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Thank you so much, those of you who have contributed to the MDA and to help get me (Ken) out of jail. If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute and donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association through this link,http://mdalockup.org/bailpage.aspx?j=4213. They are going to arrest me on October 5th and lock me up in a local restaurant. I need to post bail to get out and that bail comes from your donations. I thank you and so do those suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. We really appreciate your tax-deductible donation.
Welcome to Fall 2004! We started off the season with clouds, rain and temperatures in the 60's just like it should be in the Northwest. The weather prognosticator says that we are going to have cool summer like weather for the next week or more. That sounds good to us. We still have some work to do on the boat and would like to get our travel trailer moved to Port Susan near Marysville, Washington and covered up before the rains really set in.
Yippee, we have good news. Marilyn finished the bridge cover for our boat and Ken installed all the bungee hooks to hold it in place. If you've been following along you know that this is a big deal. From initially making the top three to four inches too narrow, even though we used the old cover for a pattern, to not being able to punch holes through the Sunbrella material it has been a pain. We are starting to get an appreciation why the canvas makers wanted $1,800 to make a new one. We've spent almost $600 in material and who knows how many hours measuring, cutting, sewing, ripping out, sewing, etc.
The cover looks great and fits pretty darn good, now we are starting on the cockpit cover. This will zipper onto the bridge cover and slope down to cover the whole back of the boat. We have no previous cover to work from so this will be a whole new creation. Wish us luck :-)
We won't make it up to the boat this weekend because we are going to be celebrating Marilyn's dad's birthday. He will be 80 years young this year and still doing pretty darn good.
We mentioned last week that we were going to swing by the Laurel Farms Craft Fair in Snohomish, Washington. We did and it was really good. The farm is huge with many large buildings. The craft fair was in only one building but had a large number of crafter's. We asked several people what went on at the farm but no one had a good answer. We think that is was a large milk farm that quit the farming business and went into the facility rental business. They rent the place out for weddings, corporate meetings and other events like this craft fair. Pretty interesting how things change over the years.
We did find a neat metal crab that will be and addition to our place in Sandy Point when we build there someday. We also found a couple of presents for the big holiday later in the year but we can't say Chris…. Yet ;-)
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What's New This Week? It seems like we are always telling you about the adventures of Ken's brother Ron but that's because he does some pretty interesting things. Since his retirement he has really gotten into R/C airplanes. His latest acquisition is a sailplane. To learn more about it he went to the California Valley Cross Country Radio Controlled Sailplane Race in Carrizo Plain. As it turns out it is not a spectator sport and he was the only spectator there.
He did a great job of documenting the event in his most recent travelogue. We think you may find it quite interesting. Check out the sailplane race at www.blabberon.com.
We can't emphasize this enough. The scheme is called phishing and all they are trying to do is get your personal information so the can steal your identity or your money. They are getting more and more cleaver by adding very official logos that they have ripped off from the company's web sites.
If your financial institution wants to get a hold of you they will do it by mail or phone. They may send you information from time to time by email but will not ask for any account information. Don't fall for the bait and get hooked. If it looks really legitimate and you feel you need to respond then call them using the phone number off your statement and not from the email. If you instigate the call you can be pretty sure that you will be talking to real people and not some crooks. The nice thing about email it the delete button is only a mouse click away!
SITE OF THE WEEK
Have you ever seen a sign that doesn't make sense, is silly or just plain stupid? This week we serve up a fun site that has signs from all over the world that make you wonder what people are thinking when they post them. Ken Dumas has put together an interesting collection of signs that we think you'll find quite amusing. They are from his extensive personal collection and submissions by other people.
Plant Name Tags
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This project may seem a little strange for this time of year but I have good reason for it. Most people think about tagging their plants when they get them or when they plant them in the spring but think about this. In the fall you start pruning back plants and the leaves fall off others. They stop blooming and it gets really hard to tell what they are. Put name tags on them now and then if you want to move them in early spring you'll know for sure what you are moving.
Here's what you'll need:
Empty pop cans.
Poke a hole near the top of the can and cut the top off.
Make a bunch of these tags unmarked for a thoughtful gift.
The beauty of these tags is that they last forever. The water or sun will not affect the embossing.
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