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Old 09-03-2010, 12:25 PM   #2431
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Tried to get some pix of the tiling so far in the ensuite, but it's awkward to say the least.

This is looking at the right side of the room as you walk in. I'll get some better shots tomorrow I hope.
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Tried to get some pix of the tiling so far in the ensuite, but it's awkward to say the least.

This is looking at the right side of the room as you walk in. I'll get some better shots tomorrow I hope.
Looking good buddy, I know it is tough working in a small space.

When do ya'll usually get your first frost? They are saying we probably will have a warm winter this year. I just hope it gets down in the 50s and 60s, at least maybe we can camp and fish for a change.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:42 PM   #2434
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Looking good buddy, I know it is tough working in a small space.

When do ya'll usually get your first frost? They are saying we probably will have a warm winter this year. I just hope it gets down in the 50s and 60s, at least maybe we can camp and fish for a change.
That's a good question...I'm not really sure.

November is usually our rainiest month of the year, which means it would still be warm. So I suppose sometime in December maybe. Rarely do we get snow over Christmas here, except a light dusting.

Our first snows are usually short lived.

I used to keep the weather records for the island for a number of years, so I really should know the answer.
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That is quite surprising, I figured it would get cold quickly up north and snow a lot. In past years it would frost usually around the last of October here and we got a few snows each winter but not anymore, it is unusual if we get snow at all now days.
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Well, you have to remember that we are right at the south west corner of B.C. Maybe less than 50 miles above the U.S. border. The Pacific Ocean is a great moderator of temperatures, and it (the ocean) doesn't freeze here. So there is always that great huge mass of water to soak up any heat or cold which may come along.

Right now the water is quite warm - still great for swimming. It is normally the last half of January and February that it gets cold here. By cold I mean down to just below 0C, or 32f.

If you go inland 100 miles or more, then it gets a little cooler. And head 500 miles north and it can get downright chilly.

That's why we live in the banana belt!
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Well, you have to remember that we are right at the south west corner of B.C. Maybe less than 50 miles above the U.S. border. The Pacific Ocean is a great moderator of temperatures, and it (the ocean) doesn't freeze here. So there is always that great huge mass of water to soak up any heat or cold which may come along.

Right now the water is quite warm - still great for swimming. It is normally the last half of January and February that it gets cold here. By cold I mean down to just below 0C, or 32f.

If you go inland 100 miles or more, then it gets a little cooler. And head 500 miles north and it can get downright chilly.

That's why we live in the banana belt!
I love learning new things, that is just amazing, I would have never guessed that but now that you have explained it, that does make sense. Speaking of banana belt, I worked with a fellow who had made his career in the Navy as a boiler tender aboard several ships, we were talking one time about different places we had been and he made the statement that he had sailed around "the tropics of Alaska". I said "what" and he repeated it. I had to leave so I wouldn't laugh.
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Tropics of Alaska eh? Well, I have been to Alaska in the summertime, and it was none too tropical even then.

Although neither was it cold. Amazing how warm it gets in those northern climes in the summertime. Mainly because the sun is up so long up there.

There is a place in the Yukon named Mayo. Their claim to fame is that the temperature gets to 95 above in summer and 95 below in winter. Personally, I think they are pulling our leg, as it never even got close to that during the five years I lived in Whitehorse.

The coldest when I was up there was -84F in Dawson City one winter - and that's just about right on the arctic circle. Don't recall what the highs might have been, but certainly not +95F. Maybe 80 tops.

Normal lows might dip to the -45F range, but very rarely any colder.
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I just can't imagine being in a place that cold. The coldest I have ever been in was -11F back in 1950 in Memphis Tennessee, the hottest was 110F here this year. It was so nice and cool here this morning Judy and I went up on Raccoon Mountain for a short walk.
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Good to see you're finally getting a break from all that oppressive heat.

Just finished cutting some of the marble - back in a minute or three with the first pic.
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One of the back corners of the surround has about a 30 angle. The only way I could cut that was with the bridge saw. So it has come in useful for something other than cutting that art glass the missus has.
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When it comes to marble, with all its' natural fissures, I'm always leery of having to cut a corner out like this. You need the angle grinder with diamond blade to do it. But since it is done freehend - at least the finishing part - I'm always nervous.

No trouble this time.
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Whereas, on this straight cut - done extremely slowly - there was a definite weakness where the blade made its' exit.
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None of the marble by the surround is set yet, just set in place with wedges to make sure everything fits right. I'll be doing that as soon as I'm done posting here.
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Came back upstairs a few minutes ago to find the missus staring intently into the ensuite...and she said to me "You know what?" That usually means something is wrong.

No, why don't you tell me..."I really like the way that dark tile ties everything together". Phew, thank goodness for that! I was afraid for a minute that she wanted the whole mess ripped out or something.

I stood on a short ladder just outside the door and took this. You can see the three windows which look into the bay.

There are strips of wood below the bottom row of tiles on those short walls, and they are spacers to allow either tile/backerboard, or wood to be used to cover those areas. HRH hasn't yet made up her mind.

I like the tile idea. Easier to keep clean and will undoubtedly last longer.
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