Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ruby challenge

I did promise a report from our (Gunnar's) garage. Sometimes promises are hard to keep. Me and my big mouth. Six o'clock today, it's dark, the storm is howling and salt rain comimg in horizontally from west .

In his garage a man is eager working, wearing thick, fake fur lined coveralls. Gunnar is busy mending the automatic garage door opener.
The light is good for work, but not for photography. I simply had no time to use photoshop. What I saw, is what you get.

No problems fining red in the garage. Skis stashed up under the roof beams.

I don't even know the names on the tools Gunnar is using. This is so definitely his place.


Bar chairs beside the heavy work bench.
The man knows what a man needs to make the wheels turn around.

When spending hours working, often with mates, he needs to relax from time to time. The chair is not orange, but post box red. Genuine leather, Italian design. Best and finest chair we've ever had.

Serina and I are represented with our bicycles. I never had a driver's license. That is weird coming from a car family.

Gunnar's beloved MG. Made for export to America, hence the wheel on the left hand side. Her first owner bought her in San Francisco in 1953. Second owner bought her in Vancouver and brought her over to Norway. Third owner Gunnar has been in faithful relationship with the lady since 1971. 40 wonderful years together.

She's been a work under construction for a couple of years now. She's become a demanding old woman, and Gunnar has three more females craving his time, plus Amidala, our truck and Serina's car. Poor man. He has indeed deserved his red chair.

Half resting with yet another tool sake in his hands. Wrench maybe?

Here's the right red colour of the chair and Gunnar's gloves.
New haircut today, not bad at all.

The door is almost fixed.

Bits and pieces.

More.

The L is from when he and Serina had driving lessons. She came home glowingly proud. Dad had taught her to do reverse in 8 number shapes.
Later hand brake turn.
Oh, my. They spent some real quality time together, and Serina ended up being a very skilled driver.

The man and his car.

Wet gloves hung to dry.

Jackson's jack.

Gunnar never stops admiring the fine curves of the car. I agree. She may be old, but her beauty is for all to see.

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17 comments:

Sonja said...

NO... I must NOT be envious!!! (But if I were... it would be of Gunnar's red chair! Do you KNOW what a gem that is??!!)

Number 2 would be the MG... just think of all the fun he has had with this car through the years!

And finally, what a joy to have a man who loves to tinker and fix things... NOT what my man does. He hires others, since he has no clue of how to do it himself, and doesn't want to know!! :(

What a cute post, Felisol... I can just picture Gunnar out there 'playing with all of his toys!'... a man's dream come true!

xo

Steve E said...

Yup! A boy-man must have his toys and tools...and each should have a huge red leather chair..Ahhhh!

I fix thing sometimes, but when they suddenly work again, I have forgotten, saying, "How did I do that? Seriously.

Thanks for an in-depth look into your and Gunnar's garage. The narration as good as the photos.

PEACE!

myletterstoemily said...

your husband looks like a nordic king!
and how funny that your finest chair
ends up in the garage, where he IS
king!

Barbros lille verden said...

Nydelig bil!
Tusen takk for koselig kommentar, så hyggelig at du har blitt inspirert inne hos meg!
Ønsker deg en flott førjulstid :)
Klem fra Barbro

Saija said...

what fun! loved the pictures and your notes!

stay warm!!! (hugs)

John Cowart said...

You could post nothing but MG photos from now on...And everyone would still say how beautiful Norway is!

p.s.: Donald is working on that book thing for you.

Becky said...

oh man land! they are all look the same. my basement is the fixer hub.

Amrita said...

Oh wow, that 's man 's [post. Gunnar is a very talented - skillful workman - my all the gadgets and equipment he owns.

The chair is so stylish and of course the car - nothing can compare with it. I am going to day dream that I am riding in it with Serina at the wheel. LOL

Its very cold in Norway isn 't it?

Maria Stahl said...

As emily said, it's funny that your "best and finest chair we've ever had" is in the garage. :)

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Annie said...

Outstanding, E. Only you could make an epic poem out of a man and his garage. And oh!!!, that red chair.

Crown of Beauty said...

Amazing post and pictures...

The car is a beauty... but so are all the odds and ends and all those tools, even the red chair.

What a privilege for us to have a peek into Gunnar's kingdom!

You are so creative with the way you take the pictures!

Love
Lidia

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

The Car and the chair are both fantastic ! It's wonderful to have a husband that fixes things. Looks like Gunnar has a lot of fun playing in his garage . :) Great Post!

Barbros lille verden said...

Hei og takk for koselig kommentar igjen!
Jeg har brukt Hey'di småmuring :)
Ja, det er ikke tilfeldig at jeg trykte "glede" på staken, det er fra adventsverset. Men glede i heimen vil vi jo gjerne ha året rundt, så den kan jo brukes også etter adventstida ;) Den ble liksom litt for fin til å ha frem bare en av 12 mnd!
Ha en fin helg!
Klem fra Barbro

Felisol said...

Barbro,
Enig i både at GLEDE er viktig året rundt, og at det er dumt å gjemme bort det vakre.
"Daily reminder" er nettopp hva vi trenger i disse skrekk og løp og kjøp tider.

Connie in Japan said...

Reminds me of my father's favorite place...his work shop. Great photos of Gunnar's Garage! You did well...very good post!

Roan said...

Gunnar does have a wonderful garage/work space. I love that red chair. It wouldn't match anything in my house, but I would throw out all of my decorating ideas to have one like it. lol The MG is indeed a beauty. I can see why Gunnar has kept her through the years. Loved this post!