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Old 10-01-2011, 09:43 PM   #5641
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At the end of the pond trail I turn right and head up the main highway. (first pic.)

Next is looking through the trees out over Nayler Bay. I know it's hard to see, but if you look carefully towards the right side of the pic you might be able to pick out a set of steps. These go up to Boulton's cabin.

Next is looking toward the North West corner of Thetis Island, about 5 miles distant.

Then I caught some sunlight through the trees above Sand Dollar Cove.

The last one is close to home arriving at Herring Bay at the end of the main trail.

Not a Starbucks or McDonalds in sight anywhere.
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Today we had to remove two heavy poured footings. I forgot to get pics when we started, so this is the second one coming out.

I dug a ramp behind the footing, set a couple of 2 x 6's against the bottom of the footing, and we used a winch to pull the footing over and then out.

This is the boss working the winch.
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Since these little $10 special winches don't have much cable, we could only move the footing a few feet at a time. In order that it didn't come crashing back down into the hole, I drove a couple of stakes into the ground like so.
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The boss isn't used to doing much in the way of manual labour, and he was pooped at this point.

I offered to finish the winching and he took the opportunity to say yes very quickly.
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The superintendent in the pic above is Maggie, the boss's 10 year old Lab. She's just a sweetheart.

Here we have both of these footings out...something over 4 cubic feet of concrete and rebar in each one. About 600 lbs. each. Completely insane to hold up the edge of an 8' wide deck. The boss thinks we might set them both up again, tie a 6 x 6 between the two and put a humming bird feeder on. That should be just about strong enough for that!
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Just got to love it Coco...the best commute on earth.
You made it!
We are jealous souls lost in the fwy traffic

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Awesome pictures Keith. Did you make the sign for the RWCS?

Is there still a problem with the Iris's that invaded the pond or did someone get them all dug out?

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Just got to love it Coco...the best commute on earth.
You made it!
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Fwy traffic? What on earth is that?
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Awesome pictures Keith. Did you make the sign for the RWCS?

Is there still a problem with the Iris's that invaded the pond or did someone get them all dug out?

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I don't know who did that sign. It might have been either John Couchman or Nick Bateman.

The iris's are going to be a long lived problem. They are trying to clean out a small area each year but it will be practically impossible to physically remove them all. Keeping the seed heads cut off every year is supposed to help.
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Played hooky from the job today, and did some work at home instead.

The last seal coat is on the tiles in the breakfast nook, and maybe...just maybe we will have breakfast in there tomorrow morning! That will be a surprise for the missus.

She has been getting around much better for the last two days, so things are looking up.

Next I cleared all the woodpile off the solarium floor, gave it a good clean and got the first seal coat on that as well. It never did get grouted because it became a repository for all that wood right away as soon as the tiles were set. Once the sealing is done then on to the dreaded grouting! But I'm ready for it this time with some bright orange scrubbies.
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Hey Jim,

About that tv show you watched about the fellow up North building the log cabin, did he go by the name of Dick Proenneke (http://www.dickproenneke.com/)? I got a cool dvd movie about his adventure. Let me know if you want a copy, I sent one to Coco, and he seemed to enjoy it!!
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Hey sbmfi, that is the one, I really do appreciate your offer but I have seen that one about 6 times now but still love it. That is a dream but I am not so sure I could handle it by myself that long.

I wonder why some of coco's posts don't show up on my PC for a few days. Either that or I am having a bad case of old timers. By the way Keith fwy stands for freeway.
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No prob Jim. Are you sure that you refresh the webpage everytime you visit it? You can press F5 on the keyboard to initiate the refresh of the web page. Maybe try and clean out the webpage browser's cache or temporary internet files. If your using Internet explorer, youd have to go to the "tools" option up top, then go to "internet options" good luck.
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No prob Jim. Are you sure that you refresh the webpage everytime you visit it? You can press F5 on the keyboard to initiate the refresh of the web page. Maybe try and clean out the webpage browser's cache or temporary internet files. If your using Internet explorer, youd have to go to the "tools" option up top, then go to "internet options" good luck.
Thanks sbmfj, I will try refreshing each time I visit the board which is usually at least 3 times a day. I am using Firefox as IE just don't work well for me. I tried Chrome but I don't care for their toolbar. I haven't tried Opera or Safari, may give them a try. Thanks again

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