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Old 12-05-2012, 06:22 AM   #31
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Wait til Jim finds out he's been assigned right wing position

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:24 AM   #32
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I don't think Jim will have a problem with that!
(As long as he's not playing - "left-out"!)

Ain't going to see me on skates/skiing, anymore!
Bad knees - to say the least!

Jan -
How deep are you going to fill that up?

(Internet sure is "crawling" today!)

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #33
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It needs at least two inches on the high side, so that will mean 10-14 inches on the low side.

I've put down a few bags of wood chips on that tarp that will take up some volume
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #34
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Alas, my sweet affair with a warm American front is over. Brief but intense..

I shall never forget our time together, it will be forever special.

Don't worry friends ...snow dog and I are surviors
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:45 AM   #35
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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
Helmet! I would need a small mattress, OK make that a large mattress, don't want to harm the ice when I hit it.

Right wing, left wing, it is all chicken to me, wait a minute, I can't stand cold.
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I'd come play. I've only ever played in a rink. Call it the Winter not-so-Classic.

I miss my boys in teal....
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #37
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Come on up and join us !!

Never even pond hockey?? Thats always a really fun afternoon. Even more thrilling when you hear the ice crack. (never skate on grey ice. That means its not thick enough)




Here is a picture of last years small rink




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You better be careful with these offers, I may just load up the fam and show up on your doorstep. I'll bring some sourdough.
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Perfect..the more the merrier.
Would you mind picking up Barb on the way?



BARB !!
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I'll even clear the burger wrappers off her seat.
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I'm waiting on the front porch right now MissKat. Just honk when you pull up in the driveway so I'll know it's you.

Jan, I wore skates one time when I was a kid. Let's just say I didn't make any friends on the ice that day - bumping into people, falling down, tripping people, etc.

But I have a plan! I have some of those plastic things you put under your furniture legs to make it easy to slide the couch across the floor. I'll duct tape two of those to my shoes and I'll be gliding across the ice like it's nobody's business! Woo hoo!!! It'll be so smooth that I won't even spill any of that clear liquid Ross is putting in our drinks.

P.S. Jim, I'm not saying Judy HAS to bring a big pan of her corn bread, but if she does, nobody will complain.

P.S.S. What's that you said Mike? You're bringing the banana cream pies? Great!

Somebody call DM and ask him and Mrs. DM to bring some butterscotch brownies.
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Let's see -
Jim and Judy are going to bring corn-bread -
Mike is going to bring banana cream pies -
I'll bring the chilli (Ain't going to tell you what style, chilli! - hint: it's named
after a city in Ohio)
DM might bring butterscotch brownies -
Got Hot Cocoa and Hot Dogs -

Sounds like a party, to me!!

Happy Holidays!

(Poor creeper!)
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.....

Its tarp time.

The price of tarps goes up considerably after the 50 ft. mark. I have two pieces that I taped together with tuck tape. Tape the underside as well. Tape over the red tuck tape with white duct tape or spray paint white.

Loosely tape the tarp up the side boards as the water fills. Make sure you have left enough slack to stretch out the corners.

When the rink is full and the water has frozen you can tape the extra tarp more permanently.
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Here are some pictures of the neighbourhood. I snapped these on the walk to the school. The schoolhouse is in the distance.
I thought the field looked amazing with the sun shining from one angle while storm clouds loomed overhead
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One more. I've no idea where this swan came from at this time of year, but there she was
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