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For us, there is no better way to spend our time than hanging around the lake.   We had some new doors installed and they needed to be painted.  Some sort of a dark brownish grey.  Looks almost black in the photo, but they're not.  Matches our screen/storm doors.   I had to run back to the office - I replaced a few door knobs upstairs so they would match downstairs.  I only got around to doing three of them, and with two left to do, I let Cat (the Mrs) do the other two.  I told her she would fumble a bit but would figure it out.  This is the story I was retold when I got back up…

Where to start... Came home at lunch and saw the chickens just walking around the coop. Something got it again and well, the chickens got out of their run. Went down and only saw two of the 6. Then slowly they came out from hiding until they were all accounted for! No idea. The run fence was torn open, but my feisty chickens all lived. Promptly ran down to the hardware store and purchased more chicken fence and put it up. Also put up some rabbit fence. It was also needed. The house we put an offer in on for a rental fell through. They got a better offer. That's fine. Wasn't going to work at a higher number for…

I'm a little slow this year in getting my sailboat in the water and going.  It's still not in the water for sailing, but I did get my mooring ball installed so I'm one step closer.  Used a boat we lovingly call the "oil rig".  As you can see from the photo: It has all the equipment and rigging for installing and hauling rusty chains. Just a few more shots of the area.  Hopefully this coming weekend I'll get the Flying Scot in the water and race ready.

If you're like me, you've heard of the whiskey sour but probably never had one. Oh and if you enjoy the flavor and feel of sucking on a lemon then this drink is definitely for you! Just three ingredients: 1 part simple syrup 2 parts fresh lemon juice (basically two lemons) 1 1/2 to 2 parts whiskey or bourbon Shake with ice, strain and serve on ice. Enjoy! You can thank me later.

So there's a song on the radio by Old Dominion called:  Hotel Key  and it reminds me of all the hotel keys that we've kept over the years.  I finally found a purpose for them which allows me to display the destinations we've been to but also lets them serve a second purpose. Refrigerator magnets! So simple it's stupid. Buy a magnet strip, they either already have a sticky side or you glue it to the back of your hotel room keys.   and just like that....     So remember to keep your hotel room keys next time around.  Instead of disposing them or leaving them behind, you can turn them into a momento that reminds of your last…

Since the first trip didn't go as planned:  https://carterbrown.com/mountain-biking-at-gunstock-my-first-try/ I had a moment this past Sunday to go back up and try again.  Shoes, shorts, helmet, bike and new water bottle...  I was good to go.  One thing:  I forgot the map. Getting lost wasn't going to stop me and I knew damn well which trail to go on.  I wasn't going to let this one trail get the best of me!   So up the hill I went.  Oh and it was a hill.  I biked up 95% of it (to throw out an arbitrary number that means nothing).  Only a few did I get off an walk.  I noticed my back wheel was spinning on some of the…

I'm sitting here on my deck, cigar ready, beer in hand and typing this out. Motorcycle week is here and myself and some friends plan on going to the Hill Climb at Gunstock on Wednesday.  Not sure if I'll stay up at the lake or not.  While I'd like too, it's in the middle of the week and really does depend on what's going on at my office. I'll know more after running the numbers tomorrow and looking at the build/ship schedule. Until then...  I'm going to type out the adventure from today and about the houses I'm going to look at for our first rental / investment purchase.

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