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Full Timing in Alberta Foothills #496 06/22/14 09:11 PM
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Hi everybody. I thought that since it was the summer solstice yesterday-the first day of summer-that I should start a new thread to carry on my blog. First of all, thanks again to everyone who is following my adventure with me. I am truly thrilled at the number of views I have received on my winter blog! I will do my best to keep you entertained as always.
After a ton of rain this past week the weather has finally turned for the better. Remember that really awesome winter morning I had when I took so many pictures? Well, late this afternoon here today was in that same category. I started out the day working--cutting the grass on my "lawns" and also spread a bunch more gravel. After I was done for the day in the late afternoon I had an inspiration. I cut myself a new patio area that puts me closer to the edge of wilderness area I'm in.

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I will split my pics into different posts.

Re: Full Timing in Alberta Foothills [Re: OldRebel] #497 06/22/14 09:16 PM
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It was a gorgeous evening. The lighting was fabulous for some nice pictures.

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Re: Full Timing in Alberta Foothills [Re: OldRebel] #498 06/22/14 09:26 PM
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I went for a short walk down into the small meadow in front of me and spotted what looked like a deer with no head, lol. It wasn't moving at all.

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I slowly walked a bit closer through the now fairly tall grass. Suddenly the deer's head came around and at the same time I saw that there was a young fawn suckling on it's mom. By the time I took this next picture it had also sensed something and turned to face me.

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To end the night for you I cropped the preceding picture for a nice close-up of mama and her fawn.

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What a beautiful afternoon. I was truly in awe at my surroundings.






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Re: Full Timing in Alberta Foothills [Re: OldRebel] #500 06/23/14 07:39 PM
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I have a real treat for you tonight. It was for me anyways. These pictures were takien about an hour ago this evening looking out through the windshield of my coach. Pictures to make you smile.:) I can hear all the young girls saying "Awwwe" I cropped a couple for closeups so if they look "soft" that's why.

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Several more on next post









Re: Full Timing in Alberta Foothills [Re: OldRebel] #501 06/23/14 07:43 PM
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Goodnight all.

Re: Full Timing in Alberta Foothills [Re: OldRebel] #508 06/27/14 07:25 PM
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Just a quick note to let you folks know that I have been having great difficulty accessing this blog lately and have been unable to post. I just found a back door way in tonight to let you folks know I'm having trouble. Hopefully I can get it sorted out soon.

Re: Full Timing in Alberta Foothills [Re: OldRebel] #522 07/04/14 07:04 PM
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Hi folks. I can post. Someone has been blocking me from posting but I have figured out work-a-rounds. I really don't know why someone would do such a thing but sadly it is the case. Honestly, I haven't had much to post lately. I've been still working on my graveling job although I was seriously delayed for a number of days due to huge amounts of rain. As of today I am working on the last half of the last pile of gravel. It has been a lot of work but I enjoy manual labor. Especially the kind where you can see the results. The only other thing of note lately is that I rigged up my water tote tank to be an external water supply for the coach. I now have hot and cold running water in the coach again. I'll post some pics very soon. Maybe tomorrow. I can hear people asking "Why not just find and repair the break?" The answer is because once I disassemble that utility bay all my water and sewer system is down. I have always still used the gray tank and have actually been using the black tank again just recently. Like I said early in this blog---I am not a real handyman type of guy. I can take things apart pretty well but I am really not adept at fixing or fabricating things. What would take me days or weeks to figure out and fix on my own will probably be an afternoon undertaking if I am patient and wait for help from my brother Scott. Yes, I am spoiled in that regard but I have been trying to improve. It`s just been easier for me to get along with simple work-a-rounds up to this point and I have been living comfortably doing so.

Re: Full Timing in Alberta Foothills [Re: OldRebel] #525 07/07/14 05:16 PM
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I'll update on what I've been up to lately. First off here is a pic on my temporary water tank setup. The second pic shows the hose connected to the pump. I ran the hose up through the floor portal in the electrical bay and then through up high above the aquahot boiler.

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I have been using all the awnings. It's been hot here lately. I've also used the coach air conditioners several times. They work fine.

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I lawn-mowered out another patio even closer to the forest. It is really nice to sit out there in the evening.

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Re: Full Timing in Alberta Foothills [Re: OldRebel] #526 07/07/14 05:25 PM
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I finished my big graveling job today--WOOHOO!! All five piles spread by hand. Here are a few pictures. Remember the idea was to firm up the turn-a-round and also to repair and firm up the parts of driveway that really needed it. It was a lot of work but I'm happy with the results.

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Fixed mudhole corner and widened it out some.

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Re: Full Timing in Alberta Foothills [Re: OldRebel] #527 07/07/14 05:30 PM
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This first corner in from the gate was bad too.

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As was this whole front section--a real mud-hole as it is almost always in the shade.

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Another deer poking around close to my coach.

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This pretty laid-back living folks. Lovin' it.

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