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Old 05-22-2012, 08:06 PM   #6391
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Last night after supper we had a nice sunny break, so I decided that I should have a go at doing the steps/platforms...whatever you want to call them...down to where the viewing area will be.

Looks like this from the upper deck and by the lower stairs.
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Couple more shots from lower down.
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I ran out of 2 x 6's, so I will need a handful more to finish up.

There should be room for a small landing off the platform here and likely a two step set of stairs. The platform will be one of two viewing spots to sit.

I'll need to get the pavers in before I can determine what to do with the short steps.
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The first iris of the year in the missus' garden.
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...and first clematis.
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Before I forget, here is a link to information on the Venus transit.

Please note that there are several websites giving erroneous information, so make sure you are watching on June 5th for the transit.

Number 13 or 14 welders' glasses will do the job, or a proper solar filter should you be more astronomically inclined.

Please don't use ordinary sunglasses, you will hurt your eyes. This transit will take several hours to complete, so you should have adequate time to catch some of it depending on where you are...but most of north America will get a look see.

http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/where-wh...transit-times/
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Before I forget, here is a link to information on the Venus transit.

Please note that there are several websites giving erroneous information, so make sure you are watching on June 5th for the transit.

Number 13 or 14 welders' glasses will do the job, or a proper solar filter should you be more astronomically inclined.

Please don't use ordinary sunglasses, you will hurt your eyes. This transit will take several hours to complete, so you should have adequate time to catch some of it depending on where you are...but most of north America will get a look see.

http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/where-wh...transit-times/
Man, that is a really neat site Keith, thanks a ton, I got it saved.

Buddy, you have your garden/pond area looking fantastic, that is really sharp, y'all are going to really enjoy that area. You are a ball of fire, I couldn't keep up with you if I was 30 again.
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I couldn't keep up with you if I was 30 again.
Neither could I Jim...so I quit trying!
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What are you going to do when this is done? Go stir crazy?
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What are you going to do when this is done? Go stir crazy?
Sell it and start all over again.
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Went over to town a couple of days ago and passed close by a prawn boat.

Picked up more wood and pavers for the garden and will have the last of the pavers up on shore in the next hour or so. Which means I should finish the steps this morning...so more photos later today.
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Things got a bit sidetracked this morning, and I spent several hours on the water dragging logs back to the mooring. But some time after noon I did manage to get tied into the steps.

All done now - at least the basics - there will be some low handrails to keep the grand sons from taking a header, along with some decorative bits and pieces, although I don't know just what that might be yet.
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I've had an azalea sitting in a big pot (5 gallon) for about 3 or 4 years now. It has been looking somewhat sickly, not surprising with the neglect I have managed to heap upon it.

It has been in the ground for a few weeks now, and has broken out in bloom, much to my delight. The leaves still aren't looking any too good, so I think it will be getting an extra hyper dose of food tomorrow.
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By contrast, the plants in the shaded part of the Japanese garden look quite healthy, but due to the lack of springtime sun are all later to bloom.
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This afternoon a neighbour across the bay had a friend of his over to take out a couple of trees. One of them ended up in the chuck. I don't know how he will rescue that one for firewood.
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