Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Puma is our new kitten. She is 7 months old, and we got her from the Chicago Animal Care Leaugue, an animal shelter on Western Ave. She has a microchip implanted in her! She likes to play and bite you. Here are some pics:




Sunday, October 29, 2006

Halloween Party Hippies

This was our costume for Halloween 2006:

Halloween Hippies

Monday, October 16, 2006

Draper's Bluff Rock Climbing Trip

We went climbing over the weekend to southern Illinois, by Marion and Carbondale. It was lots of fun! We took the VW camper and went with two people from work (UIC's climbing wall). We loaded up the bus friday night, and started on our trip.

We arrive at Draper's Bluff. It is a short hike to the rock face.

Setting up at the rock face. We got all our rope, quick draws, helmets, harnesses, and shoes ready.

Romy and Dave bouldering. This is their "warm up."

Romy climbing up the 5.8 route. This was our first climb of the day.

Jenn climbing the 5.8 route.

Setting up the 5.9 route.

All these pics are up on our flickr account.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Front Seats Reupholstered

This weekend me and Romy worked on the front seats and the stereo system in the VW. First, I ripped off the old vinyl seats and threw away all the old foam and padding. It was so old and deteriorated that dirt was falling out! That explains why there was always dirt under the seats even if we didn't get the car dirty! It just fell out everytime we hit a bump! So the old seats are gone, and in with the new!


Its a little blurry!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Finished With Door Panels!

I am finally finished with the door panels for the VW camper. It was hard work. Not all of the holes in the MDF boards (the raw panels) were cut to fit the holes in the metal of the doors. So I had to drill new ones, and buy new pins to pop them in. First I popped the pins in, then I covered the panels with some cotton batting for padding, and then covered that in brown corduroy fabric (which really matches nicely). I did 4 panels in total: the two front doors, the sliding door, and the rear hatch. I wanted to do the right-side interior under the window, but it wasn't the right panel. . . oh well.


See the ugly light brown vinyl? It is all wrinkly and old.

The new ones look much neater, and the speakers are bigger.

As you can see, the seats need a little repair. I will do those next.