti air force)….”

Gratitude: Knowing my tired friend Bee.

My goal was simple yesterday, get the mold out of my closet.

Simple doesn’t necessarily equate out with easy. No, I didn’t take everything out of the closet. Perhaps I should have. Everything came out of the middle, the mold was banished to the garage where it will move to the cleaners today, and I dug through clothing and discarded things I haven’t worn in a year. Brave of me. I am like Lessa in that I hang on to clothes. Once I had only one shirt. Only one pair of pants, one belt, one skirt too. The truth is, my clothing and I must have smelled awful after a while.

Yesterday I counted four pair of denim pants, four pair of brown pants made from corduroy, cotton, wool dress, and denim. Ditto for navy blue, and black too. Tan is bad….I have four pair of those plus one pair of capris. I have replaced all my pleated front pants with flat front, and all my pants fit and are in good shape. I can’t see getting rid of any yet. The shirts get more complicated. I’ve already gotten rid of the shoes, and half the sweaters vanished yesterday.

You would be proud of me.

I wiped down all the shelves with bleach wipes, and I turned two lights from a pole lamp on and aimed them into the closet.

Ah, but I do need to go through those shirts.


Specifications:
Engine: 1951 Mercury, 350 crate engine, Edelbrock intake manifold and 600 carburetor Sanderson headers and Mallory distributor.
Transmission: 350 Chevy with shift kit
Custom Features:
  • Frame: 77 Chevy Malibu

  • Chopped top, B pilar removed, front lights - 54 ford, rear lights - 52 Lincoln

  • Grill: 52 DeSoto. Front and rear bumpers - 53 DeSoto
  • Brakes: 11.0 in Chevy discs in front; Rears are 11.0 Lincoln discs

  • Chrome parts removed and holes filled.






8 comments:

  1. Wow! Those are amazing colors on the cars. Good for you for getting the mold out. I know how unhealthy they are.

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  2. I've never had mold on my clothes...lots of dust though. LOL!

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  3. Here in the dry southwest, mold just isn't the problem I have. Fading on the shoulder seams that drape the hangers are quite another matter, however. You can't hide old and unused.

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  4. Here in the dry southwest, mold just isn't the problem I have. Fading on the shoulder seams that drape the hangers are quite another matter, however. You can't hide old and unused.

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  5. I used to get mold on my cowboy boots - no matter what I did! Made me angry! Lovely shots of the sled!

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  6. Neat car!

    I have to go through my closet, too. I have trouble getting rid of clothing -- even if I haven't worn it in years! Brava, Maggie!

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  7. Oh, and please tell Geezer I said hello!

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  8. That's the reddest res I've ever seen.
    I think mold has a lot to do with climate. I noticed it was prevalent in the South of France.

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