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Old 06-22-2012, 03:06 PM   #6541
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Keith's property doesn't show up on Google earth, it is hidden by all of the threes. A small glimpse of the property is however visible from a helicopter view that was used in an earlier-mentioned shoreline survey. If you look closely you may be able to see Keith waving at the helicopter that day.

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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.
I cheated.

Actually, at the front of the lot, there is a very large area...perhaps another half acre at least...which is no man's land. And being the nice guy that I am I have commandeered some of it. I think technically it is road allowance. The buildings of course, are obviously legally located within the confines of our property lines.

Since I have been able to get the site to load, I might as well add another pic.

The Coast Guard came by early a couple of days ago. Going so slowly as to barely leave even a ripple behind them. Very considerate. I wish the big powerboats would do the same when they see small boats crossing.

The flower is a Japanese lily of some kind in the J garden. Good thing I got a pic yesterday, because the wind and rain are back today. At least I don't need to water the garden!
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Keith's property doesn't show up on Google earth, it is hidden by all of the trees. A small glimpse of the property is however visible from a helicopter view that was used in an earlier-mentioned shoreline survey. If you look closely you may be able to see Keith waving at the helicopter that day.
Bud my man...I was quite certain I explained that I was shooting at that chopper, not waving at it!

Yesterday was a good day for logs. Very early in the morning there was quite a collection of logs and other detritus floating by on the tide. So out I went with the skiff and managed to get several logs back in to the bay just before the tide went out again. Got them all bucked up and ready to split, but no splitting yesterday. I was too beat by the time I had cut up 9 logs and moved all the rounds up top.

But this morning, before the rain started, I did get three more lift loads up. Didn't make much of a dent in that woodpile though. Still lots to go.

The bridge now has posts and a rope handrail. I think that's about it for wood working down there, except possibly for one more wind screen extending off the other side of the viewing building.
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With just a little modification I'd think you could get that Honda to drag that pile right up the hill.
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With just a little modification I'd think you could get that Honda to drag that pile right up the hill.
I suppose so. But all the splitting is done down below, then the lift moves it up top for me.
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Well, about an inch of rain last night, so the pond is filled up again. Much more firewood and at long last I got more sand to finish the first pathway.
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Keith

Love the thread, I really appreciate the time you go to explaining everything you are doing.

I am currently up to page 170, spending all my spare time trying to catch up.

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Love the thread, I really appreciate the time you go to explaining everything you are doing.

I am currently up to page 170, spending all my spare time trying to catch up.

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Good morning simoo...welcome to the thread...and many thanks for your kind comments.

Sorry I haven't been able to add much of interest lately, it has been mostly the gathering of logs for firewood for next winter. But that is now very nearly finished.

Still a few projects to go, and with the good weather this morning...it's still not quite 7 am here yet...I should have something to show for later.
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Keith, I got fed up with that crappy weather we were having, ..so..did a sacrifice to the Sun God, and shaved all my hair off my head..and it worked ===8^)..nothing but sunshine..glad it worked! Gonna try an make it over this month or with my buddy from Bahrain in September..(we are off to Alaska for a 'drive about' for the month of August)
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Keith, I got fed up with that crappy weather we were having, ..so..did a sacrifice to the Sun God, and shaved all my hair off my head..and it worked ===8^)..nothing but sunshine..glad it worked! Gonna try an make it over this month or with my buddy from Bahrain in September..(we are off to Alaska for a 'drive about' for the month of August)
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Well, I have to say Syd, I had no idea where all this sunshine had magically come from. But now I know. So I guess everyone in B.C. owes you a giant Thankyou!

Only question is...why didn't you do it earlier? June was our coldest and generally worst month ever recorded.
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It is high time that I brought things up to date here I guess.

On the last Friday in June, I suffered more heart troubles which lasted 24 hours. None of my normal medical stunts would fix this one until I drank a cup of coffee of all things. The fibrillation stopped within a minute or so and hasn't returned since.

Yes, I have heard all the lectures about not being 40 any more and for a change I have been paying attention.

But regardless of all that I did finish cutting up the last dozen or so logs, and that is officially the end of that. The pile of unsplit rounds is pretty huge now.

One small section of the woodshed was formerly reserved for fire pump and hose storage. That has now been moved out of the woodshed so I can fill it right up to the end.
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The removal of the fire pump etc.means that it will need a new home. And to that end I have built an additional small deck between the woodshed and the house which will accommodate both the fire pump and two propane tanks.

This snake is the hose which leads from the water tank and has a quick connect to the fire pump. The new deck will be right here.
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I was able to scrounge up enough wood to cobble together this little deck. I think it's just about the right size for the job.
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A quick coat of stain showed up just how grungy the main deck is! Time to get out the scrubbing brush and re-stain the deck methinks.
This is where all the tile cutting has been done, so that's my excuse. Er, sorry, I mean that's my reason.
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