Bolt D’Oro……….The Kentucky Derby Picks!

Yeah the Derby. That damn derby. I’ve been payin’ for years and I haven’t seen a nickel. And isn’t always interesting how when you go to OTB (Off Track Betting) and pick up tickets for your sons and daughters you never seem to get that money back….they’re always losing tickets too!

Gonna go for the superfecta only next year. I think it paid out 19,000 on a dollar bet. I’m told if you bet on Justify you owed the house $1.50 on a $1 bet.

We did have the mandatory Derby get together. That Mother-in-Law of mine. Jeez. You wanna hear someone scream at a horse and his rider. I think it was the first time in the history of the Kentucky Derby that a jockey turned completely around in the middle of a race looking for who the hell was screaming at him. And we were in New York mind you. My ears are still ringing.

Bolt D’Oro had to go to the ear doctor after the race. The poor thing.

The construction blog is toast this week. I worked all weekend to tired to continue the blog. I’ll give you the pictures. It’s the best I could do. My apologies.

Chimney nearly complete.
They finished wrapping the skylights as well.
Did the walkway path up to the top of the house’
Started the patio on top. Was 4 pieces shy of finishing. The cable rail is up if you look close.
Got the postcards delivered for the Open house. If you know anyone interested in Hobbit Houses let them know.
Changed the lanterns out front. I like these ones a lot better.

Did a bunch of other stuff as well. Interior lighting, door trim, window shelf, yada,yada,yada. Travis helped put all the electrical outlet covers on and helped clean the outside up. Huge help there. Thanks Trav.

See you all next week!

Jim

 

4 thoughts on “Bolt D’Oro……….The Kentucky Derby Picks!

  1. We are currently building a small (tine) 12’x12′ Hobbit house (shed), and I was thrilled to see your blog! Wish we lived closer, and we’d be there to your open house! Your blog and photos have really helped with our ideas, and our vision for what we want to do. Hopefully it all works out! Your Hobbit homes are beautiful!

    • Hi Kendra! I’m so glad the blog has helped you! That’s great. Would love to see some pictures of what you’re doing. It’s always good to see other people’s ideas. Good luck with the project.
      Jim

  2. Dear Son-in-law,
    Whats a little yelling when your horse is right up there? with my hard earned SSI dollars on him I wanted to win,so there.
    Well the house is looking great I can’t get over how much work you put in to that place,it sure does show how much you have done can’t wait for the open house,of course I’ll be there I know you where wondering.
    So much to do in such a short time the Jude graduating his B-Day Terence’s B-Day going up to the Graduation and all that comes with it,well I know you will get it all done because thats the kind of guy you are,hang in there.

    Love ya
    Mother- in law

    • Mother in Law: I think the term, “a little yelling,” is being used a little loosely on your part if you don’t mind me saying. It was a good time though even though I lost. See you at the open house!

      Love ya back!
      Son in law

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