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    Good morning!!!!

    Heck, that’s not cold! Here is what is facing us tonight: Wind chill will be -43C, which is -45.4F. Took Jasper out for his evening poo a little while ago, but had to dress him up. Hope we make it through the night!😜
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    Good morning!!!!

    Yes. Especially when… eeep!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Get Michelin X-Ice! Best winter tires ever. Me and my friends all use them and are very happy with their performance.
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    Anyone else ordered or got a Ford Maverick?

    The Ford F150 has been a great truck for me. I am on my sixth one. my current one is a 2016 XLT with the XTr option and it is a super crew with four-wheel-drive. That is pretty much what I get every time, and with new prices I am planning on driving this one into the ground. so far so good, and...
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    Anyone else ordered or got a Ford Maverick?

    My former girlfriend had one of those back in the 80s. You could see the ground through the floorboards which were totally rusted out, but the thing ran like a charm!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning. Went down to 0° last night, going up to a balmy +12° today. We keep getting little bits of snow, almost constantly for the past several days. And because of the cold, it is sticking around. We have maybe 16 inches on the ground, and the driveway is now nice and clear since I blew...
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    Retirement thoughts Past Present Future

    Wow, Larry, that is amazing!
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    Replacing the Knee

    Gheez guys, this all sounds very scary. My knees are getting worse and worse and I may have to have knee replacement. But all of this stuff makes me very nervous. I mean a year to recover?😦
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    Groan part quatre

    Very creative - and kind of creepy until you figure it out!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Man, that is a big, fluffy dog!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Yes, and it would be fun (I like cats), and I am sure Jasper would enjoy it. Only problem is, I am very allergic to cats. Too bad, because I used to have them many many years ago!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning all. Only 5° here, going up to 12 today. There’s going to be a number of much colder nights for the next little while, culminating in -22° Friday night! We’ll have to put the paw covers on when I walk the dog. He certainly doesn’t like them, but he reluctantly tolerates it when I...
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    What is the coldest you have ever been ?

    You should try ice diving! Been there, done that. Over 40 years ago, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Nasty winters there.). Just North of North Dakota.
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    What is the coldest you have ever been ?

    You want a cold story? I’ll give you a cold story. (Scares the heck out of kids.) https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Spell_of_the_Yukon_and_Other_Verses/The_Cremation_of_Sam_McGee
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    Good morning!!!!

    Here too. Looking forward to it - more seat time!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Birthday Bird! Returned to the cottage Thursday, and found 6-8 inches of snow in the driveway. Blew it out late yesterday, and got a good start in the rental property before it got too dark. Daughter shoveled the (50’) deck and all the way down to the lake, and half the dock - she loved...
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    Retirement thoughts Past Present Future

    There is a man after my own heart! I myself am going out feet first.
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    Good morning!!!!

    Well, you certainly don’t want to run it in the rain. Here is the shed that Sharon and I built for it.
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    Good morning!!!!

    Wife drove home just after the snow stopped here in Toronto. She said all the hype was “much ado about nothing!” But she drives a 4runner, and boasts about passing all the people stuck in the snow, including a lot of buses that had just stopped because they couldn’t make the hills. Glad she is...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Drew, did you do any sound abatement on that generator? Remember, I have the same one for our rental property, and I, too am a bit concerned about how loud it is for the renters.
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning. Temp is about 36°F, much the same all day. Big storm coming up from the US Midwest today, and Toronto is supposed to get up to 10” of snow. Was down here for a social event, and WAS going to head back up North today - not now! Will wait until tomorrow when storm has abated. The...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Wow, Drew, that is a nice looking RV!👍
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    Good morning!!!!

    I went through two LED 3 foot long light fixtures from power outages. They don’t last at all. I think I will have to switch back to fluorescent. Too bad. The LED fixture provided really nice light over the kitchen sink. But, for essence is better than nothing!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Eeep!
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    How to convince parents that a subcompact is a good idea

    Wotandby, how big is your parents’ property? And are you still living with them?
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    12 to 18 month wait for new vehicle!!

