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Old 11-27-2010, 05:42 PM   #4096
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Keith, I checked and we were colder last night than you were. I hope the weather holds up for you for a good while.

I have been meaning to ask and you may have already told us but how do you get water into your house? Do you have a pump or just the huge tank. How do you get the water up in the tank? Here I go again with the questions.
Does the big tank ever freeze up?
Water off the roof drains into the big tanks behind the house. From there we pump it into the cabin as needed.

I rather imagine that the water in the big tanks would have had a layer of ice on it during the freeze. I didn't check since I didn't need to pump any water.

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Water off the roof drains into the big tanks behind the house. From there we pump it into the cabin as needed.

I rather imagine that the water in the big tanks would have had a layer of ice on it during the freeze. I didn't check since I didn't need to pump any water.
That is neat buddy, you have thought of everything. I bet it is nice and quite there on your island. When it is real quite my ears ring so loud it feels like it should keep Judy awake.

Keith, do ya'll have Whippoorwills there on your island? I loved to listen to them and Owls when I was living out in the country, it is so peaceful listening to them at night.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:22 PM   #4098
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Whippoorwills no, owls yes.

I do understand that there are a good population of them in Saskatchewan and that they like to make a rather loud noise from dusk 'til dawn.

By the sounds of things, I think the owls would be my choice. We usually hear them in the spring and summer.
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Been way too quiet around here - everything OK?
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was wondering the same thing...
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:47 PM   #4101
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Been way too quiet around here - everything OK?
Sort of...just been somewhat exhausted.

But you will be glad to hear that after an incredible amount of misinformation and delays that the Star Quartz urethane grout is finally....on order.

Oh no, it's not here yet. It will be sent from Vancouver to the Nanaimo dealer...but first it has to come by way of California. The end cost - for this 9 lb. bucket will be a mere $130+. And you only told me it was "pricey".

I wait with great anticipation for its' arrival - hopefully this year!
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Shoot, at that price you should have ordered a whole case of them. lol

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was wondering the same thing...
Sorry guys...been pretty much dragging my a$$ for the past couple of weeks. Not quite sure why.

The missus prodded me into splitting some firewood today, and with her help we managed a small amount. Then later this afternoon I hauled 4 or 5 logs up and bucked them up ready for splitting tomorrow.
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Shoot, at that price you should have ordered a whole case of them. lol

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Heck, why didn't I think of that? I could sell them off quickly at a $50 loss and be bankrupt in no time.
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Sorry guys...been pretty much dragging my a$$ for the past couple of weeks. Not quite sure why.

The missus prodded me into splitting some firewood today, and with her help we managed a small amount. Then later this afternoon I hauled 4 or 5 logs up and bucked them up ready for splitting tomorrow.
We are all pulling for you to get to feeling much better Keith, we will be here waiting so take your time and get rested up really good.
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Heck, why didn't I think of that? I could sell them off quickly at a $50 loss and be bankrupt in no time.
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i always seem to buy high and sell low, usually with my muscle cars
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I have a funny feeling that you have plenty of company...
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Keith, the malaize you are experiencing is from the 'cold blow out' last week, from 'over there', and is prolly a 'winter Squamish", which causes maladies of lethargy, poor concentration, huge bouts of procrastination, and is 'tempered' by using 'oil' of the Haig and Haig brand, followed by...patience..and then renewed vigor, or if you are from Boston area.."Viggahh'! Lead on McDuff!!
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"Sorry guys...been pretty much dragging my a$$ for the past couple of weeks. Not quite sure why."

I've had the same problem here too. Dark and gloomy. It kills your motivation factor. I don't want to step out and get anything from outside. It will pass. dorf dude...

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