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By: ycd0108 , 4:40 PM GMT on November 01, 2012

But this picture is in better focus. It is foggy wet dawn here and leaves are falling on the just newly power washed "sun" deck.
We gave up on seal coats for the 2"x6" Western Red Cedar decking years ago and just blast it off a couple of times a year. The combination of rain and leaves makes the deck dangerously slippery and any seal coat simply burns up in the sun and washes off in the rain.
The big Maple stands about 4' from the deck and shades us in the summer. It had been "Topped" before we built here at about 30' and we bring in a tree climber now and then to prune the high spikes. I'd say it's been less than ten years since all the leaders were snipped but the new ones stick up 20'. They are 3-4" at the base and 30' in the air so getting them down safely is a bit of a challenge. Last go around I got a call to come home to run the tag lines for the arborist after one of the spikes speared through a deck plank.

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15. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
6:56 PM GMT on November 06, 2012
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14. ycd0108
5:24 AM GMT on November 05, 2012
What a relief to get back here to my comfort zone.
Nobody interrupts me here because they can't.
We have friends bringing a new (to them) boat around the south end of the big island and we are scheded to fly to Las Vegas in the same time frame. I kind of enjoy picking boats up in other places but this is just too tight - could be I'm getting old?
When we went to the U.K. the first time in '83 Tloml threatened to bring in a helicopter to get me to the plane 'cause I was immersed in an unfinished reno for my sister.
I pulled in some back-up and we made the "Boeing" out to the UK.
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13. ycd0108
8:27 PM GMT on November 04, 2012

Hey Ylee: As usual I'll be looking for the new cams.
I sent the link to the Marina-for-sale to my friend who wants to bring his boat there and he estimates that another 20-40$ M. would be needed for road and service upgrades. I'm still just a dollar short and could be a day late by now.
I have used the docks there for more than 30 years and knew the previous owner a bit. I did some finishing on his 65' boat and we rented his crew boat to get to the small island we built on for some years. Now I don't even know who to pay moorage to.
If the place is developed - this idea has been around since the '80s when we were passing through every day - there is a good chance we will not be able to afford access there.
There are a number of massive projects on the coast here to warehouse big yachts but some of the momentum has gone on to the "back burner" due to the iffy economic climate.
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12. Ylee
7:08 PM GMT on November 04, 2012
I found a cam for my blog from an area you maybe familiar with, but I'm not tellin' until I finish the blog! :)

Shame you don't have $11M to buy the marina; somehow I get the idea that it wouldn't be further developed! :)
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11. ycd0108
5:17 PM GMT on November 04, 2012
Wet fog this morning, 11C., rain accumulation since I dumped the beer mug at 6": 5+".
I guess forest fire season is over for this area.
Googled "Boat Harbor" to find the address and came up with this:
http://www.bclandpro.com/Properties.php/Details/1 78
I think our boat is in some of the pictures but there is a piling in the way.
Now if only I had 11 million dollars.
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10. ycd0108
9:22 PM GMT on November 03, 2012
One of 1900's posts talked about the energy for the Nor-Easter coming off the Gulf of Alaska low as we speak. I s'pose such things could cross the continent in a few days but I mentioned it to see if some of the Met. informed people here had an opinion. I have no idea what 500 mb energy is but assume it is somewhere up there.
Wasted Space: I used to just build more shelving but no amount of shelving can make good organization. The little Barrel could house a family comfortably in some "necks" of the world but here it will be sheltering tools and fuels.
I think the only reason this friend built it that way is "because he can".
He and I are Canadian born and raised but our horizons were expanded when some interesting folk (read Draft Dodgers) moved in next door. They brought a bit of an attitude and we learned something from them.
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9. ycd0108
8:14 PM GMT on November 03, 2012
Good afternoon Shoreacres:
It's good to have your blog and comments back here.
The image of the photo corners and the black background got me scrabbling through one of the (too many) old photo albums we rarely look at.
There be Dragons.
We call the little shed a Folly:
And Yes it is as curvey as it looks
Come to think: I built a few Follys for wages - most of which are still lived in so they are not true Follies.
Haven't had to wash a car since I don't know when - maybe when my parent's '51 Dodge Station Wagon was still fairly new.
I had left the hose draped around the rear bumper and when Mom drove away there was a moment of surprise when the car reached the end of the hose. I have not been asked to wash another car since.
"Mid-West" in Canada would be the Prairie Provinces, I guess. I drove out there once with my Father-in-Law and met the farmers who were "sharecropping" his family farm. Next morning, Sunday, I was strolling a mile or so to the local Elevator and saw a dust cloud a few miles away. When the car passed the folks were waving at me - they were the same people I had met the night before.
It's fairly quiet in the Canadian Mid West.
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8. RobDaHood
7:22 PM GMT on November 03, 2012
Quoting shoreacres:
That shed is great. It sort of looks like a Shinto shrine. ...

