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Old 08-28-2018, 05:49 PM
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I admired your fire pit and copied a photo and sent it to the neighbors. They've talked of one and yours looks both good and easily constructed.
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Yes. It was very easy. Actually, we had the bricks in the backyard at home when we bought the house. It was only used a couple times so why not move it to camp. The bonus is that the rim I was using for a pit fit perfectly in the brick circle. It was simple to make.

Next project is laying down sod for the lawn. It's all coming together. A bonus with the kitchen is the wall the stove and fridge is against is facing north. When the north wind comes in off the lake like today, it's blocked off and we are able to sit outside comfortably.
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The Brava for the big kids is in the fridge.
Lmao. Misread that the first time. The brava is off limits. All mine. Very similar to coors light but $10 a case cheaper.
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I got back at 4pm and by 5:30 had this built.
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I'm happy. The kitchen survived a severe thunderstorm last night without a drop of water getting in.
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Got some lighting installed in the kitchen.
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Got some lighting installed in the kitchen.
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Thanks. I'm also planning to replace that table in the kitchen with a 60 inch wide cabinet with countertop. It all came together nicely. It makes camp so much more relaxing. We've been doing all our cooking there now instead of inside the camper. It's even enjoyable doing the dishes outside with the birds chirping and the breeze flowing.

But what about water? A kitchen has to have hot and cold water. Well, the outdoor kitchen on the camper has a small sink with both. I just fill a couple tubs for a wash station. It all came together nicely.
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:48 PM
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So we made a last minute decision to go to camp last night and spend the night. Our camper has a room at the back with bunks on one side and a slide out on the other with a single bunk up top that folds up out of the way. On the floor is a couple of j-cubes that open up into beds. We're keeping one of those and installing a set of dinette benches and table I picked up this week out of a camper. Someone had removed them to install a table and chairs.

We spent the night and enjoyed one of the last campfires for this season. Next week I will be at a scout camp with most of our kids. Then it's Thanksgiving. We will be closing up for the season then.
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Well, we had originally planned to make this weekend our last at camp but with the cold snap it was time to head out to winterize the camper and bring in the food. All done for another season. Yes, that white stuff is snow.
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While I was at camp it was very windy. We were actually under a severe weather warning last night for the wind. Just after I got there, a spruce tree came down on the hydro lines about 100 ft away from the camper. The line ran from a pole to the hydro shack that houses all the breakers. The tree fell with enough force to pull on the lines and basically rip the wall off the hydro shack.
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Of course I let the camp owner know right away. Looks like by the time repairs are made, there'll be snow on the ground. So it's a good thing I went out today to close up.
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Of course I let the camp owner know right away. Looks like by the time repairs are made, there'll be snow on the ground. So it's a good thing I went out today to close up.
You get the Brava packed up or did you just drink what was left?
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You get the Brava packed up or did you just drink what was left?
Hahaha. There actually wasn't much left in the fridge. But it made it home.
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I took a trip out to camp today to check on things and shovel off the roof of the kitchen.

It was alright going in though the road hadn't been plowed since January. I had it in 4x4 for the last mile going in. As I suspected, the kitchen had a good amount of snow on the roof but that got taken care of.

Here's where the fun begins. Lol. Both plowed out turnaround areas were covered in drifting snow. It took a little back and forth runs to pack down enough space to turn around. I just got going again and the 4x4 kicked out. Seems there's a safety built in to disable the 4x4 so you don't cause damage. It took some messing with the 4x4 on and off and into 4low to get it working again. What it did was cut the engine down to 1/4 power and disable the 4x4 entirely. I let it sit for a few minutes with the engine off then restarted in 4 low to get going. Once it did, I didn't stop until I was back out to the plowed road. The 4x4 seems ok now. I'm guessing either a frozen vacuum line or iced up front hub.

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A friend of ours was out this week checking on his camp next to ours. The snow is melting.

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On a cool note, I may have to pick one of these up.

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I took a drive out to camp hoping to get my flatdeck trailer for this weekend. As you can see there's still lots of snow. I couldn't get the trailer out as the snow was 3ft of solid ice from the melt/freeze over the past few weeks.

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Snow.
Yuk.
I think we've seen the last of it down here.
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