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post #141 of 272 Old 04-17-2014, 03:41 PM
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This is beyond amazing. I'm looking forward to our invite for the house warming party. :)

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post #142 of 272 Old 04-18-2014, 07:17 PM
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Love the door, also love the story of a blind craftsman with a 3 legged dog making it.
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So, another little update. Today we painted... and painted... staining the outside boards for the house, and we have a long way to go.

On Friday - my birthday - we invited everyone we knew to come over for a present-less, food-less party on the wharf. The floors had just been finished and were too delicate to be walked on, but we threw down some protective blankets, and hoped for the best. We had no idea if anyone would even come, but pretty much everyone came! There must have been sixty or seventy people dropping in and staying or just staying to hay a quick hello. Tons of food arrived, including two birthday cakes, home made ice cream, crackers, cheese, fruit, bootleg rum, wine, vegetable platters, four dozen homemade bagels with goat cheese...

Even though the house is small, with the wharf, dinghy dock, bridge and island, there was tons of room for all kinds of activities. We started a bonfire on the island, my husband gave rides around the pond in our inflatable, Bertha, another group of people were shooting potatoes across the pond using a three-person slingshot, and everyone got house tours. It was really wicked fun!

Here is an updated photo from just as people started to arrive, and we hadn't finished cleaning lumber off the Wharf.


You can see the barn in the distance. Ahab had never seen a boat before, and so he got some well-needed exercise. That horse can MOVE when he wants to!
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post #144 of 272 Old 04-20-2014, 11:54 PM
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Happy Birthday!

Your home is starting to look totally and absolutely stunning. You are I think the envy of this forum.

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post #145 of 272 Old 04-20-2014, 11:55 PM
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...more pictures please!
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post #146 of 272 Old 04-21-2014, 03:20 AM
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You have an inflatable named Bertha? Lol!

Gorgeous house, I'm jealous!

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post #147 of 272 Old 04-21-2014, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Kind of a frustrating day for house building today.

We started off at 6:00, and were doing great, but then got a call from a local barge. They were hauling up some granite mooring stones to check the staples and chains, but two chains in a row broke, rendering two of the five very costly stones inaccessible and possibly irretrievable. The stones had not been hauled up for inspection in a few years, and were so buried in the mud that they could not be located with a fathom meter. They needed a diver to find them, so off we went.

One 3000 PSI tank of 36% nitrox, two hours of diving, and both lost stones were found and had new chains attached and the other three stones had new chains installed also, so they could be hauled without risk of loss. Here are a few pics...

DH with barge in background..

Boatyard where we were..

a loon...

An old Eastern rig with boat stands..

Hopefully we will get more done tomorrow. Time is running out!
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post #148 of 272 Old 04-21-2014, 06:55 PM
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Awesome developments, Evil!
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post #149 of 272 Old 04-21-2014, 10:29 PM
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OK, I really have to ask -- why do so many of your photos look curved?
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post #150 of 272 Old 04-22-2014, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama View Post
OK, I really have to ask -- why do so many of your photos look curved?
NorthernMama, it's the lens I use. I think it is a 10mm lens, and I use it mostly because it is my smallest, lightest lens, and it can get the whole house or boat or whatever in the frame.

My favorite lens is a 105mm... oh I love it... and when I am shooting just for myself, I haul it out. But to shoot a boat or something, you have to be really far away.

105mm from about 4' away

On our boat, I mostly use a 300mm if I am shooting seals or birds, but switch back to the curly 10mm for shooting inside the boat; otherwise I have to be too far away from the action to do my job.

300mm lens from really really far away
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...and you've seen lots of curly ones...
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