I thought so too.
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7. Ylee
7:10 PM GMT on November 03, 2012
I think they meant the west coast low will eventually wind up as a nor'easter when it gets there, not at the same time!

I like the shed, but I also see the potential for a lot of wasted space, too.
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6. shoreacres
7:01 PM GMT on November 03, 2012
That shed is great. It sort of looks like a Shinto shrine. Is it really as curvy as it looks? I like it a lot.

Glad to be home. Time to hit my own to-do list, although it looks like I should put off the car wash until tomorrow. There are rain clouds building - thank goodness. We need the rain.

Like your leaf, too. That's the kind we used to iron between waxed paper, trim and hang in the window. If I found a good leaf, I might do that. It was amazing to drive north and south last week. When I left Kansas, there was hardly a leaf on the trees, and on the prairie frosts and freezes had left most things a little burned around the edges. By southern Kansas and northern OKlahoma, there were wildflowers again - and here? It was 88 yesterday and the only things fading are the plants that bloom and fade by light rather than temperature. That's all right. We'll get our shot at cold eventually.

You might be from the midwest if:

1. your biggest thrill on a trip back is scraping heavy frost off a windshield
2. You know the difference between millet and sorghum
3. Pumpkins are for eating more than for carving
4. You know how to make tuna hotdish and still enjoy eating it
5. You're polite to guys on steroidal farm equipment and always wave

I could add more, but I have this sudden urge for a root beer....
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5. ycd0108
3:19 PM GMT on November 03, 2012
This morning:
" Looking now north to the west coast of America where at this very top of this image I can see a big honk’n low curling up in the Gulf of Alaska. It will be dropping down to around Vancouver Island on Wednesday and further down the coast later in the week. This will be the weather maker later in the week."
"It's coming. The models actually show the energy for this eventual nor'easter at 500 mb breaking off from the low that is currently in the Gulf of Alaska."
The same low will be affecting both coasts???
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4. ycd0108
4:03 AM GMT on November 03, 2012
Another old buddy has a web site:
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3. ycd0108
3:50 AM GMT on November 03, 2012
Hi Rob:
I have enough trouble building a shed with semi straight lines. This guy is also a dealer in exotic wood for instrument builders and has a huge work yard with forklifts, dry storage, a couple of sawmills and an imagination. He donated the "figured maple" for the schatzkammer I mentioned a few years ago.
Would not be surprised if some of the wood for the guitars we see in recent videos came through his business.
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2. RobDaHood
6:38 PM GMT on November 02, 2012
That's a cool little shed!
Yeah...I need to wash my deck too I guess. Getting a little too rustic looking.
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1. ycd0108
11:26 PM GMT on November 01, 2012
Went to get a color chart from my buddy who sells me metal roofing and found him struggling with his overhead garage door. We got the door down but not working right but by then he was fairly frustrated so we took a drive to see the little shed he just put up on a rental property. The second picture above is that shed.
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