Long Weekend

It’s that time of year, time to start using my PTO (Personal Time Off) before the end of the year. I’m taking this Friday and the coming Monday off. I have new sway bar end links for the Subie coming Friday and hope to get them install Friday afternoon. Other than that, not much planned.

Barn Wood Window Awning

So… Any time it rains I get rain coming in my front windows, many due to the eaves not sticking out far enough and they are quite low, so any wind help blow it in. I’ve looked online for simple samples of awnings made of wood, I’ve found a few. Today I made one, a large one. The awning is 72 inches wide to cover the width of the windows, plus a little, and 30 inches deep, though that’s on a 18° angle, so it doesn’t stick out quite that much. I have it all assembled, though all but the end boards are not connected yet, and ready to be put up. Right now it’s too damn hot out, 86°F, to do much else, so mounting it will have to wait until tomorrow.
I’m hoping it looks okay on the logs of the house.

The first image is one of the samples I found. The other images are of the almost finished awning.

This is the sample.

Damn Bear

The damn bear came and raided my bird feeders again last night. Two of the shepherd’s hooks are bent down to the ground and things are scattered around. I don’t know why, but none of my cam captured anything. I took a snap-shot of the scene with one of the cams, but that’s all I have. Eli has been busy sniffing around the feeders with all the fresh smell of bear.

Update: Cleaned up stuff and bent the shepherd hooks back into shape. But why, why does he feel the need to always take one feeder with him. This time it was a nice glass and metal feeder. Funny thing though, the hummingbird feeders were empty, but still hanging. He must have stood there on his hind feet sucking on the things.

Pictured Rocks Cliff Sheer

Yesterday, 08/12/19, quite a large cliff sheer happened along Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore. Rarely caught on film, this one was by a couple guys flying a drone. This is at a section where the cliff is about 200 feet high. Watch until the end of the video, there are kayakers that were mighty close. I watched on the news where they interviewed one of the kayakers, and he said he will never be that close to the cliff again.

Mowing

Just mowed part of the front, about 2,000 Square Feet is all, but it’s getting to the point that I’m having a really hard time mowing that little bit. My right hip doesn’t want to work well and is extremely painful. The thing is, is that it only really hurts when walking on flat land. I haven’t been able to mow the rest of the yard in a long time, only to make a path back to where Griz is. The back of the house has trees starting and the weeds are thigh high.