Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Grampa Ramp!

Here is the metal grating Lowell decided
would be best for weather.
Grampa found it and hauled it home.
12 foot lengths were not easy to fit
into the van but he did it.

The project took a lot of "noodling through"
as Jim calls it as mountains and driveways
and decks and most other construction is not plumb.

He had a helper with the project, Miss Julia!
I am hoping she helped him with the faux mohawk
too as I really hope he didn't come up with it on his own!

It was incredibly tedious cutting and filing off all
the end pieces to make it lie down properly.
And it was incredibly hot.

Jim never let's anything get in his way.

They made a huge mess but eventually
they got it all cleaned up!


The two twelve foot ramps are completely done now!
Jim, Lowell and Chris worked until after
midnight to finish last night. Jim loved having their help!

When Hazie wakes up she can try it out!
Chloe has already figured out that
this could make a great bike jump!
Hmmmm.....

I am very proud of my hubby, he is an incredible worker and totally devoted to serving others. It is especially fun when it can be for some of the kids. Now he is helping Chris on their basement. Connor and Aynslee are coming over here for a late night of fun with their cousins!

6 comments:

Sister Susie said...

Jim did a great job! Iknow Hazie will enjoy strolling up and down her ramp! Jim reminds me of how my dad loved doing such projects. When my niece was just a little girl, he built her this big playhouse that looked like a mini house with shutters by the windows. Granddads are really great that way!
Blessings to you and yours,
Susie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

MORNING BON,
SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU!! SORRY YOUR TEMPS ARE SO HIGH, MAKES ME NOT WANT TO MOVE OUT OF THE HOUSE WHEN IT IS LIKE THAT.
WOW, YOUR JIM HAS BEEN A BUSY GUY BUT I KNOW HIS KIDS ARE PROBABLY SO THRILLED WITH HIS HELP AND EXPERTISE.
SO SWEET THAT HE IS SO WILLING, HE IS A GREAT DAD AND GRAMPY!!
KNOW YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR TIME VISITING AS WELL. YOU WILL BOTH BE SUFFICIENTLY WORN OUT AND READY FOR THE REST, RECUPERATION AND RESPITE OF HOME!! AND HOPEFULLY COOLER TEMPS AS WELL.
WE ARE INVITED OVER TO SOMEONES HOUSE FOR DIN DIN TONIGHT, THE SAME LADY WHO DID MY GLASSES FOR ME. WE KNOW THEM FROM BEING IN SOME OF OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES, BUT THIS WILL GIVR US A CHANCE TO REALLY BECOME BETTER AQUAINTED, SO WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. I AM MAKING A CORNBREAD UPSIDE DOWN BERRY CAKE,
FOR DESSERT. THEY ARE DELICIOUS BUY
NOT SICKENING SWEET WHICH IS GREAT!!
WE WERE SORT OF DISAPPOINTED WE DIDN'T GET MORE RAIN FROM THE TROPICAL STORM, JUST A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS SO WE STILL HAD TO WATER!!
WELL DEARIE, ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR TIME THERE AND GIVE ALL YOUR LOVELY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN A HELLO AND HUG FROM ME!! FEEL LIKE I KNOW THEM.........AND SOME DAY IN HEAVEN
WAY FAR OFF..........I WILL GET TO MEET THEM TOO!! LOL
LOVE YA, NELLIE

Caroline Craven said...

It is so great having someone in the family who can fix anything. It doesn't hurt that he loves doing it either. What a busy "vacation" Jim has had. The ramp looks beautiful.

Sister Susie said...

Bonnie, does your helper blog have how to download you tube to your personal blog? I tried to download one I have saved in my video file as well as from the internet itself and I can't get on.
Thanks, Susie

Barbara said...

Wow, nice job Jim! Your talents are a blessing to all of us! Glad you guys had fun in Utah, Bon--welcome back!

Mommy said...

Nice job, Jim. Will is looking at this with me and saying. We need to find Uncle Jim again and bring him to our home!