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This time of year a fair number of like minded paintball playing crazies like to make a trip to PRZ. It's a paintball park/field located in Picton Ontario. It's a long drive, followed by camping out, cold nights, paintball and mud, followed with regaling each other with the days' adventure and stories book-ended with a long and tired ride back home. This year started off ominous with dire weather: High winds and freezing rain (in large amounts). Despite an internal debate and a fair amount of debating with each other about going, we (The four of us; Paul, Luke, Nish and myself) decided that the trip was going to be worth it - as it usually is - and was.…

Update 2: MCB is back up and running! I'm doing a full server backup - so I can't have the database and files changing mid-backup. Taking a lot longer than expected - of course it is... I killed the http web service so it will keep the server load down - so right now the site just won't load no matter how hard you try. Will update when ready. Hopefully only another 20 minutes.

The video is an old archive video found on youtube, while it covers sugar cane and sugar beet production, the Maple Syrup production was of the most interest to me. Starts at the 10 minute mark.  Mute the volume as the music was added by the uploader and is, well, downright awful.

Potential of the maple syrup season being extended...  This week will be the harbinger if we continue or not.  Days are to be in the 40's, and the nights into the 20's.  Perfect sap running weather, that's if the trees will allow it after the many days of warm weather.  Will know more when I go check my sap traps (which I've come to call them as a joke but find myself saying that more and more though) and find out if there is a haul or not. Sailing club meeting and dues due tonight.  So need to take a trip there, hand over a check and sign up for watch nights and race committee times.

It was a nice warm day and decided to take the day to hit the ice and hitch a ride in an iceboat or two.  It happened to be two.  An iceboating friend Paul showed up with his vintage stern steerer and offered my wife and I a ride.  I've never taken a ride in a stern steerer and jumped at that chance!     Cat took a little video of the adventure with her phone: Of course it wasn't without a little excitement.  We did hit a gust and spun out and I got tossed out.  Just a small cut and bruise but no worse for the wear and I get to check off another box.  That was a…

I'm in the middle of reorganizing a bunch of my hobbies and noticed a have a few that either no longer do, enjoy, or have too much "stuff" accumulating. It's hard to purge the older and currently unused items. Sure, it's just sitting there, but the second you look at it, you remember all the enjoyable times and think to yourself: "I should do that again!". So you keep the said item. Yet, time is a luxury you can buy any more of. I can only do so much in a weekend, or even year. I don't need the money, but I also don't need the items taking up so much space. I look at the extra drones sitting around.…

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