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Old 05-12-2012, 12:10 AM   #6331
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This morning's crossing was one of those almost ideal days for a trip. A few degrees warmer would have been perfect.

The Fisheries buildings were lit up in the early morning sun so I snapped a few pics. This is about the best one.

It's a government organization whose job I believe is to vacuum up large amounts of money and make it disappear into the ether.
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I have run out of adjectives to use to describe your work. The word "amazing" just doesn't seem to be suitable any longer.
As is often the case Bud, you are too kind. But "Thankyou" anyway.
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Unloading day today.

Inside the boat cabin I had the 2 x 6's and propane tanks.
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All the masonry stuff was out in the cockpit.

250 red bricks - 875 lbs. 4 dek blocks - 200 lbs. Lumber and propane was another 330 lbs.
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The manufacturer claims that this canoe will hold 815 lbs. Wipe out 200 lbs for me and that leaves a 615 lb payload.

Well, they were right...I actually exceeded the total by a few pounds.

I shot this when I was sitting in the canoe...a little anxious to say the least!
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Got it to shore OK. Here we are looking back out into the bay. Please note that this is the second terrific day in a row...7 more like this in the forecast!!!!

One of the neighbours took pity on me and gave me a hand to move some of the red bricks to shore. They only have about a 7' plastic dinghy (which is cracked) so that was very nice of them.
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It's hard to imagine how much you have to do to get materials to your house. Loading them into your van at the store. Drive back to the harbor. Make multiple trips hauling them from the harbor parking lot, down to the boat and loading them so that one side of the boat doesn't have more weight than the other. Sailing back to the bay, unloading everything into the canoe, taking that to shore to unload it and then get everything up the bank and over to where you're going to use it. Whew!
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It's hard to imagine how much you have to do to get materials to your house. Loading them into your van at the store. Drive back to the harbor. Make multiple trips hauling them from the harbor parking lot, down to the boat and loading them so that one side of the boat doesn't have more weight than the other. Sailing back to the bay, unloading everything into the canoe, taking that to shore to unload it and then get everything up the bank and over to where you're going to use it. Whew!
You forgot the part about paying for it...!
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You forgot the part about paying for it...!
I thought I'd leave the most painful part out.
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This morning's crossing was one of those almost ideal days for a trip. A few degrees warmer would have been perfect.

The Fisheries buildings were lit up in the early morning sun so I snapped a few pics. This is about the best one.

It's a government organization whose job I believe is to vacuum up large amounts of money and make it disappear into the ether.
Sounds about right for the Canadian government, they are very talented at making money disappear and having no idea where it went.

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It's hard to imagine how much you have to do to get materials to your house. Loading them into your van at the store. Drive back to the harbor. Make multiple trips hauling them from the harbor parking lot, down to the boat and loading them so that one side of the boat doesn't have more weight than the other. Sailing back to the bay, unloading everything into the canoe, taking that to shore to unload it and then get everything up the bank and over to where you're going to use it. Whew!
I need a nap after reading that.
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Sounds about right for the Canadian government, they are very talented at making money disappear and having no idea where it went.
Yes, as long as they get their huge salaries, the rest doesn't seem to worry them in the least.


I need a nap after reading that.
YOU need a nap? I thought you were just a young whipper snapper...!
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I did make a decent size dent in getting the back steps done today...but, once again it was too dark to get any photos to come out half decently.

You will have to settle for tonights' sunset, and I will get some pics tomorrow.
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There is/was a big area in front of the big stump which needed to be all dug out so the raised bed area could be put in. Most of that is done on the front side - still lots to go on the back side yet.

I cut up all the landscape ties for a dry run to see how and where everything would go...and here's the start.
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I should have leveled the ground BEFORE I did the test fitting. It wasn't terribly bad, neither was is properly level. It showed up when I did the test assembly.
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So I took it all apart and laid the ties out in such a fashion that I would know where each of them was supposed to go. What with all the moving around and treating of the end cuts I somehow managed to get everything all mixed up and it took me half an hour to figure out where each tie went. Never did get it back to the original, but it's together anyway.

All the end cuts are treated, and the assembly is spiked together with 6" Ardox nails. That should keep things in place.
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