Monday, June 10, 2013

We Have A New Hairdresser!

We have a new hairdresser in our family! This new 'do' is just weeks after she gave her sister a hair-cut, then informed her mother that sister looks great in short hair. I mean, she really gave a hair cut; started in front above one eye and went all the way around one side of the head and across the back!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bluebird Inn

We were up in the Horse Heaven Hills, just driving across some terrain which was new to us. We finally stopped at a really quaint cafe to eat. 

The stained glass let us know where we were, and the wood sign 'Saweet' let us know what they thought. It was a real antique place and we had fun.

Hm, I made the strawberry waffles before we left home.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The World Around Us

You never know when you will see something a bit unusual, or clever!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Details Details

Getting the vinyl up is the beginning of many final touches. I added small arrows to show a few rivets. Each rivet of the truck panels must be punctured, the air let out, and the torch applied to seal the vinyl tightly around the rivet. 

Every seam must be sealed with the propane touch. Any air bubble must be emptied and every square inch of vinyl tightly sealed against the metal siding.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ticks of the Trade

 It is Saturday and the day if full of extra work. It is time for some of the tricks of the trade.

#1 Train the grandson!

He is measuring and learning how to get things lined up. 
Looks like he has learned a trick of his own - #2 Keep some tape handy!

Trick #3 Arrange trailers so the wind does not keep whipping things apart.

Here you can see the width of the vinyl - every 4 feet everything has to be lined up carefully - matching teeth, the lips, the nose, the lettering - anything and everything.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wrapping Trailers

They will have eleven of these to wrap. The process begins by washing every square inch of the sides of these trailers. 

Then they take huge sheets of plastic on which the design and advertising have been printed according to order. Those sheets of plastic design are 'wrapped' onto the surface - removing all air bubbles and lining everything up as ordered. 

This is how the finished job looks - for this particular job.