Red Dog and Me
This is an on-going dialog between me and a certain motor scooter, namely a 2009 Piaggio MP3 500 that came to live with me in October of 2009. I've named the scooter Red Dog and as yet have not determined its gender. In the past when I've named boats, bikes, and other like characters I've thought of them as feminine due to their behavior characteristics. Red Dog I'm not so sure about...we'll see. Update: OK, Red Dog's a girl...with an attitude
Friday, January 1, 2010
Jan 01, 2010 It’s time to paint the Uni-Go hitch
Since it’s raining and nasty outside I set up a “paint booth” area in the far corner of the garage where I could do the deed. There’s a ceiling mount electric heater right above the same area and although it hadn’t been fired up for at least a couple of years it came up to speed and soon had the corner nice and comfy. I also have a set of heat lamps mounted on their own adjustable stand to help dry the paint so everything looked good to go.
It’s been awhile since I painted indoors and I’d forgotten how nasty the paint fumes from rattle cans are but it soon came back to me. Yuk! I hung the hitch from an old laundry hanger gizmo I’d picked up at a garage sale years ago and it worked perfect. Well at least until I decided to move it slightly so I could get a better angle to paint from. Down it went so I had to do that coat, the third one I think, all over again. No big deal, it just had a couple of minor scratches and since the paint hadn’t hardened out yet it took another coat without problems.
I’m going to let it set up overnight and tomorrow I’ll hang it on Red Dog to see what it looks like. So far so good I think.
I wonder how other people spend New Years Day?