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Old 08-21-2010, 09:52 PM   #2326
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The whole shebang looks like this.
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send some of that rain over here... we need it.

Studio is looking good.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:11 PM   #2328
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The missus had some grandiose plans to varnish her studio sign as well today...she got as far as washing it when I started sanding the deck.

I can guarantee you there was sanding dust everywhere, including all over her sign.

I gave it a quick blow off with compressed air, but there just wasn't enough time to do the job.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:13 PM   #2329
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send some of that rain over here... we need it.

Studio is looking good.
I don't know if we can afford it - we're getting pretty desperate here as well.

Are you near any of those wildfires? If this wind we're getting right this minute was at a wildfire - it really would go crazy!
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Here's what the missus calls her "funky bench". It sits at the end of the deck by the shower. Doesn't look quite as funky with that Mesa Grey stain on it though...but that's what she wanted.
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Her sign didn't show up any too well...here's a cropped version.

Hope it comes out better.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:27 PM   #2332
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This isn't exactly what you could call a sunset...but it's what we had a few minutes ago here.
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It is a good thing that the wind picked up and blew some of the dust away that your sander was kicking up. That disc is a real getter but it did do a good job. You two are amazing and an inspiration to all of us. I have yet to see anything you do that I didn't like.

Wow, you made several posts while I was posting. Keith all of your and your sweety's projects are fantastic, just beautiful. The picture of the sky is gorgeous, I have never seen one like that, the color is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing my friend.
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It is a good thing that the wind picked up and blew some of the dust away that your sander was kicking up. That disc is a real getter but it did do a good job. You two are amazing and an inspiration to all of us. I have yet to see anything you do that I didn't like.

I was reading on another thread about folks speaking different languages and it brought to mind something that happened to me years ago. When I was in the Navy I went home with one of my buddys who lived up north. I met his family and his grand mother lived with them.

His grand mother was French Canadian and spoke rather fast. I wasn't use to folks speaking fast as most southern folks don't. They were all fascinated with my accent as I was with theirs, I couldn't understand very much of what his grand mother said.


I guess speaking redneck don't qualify as another language.
Jim, you can be excused for not understanding French Canadian, since it's neither French nor Canadian!

As for redneck, well I don't know. But I can tell you - we have a couple of them on this island! Nothing like you good ole boys though!
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No sooner did I post the sky shot, when I looked out the window again and...
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...as I was shooting, the rain started. Wife number 2 is thrilled!
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Keith, those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! the colors are so vivid.

I meant to ask you a page or two back what that was peeking out from the shadows of the rafters in post #2305. Thanks for posting a full picture of it. What an awesome piece of wood! Did she find it on the island?

About the rain chains. I'd never heard of them, so I googled 'rain chain pictures'. Those are so cool! I can't wait to see what it looks like installed near her studio door.

You guys must have a lot of neat stuff in the stores up there that we don't have here. That's two things now that I'd never heard of. Or maybe I just need to get out more. lol

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Keith, those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! the colors are so vivid.

I meant to ask you a page or two back what that was peeking out from the shadows of the rafters in post #2305. Thanks for posting a full picture of it. What an awesome piece of wood! Did she find it on the island?

About the rain chains. I'd never heard of them, so I googled 'rain chain pictures'. Those are so cool! I can't wait to see what it looks like installed near her studio door.

You guys must have a lot of neat stuff in the stores up there that we don't have here. That's two things now that I'd never heard of. Or maybe I just need to get out more. lol

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It's definitely a piece of driftwood we found here...but it was so long ago now I have no idea which of us found it.

Most likely the missus did, and I would have been assigned the job of bringing it here.

Those less than delightful plastic gutters will have to go, and I'll have to make something strong enough to hold the rain chain. I'll try and remember to get it out tomorrow and get a pic. The missus will know exactly where it is.
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Oh my stars, that sunset is just unreal. I will be paying more attention to the sunsets here but I have never seen one that pretty here.

I went back to #2305 to see what Barb was talking about and noticed your natural hand rail, there is so much to see in your pictures I failed to see it. That is just fantastic, that style Judy and I fell in love with as we love the natural outdoors. We were thinking about making a bed out of limbs like those in a cabin. I know I keep using the words fantastic and beautiful to describe your creations but there are just so many words in the English language. Keith there is no doubt about it buddy, you are a master artisan craftsman. What did you say the name of your book was going to be?

By the way, your sweety really knows beauty also, you both compliment each other in so many of your projects and that is wonderful my friend.
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Are you near any of those wildfires? If this wind we're getting right this minute was at a wildfire - it really would go crazy!
define near? There is a small one a valley over, towards Lake Louise, but it likely won't amount to much. All the fuel burned up a couple of years ago during a controlled burn that got away on the Parks folks.
Most of the smoke is coming from the Cariboo fires, and they must be large ones because I couldn't see across the valley the past week or so.
I'm about to do a rain dance.

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