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Posted: Jan 28, 2023 - 6:24pm

 haresfur wrote:

Sounds great, but buggy.

Where did you start?


We rented our canoes and set out from Chapleau, ON. on the Chapleau River. I suppose there were mosquitoes but I have no memory of that. I do remember that it rained a lot, but mostly overnight. 
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Posted: Jan 28, 2023 - 5:34pm

 Bill_J wrote:
I was texting with my brother as we were trying to recall the details of a canoe trip that we had taken in the Canadian wilderness in August 1978. I was living in NYC at the time and he in FL. I recall planning the trip which involved finding an appropriate canoe route for the duration of the vacation and securing canoe rentals. The canoes were rented in a small remote town in Ontario and we paddled north some 60+ miles to an even more remote town (only accessible by sea plane or train, or canoe). From there we got a ride (with our canoes) on a freight train to a third town where the canoe rental guy met us with our car.  So I thought (see "Things You Thought Today)...  


Sounds great, but buggy.

Where did you start?
Bill_J

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Posted: Jan 28, 2023 - 3:17pm

 Isabeau wrote:

60+ miles of paddling?  My arms are beginning to hurt just reading this. Muscle memory from long ago kayaking camping trips . .   the rest of the story, s'il vous plaît?





Here we are at the Rail Station at the end of the paddling. I'm on the left, about 45 years younger.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2023 - 3:12pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
What a cool trip!





Very cool. but not without challenges. About halfway through the journey we tore a gash in the side of our aluminum canoe going down some rapids. Luckily my brother thought to bring duct tape along and we were able to patch it well enough the finish the trip, carefully avoiding any more rocks. The canoe rental guy wasn't happy but we paid for the damage.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2023 - 1:31pm

 Bill_J wrote:
I was texting with my brother as we were trying to recall the details of a canoe trip that we had taken in the Canadian wilderness in August 1978. I was living in NYC at the time and he in FL. I recall planning the trip which involved finding an appropriate canoe route for the duration of the vacation and securing canoe rentals. The canoes were rented in a small remote town in Ontario and we paddled north some 60+ miles to an even more remote town (only accessible by sea plane or train, or canoe). From there we got a ride (with our canoes) on a freight train to a third town where the canoe rental guy met us with our car.  So I thought (see "Things You Thought Today)...  


60+ miles of paddling?  My arms are beginning to hurt just reading this. Muscle memory from long ago kayaking camping trips . .   the rest of the story, s'il vous plaît?



KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Jan 27, 2023 - 9:05pm

 Bill_J wrote:
I was texting with my brother as we were trying to recall the details of a canoe trip that we had taken in the Canadian wilderness in August 1978. I was living in NYC at the time and he in FL. I recall planning the trip which involved finding an appropriate canoe route for the duration of the vacation and securing canoe rentals. The canoes were rented in a small remote town in Ontario and we paddled north some 60+ miles to an even more remote town (only accessible by sea plane or train, or canoe). From there we got a ride (with our canoes) on a freight train to a third town where the canoe rental guy met us with our car.  So I thought (see "Things You Thought Today)...  

What a cool trip!


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Posted: Jan 27, 2023 - 3:56pm

I was texting with my brother as we were trying to recall the details of a canoe trip that we had taken in the Canadian wilderness in August 1978. I was living in NYC at the time and he in FL. I recall planning the trip which involved finding an appropriate canoe route for the duration of the vacation and securing canoe rentals. The canoes were rented in a small remote town in Ontario and we paddled north some 60+ miles to an even more remote town (only accessible by sea plane or train, or canoe). From there we got a ride (with our canoes) on a freight train to a third town where the canoe rental guy met us with our car.  So I thought (see "Things You Thought Today)...  
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Posted: Jan 27, 2023 - 2:07pm


I agreed to be in the pool of potential panelists who hear cases for the U's Office of Equal Opportunity. Had the initial training this morning. Pretty interesting, and enlightening as I reflect back on my "hostile work environment" situation from so many years ago.


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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 9:45pm

 oldviolin wrote:

Really beautiful, Kurt...
{#Cool}


I'm intrigued by the back porch roof runoff into the stub wall/flower bed. Is that water collected somewhere? Like a French drain, etc...
We live in a place where there not much run off/ rain.
BUT... we've had some pretty good  thunderstorms in the past. Mostly from dying hurricanes coming up from Baja. The mountain, a block away from us, will flow waterfalls in those bigger downpours. Winter storms are a soaking rain.
The water has filled up the original grass area and little strip in the back about 4" on a couple of occasions. And got to the back slider. Those are the 3" a hour rains... that last an hour.
That little strip off the patio is now about 6" lower than before. So it can contain way more water than before.
Everything is set up for drainage toward the grassy area.  And it soaks into the ground real quick when it stops raining. Under the rock there's a membrane that let's water in and keeps the weeds out. Those rocks are about 3"- 4" deep.


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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 9:28pm

 haresfur wrote:


Beautiful. Who gets to poop on the grass first?
Probably the birds.
No more pets for us.
I dislike them dying before us.


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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 9:26pm

 Bill_J wrote:


No, it's not done. You'll see. But good job so far.
Your right.
Nothing is ever done. 

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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 8:02pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
We totally finished the back yard today. What a major pain. The project started last August. And with all the stupid delays because of material shortages... it's finally done...

 
Really beautiful, Kurt...{#Cool}

I'm intrigued by the back porch roof runoff into the stub wall/flower bed. Is that water collected somewhere? Like a French drain, etc...
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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 7:56pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

We totally finished the back yard today. What a major pain. The project started last August. And with all the stupid delays because of material shortages... it's finally done...











Beautiful. Who gets to poop on the grass first?
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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 7:12pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
We totally finished the back yard today. What a major pain. The project started last August. And with all the stupid delays because of material shortages... it's finally done...

 
Very nice! You two did a great job.{#Clap}{#Notworthy}
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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 6:15pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

We totally finished the back yard today. What a major pain. The project started last August. And with all the stupid delays because of material shortages... it's finally done...





Well that's damn nice.
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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 5:33pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

We totally finished the back yard today. What a major pain. The project started last August. And with all the stupid delays because of material shortages... it's finally done...











No, it's not done. You'll see. But good job so far.
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 5:02pm

 haresfur wrote:


Nice job!

Thanks.
That thing is almost 10' long.


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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 5:01pm

We totally finished the back yard today. What a major pain. The project started last August. And with all the stupid delays because of material shortages... it's finally done...









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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 4:47pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

I finally finished my son's wind vane for his windmill. I clear coated it with an automotive urethane. I should last for quite awhile.
It's been in my garage for almost 2 months...


He needs to order some parts for the windmill. Then rent a lift  so we can get up there without dying and reassemble it.





Nice job!
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Posted: Nov 26, 2022 - 4:44pm

I finally finished my son's wind vane for his windmill. I clear coated it with an automotive urethane. I should last for quite awhile.
It's been in my garage for almost 2 months...


He needs to order some parts for the windmill. Then rent a lift  so we can get up there without dying and reassemble it.



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