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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:39 pm 
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We finally made it to camp. The weather was PERFECT (finally, after the deep-freeze we've had the past couple of weeks). It took Doug and me over an hour and half to shovel our decks, paths and even a rink on the lake for the boys. We are supposed to have +5 temps and rain this week, so we really needed to get things shoveled now or we'd have to deal with crusty, icy layers on top of the already 1' of snow.
Everything at the camp and property was great. One large pine bough fell, but it wasn't big enough to do any damage.
The tarp blew off of our bench on the sauna deck. Stuck to the tarp, was Gus' jolly-ball toy (it's a rubber ball about the size of a small bowling ball with a rope attached] that she lost last summer! We actually joked about it on the way to camp today...wondering if the ball would ever show up again. Doug said, "well we sure won't find it in all this snow!" Haha
Here's to a great winter season!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:08 pm 
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Glad you were able to go to your camp ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:36 am 
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Glad you made it out love the cottage in the winter, you guys worked hard.Was going to attempt to get our rink going but we got hit with close to 3 feet of snow so far. Going to require more than one man.I decided to just pack our toboggan run with snowmobile instead,lot less work and had fun doing it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:49 am 
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Looney your glass balcony railing system did you do that yourself and what is the manufacturer

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:28 am 
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Maybe we need to figure out a way to rig up a blade/plow for the sleds!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:14 am 
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Looks like a great trip!

I helped a friend with a rink over Christmas but we've only got a few inches of snow and I used the snowblower :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:55 am 
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I normally bring the snowblower down as well but need the young blood mussel these days.
Heck they are the ones that use it anyway so best they put their back into it while I sit back behind the fire with a nice refreshing thirst quencher ;) ;)

Wilbur a had all my material supplied by our local Home hardware they will get you whatever you are looking for,my contractor installed it but it is fairly simple to install once you have all the components.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:30 pm 
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Great Photos, everyone! I wish we could go to our place in the winter! Debb, the rain will make the rink nice ! Smooth it right out.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:47 am 
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We managed to get rink completed it was a great weekend for rink building.Even got
in some night skating and tobogganing under the stars,did I already say we love the cottage in the winter


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:22 am 
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Wow, Looney - your place looks fantastic!

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