    Big change in the availability of a Toyota forerunner limited. In December 2020 I bought a 2021 Ltd, and they had it sitting right there on the lot. Just for curiosity I called a Toyota dealer today and they said I would now have to wait at least eight months, and pay $11,000 more!😯
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    12 to 18 month wait for new vehicle!!

    Yes you did. Our sales tax is 13%!
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    12 to 18 month wait for new vehicle!!

    Well, I am no expert on this, but let us remember that 80% of regular air is nitrogen, and the other 20% is pretty much just oxygen. So the question is not what is the advantage of nitrogen, but what is the disadvantage of oxygen?
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    Good morning!!!!

    Speaking of dropping keys, I have a great story for you. My wife was trying to open a padlock on the boathouse, and she dropped my whole set of keys… Into a big O pipe! It went straight down a couple of feet before curving and heading off to another building. Tried fishing them out even though...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Big surprise here Monday. Robinsons General store here in Dorset, a big landmark for over 100 years, all of a sudden closed up shop, Without warning. This is quite a famous store, voted Canada’s says best country store, and supplied a pretty much full line of groceries, plus a hardware store...
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    Do I really need a tractor on 1.5 acres?

    I bought a Kabota BX 25 tractor loader backhoe for my three-quarter acre cottage property. Used it a lot, including preparation of my garage pad. Now we have another property 500 m away that’s 25 acres. Never looked back!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Nothing like renovating the basement! We have had our full basement cottage for about 20 years now, and the kid is getting antsy about getting the basement finished. Got most of the framing done down there, so just need the ceilings and the walls and then the floors done. Oh yeah, and we are...
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    Good morning!!!!

    She fell twice on the ice, about a year apart. The first time they put in a plate, which could have stayed in. But then she fell again and broke the Saint Maarten, and they had to take out the old plate and put in a new one. The new one was much closer to the elbow, and was becoming an...
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    Good morning!!!!

    The break went right to the elbow, so the plate was kind of sticking out. Believe it or not, this was actually the second plate that she had had put in that arm. They had to take out the first one when she broke her arm the second time, and the second plate was quite a bit longer, and was kind...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good evening. Great day today. Wife got her steel plate removed from her arm that she broke last year. 🎉
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    Dog pics

    It’s OK. We have another couch anyway.
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    PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    Wow, I can see that barn being used in a scary movie!
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Blasphemy! Canada is bigger than the US or Mexico. And the drive across Canada along the TransCanada Highway … well, bring your pj’s. 😜
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    Good morning!!!!

    It’s over! Our stint with Covid has come to an end. Both Sharon and I tested negative tonight. It wasn’t bad, really. Tiredness, little bit of dizziness, stuffiness, bit of sore throat, and some funny tastes for a while. It could’ve been a lot worse! And thanks for all the well wishes...
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    PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    More recent photos, after we did the roof and some window and trim painting.
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning and happy new year everyone! I had a lovely sleep last night despite the fireworks going off at midnight. What a difference on the deck this morning, all of the snow that came around Christmas has all melted,, and even the driveway is now down to the gravel. it is because we were...
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    PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    Here are some from back in 2011.
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    PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    Will try and get more photos of the sides, which have more character.
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    PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    Oops! Photo did not take. Trying again.
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    PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    This is the barn that came with our 25-acre rental property, in 2011. Had to reshingle right away. 2 horse stalls and a loft.
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good for you, wagtail, and happy birthday from a fellow Albertan!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Gheez, Drew, that’s awful! Good luck with the recovery!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good for you, BEF!👍🎉
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    Generators, sizes and fuel options?

    Had a 2-day power outage over Christmas. Propane 17 kw Kohler genny with auto transfer switch kept the whole house powered. No problem cooking the turkey in the oven, plus using the burners to boil the spuds and the like. Very quiet generator, and starts up instantly when the power goes out...
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    Good morning!!!!

    2 YEARS! Holy smokes, I don’t think I could last that long with no sense of taste or smell. Right now I have neither, and I was hoping it wouldn’t last very long. I have lost my sense of taste sometimes when I had a bad cold, but that only lasted until the cold was over. If this is Covid lost...
 
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