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FrancSevin

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We are both of Eastern European/Slavic heritage so there are bound to be some facial shape similarities. But I agree that we actually look like dad (granddad?) & daughter in that photo. It seems more striking in that picture than in some of the others.
Well, I have always commented that SHE was lovely. I see little resemblance. :yum:

LOL.
 

chowderman

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(long story omitted - it's the usual stuff....)
we wound up with all the pix / scrap books / slides from my grandparents forward, and DW's parent forward plus all our own.
roughly 15,000 thingies to sort and organize.....

as I'm sorting pix into folders, I'm struck by the resemblance of one generation to the next and positively stunned at two-three generational 'twins' - this become incredibly obvious where one has photos taken essentially at the same age.
on my father's side, a photo from a gggrandfather in Civil War Union uniform and my brother Vietnam Era in Army uniform . . they could be twins brothers...
 

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I had brought the boat home from camp last week with plans to possibly get out on lake superior fishing. Today was supposed to be the day. Unfortunately the weather gods had other plans as we're under a severe wind advisory. Our upper gazebo pointed out that I had forgotten to bolt it down. The wind caught it and flipped it over on the bottom deck against the hot tub gazebo. I had just been standing there minutes before as we replaced the water in the hot tub this morning and took delivery of a fresh fill of water. (I drained and cleaned it last night)


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NorthernRedneck

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All things considered, it could have been much worse. With the help of our neighbors, we were able to flip it back over and onto the upper deck. It is now bolted down. The only real damage was 2 roof panels on that one.


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The lower one also survived. The main support beam underneath the roof panels is a two piece bar with a center roof brace. I just have to loosten a few bolts and line everything up then tighten it. I will also reinforce it with some metal square tubing leftover from another project.


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FrancSevin

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I had brought the boat home from camp last week with plans to possibly get out on lake superior fishing. Today was supposed to be the day. Unfortunately the weather gods had other plans as we're under a severe wind advisory. Our upper gazebo pointed out that I had forgotten to bolt it down. The wind caught it and flipped it over on the bottom deck against the hot tub gazebo. I had just been standing there minutes before as we replaced the water in the hot tub this morning and took delivery of a fresh fill of water. (I drained and cleaned it last night)


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FrancSevin

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Cleaning up my 2005 Jeep grand Cherokee for pictures and sale. I've been working on this thing for 3 years now. It is as close to perfect as I can get it. But now I don't need it.

I need its value in cash to fund my dreamboat. And make this happen.



cathy 4a

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Gunsrus

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I'm making notes for a novel on Vampire the Masquerade that I want to write. Today marks the completion of three quarters of them. They're on the Sabbat and I've covered much of their sect and their practices. By Friday, I should be done.
 

Gunsrus

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I'm reading Darth Vader Shadows and Secrets in the hope that one day I can work as a writer for the Spanish translation team that handles the Star Wars Comic books. Later, I'm going to my local auditory centre to work out a problem with my mom's trial hearing aids. A constant, metallic buzzing sound is occuring in one and it's maddening. Hopefully, we'll sort it out.
 

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Painting for me. I have the last 3 garage doors to paint. Weather should be good so I should be able to get them done.
 

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Can you tell us what colours they will be?
When done, the whole project will be 4 colors. We stained the bricks red. The walls are very light tan. The trim boards, eves, soffits and gutters are a chocolate brown. The garage doors, access doors are a dark mahogany brown. All 4 colors are visible in this photo of my back garage/workshop.


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When done, the whole project will be 4 colors. We stained the bricks red. The walls are very light tan. The trim boards, eves, soffits and gutters are a chocolate brown. The garage doors, access doors are a dark mahogany brown. All 4 colors are visible in this photo of my back garage/workshop.


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A nice, varied mixture. I've always admired brown doors. I always spent time in places where they varied between light and dark.
 

Melensdad

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A nice, varied mixture. I've always admired brown doors. I always spent time in places where they varied between light and dark.
In my area it became very popular to paint entire houses tan/beige. Eventually all the houses ended up looking the same. We wanted to return to a more authentic 1912 era American Prairie Style color scheme. It has been a lot more work than I would have ever guessed. Labor to paint a house 1 color is literally 1/4 the time versus painting the house multiple colors. I did not factor all the time into my project, this is taking a heck of a lot longer than I'd ever have guessed.
 

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3pm and my body is done.

8 of the 9 overhead doors are painted.
2 of the 3 walk-thru doors are painted.
3 of the overhead and 1 of the walk-thru doors have the trim surround painted.

I probably have enough paint to do the final overhead door but won't be able to finish the trim surround. So I stopped. The one remaining overhead door, and the one remaining unpainted walk-thru door that are not painted are not visible from the street. So those are going to wait until I get more paint. The priority is now to paint the trim around the 5 overhead doors that are visible to the neighbors
 

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Loading up for a week long construction period at Hippie Ridge.
My gravel guy has let me down so I will be hauling and unloading 3 pickup loads of 1" minus base rock.
The prefab cabin shell arrives this Thursday.
Cathy and I cleared and fixed the incoming road. 3/4 of a mile we blazed thru the woods during the last year.
The house comes Thursday AM. I told the guy, "Bring chainsaws and loppers for the county gravel road coming in."

Once set, I plan to hook up temporary power with some Romex off the meter pole.

I have 60 "H" blocks and some lumber in the way. Like 20 or so 16' treated 6x6's. and 4x4's. I should dig a trench and put that Romex in pipe so the cows don't disturb it.

I will be off the internet until this coming Sunday night.
 

