Hyland Lake Kayaking

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Been here before, but it's a good lake.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Dan gave me a PowerEdge 2970 to replace the ailing PowerEdge 1850 that this blog, and all my other sites and services, have been running on. The only stipulation is that I name it "Adrian", in memory of his dog.

So it is written, so it is done.

Garage Trenching

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

There being no proper electrical service to the old garage, we had to dig a trench for the new fat copper.

Garage Apron

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

And then the concrete crew returned and poured the rest of the concrete: the apron and the sidewalk.

Garage Roofing & Siding

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Monday, September 8, 2014

The roofers and siders have begun their work.

Kayaking Saint Croix

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I went camping with my brother and his girlfriend, and we took our boats down the super-high Saint Croix.

Garage Framing

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Over the span of three days the framing, trusses and sheeting all went up.

Garage Foundation Poured

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

You can't just build a new garage on top of dirt and sand. You've got to get some guys with a cement truck to pour a thick layer of cement and aggregate on the ground first.

Garage Demolition

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In order to make room for the new garage palace I had to have the old structures and foundation delicately removed. This man and his Bobcat knocked everything down and hauled it away in half a day.

Kayaking Chippewa River

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

My brother, and a few of his friends built fancy cedar strip canoes this summer. This was their inaugural journey.

Kayaking Crane Island

Monday, July 28, 2014

One hundred and twenty-seven years ago Ezra Fitch Pabody wrote a daily journal about his activities in and around Minneapolis and Lake Minnetonka. I took my little boat out to that lake to paddle the very same waters as Ezra did those many decades ago.

Easy Soy Yogurt

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I used to buy soy yogurt out of the refrigerator cases at the local coops until WholeSoy botched up their production process which resulted in a soy yogurt shortage all over everywhere. So I decided to try making my own. It turned out to be so easy, I'll never buy it off the shelf again.

Not Kayaking Moore Lake

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I intended on kayaking around Moore Lake (and Sping Lake, in Spring Lake Park) this afternoon but was pevented.

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