Well, after a couple of days our of town, a great weather day here in Atlanta. Nice and warm, sunny, can’t get much better.

We were slated to go down to my folks (where the trailer is hanging out) so I figured to get a bit of welding done on that, with the goal of getting it roadworthy and coming to put the boat on it soon.

If nothing else, I would like to be able to move the boat around the back yard a little 🙂

Started out picking up an “auto-darkening” welding helmet that Northern Tool and Equipment had fairly cheap. This isn’t industrial quality, but my dad and I don’t weld much, and it would be handy and he’s been wanting one. Figured it would probably help me in my novice welding to not have to deal with flipping down the shield, etc. on the “old kind”.


Well, best laid plans, when we got down there, they had a pretty bad leak from a burst pipe (flooded much of their formal living room). They had most of the water cleaned up, but needed a hand with getting under the house to fix the pipe, etc. We got that taken care of, but ran out of daylight.

No biggie… had a pretty day and got to visit with the folks and ate some good BBQ :-). We did play with the helmet for a minute in the house. For whatever odd reason, certain lights would “trip it” and make it go dark… and the plasma TV was consistent at doing it. Odd.