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Craftsman on the lake

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02-23-2009 02:59 PM

We awakened to a beautiful morning in Maine.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-23-2009 03:15 PM

That is gorgeous, Daniel. But please keep the snow up there. It is pretty but I have shoveled the driveway more this winter than I have in the past 3 or 4 years combined. We do not tend to get a lot of snow here in Kentucky but, to put things in perspective, a couple of weeks ago schools were shut down because we had a quarter inch of snow. With this much snow they would be out practically indefinately.

I am ready to move my tools outside so that I don’t get so much dust in my shop (and get yelled at for “making a mess in there”).

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 02-23-2009 03:27 PM

Scott, this was about 6-8 inches. A fairly small snowfall. I’ll be out with the snowblower this morning which is a zen experience in itself. 11 horses in front of you shooting the snow 30 feet away. Then out to clean the shop. I’ve got a pile of shavings from my bench build about 2 feet high under the jointer. I dearly do love winter. Here we get 4 distinct seasons. Snow from about Dec to Feb then a really nice spring from March to May, Summers can be fairly hot June-Aug then colorful fall Sept-Nov. I guess you pretty much like the place you come from.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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kiwi1969

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#3 posted 02-23-2009 03:44 PM

Just another day in the Philippines. Sorry Daniel I couldn,t resist but after years in a cold country this is heaven.

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Breakfast anyone?

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#4 posted 02-23-2009 03:50 PM

To tell the truth, Daniel, I think that most of us are pretty satisfied with where we live. Now, of course, Hawaii or the Philippines may be a wonderful place to live but the lack of seasonal variation may get monotonous after awhile. However, it would be nice to try it out and see. At least there is no need to worry about shoveling the snow off the driveway.

Thanks for the picture, Kiwi. I am ready to put winter behind me.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-23-2009 07:14 PM

Nice picture Daniel. But Ilived in NJ for 45 years and have InLaws in Vermont and I know what that snow will be soon. up there it becomes ice and tundra, then as it gets warm it becomes slush, and eventually it leaves completely, leaving mud season in it’s place, which then becomes black fly season, so on and so forth. Living in NC it’s hot as Hades in the summer, but we get about 180 days a year where it’s sunny and between 65-80 degrees. I left the snow, with no regrets. And heck every year or two I get a snowfall of 4-6 inches which just reminds me of why I left the north. :>)

-- -JimmyC...Clayton,NC- "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"

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#6 posted 02-23-2009 07:21 PM

I made one snowball this year with some snow on the deck. But not much else. We got a few flakes yesterday for about an hour.

I’m ready for some warm weather.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 02-23-2009 09:37 PM

I know how you feel, Daniel. We broke our old record this January for snow fall. It’s been an odd winter this year with cold spells followed by hot spells. Right now it’s a cold spell. Winter is always a drag. Go to work in the dark and come home in the dark, warm your car for twenty minutes before you drive, shovel three feet of snow, battle blizzards and -55degree windchills…..and I wouldn’t trade it for anything here. I love North Dakota. By the way, are you a Bob Marley fan? (not the singer) I think he’s hilarious.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 02-24-2009 03:09 AM

Well, all these people who live in more temperate or even tropical climates and don’t care for the snow. Everyone’s opinion is valid but I still like my snow.

LocalMac, you live it a place where if you spit it hits the ground as ice. I had a nephew who spent a few years in North Dakota. And you are the one who likes the north life. I think you understand. Bob Marley, He’s all the rage here but I’ve only seen him on tv. ah.. not that funny?? again a matter of opinion.

thanks for the responses folks.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 02-24-2009 03:34 AM

Daniel I loved looking at that stuff when I lived in Brunswick, but as for now, please keep that stuff up there! It looks like Spring may be a long way away for you folks “Down East.”

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 02-24-2009 03:52 AM

That’s very familiar looking, Daniel. I enjoyed that stuff for 10 years, when I lived in Maine. At least it’s not ice, with all of those limbs hanging on the power lines. Sometimes I miss it a little, since I moved back to Texas. Then I think of all the things that I’m spending my heating oil money on now.

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#11 posted 02-24-2009 06:13 PM

Hi Daniel!
I’m guessing by your map that you’re close to Limerick or Limington…
I lived in Kennebunk for years, and kinda miss those scenes like those you posted.
I recall getting a huge load of walnut lumber at a yard sale in a barn near the junction of 11 and 26 (?) and a very old mahogany drop-leaf table which I restored.
Thanks for the memories!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 02-24-2009 07:24 PM

Syracuse, New York…The “snowiest” city in the USA. We live in the upper hills, about 40 miles south of that, so we see a wee bit more snow, but consider those who live on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario! They see two feet and still go to school! Oh, and if you build with less than a 4/12 pitch, you’re lookin’ for trouble!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#13 posted 02-25-2009 06:02 AM

Hey Dadoo, where do you get the snowiest city in the USA. Perhaps you’ve forgotten about Oswego and Mexico. Perhaps you need to move to the Tug Hill area for a winter to restore your perspective

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Dadoo

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#14 posted 02-28-2009 09:28 AM

I guess Wayne Mahar, (Weatherman, WSTM-3 of Syracuse) doesn’t consider Oswego and Mexico as cities! The Red Hill area got the most but doesn’t get the title…guess it’s all up to the weatherman! LOL!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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