FrancSevin

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Well, the guys finally brought the cabin to Hippie Rodge. After a year of prepping the incoming roads, we brought it through. They did manage to rub the front eaves against a tree trunk. But mostly intact.
One can see the damage to the front eaves in the first image.

We placed it on the leveled and compacted pile of ballast limestone rock. It is sitting in 3" of 3/4" minus. Perfectly level some 24" above original grade.

The front gets a 32' X 16' deck

The house will be connected to the Bath house with a breezeway.

Meanwhile we live in the little camper which becomes a guest cabin once the house is done.

Water is currently trucked in. We are debating using one of the springs for a source.
 

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m1west

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Well, the guys finally brought the cabin to Hippie Rodge. After a year of prepping the incoming roads, we brought it through. They did manage to rub the front eaves against a tree trunk. But mostly intact.
One can see the damage to the front eaves in the first image.

We placed it on the leveled and compacted pile of ballast limestone rock. It is sitting in 3" of 3/4" minus. Perfectly level some 24" above original grade.

The front gets a 32' X 16' deck

The house will be connected to the Bath house with a breezeway.

Meanwhile we live in the little camper which becomes a guest cabin once the house is done.

Water is currently trucked in. We are debating using one of the springs for a source.
looking good Franc, one of the big jobs checked off, If you have a spring near by, I would use it especially if its higher than the house. You will end up using more water than you think, on extended stays and start planting things. Are you going to install a small septic system i don't miss the 100 yard dash in the snow.
 

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looking good Franc, one of the big jobs checked off, If you have a spring near by, I would use it especially if its higher than the house. You will end up using more water than you think, on extended stays and start planting things. Are you going to install a small septic system i don't miss the 100 yard dash in the snow.
The spring is 200 feet down in the valley. I am considering building a cistern and then placing a pump.100 yards of pipe to the house. Quite a project
A well is likely but at more than $10K it'll have to wait.

Septic is another matter. The camper is hooked to a small capacity one I built years ago.

The house is on another slope that goes to a large gulley (five feet wide and four feet deep) running down to the creek. About 400 yards. I plan to build a septic in the gully about 100 feet from the house. Using perforated PVC pipe for another 50 feet as the septic field, overlaid with coarse sand. The soil perks very well here so that should do it.

We will plant blackberries in the sand as they grow there now.

The JD backhoe will come in handy for that project.

It is good to see you posting here again Gary.
 
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FrancSevin

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What type of filtration system will you use for purification for drinking?
Not sure yet. The spring water tested really good with no bacterial or other contaminations. But surely a filter system is in order. A simple cartridge filter should do it.
Or we go to well water. Which, assuming I get what my neighbor gets, is very good as well

The bath house will hold a 360-gallon gravity tank, using12 volt pressure pump, off of solar panels.
 

m1west

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The spring is 200 feet down in the valley. I am considering building a cistern and then placing a pump.100 yards of pipe to the house. Quite a project
A well is likely but at more than $10K it'll have to wait.

Septic is another matter. The camper is hooked to a small capacity one I built years ago.

The house is on another slope that goes to a large gulley (five feet wide and four feet deep) running down to the creek. About 400 yards. I plan to build a septic in the gully about 100 feet from the house. Using perforated PVC pipe for another 50 feet as the septic field, overlaid with coarse sand. The soil perks very well here so that should do it.

We will plant blackberries in the sand as they grow there now.

The JD backhoe will come in handy for that project.

It is good to see you posting here again Gary.
I used 2- 55 gallon plastic drums for the digestion tanks an a 50' leach field. so far so good.
 

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Reporting from the work cabin, I left at 6am, when I went over the summit on hwy 88 about 7500' it was raining then hail then snow when the temp. dropped below 32 degrees. It was about 60 degrees here at noon when I got here. I had planned to work a little today, but when I got unloaded and turned everything on. it rained until about 20 minutes ago. Tomorrow I will hit it hard and try to finish. Its just the ridge cap, but its a bunch of little z channels first to get above the standing rib on the roof, snap the ridge cap on and a pop rivet on each Z. If I can get it all done tomorrow I will head home Friday. It has been raining here a bunch and there are no leaks I can find. Next year I will get the flooring and walls on.
 

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Sitting at the outpatient hospital in the waiting room. Arrived 2 hours ago for the Lovely Mrs_Bob to have an epidural to relieve back/spinal pain issues. So far nothing has happened other than she was prepped and we are waiting. 2 hours of waiting. Good thing we got here on time (n)
 

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I went out hunting for the fourth time since the season started on the 15th. Lots of birds again this year. I had a slight mishap on Monday with the sxs. My wife hasn't really gone hunting yet since getting her license. We went out Sunday and she did awesome. Shot 4 birds. So Monday I took her in the sxs. The very first trail we went down, we were crawling along when the front passenger side tire dropped into a 2ft deep wash out. Bent the tie rod and tie rod end. We were able to continue on but Tuesday I tore it apart and picked up a replacement end then straightened the rod. It's as good as new now.

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I'm hauling out and putting the Tanzer 27 on my 20 foot flatbed trailer this weekend. It's down near Dalls/Fortworth TX.

My Brother lives in Plano and is helping me.

I'm building it with four frames to hold the bunkers that stabilize the boat which will set on it's keel.
It will extend forward three feet over the trailer tongue and four feet behind the bed. The trailer is 8 feet wide and the beam of the boat is 9' 6"

I'm using pine 2X6's mostly on the cradle frame. Construction screws through-out and 1/2"carriage bolts at many of the support joints.
Boat weighs in at 8,000 lbs. Cradle weighs about 600 lbs. Trailer payload capacity is 10K.
 
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