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Old 02-16-2010, 07:05 PM   #586
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And finally, the lilac bush is already budding out, crazy!. This is Canada...in February! Ahhh, but it's the west coast. You never know what's going to happen here.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:21 AM   #587
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Was out fishing off of tent Island for those illusive ..."winter Springs"..and came home through the most wood debris choked passage ever to Chemainius..which means you must have 'received' a ton of free wood to your mill! Was tempted to "catch and drag" some of those logs to you...but then..."reason"..stepped in! Love what you are doing..almost with a new .."push"!
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Hey scoggy man, I've obviously got to give you my GPS so you can bring that cedar over here. And what do you mean "reason" stepped in? Since when has reason got anything to do with it?

And don't forget, whatever logs you bring over, you get 50% of the wood I get out of them. Sawyer gets the other half. Yes, that would be me, wouldn't it?
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Nice flowers!

I've been watching the nearby Olympics on TV and they're all complaining about how warm it is for the alpine events. I guess the same is true for you as well.

In our part of the country though we've been having a pretty miserable winter. I can only remember a handful of days since Thanksgiving that have been above average. Usually we get plenty of 70F/22C days in the wintertime. This winter, not so much. Last week it snowed 12 inches in Dallas, of all places. Biggest 24 hour snow event in Dallas ever recorded. Go figure.
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It's so nice to see the pictures of the flowers and buds. Thanks for posting those.

What do you think that log with all the metal was used for, before it ended up in the ocean?

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Hi Brons:
Your Dallas snowfall made our newscasts up here, believe it or not! In fact, it looks like there has been snow in almost every state and that has been also on the news. But your Dallas snowfall was the prime subject.

And yes, it has been far warmer than usual here. This morning it is clear, sunny and rather colder than yesterday. The wind (about 25k's) is keeping the temperature down this morning.

Where we are we can look over towards Vancouver and see the mountains. I guess with a powerful enough telescope we could have front row seats at the outdoor events!
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It's so nice to see the pictures of the flowers and buds. Thanks for posting those.

What do you think that log with all the metal was used for, before it ended up in the ocean?

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Morning Barb:

From time to time we see the odd log like this. They come from a broken up dock usually. I must admit that I haven't seen quite this much steel in one log like that before.

You're welcome for the flowers. I thought it might break up the dreariness we've been having for so long. We have lots of other rhodies in bud, but they don't look like they will be open for a couple more weeks or so. The daffs are in bud, but again the buds are very tight yet. I'll get a shot or three when they finally emerge, just for you.
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There's a short hallway leading to the guest bedroom, and the wall needs to be covered in cedar. The tight radius (54") dictates that the strips would need to be more or less clear. Anything with knots would snap.

Not quite half way up the wall here.
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Got almost up to the light valance and ran out of clear strips! There must be some here somewhere, but for now...
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The solarium wall above the windows has been ignored for just about long enough! Today I managed to get the cedar installed right across the top. Yesterday I fitted the facing boards in between the window casings.

Every board had to be hand planed to fit as nicely as possible. I don't particularly want to have to add any more trim if I don't have to.
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What with all these Olympic intrusions into the work day - plus the fact that the Mrs managed to bring back a case of pneumonia from Vancouver when she returned and was kind enough to pass it along to me - things have progressed at a snails pace.

Things still need to be done, and here is the cedar which will cover the back wall in the front entrance. All planed and dado'd ready to go.
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Just a daytime pic of the solarium wall. I usually seem to be working after dark before there is anything to shoot.
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The last unfinished section of this wall, which totals some 43 feet long altogether, is right here. Half way up the wall by lunchtime. The spacers underneath are to make room for tiles which will go down at that end of the room.
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By suppertime, it was nearly done. Except that the last two full boards that need to go up need to be about 3/8" wider than the rest to match the boards that come over the double doors. They were cut and installed ages ago. I'll make up a couple tomorrow.

We wanted to watch the closing ceremonies of the games after supper tonight. So no more work 'til tomorrow.
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what are you going to do with yourself when you get the house finished?

nice work, again. keep it up. and keep posting. I love to see your pictures.

and we have Robins here already... very strange weather for February... but good for working outside.
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Well, the trouble with being a carpenter is that you always manage to dream something else up when the current project is done. Lots to do yet here though.

Robins already? Not sure if I've seen them here yet. But we have had the big bumble bees for the past 10 days or so. Thankfully, the humming birds aren't here yet, as there's snow in the forecast here - after all this warm weather. Crazy.

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