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Old 10-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #6916
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Today was one of those days when you just say to yourself, get on with it and quit messing about.

So I finally have the last of the tile installed on the two back kitchen counters. I took the pics right after the last tile was on, so they haven't been cleaned up here.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #6917
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And then yesterday, I was outside listing all the exterior stuff to be finished, and I noticed that there was no siding over the high living room windows. Honest to Pete, I really didn't know it wasn't done.

So I hunted around for siding and only found a few small pieces, not nearly enough for the 70+ that it would take.

Fortunately I found some old cedar boards in the big pile down at the mill and I pressed them into use.

Ripped them to width, ran them through the planer, then the dado blade for the laps, then two coats of stain.

Still some staining to be done on some of the wood around the windows.
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In case anyone asks what the black wire is coming out of the soffit, it is the power wire from the solar panels which carries the 24 volts to the battery bank.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:46 PM   #6919
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Winds gusting to 80 kms last night and this morning...nasty. But about an hour ago it had started to settle, let's hope it stays down for awhile.

And here's tonights' sunset, you can still see the residual waves from the earlier storm.
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Good gravy buddy, you are really fast, you don't let any grass grow under your feet, that is for sure.

Keith until just recently I didn't even notice the mod's name was in large letters, I just hope I don't mess up.
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Keith until just recently I didn't even notice the mod's name was in large letters, I just hope I don't mess up.
Don't worry Jim, you'll be fine. Just take care of all those pesky spammers!
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Looks like everything there is looking as beautiful as ever! I havent touched the computer in at least two months so i have alot to catch up on with your blog..thank goodness its getting cold so things will slow down here. Man has it been a super busy spring and summer here! Glad to see your still doing well..time for me to get back in the game too, this kitchen will not finish itself right?
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Looks like everything there is looking as beautiful as ever! I havent touched the computer in at least two months so i have alot to catch up on with your blog..thank goodness its getting cold so things will slow down here. Man has it been a super busy spring and summer here! Glad to see your still doing well..time for me to get back in the game too, this kitchen will not finish itself right?
Thanks Leiona, yes things are progressing steadily now, if still somewhat slowly.

I wish I could leave my 'puter alone for two months, I might actually get something done!
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I just cannot resist making a comment about
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that's just way too cool!
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I just cannot resist making a comment about
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I was looking at the index page of the forum this morning, at the bottom where it lists who is logged in at the time. I saw "BigJim" and thought, "Oh, Nathan brought in 2 new moderators - jiju and BigJim".
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Weeeell, Danger thought BigJim would sound better and I agree and seeing as how I am big and Jim so there ya are.
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Weeeell, Danger thought BigJim would sound better and I agree and seeing as how I am big and Jim so there ya are.
Makes you sound like you are one of them great big Sheriff's from down south somewhere. You know, "Well son, go and see BigJim, and he'll know what to do about it!"

I think it suits you to a "T".
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Ev'ry mornin' at the mine you could see him arrive
He stood six foot six and weighed two forty five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew ya didn't give no lip to Big Jim.


Nobody seemed to know where Jim called home
He just drifted into town and stayed all alone
He didn't say much, kinda quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all, you just said "Hi" to Big Jim.

Somebody said he came from New Orleans
Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen
And a crashin' blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Loosiana fellow to the Promised Land-Big Jim


Then came the day at the bottom of the mine
When a timber cracked and men started cryin'
Miners were prayin' and hearts beat fast
And everybody thought that they'd breathed their last-'cept Jim

Through the dust and the smoke of this man-made hell
Walked a giant of a man that the miners knew well
Grabbed a saggin' timber, gave out with a groan
And like a giant oak tree he just stood there alone-Big Jim


And with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove
Then a miner yelled out "There's a light up above!"
And twenty men scrambled from a would-be grave
Now there's only one left down there to save-Big Jim

With jacks and timbers they started back down
Then came that rumble way down in the ground
And then smoke and gas belched out of that mine
Everybody knew it was the end of the line for Big Jim


Now they never reopened that worthless pit
They just placed a marble stand in front of it
These few words are written on that stand
At the bottom of this mine lies one hell of a man BIG JIM

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Ev'ry mornin' at the mine you could see him arrive
He stood six foot six and weighed two forty five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew ya didn't give no lip to Big Jim.


Nobody seemed to know where Jim called home
He just drifted into town and stayed all alone
He didn't say much, kinda quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all, you just said "Hi" to Big Jim.

Somebody said he came from New Orleans
Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen
And a crashin' blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Loosiana fellow to the Promised Land-Big Jim


Then came the day at the bottom of the mine
When a timber cracked and men started cryin'
Miners were prayin' and hearts beat fast
And everybody thought that they'd breathed their last-'cept Jim

Through the dust and the smoke of this man-made hell
Walked a giant of a man that the miners knew well
Grabbed a saggin' timber, gave out with a groan
And like a giant oak tree he just stood there alone-Big Jim


And with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove
Then a miner yelled out "There's a light up above!"
And twenty men scrambled from a would-be grave
Now there's only one left down there to save-Big Jim

With jacks and timbers they started back down
Then came that rumble way down in the ground
And then smoke and gas belched out of that mine
Everybody knew it was the end of the line for Big Jim


Now they never reopened that worthless pit
They just placed a marble stand in front of it
These few words are written on that stand
At the bottom of this mine lies one hell of a man BIG JIM
but I do weigh about that right now. The part about "With jacks and timbers they started back down" is the part where I would a used that to start buildin something.LOL
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Never have I seen so much sun on this island in all the time I've been here. And still another week - at least - with no clouds in sight.

The tile edges have all been cleaned, and I do believe I can grout the counters now. A little nervous about that as I haven't tried this grout before. That will be tomorrow's job.

I was going to attempt it today, but when I went to light the woodstove this morning to get enough heat in the kitchen, I decided that the firebricks had seen better days and spent almost two hours replacing them. Several have to be cut, so it was a good thing that the tile saw was still set up outside.

Then I finished all the infill wood (cedar) on the living room windows and got everything out there stained. Made a nice tidy little box affair around the wire for the solar panels, so it is now out of sight.

The only other thing that got done was to add a piece of OSB above the windows in the outdoor shower. At this time of year the wind can whip past pretty quickly, so one more little job done. I can use the cabin shower, but much prefer the bigger one outside...especially when the weather is like it has been...nuthin' but sun!

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