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Old 12-14-2012, 11:01 PM   #46
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Great pictures Jan! What a great morning to be out for a walk. I love pictures of barns. On my home from vacation last summer, I thought it would be fun to take a few days off and just drive through the countryside in Illinois. I saw so many neat barns and farms - from the highway. It would be neat to drive the country roads to take pictures.

Holy cow! The ice rink already looked big, but with that white tarp, it looks even bigger.

I don't think we have red Tuck Tape here in the U.S.A. It must be a Canadian thing as I've seen it on the Holmes on Homes show, but when I asked for it here at Lowe's one time, the guy had a very confused look on his face. After explaining to him what it was, he directed me to the tape they use for Tyvek.

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Cincinnati Chilli?
Cleveland Chilli?
Wendy's Chilli? No wait, "Wendy's" isn't a city in Ohio.

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:29 AM   #47
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Cincinnati Chilli?
Cleveland Chilli?
Wendy's Chilli? No wait, "Wendy's" isn't a city in Ohio.


City of Fire !!

Oh wait thats a book isn't it?

Every morning (except for the last 2 or 3) those cattle are way down the field. There is no fence that far down and occasionally a few of the younger ones will leak out of that field and come right close to the road. They go running when the farmer brings out their bale.

The last 2 or 3 days the mommas won't stop bawling all day. MOOING all over the village. I can hear it as soon as I open my door. Must be auction time
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:23 AM   #48
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Nice looking place!
Sure hope you're on a "Well" -
A lot of water in there!

"RF"

Jan -
Yeah -
Cincinatti! style.

Barb -
I've seen "Tuck" tape around here -
not that many places, though.

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creeper,
Great project, great pictures. I enjoyed your posts.
I see you are in Ontario. In the US, there is a theory of attractive nusinance which makes the homeowner responsible for injuries (or worse) when an individual is using some recreational thing such as a trampoline or swimming pool on the homeowner's property with or without permission. Usually that individual is a child. I aplologize for putting a damper on such an excellent project, but it might be a good idea to consult a local attorney to see how building an ice rink may impact you in the future. Also might want to keep your homeowner's policy up to date and see if you are offered protection in the event of an accident. The reality is that children fall and parents sue. Not always but often enough to suggest that a wise homeowner be aware of the consequences of his actions, even seemingly harmless and well-intentioned actions like building a skating rink.

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Just an afterthought to consider. In the US, insurance companies can: 1. cancel coverage where an attractive nuisance is determined to exist, 2. increase policy rates as a result of the existence of the attractive nusinace, 3. set reasonable conditions for issuing a policy such as building a fence around the attractive nusinace or 3. exclude coverage for any incident involving the attractive nusinace. Some people facing this issue fail to disclose the attractive nusinance but this is not recommended. It amounts to misrepresentation and claims arising from injuries resulting from undisclosed attractive nusinances will not be honored.
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RG 60guy. I really appreciate your nice comments and also that you are watching out for me.

Hopfully I don't jinx myself but I'm not worried about any liabilites.

Around here kids get hurt all the time whether they are breaking arms on that great tobbogganing hill out back (thats private property but everyone just goes up whenever they want) falling off their ATV's or horses. Chipping out teeth from a too deep a dive in the pool or pond. Mostly, you just yell at your kid for being a rude houseguest and getting their blood on someone else's property.

Seriously, there is not a lot of litigation going on up here. In fact, I've never known anyone to get sued or to do the sueing in an accident. Just the same I took your advice and consulted my brother who is a lawyer out west.
He said " there is an assumption of risk that people, even kids, take when they engage in various activites"

My own personal house rule is under 16 wears a helmet
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That's good to know creeper!
When I show up and fall on my face (on your rink) -
I can expect free plastic surgery -
Right?!?
(OK - at least some hot Cocoa!)

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Like I said we are way too polite to sue each other or get our blood all over other people's stuff.

Health care is free even plastic surgery if its done as a result of an accident. Face lifts and botox are extra

And you my friend can have all the hot chocolate your jolly tummy can hold
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Thanks creeper!
I was kidding about the plastic surgery -
I've looked into it - the response was -
Something to the affect:
"It's beyond our abilities - sorry!"
(I wouldn't mind the hot Cocoa, though!!)
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Well ..if anyone around here is two faced maybe he can give you one of his...

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Thanks creeper!
As far as "faces" go -
I've already got one -
one is enough!
(Trust me on that!)
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creeper,
Great project, great pictures. I enjoyed your posts.
I see you are in Ontario. In the US, there is a theory of attractive nusinance which makes the homeowner responsible for injuries (or worse) when an individual is using some recreational thing such as a trampoline or swimming pool on the homeowner's property with or without permission. Usually that individual is a child. I aplologize for putting a damper on such an excellent project, but it might be a good idea to consult a local attorney to see how building an ice rink may impact you in the future. Also might want to keep your homeowner's policy up to date and see if you are offered protection in the event of an accident. The reality is that children fall and parents sue. Not always but often enough to suggest that a wise homeowner be aware of the consequences of his actions, even seemingly harmless and well-intentioned actions like building a skating rink.
Good advice.

I worked with a woman, years ago, who was taking her son to her mom's house one wintry, cold, icy morning. Her mom babysat her son while she went to work - for free.

Well, there was ice on her mom's front steps that morning, and she (the lady I worked with) slipped on the ice and got hurt. Surprise, surprise! She sued her mom's insurance company and - if I remember right - got some kind of a settlement from them. She said her mom told her to sue them.

Jan, I'm glad to hear that the people around you have common sense and don't sue their neighbor at every opportunity.
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Well Barb,

So what happens to the mom's rates??

Barb :
The tone of some people on this site has caused me severe mental anguish. The trauma left me confused and unable to function. As a result I put on the wrong shoes and then I stubbed my toe. I have begun the litigation process.

Do you think my cheque will arrive in time for a nice southern vacation?

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You stubbed your toe after you put the shoes on? Woe, you are distressed!

What happens to the mom's rates? They probably dropped to $0 per year as it seems like no insurance company would carry her after a stunt like that. But who knows?

You could easily win enough for "A nice southern vacation". But I doubt that Southern Ontario is much warmer than where you live.

A few years ago, my uncle wanted to buy the house/lot of land that his mother & father and grandmother & grandfather lived in, in the early 1900's. In the city of Detroit. Which is more like a jungle now and most of the houses in that area have been burned down and the lots cleared.

He lives in California and had no intention of ever doing anything with the property. It was mostly a sentimental thing to him.

He was advised to not buy the land. If someone got hurt on the land or something, they would probably sue him if they found out a guy from California owned it.
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I would move to move to Canada in a heartbeat if I could bring my California weather with me.

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