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ewest #312881 11/24/12 08:31 AM
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Those were the only photos I got this week. As for the rocks the area south of the cabin became even more exposed than shown in this photo due to our drought. At the time we built the cabin, 2008, we put gravel down in this area but it was difficult because the lake had already filled (we couldn't keep the lake low that year when we were trying to build). So this year we wanted to get a better bed of gravel down while we had the chance. Once the dump truck backed up to the dumping spot it was obvious that there was enough of a side to side slope that dumping would be impossible. So we were left with 18 tons of 1/2 inch clean to do something with.

Fortunately we can always find a good use for gravel. Had half put in the parking area and half on the beach. Will let Tom play in it till spring and then will spread it.


Putting down the gravel in 2008



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It was very foggy this morning. Made things look different.






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And early it appears. Good pics !
















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Thanks Eric, it was early.

Spent last night at the cabin and got this photo.

A cold night, a hot fire, a warm cabin, Tom and Grandma working on a jigsaw puzzle.

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Wow. I've never enjoyed a thread so much. This is the exact living space i would dream for myself.

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Thanks Fatih, it is our dream space also. We are very happy with how the project turned out.

I'm curious as to how you discovered this thread.

Terry and I spent two days in Istanbul this fall and loved it.

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We had our Christmas at the cabin on Saturday. As we do each year we did an old fashioned Christmas cutting a tree on the property and making the decorations for the tree.








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Lyle outstanding ! ! ! You are making traditions. One observation - never thought I would see Dec. cutting Christmas trees in short pants in Kan. Those cedars can be rough on bare skin however.
















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We have had two feet of snow in the last week so hoping that will put some water into the lake. It is down 26 inches.

Last spring we added an antenna system to the cabin. The cabins's cell service was too weak to reliably make calls or get data. At the entrance to the farm the signal is good but due to the low elevation of the cabin and the cabin's metal roof it is very weak.

This system uses an antenna to receive the cellular signal, then the signal is amplified and sent to an indoor antenna for re-broadcast. It does all signals so works will all phones or cellular wireless cards.

It is a great success. We have a very good signal in the cabin now. No more walking up to the garage to make a call and can use our computers and pads for the internet.


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Lyle,

Looks like you have the same system that I have. I wouldn't be able to live on the farm and work remote without mine. Your going to love having it.

Now waiting on 4G LTE to get in the neighborhood so I can get some faster speeds. Worked on a LTE deployment with US Cellular last summer thinking that was going to my solution. They turned it on mid December only to under power it and the signal stops about 3 miles away. Going to have to wait for Verizon to upgrade and hope they put more power to it. Hoping they power it enough that I will not need to use a signal booster with it. If not it will require another system since the amplifier of the available systems don't do the 700 Mhz ranges that LTE uses. I hoping to not have two systems. Of course if the carriers starting using LTE for voice only one system would be needed.


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I'm wondering about 4G LTE also. Sometimes now at the cabin my devices are on 4G so I'm not getting the advantage of the antenna for data. The 4G signal is weaker than the amplified 3G one.

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If any one ever made a dream come true is is you guys.

GREAT WORK

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Nice to have 4G available, you should notice better data rates, unless the signal is really weak. Sounds like your carrier is using different spectrum for 4G which is the normal. Last I looked Wilson didn't have a single solution to covered the 3G data/voice spectrum and the 4G Data solution. So you will need an additional solution to amplify the 4G signal. Kind of a pain but needed until the carriers move to VoIP over 4G and move away from the current circuit data solutions.


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Mike, you were there to help us get started and it's all flowed from that start.

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Yes, I'm hoping for a single 3G/4G solution - or all 4G even better.

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The lake and ponds are brimming full!!!!! The area had two 12" snows and 1/2 inch rain in the last several weeks and that did the job. There had been almost no runoff since last April. By the end of August the lake was down 26 inches and that is where it stayed until the snow melt. It's a big relief to not be going into the summer with the level way low.

Since summer it has looked like this. You can see the water mark on the foundation showing the normal filled level. Since the lake was built it has stayed completely full with rare exceptions.


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Lyle

Congrats on a full pool, mine is recovering but I still have 4 to 5 feet to go.


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Hope yours fills up soon.

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Amazing what you can catch in our lake!


A new record for us - eighteen inches and 4 1/4 pounds.


And we caught some other nice ones.




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It's great to have it looking like this again:


After 7 or 8 months of looking like this:

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The largemouth record set two weeks ago has already been broken. Got this 5lb one Saturday. It has been Scott's goal since day one of the lake to have 5+lb largemouth.


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Nice fish - appear to be pre spawn females in prime condition. ! Lake looks great. With craws that size your LMB should stay healthy - with enough other forage.
















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Originally Posted By: ewest
Nice fish - appear to be pre spawn females in prime condition. ! Lake looks great. With craws that size your LMB should stay healthy - with enough other forage.


Yeah, but I want to know how he gets the rubber bands on the claws??


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We have an underwater robot for doing the rubber bands:).

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Lots of stuff going on the last week or so. Hired a guy to do a lot of tree trimming and another to pick up the limbs. I've been doing tons of mowing. Getting ready for the year's biggest event, the family reunion. It will be this coming weekend, Fri. eve - Monday and we expect 41 on Saturday.

We also changed the color of the cabin last week - from grey to a low key green.

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