Twinsburg High School Basketball vs North Royalton High School

Last night I attended the Twinsburg High School Basketball vs North Royalton High School Basketball Game. It was a home game for Twinsburg with great attendance and a loud crowd.

Twinsburg won the JV Game by 2 points and lost the Varsity Game by 1 point with North Royalton scoring in the final seconds of the game.

You can see all the photos from the games in the first 2 galleries of my High School Boys Basketball page on my website. Ot click for the Junior Varsity and the Varsity Games.


DIY Sun Shade for Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4 Door) (JKU)

Driving around in the sun in our Jeep Wrangler with the top off can lead to a sunburn and lots of glare, etc. I have seen and  liked the sun shades that are on the market, I thought they were a little on the pricey side and thought about doing my own. I stumbled upon this video on YouTube by How to Wrangler. After I watched the video I knew that I could build one for our 4 door (if you have a 2 door you can build it a little shorter, there are dimensions in the video). So I gathered all the parts and got started. I verified all the measurements from the video and they seemed good.

I gathered all the parts from Home Depot, screenshot of the shopping cart and items are below:

I cut the screening material and enlisted my wife to get the sewing machine out and sewed the edges. The machine did not have any issues going through the material. She did a straight stitch followed by a zip zag across the edge of the screen, this will help to keep the edge down and prevent it ripping.

I then installed the grommets at the locations shown in the video, a screenshot is below. Only thing I might change if I did this again would be to move the ones at the front of the Jeep from 4″ in from the edge to about 6″.

Then I was able to move onto the bungie cords. The video gave lengths of the cords. The ones purchased are 12″ (they were actually closer to 14″). I cut them down as shown but I did notice that the ones at the front of the Jeep which attach to the footman loops needed to be a little shorter than what was suggested.

I installed it and here is the final product.

So, what do you think? Everything cost about $40 and that included the cost of the grommet kit, you may already have that and if you do the total cost would be around $30.

Meeting President Bush

President George W. Bush is welcomed to the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio by Freedom Corps Greeter Thomas “T.J.” Powell, Jr., Jan. 27, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse

President George W. Bush presented the President’s Volunteer Service Award to T.J. Powell when he arrived in Cleveland on Thursday, January 27, 2005.

The following is a all of the news we can find about this event and award: