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Old 11-25-2012, 04:55 PM   #7216
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Well.......I guess I must have voted and didn't know it. Now I don't have a "VOTE" box, in its place is a message that tells me I can "vote again" after midnight. So there - nothing to it!

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #7217
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Well.......I guess I must have voted and didn't know it. Now I don't have a "VOTE" box, in its place is a message that tells me I can "vote again" after midnight. So there - nothing to it!

Never did get the validating email.
That's perfect Bud. As soon as it says that you're in. I get to vote for the last time at 1 minute past 9 local time, which is just after midnight eastern.

Thank you very much for persevering.

Just had a visit from Jon Thorpe from the Big Smoke (Toronto). He's out here looking to possibly buy a property on Ruxton. He's a professional photographer and he has a REAL camera...what a beauty!

He claims he's going to post a pic of me on the thread here. So please don't die of shock when you see what I really look like now.

Things were in a real turmoil when Jon arrived. My neighbour Steve had just helped me to move the fridge over from the cabin to the house earlier this morning and there was crap all over the place. You know what it's like to try and clean a fridge out that hasn't been moved for 15 years. Well, it was like that!
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Done. I was vote 1105 . Hope it helps !!
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Done. I was vote 1105 . Hope it helps !!
Hello and thank you very much to a new visitor! Welcome to the thread. I guess we find out in a few days if the old girl makes it to the semi final round or not. At this point I kind of have my doubts but you never know.
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With the kitchen becoming at least partly functional now, it was time to fit some extra shelves here and there. Because of those ridiculous curves everywhere, this means that the shelves will be tapered.

In order to make them fit somewhere near reasonably well, I used the old boat builders method of making a simple template to get the shape right.

It should be self explanatory...but all you do is to cut some pieces of lath, in this case strips from a 2 x 4, cut them to fit the area of concern, and use a hot glue gun to instantly stick the pieces together.

Transfer the shape to your plywood, and Bob's yer uncle!
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I wonder how that happened?

Seems that - whenever I have a gloriously good, rewarding, creative, prize winning idea, and that idea involves a deviation from "the-norm", I always have a price to pay later.
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Like the drawers opening? It's over rated.
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I wonder how that happened?
No idea.
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Like the drawers opening? It's over rated.
Funny, I always thought the same thing Mort.

Well, for the drawers, you really do need to have two parallel sides in the cabinets of course. So, anywhere that you see a drawer, that's what is done...two parallel sides.

I'll be having a go at getting the supports in for the shelves today, along with getting the inside of the cabinets painted.
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Couple minor things...got a call from my good friend Randy over in town, his niece will be playing for your boss (B.O.) at the White House on the 17th of this month. Then she got an invite to play for the Queen, and I hear she's up for a Grammy as well...good luck Diana!

On a slightly lower keyed note, here is a link to my friend Brian who I used to play in a band with when we were just trouble making kids. Well, not really, but I have to make it sound exciting. Scroll to 3:45 and watch the next two songs. This is from 1989 at the Tivoli Gardens.



And not to be outdone, it was another exciting day of watching paint dry here. Yes, that is only an undercoat...

The overhead clamps are holding an edging piece which is to go up against the ceiling on that valence. It will be a part of the cedar package that is supposed to improve the overhead look.
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Well, I am back from the beautiful Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. As Keith mentioned, I was taking a look at a few properties out that way, including one on Ruxton. Came up empty (for now) but will be returning in the spring with more time (and money I hope!) on my hands.

As promised, I did take a photo of the big man, as well as a few snaps of the interior and Japanese garden. I didn't get a snap of the exterior (I wish I had, but needed to literally *run* to catch a ferry) - next time!

It's a beautiful little island with lush walking trails, small bays and a small wetland. It was actually quite busy on the island when I dropped in... I saw 4 people other than Keith!

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Looking up from the ground floor to the second floor

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These stairs are going to look amazing when complete! Dizzy just looking at them from below.

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The man. The legend.

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Beautiful gardens. Hard to believe that this was the last week in November.. in Canada..

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And again.


Thank you so much for inviting me into your house. Was an absolute pleasure to meet you!
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And just for fun... a couple of other snaps along the way.

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Can't get over how glassy the water was on the way to the island. (slack tide)

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Tofino beach at night (long exposure. 4 sec)

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Photographed under moonlight. Tofino. (long exposure 6.sec)

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Well, I am back from the beautiful Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. As Keith mentioned, I was taking a look at a few properties out that way, including one on Ruxton. Came up empty (for now) but will be returning in the spring with more time (and money I hope!) on my hands.

As promised, I did take a photo of the big man, as well as a few snaps of the interior and Japanese garden. I didn't get a snap of the exterior (I wish I had, but needed to literally *run* to catch a ferry) - next time!

It's a beautiful little island with lush walking trails, small bays and a small wetland. It was actually quite busy on the island when I dropped in... I saw 4 people other than Keith!

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Looking up from the ground floor to the second floor

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These stairs are going to look amazing when complete! Dizzy just looking at them from below.

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The man. The legend.

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Beautiful gardens. Hard to believe that this was the last week in November.. in Canada..

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And again.


Thank you so much for inviting me into your house. Was an absolute pleasure to meet you!
Thorpedo...can I call you Jon?

Thank you for your wonderful writeup!

I'm afraid by the time you got here the weather had taken a serious toll on the poor garden. Pretty much everything was flattened by the torrential rains we have experienced. Although I must say that your experienced photographers' eye made it look far better than I could. Thank you for that.

But really...the legend? That's extremely kind of you.
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And just for fun... a couple of other snaps along the way.

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Can't get over how glassy the water was on the way to the island. (slack tide)

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Tofino beach at night (long exposure. 4 sec)

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Photographed under moonlight. Tofino. (long exposure 6.sec)
Fantastic photos Jon. Is that your sister in the last pic?
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Yup! That's Jen in her element. She's a bit of a surf bum who's loving the grand life in Tofino. She even managed to convince me to go cold water surfing in Cox Bay the early morning, with the frost still on the ground.

"Jon"works just fine. Thorpedo was given to me when I used to race big bicycles down steep hills

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