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Old 06-09-2012, 11:55 PM   #6526
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:59 PM   #6527
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Got the essentials done for the stair rail, and if the weather hangs in there tomorrow I will get all the pickets in place.

That will just leave two high screens to be made and a couple more low railings. Ahhh...almost done!
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Another day of ripping up more 2 x 4's to make more pickets. Here's this mornings' haul.
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We did have some intermittent sunshine this morning. Here's some of the missus' roses.
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I got the wood stained...sort of.
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After very carefully measuring the stair pickets for spacing, I got them gunned on.
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This is the last of the high screens to go in. They look OK from this side.
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And now you can see why I "sort of" got them stained. Ran out of the red stain.
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A surprise good weather day today, so I went across to town for paint and gutters.

Finished the two handrails on the lower steps and stained the missing pickets.

So, now unless I decide to put handrails down the short stairs to the pond, that's it...done.

Still posts to put on the bridge, but I will need to do some turning on those.
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He just keeps going and going and going...everything looks great.

I wonder if you have or you could quick sketch an overhead map of the different areas? You have so many projects around the house, I can only imagine this huge property with sprawling ponds and walkways and decks all over the island. I get confused as I read through the latest updates about where you are locating all of the new stuff in relation to the older stuff.

Thanks! Keep up the great work, a good example for the rest of us.
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While your at it Keith would you also draw us some maps and floor plans of where all of your valuables are located on the property and the location of any wall or floor safes that may exist along with the combinations of those safes? A schedule of when you are routinely away from the island and for how long would also be handy. Oh, and also a tide forecast so a visitor doesn't get grounded as the result of an ebb tide. The map should include the locations of any coffee cans that are buried on the property that may contain valuables. Could you also leave a shovel leaning somewhere in plain view as well as an empty pillow case or two?

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He just keeps going and going and going...everything looks great.

I wonder if you have or you could quick sketch an overhead map of the different areas? You have so many projects around the house, I can only imagine this huge property with sprawling ponds and walkways and decks all over the island. I get confused as I read through the latest updates about where you are locating all of the new stuff in relation to the older stuff.

Thanks! Keep up the great work, a good example for the rest of us.
Lately it has been stopping, stopping and stopping some more.

Best thing I can suggest about the island itself is to do the Google map thing.

We hardly have a sprawling property here, in fact it might be the smallest lot on the island. Just less than half an acre.
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While you're at it Keith would you also draw us some maps and floor plans of where all of your valuables are located on the property and the location of any wall or floor safes that may exist along with the combinations of those safes? A schedule of when you are routinely away from the island and for how long would also be handy. Oh, and also a tide forecast so a visitor doesn't get grounded as the result of an ebb tide. The map should include the locations of any coffee cans that are buried on the property that may contain valuables. Could you also leave a shovel leaning somewhere in plain view as well as an empty pillow case or two?

Thank you for your co-operation.
No problem Bud. Consider it done. But if it's all the same to you I'd prefer to send it to you in a pm....never know what kind of unsavory types might be looking at this.

The shovels (plural) you will find at the head of the bay down where I split the wood. I always leave the chainsaw just outside the back door...you might need that to cut a hole in the wall where I hide some of the (not so) valuables. I will attach a map for you to the chainsaw handle. Just finished sharpening up the chain so you shouldn't have any trouble getting through the walls.

You'll find a separate map of the buried valuables in the top woodshed. You'll need to search a bit to find that one. But if you are familiar with the story of Brother XII...well, I found some of his gold, so now that is hidden here as well. Better keep that between you and I.

Easy to tell when I'm away...either the sailboat or the powerboat will be gone. Tide chart is available on the web...look for Boat Harbour, the one in B.C.

If I've missed anything just ask.
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Not too much in the way of interesting things to give you...but here was an interesting cloud formation a few evenings ago. Quite different from the usual.

DIY chat is taking forever to load this morning...more pics later this evening. Hopefully it will be faster then.
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How in the world did you get all you have done in a half acre lot? I tried to do a google earth of your island but I just don't know the exact spot. Oh well, I deleted Google Earth because it slowed my PC down so much. Maybe you can do one and make a screen shot of it for us.

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