Saturday, May 11, 2013
My 2013 Indy 500 Jamboree And Hootenanny: I Will Be Fashionably Late To The Dance
I won't be attending Opening Day festivities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today because I currently have a project from hell going on at my house.
See...what started as a simple weekend leaking tub drain fix has ended up being a multi-week complete bathroom gutting and remodeling.
The cast iron waste line leading from the tub was corroded and broken, and to fix that meant removing the tub...which meant removing the walls...which lead to the decision to go on ahead and redo the entire (and only) bathroom in my humble abode (shack).
Did I mention that my crib is on a slab and damn near everything is buried in concrete?
I should live in a trailer.
Sunday will be a no-go trackside as well.
I may be able to get out there next week for some practice days.
The project is coming along thanks to the generous help of a heart-of-gold neighbor.
We will be ripping out the sink, installing new copper water lines, and hanging drywall today.
In other news, I was contacted last night by a well-connected real Indy racin' insider who told me I would be furnished with a Bronzed Badge at no charge to me.
Thanks, real Indy racin' insider.
This is cool, and your gesture is much appreciated.
Free shit is always cool.
That's what I think.
See you trackside.
at 9:43 AM