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Old 05-16-2009, 12:45 AM   #331
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What I didn't show you was a crack in one of the boards, which I actually glued up (or tried to) before I went across to town today. When I went to sand it down, the joint opened up and I had to re-glue it. Hope it works a little better this time. I think I might leave the clamps on for a couple of days. A little warmth might help to set the glue better.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:55 AM   #332
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It's the Victoria Day weekend up here today, and occasionally a friend of mine takes his putt-putt out for a spin if the weather is good. This evening I asked him if he could come in close to the bank so I could grab a few pics. I didn't want to use the flash (it was getting a little dull out), so the camera only shot at about 1/60th, so apologies for the slight blurring.
She's a beautiful little craft with an ancient one lung engine. I'm not certain what it is, could be an Easthope , but not sure. I will have to remember to ask him next time.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:52 PM   #333
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Cocobolo...A month without updates? Hope health is good for you and your wife. Let us know if there are any updates
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:45 PM   #334
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Hi ponch, yes I know I have been a bad boy. The mrs. is back out in the garden again, her leg is almost healed. I have managed to finish up a few small things, but nothing worth shouting about. Actually spending an inordinate amount of time trying to learn how to use my computer properly. Definitely should have done this 20 years ago! Back soon.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:55 PM   #335
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I understand Cocobolo. Just knew there was a streak of health issues and checking to make sure all is well. Glad to hear everything is ok and will be waiting for more progress pics when you get around to it! Take care.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:21 PM   #336
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Check post 331 wherein I was praising the Honda generator. The 30 amp breaker has been malfunctioning for some time, just not really holding the load it should. Ordered a new one from the Honda dealer, just over $106 with tax. Not made by Honda, package says made in Mexico, part says made in China. Right AFTER I got it, found what looks to be an identical one on the web for $3.11. Do you suppose Honda just might be hearing from me?
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:51 PM   #337
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Has anybody heard from Cocobolo recently. I hope everything is OK.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:07 PM   #338
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I've been wondering how they're doing too. Hopefully they're just busy enjoying the house and the view.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:23 PM   #339
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I think it is just about time I got on the ball and brought things up to date somewhat. Actually, one of the really good guys here has been asking me when I am going to post something.

Really, I have no excuse.

Yes, I have been insanely busy learning how to run my computer properly. It's coming...but oboy am I slow to learn this stuff.

We have had a wickedly hot and dry summer here, and the threat of a wildfire has kept everyone on the island on edge.

It has got so dry that we have decided to form a real live volunteer fire department. No, I'm not the chief, my good friend John has that distinction. I'm his deputy. I think my main job is to keep him from spending too much money!

Finally got our dedicated fire fighting water tank into place at our house. Unfortunately, it won't do us much good until we get a good rainfall and can fill it up!

The forecast is for lots of rain starting this Saturday. Promise I won't complain, as the garden is desperate for water.

I do have a few pics on the Mac, so I will see what I can do about getting them sized right and add a few words so they make sense.

Our daughter and grandson are visiting right now until Friday, plus it is the wife's birthday today. A trace hectic around here, to say the least.

The little guy is down for his nap right now, so I stole a few minutes to say Hi to you all again. And thank you.
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It's good to hear from you Cocobolo. How is your wife's knee?
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I think she is resigned to the fact that it will never be as good as it was. One of those things that comes with age I guess.
Thanks for asking.
But she is able to walk around the Island again, so that is the good part.
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Glad to hear all is well. I really like reading the updates on your project! Glad the wife is able to get around now. It's been about 9 months since my knee issue and it's still stiff after sitting or when I get out of bed in the morning(and I'm only 28). Hope to see some pics when you get the time, enjoy the time with the family.
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Nice to hear from you Keith and to read that all is well with you and your wife. I look forward to reading about your progress on your varied projects. I don't recall ever reading what you decided to do in the shower... did you ever get that finished?
Good luck with the rain and get back to us soon!
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:03 PM   #344
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Hi wrangler, long time no chat. I'll have to make sure that doesn't happen again.
The infamous shower. Well, the shower room itself now has a new composting toilet, and the shower base has been sitting there with the membrane in place and no mortar base. Of course the M R S has been after me to get that all done up PDQ. I'm running out of excuses as we have all the materials here to do that. The 10 bags of mortar mix for the base, all the tiles, thinset - even the grout. Heck, the drain is even in place. Help! I don't think I can get away with putting it off any longer...Maybe next week...
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:56 PM   #345
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I was dead certain I had told the chauffeur to leave the boat at home this weekend...
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