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Old 09-23-2011, 11:58 AM   #5611
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Just a couple more before I get busy for the day.

Early morning sunrise and a morning rosebud in the garden.
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Yesterday afternoon I hung the light that the missus got for the nook. The light it throws gives the room a lovely warm glow at night.
Wow, that is really pretty Keith, it all ties together perfect.

I bet that guy with the boat was not a happy camper, I would have thrown up.
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Do you suppose they were on a 3 hour tour? If you see the guy out there, ask him if his name is Gilligan.

Beautiful pics of the sunrise and rose!

The light in the nook looks very nice too.
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Man, this is spooky, the two pictures of the sunset and rose was not there when I posted and wouldn't have known about them had Barb not said something about them. I went back a page and didn't see them, when I came back to this page there they were. My PC must be thinking through peanut butter, mercy sakes alive.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:23 PM   #5615
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Wow, that is really pretty Keith, it all ties together perfect.

I bet that guy with the boat was not a happy camper, I would have thrown up.
About 5 seconds after his boat got upright, he was outta here!

I bet we don't see him again in this bay!
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Getting towards the end of the grouting in the nook. A couple more batches tomorrow and it should be done. I can't say I will be sad to see the end of this.
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A couple of mornings ago I needed to go to town for "stuff", you know what "stuff" is don't you? It's all the "stuff" you forgot to get last time.

Early on it looked like this. Yes, that's a fog bank rolling in. Half an hour later it was right on us. Normally that wouldn't be too much of a problem, except that my GPS packed it in a few months ago. I should have replaced it then, knowing that the fall always produces fog for us here.
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Both yesterday and today we have had some serious winds and rain. The wind must have exceeded 80 kms out in the Strait of Georgia because they stopped the ferries for a time.

This was last night after the wind blew much of the cloud away...still very bumpy water and this sunset.
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The floor is looking good!

The sunrise picture is stunning! The cloud formation is unreal. I've never seen a fog bank roll in like that.
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The sunrise picture is stunning! The cloud formation is unreal. I've never seen a fog bank roll in like that.
Yep, that's what happens here in the fall every year without fail. I went to take a pic of that morning cloud, then noticed that long, low fog bank right on the water.

Thetis island had already disappeared (about 5 miles south of us) so I watched the fog move and estimated it would be over us about an hour later. I was finally able to get away just after 10 am, which was OK. Usually the fog sticks around until slightly after noon when it's here.

Here's one end of the floor when it didn't look so good.
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Keith, your floor turned out beautiful, I know you will be glad to get up off your knees.

I agree with Barb, the sunsets are stunning. That fog is just spooky, there is now way under the sun I would be out on the water without a GPS in the fog. I have done that before and it is no fun.
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Morning Jim...I hope to have the floor done by tonight. Then tomorrow I will put one more coat of sealer on it (two on the grout lines) and that will be it.

This morning I was out checking the water and this guy was over on Vancouver Island. I didn't see any rain, so maybe this is called a cloud bow.
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I thought I would finish up the grouting in the nook, same process as usual.

So I put a couple of batches of grout in...and then went down to the dock to get the second float started. Forgot all about the grout, and by the time the grey matter between my ears sorted itself out, the grout was getting - shall we say - very firm!

This was the source of my aggravation.
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Grout sponges get torn apart rapidly if you are silly enough to think you can clean very firm grout with them.

Bud...HELP! If I make this dumb mistake again, what's the best way to try and get the grout to look passably fair?

I ended up using a scraper to get the worst of it off, then scrubbed hard with the sponge. I may have just caught it in time, but it wasn't fun.
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Naturally, I ran out of wood to finish the dock surface, but at least now I can hop on and off the boat at high tide without wading through mud.
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