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Old 12-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #16
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Wow, very interesting. I was expecting to see someone who had drainage problems in their back yard, not a real Ice Rink.

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:28 PM   #17
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Back boards installed on one side. OSB painted white.

All we need is some cold temps and the tarp will be installed.

Make sure the grass is free of all small twigs and stones that could puncture the tarp. If the tarp does get a small tear, red tuck tape will do the trick (hopefully). Be sure to cover the red tape with white duct tape or the red will attract the sun
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #18
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Doesn't look too bad!
However, there are some places -
it looks like you're a 1/16th to 1/8th inch off!
(Could be a "Red-Flag" - code violation!!)
Make sure you've got enough Hot Cocoa, Marsh mellows, Peppermint
Schnapps -
(I'm sure it can be "over-looked"!)

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #19
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I know it sticks out like a sore thumb, but you did see the disclaimer that we are not being precise.

A little tap with the sledge will fix that, but its not worth the trip to the garage. The tarp and snow will cover all that.
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Looks alright to me!
No snow up there?!?
No snow down here, either!?!
Hope this isn't the "proverbial", calm before the storm!!!

Happy Holidays!
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This is the first thread that has ever made me want to live somewhere cold.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #22
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Ross: We has some snow but a nice warm front swept in and washed it all away.

Miss Kat: That is what arenas are for. I would gladly give up skating all together for year round warmth. But if you have no choice but to suffer the cold, you may as well make the best of it.

That giant hill in the background is actually a lot steeper than it looks. Its quite the hike up. The Dad's on their snowmobiles haul all the tobagganers up.
I must admit it is a lot of fun screaming down the hill at full speed..head first on my stomach.
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Wow--That rink is much bigger than last years----a pole or two with spot lights for night skating and you're done---looking great---a gas grill for hot cocoa and grilled hot dogs,maybe---
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I've got a clothesline that runs right across centre line. Christmas clear lights gives great ambience. You can see a pile of wood near the shed. ( remember the playset demolishion episode in the summer)

Maybe a few chairs near the firepit and hot dogs on a stick
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Road trip! Jiju can fix up some pulled pork and Ross will make a batch of New England style Chili---
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Jim, Mike and Ross vs Barb and I. 3 against 2 . Doc can wear the ref stripes.

I could sell tickets to that event

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Jim, Mike and Ross vs Barb and I. 3 against 2 . Doc can wear the ref stripes.

I could sell tickets to that event
That sounds interesting, Jan!
I've got a better idea!
3 against 2?
Kind of unfair!

Plan "B" -
I'll sit by the fire -
(Someone's got to make sure the Hot Cocoa, Hot-Dogs, Chili ... are OK!)
The rest of you can "flail" at each other with "sticks" - to your heart's
content!!
Probably won't see too much of that, though!
Y'all will probably, be spending too much time in the "Penalty Box"! -
We told you kids - no "High-Sticking", "Hooking", "Tripping" ...!!!

If Doc is going to referee this group -
hope he done brought his "full-body, armor"!!
Remember - no Hot Cocoa in the "Penalty Box!

Speaking of "Hot Cocoa" -
"What's that clear liquid that Rossi keeps pouring into his"?!?
Don't worry! -
It's just water!

"Ohhhh - the weather outside is frightful; but, the fire's so delightful"....

Happy Holidays!

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Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn't show signs of stopping
And I've bought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm
The fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we're still goodbying
But as long as you love me so

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
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Ross:

Once again its very thoughtful of you to consider that the fire and refreshments need attending, but since we don't want you missing the fun we have a no contact, pleasure skate time reserved.

I, for one, do not want to miss the opportunity to see some of you men on skates..heh heh



Don't forget your helmet

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The fire won't be "slowly dying"! -
I'll make sure of that!
(Got to make some more Hot Cocoa! - with an "additive" - of course!)
He, he, he!!

(By the way - you sell tickets?!? - I'll need a "cut" of the "gate", and video rights!!!)

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