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03-16-2002, 08:14 PM
on Prairie Islander? I've been gone so much lately that I don't know how the project is going. By my left handed calculations, you should have lauched last summer, but being right handed I never was good at counting on my left hand! Do you have pictures?
Good to be back,
03-17-2002, 12:11 PM
He's been out sailing in her already, and has some pics posted. Damn fine job, too.
Search, or hopefully someone can direct you to the threads.....
03-17-2002, 04:25 PM
That's OLD farts to you sir! Well, okay the other two charter members aren't that old, actually. Now if I could get Baxter Black's poem "Thunder Shorts" set to music, we'd have a theme song.
Peter, it is good of you to inquire. Welcome back. There are two albums in ImageStation with pictures of Prairie Islander featured:
The boat is not finished completely, there is still work to do on the inside. She needs a galley, porta potty and mattresses but she seems to be a fine sailing vessel as best I can tell, not knowing how to sail yet. We have a couple of adventures planned for this summer and hope to get out enough locally to get comfrotable with the boat and each other to manage Lake of the Woods, and maybe the San Juan Islands.
03-17-2002, 07:44 PM
or as I tell the kids.....I'm just celebrating the 23rd anniversary of my 39th birthday. :D :D
03-17-2002, 09:24 PM
Grandpa, when you get done with that one, will you build me one, next? PLEEEEEASE?
She looks great, Norm, you must be very proud.
03-17-2002, 10:53 PM
That Wyoming trip looked like a real great time!... although ones gots to wonder what a great old... ooops OLD fart is doing with such a pair of wild and woolly looking country boys!!!
And theres a photo in there that really there should be a warning that its coming so one can get their sun glasses on! The reflection of the old chrome dome is flamin painfull! tongue.gif
Great looking country! Looks much like some places over here, only the way everyones rugged up its got to be cold!... and the Prairie Islander? ohhh you know I just love the look of her!! :cool: Youve done a great job and are justly proud of yourself well done old fella!! :D
The missus looks right at home there smile says it all...
Take it easy
aaawww crap! no warning!!! all that blood!! aahhhhh!! :eek: aaahhhhhh and now a flamin great needle!!!!! oohh goop gup heeerrruppp! redface.gif
OOOOOOHHHHHH GEEEZ NORM!!!!! now the flamin toenails getting cut off????? geez mate what next?? I dont know if I can keep lookin the pain, the blood, the NEEDLES!!!!!
HEY! IT WAS GRANDMA?????? geeez Norm shes one tough cookie!!
Okay whew!!! gone all through that album and Ive come to a couple of conclusions...
1) Prairie Islander is beautiful
2) You are a justly proud OLD fart
3) Grandma is one hell of a tough woman!
4) You have some real hairy friends/relatives
5) You need to wear a hat everytime someone goes near you with a camera even if you cant see them put the hat on!!
6) A great time was had by all in Wyoming
7) Wyoming looks like many parts of Aussie
8) Grandma is as proud of Prairie Islander as the blad one is
9) You did what all good men would do when faced with a woman down in camp and boats, water and time on his hands... you went sailing and rowing!!
10) I cant abide the sight of blood... needles scare the gronicles of me... and the loss of a toe nail must be painful... Grandma I takes me hat of to you!! :cool:
[ 03-18-2002, 12:11 AM: Message edited by: Wild Dingo ]
03-18-2002, 01:39 AM
I echo Shane's comments about both the ladies, Norm. Top scores for both.
(Shane, she's a tough cookie all right -- ask him about the snake.)
03-18-2002, 04:20 AM
Okay Mike I'll ask him... but heres hopin its not that other one!... Could get into a heck of a pickle askin about that!! :D
NORM ME OLD MATE!!!
YOU THERE????? :D
Maybe hes sleepin these old fellas seem to needs their naps :rolleyes: ;)
Sorry about the yelling people but well he is an OLD fart... he said so... so his hearing must be going along with his hair... tongue.gif
Norm tell us about the missus's brush with the wriggly one! :D :D
Take it easy
03-18-2002, 11:02 AM
Oh, the hairy faced ones. Sons, both. We haven't seen the older ones face since he was in high school. Dang good botanist though and not as scary as he looks. A pretty good picker too, I guess but all banjo music sounds the same to me and he still does a little blue grass bassoon. The other one yaall know but not allaya have caught on to his good side.
The toe, you ask? Well, neither of us much wanted to talk about it in public, I for not finishing and installing the cover on the front of the engine and she for sticking her toe in the alternator pulley. Popped the belt right off she did. I can't figure it out but there was not even a mark on her shoe. Grandma sat in camp for a couple days swisshing flys with a switch and saying I'm okay, I'm okay. It just happened that the Pine Dale Clinic was right next to a museum we wanted to visit on Saturday so we gave her no choice. Well, we're right here you may as well have them look at it, etc. She says the toughest part of the whole deal was having to sit and watch the daughters-in-law do things their way, like wash dishes just befor a meal rather than right after, little stuff like that.
The toe nail is nearly back to normal. I guess I should take a shot of it to complete the story.
The snake was a perfectly harmless Common Kingsnake. But enough about us. What is the orneriest "joke" you ever pulled on your wife and still stayed married for 40+ years?
She's a precious thing indeed and it gets better every year.
[ 03-18-2002, 12:05 PM: Message edited by: NormMessinger ]
03-20-2002, 10:34 AM
SHANE, YOU THERE OLE BUDDY?
Sheesh! You wake me up, get me to blather on about sons and spouses and snakes and then ya ignore me. I know, yer afraid to respond in case you might reveal some adolescent act you played on your dear love.
03-20-2002, 12:49 PM
eh? wot? ooohhh errrrrrr well Im here... I think :confused:
You rang oh mighty chrome domed "old" fart sailing one? oh all powerful all mighty Lord Norm of Prairie Island :D .... I await your command capn! :D
Actually mate theres very little possumpoop doesnt know about my chequered past... not much at all... well there is that one time when I...nope old fella aint goin there again for quids!... We couldnt tell er that one could we? :eek:
Sooooooo...????? how can I help you mate???... :rolleyes:
Take it easy
[ 03-20-2002, 01:50 PM: Message edited by: Wild Dingo ]
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