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    and a pic of our kayaks, blue my wifes yellow mine and our 15' canoe. started antiquing it and installed a cedar carrying yoke. looking forward to getting out again this coming spring/summer and fall season.

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    winter wasn't all that bad this year, as far as cold temps. most temps just under freeze. but lots of snow and driving winds making those temps a lot colder. a pic of me after snow blowing our 80' double driveway with a north-west wind blowing in my face. as i came around back where the grandkids were shovelling snow off the deck my thought i looked like 'jack frost', with my frozen face, and took this pic. grands thought it was hilarious. me, not so. heh

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    morning. all the snow is now history. felt good to do all that yard work yesterday. we do of course do other things as well during these 'trying' times. like for example we binge watched the latest season of 'ozark'. heh! we've also packed a lunch and went for a days drive up into the muskokas. walks in the park behind our happy home, keeping our 'sneezing' and 'coughing' distance from the many other walking families/seniors etc. folks seem happy and friendly enough. thunderstorm forecast for friday. looking forward to it.
     
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    well that's enough electronic socializing. have a good day ya'll...that's american for you all. heh!

    cup of tea time.
     
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    morning. another lovely spring day has dawned. i choose this thread to say 'hello' and otherwisedly post some goings on because i don't want to overly interfere with discussions in other threads. thanks nivek for that.

    as well. i don't know if anyone visiting/participating in this 'alien expanse' forum reads here, but to be sure, even though i call the 'fake news' bellowing fellow the 'fake president', all are welcome. ae3;
     
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    morning. laptop back in working order. a fine weekend and week in store weather wise with temps all double digits. all manner of little chores done did. 50' cedar hedge cut down to park fence size. won't need a ladder any more to trim it. canoe sanded to an 'antiqued look' and freehand repainted somewhat in an interesting indigenous motif. will take a pic and post later. front door deck cut down to a smaller size. shed cleaned out with assorted works inside done. removed the larger window frame in the shed and replaced it. playing a couple of hours of mandolin daily. since i reworked the rather large standard wooden bridge by cutting it in half the pitch/tone/harmonics are awesome indeed. not quite sure how to, but i'll try to get a mandolin sound clip up. and so it goes.
     
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    'the liar tweets tonight' heh!

     
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    biden or trump?. i feel for you guys and gals, you lose either way.

     
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    morning. so many spring chores done. awesome. no hummingbirds at the feeder yet but with a week of hot sunny days tulips are in full bloom and everything otherwise is growing fast. there is a regular pileated woodpecker coming by daily. the old crab apple tree is now a post holding up our outdoor laundry line and it's also been hole-pecked by downy woodpeckers. even a nuthatch visits. along with assorted squirrels chickadees both american and canadian finches starlings bluejays mourning doves cardinals and on the ground for seed droppings rabbits and chipmunks. busy place out there due to these recently daily visitors.

    my dear wife and i decided to rejuvenate the front of our home sweet home. something we've kind of neglected since we retired here in 2015. scraped off paint cleaned sun dried repaired and repainted. result: we both are pleased. went online shopping and 3 really cool outdoor lights are on their way from amazon. will take pics of several 'new and improved ozone friendly' stuffs.

    fencing company was by, the ones who did our shared fence and took a day to install a fine chain link around the two pickle ball courts out in the park behind our place. as well roofing guys were by a month ago to metal roof the park pavilion and bathroom building. looks great.

    and so. this is one huge woodpecker. somewhat prehistoric looking.

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    so then. haven't been to this site for quite some time. thought i'd stop in to say i'm still alive and well. 40th wedding anniversary a month ago. a semi-surprise party was thrown for us. when asked 'whats the secret' i could only come up with 'feels like we've only been married a year'. still lots of new things going on.


    as for this upcoming election. good luck. may the better team win.
     
