I pulled all the upholstery off the foam cushions in the Lance and washed them while I had access to my daughter's large washing machine. I washed everything in cold water to keep down the shrinkage and dried them at a barely warm temperature for the same reason. Despite all that, it took more than a little effort to stuff the foam from six large cushions, one of which is about 6 feet long, back into their upholstery. Having done that once, I decided that cleaning should last the cushions for the rest of their life.
I took the grandkids to Home Depot this morning, I had to pick up a few odds and ends for the camper, and the grands enjoy sitting on the garden tractors. It's cheap entertainment and one day may give them an interest in yard-work, although it's doubtful.
I get them to beg me to go to Home Depot by telling them it's Disney World, and since they've never been to Disney World and don't read quite well enough to tell the difference, I figure this will work for another year or so. Meanwhile, they get to sit on a riding lawn mower that doesn't move; I told them the ride was broken, which they understand, but they keep wanting to see Mickey Mouse, and I don't know how long they will buy the story that he has the bat flu, but after all a bat is just a mouse with wings, But anyway, its a tremendous boost for my reputation in the neighborhood since they've told all their friends that Poppa takes them to Disney World all the time.
Old Gunnison Colorado railroad depot and water tower. Steam trains back in the old days couldn't travel very far without a water refill.
I nice collection of 30 caliber M1 carbines. I've had quite a few M1 carbines myself since they used to be dirt cheap. When I was in high school numerous companies would mail you a World War II surplus M1 carbine for $20, and that included a box of G.I. surplus ammo.
And since it was wartime just about every company capable of making a gun was turning out M1 carbines, including car manufacturers, and a company that made jukeboxes named Rock-Ola.
I think I've only got one left and it's a Winchester in beautiful condition, showing very little wear with all matching serial numbers dated 1943. I paid about 100 bucks for it 30 something years ago and now that one will sell for a couple of thousand all day long.
Hood ornament from an old Nash. The Nash car was still around when I was in high school, they had stopped building them by then, but they were still around, they were just too ugly for anyone to want to drive. I think the hood ornament was the best thing about the whole car.