You’re Welcome!

I don’t know about you, but I can use a break from Covid-19, politics and all the subjects that derive from and get twisted into those two topics. Accordingly, I’m just going to share some photos today.

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  1. I wish I had your skill. It was fascinating to see how a floor is installed. Your photos are excellent, and I especially love the dark one with the bright light.

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    1. I’m making slow progress, Judy. I managed to relocate everything that goes in the shop, up onto the new floor. I hope to start building the wall today. As soon as that’s (partially) finished, I’ll be rearranging the garage portion. This is going to take a long time, but I enjoy making a little bit of progress each day.

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    1. I found mixed recommendations on the vapor barrier. I decided to go with it because I had extra insulation that I was going to toss in. Hopefully, I’ll never know if it was a good idea or not. Let the next owner figure that out.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed this, Pam. The backlit photos are courtesy of Maddie (sniffing all around) and my wife and daughter who have been telling me for years to get down lower to take some pictures. I do like them.

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  2. I think that during times of stress and chaos and upset, a good strategy to regain a feeling of “normal” is to do the normal things. The familiar and the comfortable. Your projects and pets. And nature, always nature!

    Have a good week, Dan.

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  3. Thanks for the space to breathe and enjoy the photos. We voted early and are staying away from all the chatter now. Looks like that floor will stay fairly warm. Our house built on slab could have used some insulation. I still have not seen a black squirrel – I always enjoy your pics of Smokey.

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    1. The insulation was a tough choice. I’ll enjoy it in the winter, but in the summer, that slab keeps (kept) the garage cool for several hours after it was hot outside. I hope I haven’t messed that up. We have 4-5 black squirrels running around this neighborhood. I think one lives in the tree above my workshop. They’re just so cute.

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    1. I’m glad you like the low perspective shots. I’m fascinated by those views right now. Maddie doesn’t mind my camera when she’s off sniffing something, but when she wants to move on, she stands right in front of me. I do like the shots of her ‘feathers’ in the sun.

      The floor took longer than it would appear, but I’m happy with the progress.

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  4. Maddie has feathers? I thought she was a dog, not a bird? ;-)

    It’s nice to take a break from current topics with current photos. Thanks for all of them, Dan, and I continue to be amazed by your building/remodeling prowess. Happy Monday!

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  5. Thanks for the break, Dan. I just want to get through the debate this week… So many great photos! The dark sunlight photo is wonderful. The frost on the oak leaves is beautiful. Maddie’s glowing feathers–so pretty! Ending with that little guy enjoying the sunrise (with sparkles too!) is glorious. Have a great Monday.

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  6. Dan you certainly have a way with the pictures. There is always something interesting to see even on the simplest of walks. And you do a good job of capturing it. As for the sleepers – are they fastened to the concrete floor ? Curiosity. We have not had a frost yet due to our proximity to the large heat sink called Lake Eire. The trade off is we get the opposite affect in spring time. Happy Monday

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    1. Thanks John. I let the sleepers float on the slab. I didn’t want to encourage cracks, and there are more than enough anchor points to keep it from moving. Unless the earth’s axis shifts or we have a large magnitude earthquake.

      I never thought about that effect on your weather. It makes sense, they is a lot of water.

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  7. Yaaayyyy!! No Covid! No politics! And no changing health insurance policies! Just a super gallery.

    Maddie’s feathers are so pretty, especially when they’re backlit. That bunny butt is too cute for words. That photo could win an award. I really like the dark/sunlit photo, the frosted leaves, and sweet Smokey.

    But that sweet little bird takes the prize.

    Now Dan, you don’t really think that anyone believes you didn’t know MiMi was there, do you?

    Love the DIY photos. You make everything look so easy! That’s going to be a fabulous work space when completed.

    Ginger

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    1. Thanks Ginger. I’m so glad you like those pictures. I really didn’t know MiMi was on that couch. I flicked the light on an heard a, let’s call it a murmur.

      The little bird looked so happy in that spot. We went way around it, so as not to disturb her.

      I’m hoping the shop is ready for action in the spring. I have a lot of work to do inside that space once it’s separated from the garage. But I’m not in any hurry.

      I hope you’re off to a good week.

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  8. Dan, by the time you’re shed of that thing, it will be the Taj Mahal of sheds. I love all those orange leaves, and I’m gaga over the “Maddie feathers.” The little sunrise bird is perfectly charming too. Thanks for all the photos. You certainly brightened my day. Hugs on the wing!

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  9. Thank you, Dan. Your photography skills match your building expertise. The shadow photos and closeups are awesome. I love to see fall pictures. Palm trees and succulents don’t ever change from green. Have a great week. 📚 Christine

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  10. Ah, that was a nice break! I don’t know whether I’ll be pleased or not with the outcome after the election, but I will certainly be glad that (some of) the hoopla will be over. Not sure though how long it will take for things to settle down. The divide is so wide.

    janet

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  11. Super photo gallery, Dan. Maddie with she sunlight in her ‘feathers’, your tree that is always the sun’s guide, and the bunny. See, photos like yours are a welcome relief from anything Covid. Maybe I’ll start calling things ‘RFAC’.

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  12. I love the atmosphere of the photo with the sun shining on the puddle. There are a couple others like it – including Maddie lit up like a candle. They are a beautiful, unexpected twist on the morning sun.

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    1. I’m glad you liked those photos, Joanne. I’ve been trying to capture the feeling of these morning walks. When Maddie photobombs my attempt, I click anyway. Sometimes I get a nice image of her. Maybe that’s what she’s trying for.

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  13. The narrative is so loud and so annoying reporting ONLY on a few select subjects, that I stay as far away as possible from media. Hubby’s got the right idea. Stay involved in life and when the day comes he’ll vote. Anything else forget it. If you don’t know by now who you will be voting for, you’re in trouble. I’m DONE WITH THE INSANITY. I prefer cat land and a good TV series, a good book and of course Mother Nature.

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