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Old 03-03-2010, 11:06 AM   #616
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So I've been reading and looking at all your wonderful pictures for the past week or so. I finally had to register and post something, telling you how absolutely beautiful your house is going to be. I love all the wood in the home, even more the process it takes you to get the wood. That is very very neat. Nothing like "free" lumber. Great job and keep the updates and pictures coming. One day I hope to have 1/10 of your skill and creativity.
Thank you very much for your most kind comments.

While the lumber isn't quite free, I guess it is the next best thing. It does take a lot of work and energy, but if you don't include your time the real cash cost is only about 5 cents a board foot.

From my perspective, that isn't the best part. What we are doing is re-cycling stuff that would never get used for anything. It would eventually just rot away and break up in the ocean, or on the beaches. All this debris floating about is actually a hazard to navigation. Many propellers have been damaged from hitting these chunks of wood.

As for the 1/10 comment...if you keep on looking at sites such as this, you'll have 10 times the creativity I do. As far as skill goes, that's what happens when you have been messing about with wood for better than 50 years. Inevitably, you get passably fair given enough time.

I don't know what your field of expertise is, but whatever it happens to be, I'm more than willing to bet I have far less than 1/10 of YOUR knowledge.

If there is ever anything I can help you with, just ask. I'm always more than willing to help if I can.

And again, thank you for your kind comments.

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Old 03-03-2010, 03:05 PM   #617
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The GPS right outside the front doors here is 49 deg. 04.860 N, and 123 deg. 42.792 W. You can probably see it on Google Earth.

If you head for Ruxton Passage, you will see Herring Bay at the north end of the Island here. Look into the bay, and you will see a very narrow bay to the right (west side) of Herring Bay - which is pretty big.

I'm right at the head of that little bay. If at all possible, you would want to time your trip to coincide with high tide. That's the only way you can get your boat close. Other than that, just hook in Herring Bay and scramble over the rocks.

Let me know when you're coming.
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Nice sunny day today, but very windy. I tried to get the sun on the flowers where I could. Enjoy.
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Humming bird bush, hyacinths and I don't know what the little purple flower is.
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Beautiful pictures cocobolo.

Hopefully we'll be seeing some flowers here in a month or so.

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Daff, a rhodo, the pale green buds/flowers are on a vine of some kind, don't know what. The small flower on the ground cover spreads surely but slowly every year. It's much earlier than before.
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I think you'll recognize the cotoneaster. One forsythia flower just out. The camellia has one flower open, the rest are buds. Not sure what the tiny pale blue flower is, but it's in a ground cover bush about 2' wide.
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The other day I was saying that we had the big bumble bees here already. If you look just under the leaf at the top here, he's just sticking his nose out.
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Except for the Nandina Domestica and daisies, I don't know what the rest are called.
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Other than taking pics for Barb, I have just finished cutting a log to get the wood for the back woodshed wall sheathing. Back later.
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Thanks Coco, rub it in with your warm weather. I'm scraping ice every morning with snow predicted for Sat, -8C as the low. Some people have Global warming on their side, this year at least. It is all a cycle, dorf dude...
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Hey Shu:

It may be sunny, but with the wind chill it feels like zero! We're due for some cold over the next few days.
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thanks for the continual updates Cocobolo. I really love your place, and greatly appreciate your craftmanship!! Keep it up!

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Thanks James. Just came in for my belated lunch, I'll have pics of the finished walls later. Going to start on the roof framing now, so hopefully that will be on in a day or two. Supposed to be nasty weather coming in. Let's hope not.
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The third wall went up without difficulty. Didn't seem as heavy as the first one.
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