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    Happy Anniversary! Good to see you again, yes indeed lots of new things going on, such is life, fragrant and sweet tasting, with much more on the horizon...I don't like to 'look' too far ahead, even semi-surprises are a dandy and very enjoyable...Here on the forum you know I've been having fun, even in discussion about the coming election, it is what it is and can only make a passing impression on the surface, kind of like a hiccup lol...

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    It's turning colder here in my neck of the woods of NC, so my canine companion and I took a drive to the mountains to see the colours of the trees and for Kobi to get a swim in the river...Well, the trees already lost half their leaves, a couple weeks late to see all the colours of the tree leaves in all their glory but we did get some good hiking time in which he wore me out lol, and he got to swim again...Such a happy dog lol...

    Pets of the expanse!

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    g'day eh.

    like summer this past week and for a few days yet. been pickleballing daily with the rest of my senior gang. also doing the 9 hole disc golf round here with the older grandsons. our canadian west however is going to see a foot of snow. what a diverse country.

    would love to see a pic of your new canine nivek. hiking indeed. good for the heart and soul.

    can that river be paddled nivek? you know kayak canoe type craft. our dog 'pipa' really enjoyed being in the canoe. 'specially when ducks, loons or geese were close by. heh!

    life is good.
     
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    well now. saw the link to 'pets of the expanse'. thanks man. awesome.
     
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    read recent posts in several of the discussions and so this came to mind as a response heh!

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    was here earlier today and read a post by pigfarmer regarding his, at one time, enjoyment of all and everything woodstove.

    btw a well stacked row of firewood 4' (depth made up of either 4x1' or 3 x 16 inch lengths depending on the size of the woodstove interior) x4' (height) x 8' length we here call a 'bush cord'. i myself still enjoy splitting wood and prefer my hardwoods (no pseudo hardwoods like for example 'poplar') in 16" rounds (unsplit). in our now 1160 sq' retirement home, even though we do have a high eff gas furnace, we have an airtight napoleon woodstove. i have a maul a splitting axe a small hatchet for different size/density woods. one of the hardest being 'ironwood'. remember felling some 8-10" diameter ironwood and seeing sparks fly. i'd never burn softwood or white/silver birch in any of our woodstoves, we've had over the years. first burn of the day or night is full vent open to burn the crap out of the pipes. after that good to go.

    anyway was a good read pigfarmer. i still do enjoy a woodstove burning on a -20 or colder canadian winters day.

    the airtight, the 8" flues, and some spit wood waiting for a burn. some of that wood is hawthorn.
     
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    There is definitely something attractive about hard work resulting in a warm cozy house, and we get our share of subzero weather here. I sleeved my masonry chimney with a stainless steel pipe - probably 8" and that simplified things. Three times a season I was up there like Bert the chimney sweep. Can't be too careful.

    My basement was just that stove, as much wood as I could jam in there and an old couch. Not pretty but quite functional. I had two dogs and two cats at the time and that was the time they would all get together quietly with no woofing and chasing and carrying on. In fact, my big old tomcat used to like to get so close to the thing I was a little afraid of spontaneous puss combustion.

    Lots of maple around here, no lack of oak. There's a reason they made ships of the line out of that stuff boy-o ! Won't burn pine or the sassafras that grows like crazy. Too messy and not worth the effort. Maybe that ironwood you mentioned is hickory. I've got a 60 footer that's straight as an arrow - lots of good axe handles standing there. I've cut up limbs from it and my chainsaw appeared to be throwing sparks!

    So this last adventure was the remnants of a big maple. It shifted and developed an unwanted attraction to my house, so down it went along with a few other miscreants. My preferred weapon of choice is a double bit axe. Nicely balanced but or course it won't do it all. My neighbor gave me a splitting maul from probable the late '50s or early '60s. Still works just fine. Then of course there's the old sledge and wedge for serious work - but I don't do serious work like that anymore :) Time moves on, finished the basement, now I just push the little plastic button for heat. And don't mind all that much ......

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