Need to make those Charmeleon and Charizard pokedolls once I get back.
BIRDMONSTER BIRD MONSTER LSBNSDFBF BIRD SDKLFSDFKLJ MONSTER
would my commissioners mind if i maybe put commissions on hold to make a thing or would you guys prefer i try to get your stuff done first?
i have someone at school who is really wanting to commission me and i feel bad that i'm taking so long to get through everything BUT BIRD DRAGON
We FINALLY saw our neighborhood's favorite chicken menace today! :D All the reported sightings and we'd never been lucky enough to see him for ourselves.
If anyone remembers my post last year about the baby bears + their mum in a tree, this is one of those babies. His family got relocated but he was old enough to survive on his own and he's stuck close to the area because our neighbors two houses down have chickens.
Today we were out putting stuff back in the shed when we heard air horns going off. That is their bear repellent of choice combined with an electrified chicken coop. Unfortunately he apparently got through the coop and got a chicken, although the others were okay (and startled enough that we could hear them ahahaha). We watched for a while hoping to see him, because we had never been able to see him before, no such luck, and we returned to work, warning my brother to close the gate just in case he did happen to come by. Mum was about to climb up to the loft in the shed when I glanced over and in the crack in the fence and saw a big black mass meandering across the driveway of the house next to us. :D
We all dropped everything and ran inside to look out the front window and watch him heeee <3
( And of course I grabbed the cameraCollapse )
We also saw an eagle fly by earlier doing the patented eagle screech *u* <3
Oh we finished clearing out + cleaning out + organizing the shed too but who cares because omg bear :D
King Tut exhibit was amazing *u* Brother was as apathetic as ever, breezed through everything, didn't look at anything closely, didn't read a single informational card, just glanced at everything then sat down on a bench to wait for Mum to catch up. .__. When asked what his favorite thing he saw today was "Nothing that I care to remember"
And we went to the EMP/Scifi museum and there was some awesome stuff there too so... :I
I HAD LOTS OF FUN
( A select few favorites for LJCollapse )
And then after a quick lunch we hiked over to the EMP for the first time ever! :D
( omgsdkjfhsdkfhsdfsdfkCollapse )
Ford Focus 1999 - 2003
Problem: Water ingress into the passenger footwell.
Solution: The Focus can commonly suffer from water ingress into the passenger footwell. The cause is most likely insufficient sealing between the cowl panel grille and the windscreen around the pollen filter. On vehicle built upto 04/1999, a revised cowl panel grille should be installed with additional sealing strips. Cars manufactured after 04/1999 have the revised cowl panel grille but will require the extra sealing strip to be installed.
Ford Focus 1998 - 2002
Problem: Metallic knocking noises from rear suspension.
Solution: There are two common known problems with the rear suspension. One problem is the rear spring colliding with the rear lower arm during rebound. This is caused by a lack of support in the rear lower arm and the upper spring seat. The solution is to fit a spring isolator sleeve to prevent the metal to metal knocking. Another common problem is knocking of the top coils of the springs. A revised rear lower arm spring seat has been fitted since 02/2002.
Problem: Knocking noise when braking, cornering or going over bumps form the pedal box area.
Solution: A common problem is the movement of internal parts in the pedal box. The solution is to fit reinforcement bars and/or a new pedal box.
Problem: Knocking noise when braking on a rough surface.
Solution: A Bolt on the lower suspension arm may not be tightened to the correct torque. Torque must be increased to 100 Nm + 60º.
Hopefully this is more accurate than trying to diagnose illnesses online XD
Could be any one of those three but the water thing is specific to my car's year and is something I have noticed.
Especially when I hit a 15 foot long puddle and then proceeded to have to use a sponge to soak up the ridiculous amounts of water that went into the passenger seat footwell.
Ford Focus 1998 - 2000
Problem: Rear brake squeal.
Solution: This may be caused by vibrations between the brake lining material and the brake drum. These vibrations may then be increased by insufficient lubrication between the brake shoes and backing plate contact points. Install new brake shoes with a new lining material which has a lower friction level and grease the contact points between the brake shoes and backing plate to rectify the problem.
I have been having squealing rear brakes from the moment I started driving it even though my brakes were in good shape still. It is a 2002 Focus but maybe this is why?
This is more for my own reference to remember to mention to the mechanic. :v
Yesssss I love how the body turned out. This is the first time I've made a plush out of a bunch of different segments and then secured them together. I usually try to make everything one big unit, but I'm finding things look better and are a lot easier when I do segments. c:
Not quite finished, he needs a brushing and then line details painted onto the body segments. But the sewing is done! :)
( A couple frontal angles for KassiaCollapse )
Whale watching trip photos~
Unfortunately we only saw one gray whale, and he was in super shallow water the first time, and kept diving down deep on his way to another feeding area the second time so we weren't able to get close.
It was a lot of fun and I'll admit I'd love to go back out during October when it's Orca, Humpback, AND Minke whale season. : D
( I did get a couple pictures of him spouting at leastCollapse )
Leaving for PA, be back Monday night c:
Anyone comes looking for me I'm not bringing the laptop so I think the most I'll end up checking is my e-mail.
Reposting these on an unlocked post to be used as reference for an auction/icon fodder. :U
ALL HOUNDOUR POSTCARDS ARE NOT FOR SALE
( Pokemon Postcards! Warning! 10 Huge 1000px wide images!Collapse )