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Old 06-06-2012, 10:26 PM   #6511
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When I got up this morning, the intent was to make the screens for the Japanese garden. There always seems to be something else that gets in the way, and I couldn't just leave those logs alone.

Once that was out of the way, I finished the staining on the wood strips for the screens...then had to wait for drying time.

But by late afternoon, I was able to get started on assembling the three screens.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:28 PM   #6512
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Naturally SHE had to make a comment about how bright that colour of stain was. That's OK honey, it's going in my garden, not yours.
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I was just getting started on the last section when the war department called for dinner.

Naturally, the rain started just as I went back outside after dinner...but a little water never hurt anyone...
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During dinner, missus is telling me about the "fence" she put in to hold the blackberry canes up. Apparently, the sheer weight of them had pushed the other one over.

So here is her masterpiece. Hey, you have to give her credit for giving it a go.
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There is a nice old power boat that came in to the bay as I was cleaning up after the screen job. I was headed upstairs to get the tele lens, and spotted this wonderful example of marine intelligence at work out front.

These guys are in a small inflatable, pulling another inflatable which is loaded with pressure treated 4 x 4's. The wind had been up for a good three hours at this point, and it was definitely bumpy out there.

Apparently they made it in to Nayler Bay and unloaded, as the one chap came back the other way about 1/2 an hour later still towing the inflatable, but at a much faster clip. I bet the towed boat was just about full of water when they got there. Idiots.
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This is the old beauty that arrived today...the "Blithe Spirit".

I haven't seen this boat before, nor have I spoken with the owners yet.

It looks like it might be an Ed Monk design although I'm not sure about that. He did several boats similar to this. This one was built by the Vancouver Shipyards in 1947 originally for Columbia Research. Couldn't find anything else about it yet, but I'm guessing it is about 50' long. In lovely condition.
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More foolishness this morning.

The two inflatables went by again (no camera handy unfortunately) this time the back one was carrying a bed, upside down, with the legs sticking up in the air, and it was even windier than last night. And raining like mad! And no tarp or any kind of cover on the bed!

What were they thinking?

And the bad news is that they are off the Blithe Spirit. Such a nice boat, so few smarts.
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Maybe it is a water bed.

And I love the screen, especially the colour and the wave.
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I was just getting started on the last section when the war department called for dinner.
You know, in the U.S. we use the term "Defense Department" now. It's prevented many a, ahem, skirmish.
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You know, in the U.S. we use the term "Defense Department" now. It's prevented many a, ahem, skirmish.
I've always wondered why governments name that department "Defense Department", when in reality it should be call the Attack Department. Same thing for the ladies...well, mine anyway.

OK, I'm putting on my bullet proof vest now...
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Well,lots of rain here today, so no chance to do anything outside until late in the day.

Made and installed the two infills for the top of the stairs.
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Maybe it is a water bed.
Well, if it wasn't before, it sure is now!
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Yesterday was another trip to town for more wood. Hopefully the last of it. Although somehow, I doubt it.

But I had some help loading the boat from a thoroughly charming lady, Christine, who lives just a couple of doors away from the marina. And this is not the first time she has helped me load.

The purpose for all this wood was to get the railings made all around the lower decks and stairs. And between yesterday afternoon and today, I made a pretty good dent.

I took a rough guess at how many pickets I would need and just made a whole lot. They needed to be pre-stained, and have the holes pre-drilled as well for the screws.

To get the holes all about the same, I put some lines on a mating piece of wood and free handed the holes like so.
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I started at the lower end and went from there...and here are the first few pickets in place. No railings yet.
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The little elevated mini deck looks about like this now.

Just need to add a plant to the end and some sort of seat.
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