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Old 07-06-2011, 10:11 AM   #4891
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Well, thank you both for your kind words for the missus. When I arrived back here last night, she was firmly ensconced in bed, still not exactly on top of the world.

This morning I've been attending to a few chores, including delivering the mandatory cup of tea while she's still in bed. Another gorgeous day here so even if she can just get outside to enjoy the sun that will help.

A "couple" (there's that word again) of nights ago, I took some pics of what I would call a very gentle sunset. One is shot over the bay, and the other from out front. I added the third just to show the crescent moon.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:15 AM   #4892
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Yet another rant.

Seems that here in Nebraska state park attendance has been dwindling so in an attempt to increase usage and attendance (and fee revenue) the Legislature just this year passed a law (once again) allowing the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the parks and public use areas. This had been outlawed maybe a decade ago. Attendance has been dwindling because (according to local word of mouth) the damned parks have become overrun with droves of (outsiders) having fiesta after fiesta. The parks just haven't been that safe for a long time. The prohibition wasn't working of course but the laws also weren't being enforced so the parks have become a dangerous place to be in some cases. Especially after dark.

Rather than enforce the rules and weed out the rowdies so that decent people could use the facilities safely the Legislature with all of their genius and foresight and undeniable wisdom decided allowing booze back in the parks was the thing to do.

This week end at the lake develop my son and I went to two weeks ago a twelve year old and a nineteen year from the Carolinas were killed. They were run-over by an intoxicated pontoon boat operator.
Ahh, yes...booze and boats, terrible combination.

Here it is the same offense as driving a car while intoxicated. I hope you can tell us that the idiot is now in jail...although that certainly does nothing to bring back those he killed.
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Bud, always laughed at braille on atm drive thru, I'm guessin used for walk up also
I certainly hope you don't want to see a blind person driving up to an ATM!!!
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seems to be quite a few on the road anyways
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Last night as I was arriving back here, it looked like we might be getting a decent sunset. Managed to get the groceries and the rest of the paraphernalia up the bank just in time to try a few shots.

One again with the crescent moon - note that it is higher in the sky even though the pic was taken at about the same time.
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seems to be quite a few on the road anyways
You definitely do have a point there!!!
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Back in a minute with a couple of pics of the shower construction underway, and the tile sealing setup in terrible working conditions.
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The morning view from the bedroom deck. Yesterdays tiles still sitting there.
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The best description of the shower behind the tub screen is probably "funky".

There's not a lot of room, and neither do I have much of a choice of materials to work with...so it's whatever is at hand and kind of a design as you go process.

Here's the small landing and steps as you exit from the tub deck.
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Couple of shots from front and rear. The plan is to put a sheet of glass in the front.
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Here's the view from the shower...OK, I had to cheat and hold the camera up in the air.

Nothing a few minutes with the big pruners won't take care of.
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Now, about those abominable working conditions...
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Yow I feel terrible that you have to work under those conditions. The mental anguish must be unbearable at times.

Here's hoping the Mrs. heals quickly. If you had a blower you could keep the pathways clear for her in her time of need.
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Yow I feel terrible that you have to work under those conditions. The mental anguish must be unbearable at times.

Here's hoping the Mrs. heals quickly. If you had a blower you could keep the pathways clear for her in her time of need.
Bud, you have no idea the strain it puts me under...all this sunshine, and the girls coming by in their kayaks, and the bikini clad babes out on Long Point ...it's awful I tell ya.

As for our pathways, we use one of those old fashioned rake thingies. Never runs out of gas either!
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The morning view from the bedroom deck. Yesterdays tiles still sitting there.
Awwwww man, what a view. The gentle sunsets are so comforting. I can just imagine camping out right there at the waters edge, seeing the sunset at evening an waking up to that fantastic view and smelling bacon and coffee. Man, I think I am going to cry, and you get to see that all the time.

It is just amazing at how much ya'll have accomplished from when you first set foot on your island.

By the way, do ya'll have bull frogs up your way? There is nothing like fried frog legs, thicknen gravy, biscuits and eggs for breakfast while out camping or any other time for that matter.

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