Friday, 15 July 2011

Questions You Just Can't Answer

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard when he lives in the jungle without a razor?

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?

What is the speed of darkness?

Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up every two hours?

Are there specially reserved parking spaces for 'normal' people at the Special Olympics?

If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?

Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no rational human being would eat?


Monday, 11 July 2011

With A Little Help

from family and neighbours and friends.
N1 hauls sandbags that weigh almost as much as he does.
Much help is needed to build the bridge.
The front end loader is great for pushing in posts.
And we're done!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Sandbags and Stuff

Several truckloads of sandbags arrived Thursday and Friday so things were ready to roll when we showed up Saturday.
The water across the road is even closer.
Trucks are still hauling gravel to build up the road further west.
Dikes on the prairie,
and in PeaStraws keeep the lake from getting any closer.
As it is, the water is already up to the road.
At the end of the day, The Geek and I had build the dike around the house three layers high.
and a rather soothing lake montage, except the lake on the right is pasture and on the right is hayfield.

video

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The Red River is High as Well

The river is very high this year. At the moment, there is a very short walk from boathouse at WRC to the dock.
The first picture was taken July 5 and the second on the 6th.
If this keeps us, we'll be able to launch without even leaving the house.
Even the trees along the edge of the river are underwater.