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Farny

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Warm here too. 60’s this morning, enjoying my coffee and the Group out on the deck earlier. Then the black flies chased me back inside.

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And then off to the dog races with an audience looking on.

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They are running from the flies too.

Our boating season starts today with the recommissioning of our ride.
 
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Northern Vermont is not far off. This is early for us. Earlier this week has been very warm too.

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Babin Farms

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100 in Illinois? It was only 85 in North Georgia. I spell fake news 🤣
I wanted warmer weather but damn, less than a week ago we were struggling to get to the mid-50's.

That temp reading was from the north side of my barn in the shade.🔥
 

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Man it's cold AF and rainy in the south for this time of year. Hate it! I would have had the boat out at least a few times by now. Been too dang cold and raining like every weekend. It's 66* right now in the middle of the day. This is such horse shit.
 

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Man it's cold AF and rainy in the south for this time of year. Hate it! I would have had the boat out at least a few times by now. Been too dang cold and raining like every weekend. It's 66* right now in the middle of the day. This is such horse shit.
Yup my pool was up to 80 last week it has now dropped to 65 degrees
 

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Warm here too. 60’s this morning, enjoying my coffee and the Group out on the deck earlier. Then the black flies chased me back inside.

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Wait...let me clean that cup of spillage. Lol
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And then off to the dog races with an audience looking on.

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They are running from the flies too.

Our boating season starts today with the recommissioning of our ride.
Black flies can and do ruin many good times! I really hate them. In Minnesota they only last 10-14 days.
 

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Company has box seats at Churchill Downs. I was lucky enough to get invited to The Kentucky Oaks this year. Snapped this pic of the wife and I in front of the iconic twin spires.

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They had all the tickets except the infield as "All Inclusive" this year, free drinks and food!!!!!. Doubt they lost money on the deal, but we gave it a good run :)
 

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Painters came today and painted the ceiling and the kitchen. Kitchen is officially done. Floors will be done in a few months once everything is done. Even with everyone being careful there have been a few scratches in our floor. So definitely made the right choice to hold off until everything else is done.
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Farny

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zipper

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Started a project for the dinghy yesterday afternoon. Adding a flat floor and a bilge to the dinghy. Makes it easier to stand in versus the pitched hull. There are parallel 16” spaced hull chines that accepts 3/4” plywood very nicely. A couple coats of white Marine paint and some grey anti skid tape and we are in business. The gas tank will also sit flat.

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Ronnie

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We bought this for our soon to be new home to us. Saved $500 by purchasing during a sale but couldn’t have it delivered to our new home yet.

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it was delivered to our current home like this, on a truck carrying a fork lift.

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now I’ve got to deal with getting (about 700 lbs of) it into a pod and eventually into the new house.

maybe 🤔 I should have just paid full price plus installation at the new house.
 

Jim_in_Delaware

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maybe 🤔 I should have just paid full price plus installation at the new house.
I do whatever I can to save a buck, but when I get my table, I'm having the dealer do the delivery and installation. Delivery and installation (including leveling) on Brunswick tables is $599 and worth every penny, especially since my game room is on the second floor.

You may need to break down the boxes, especially the big one to move them. If the tabletop is slate, my understanding is that it usually is in two or three pieces.

Jim
 

zipper

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Well we did not let the failure of the Marina to splash our boat on the scheduled day stop us. We left the black flies at home, launched our dinghy today and drove over to Splash, tied up in a guest slip and had lunch.

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Yes, those are black flies in the picture.


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At the ramp I met a guy with a pretty neet looking foil. It is an AquaSkipper AquaSkipper :: Inventions :: Inventist

Taken from the dinghy.
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Managed to make Lemonade from some bad lemons today.
 
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swatski

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Finally, after some mechanical and weather related delays I'm glad to report Swatski's Manhattan tours have resumed!

Providing entertainment for kids:
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And business partners:
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The new boat is an absolute beast. That said, I'd never sell my AR240!
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zipper

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Well the dinghy cover my wife made last Fall, spent the first night out in the wild last night in a hard downpour. Not a drop to bail today. Woohoo!

USCG Station Burlington in the background with cans and nuns.

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