Friday, April 16, 2010
Back to Normal?
We finished up with the Golden Gloves last night. As a club we did really well, winning half of our fights - the complete story can be found at the gym link. We have a fundraiser Sat. night and then things will slow down a little for me. The weekend of the 24th & 25th, Jimmy is taking fighters to the Junior Olympics in Terre Haute. I'll be taking the high mileage team to Indy on that Sunday and Monday.
In the one photo, Rich is installing the skin on the high mileage car. We've already driven the car and everything seems to check out well. Just a few minor things to complete this week and we should be ready to go. This will be my last year of involvement with this program. It's been very interesting and a lot of fun for both me and the students, but I just can't devote the necessary time plus there are a few other issues I've had to deal with over the years. Hopefully, we can go out on top with the car running well and with good weather.
The other two photos are of a belt buckle a kid made and the front end of the bicycle project I posted a photo of some time back. Now that the end of the school year is approaching and the weather is improving, most of the boys have gone into shut down mode. It's nice to see a couple of them are actually working and being creative. Most of the others will go into panic mode in another few weeks when they realize if they don't get busy they will fail the class. Which may also mean they won't graduate. It would be so much easier to just do a little something everyday but I try to quit telling them after the one thousandth time.
I got the gym van back together so we could take it last night but I still have a little touch up on the passenger side and then I'm going to tackle the driver's side. I'll get that back in the shop after the Junior Olympics. In the mean time, I'm going to try and resume work on the Rickati project and a couple other things. I need to start running and training for my bike ride this year. Now that things are starting to approach the normal level of my hectic schedule, I should be able to find time for that. It's raining right now but should clear up this afternoon. I'm going to try and get in a couple of miles, but maybe after a nap.
Posted by Shop Teacher Bob at 7:35 AM