Reading JSON Feed for my Baseball Pool

We have a unique baseball pool here at work.  30 people (for 30 teams) put in $26 (for 26 Weeks in the season) and then each week, you rotate through the 30 MLB teams.  If during the week, the team you have scores exactly 13 runs in a game, you win the weekly pool. The …

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Favorite Quotes

“Don’t compare your insides to someone else’s outsides.”  – Rob Lowe talking to his son before his first day of college. “It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone “The pieces I am, she gather them and gave them back to …

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Mako Man guitar

I know this guy, Scotty K.  Yeah, he’s a guitar player, but he’s also an avid boater, not to mention an all around great guy who gives his time and hard earned money to make sure people have a great time when ever they visit. I have fished off of his 22 ft Mako, known …

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I’ve Got You Covered

As I sat and watched the rain pouring down on the patio and the Island, I started to feel really bad for it.  I know it’s only stone, steel and wood, but I still felt bad.  And I knew that water had no choice but to find a way inside the cabinets, as that is …

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3 Tiered Tank

After a long, fun day of grilling and talking with friends as we broke in the patio, I took the Labor Day to work with Sean (ok, he did most of the work) to break down the old Aquarium, clean in, install new 3-tiered hardscape, and refill it. Old Tank: [I’ll be dipped if I …

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Burger Time

  Final pictures: First, the whole thing, viewed from it’s “good side”.   Close up of the good side.  Stone and cedar really work for me for some reason, and Heidi found the right tone of granite to marry the two.   Mmmm, Heater. . . . That’s it.  I got nothing else.    

Taking Nothing for Granite

  I realized I hadn’t even made a post after installing the cedar facing on the inside of the island. I think the look is dead on, even if the execution isn’t 100%. The saw got away from me a couple times cutting out the doors, but other than that, I am very happy with …

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Live and Learn (and Learn, and Learn)

It’s been a while, and a bit has happened with the project over the last two weeks.  I can usually get an hour or two in between torrential downpours on most nights.  Of course, some of that was electrical work, so I had to wait a few days.  The weather-proof outlets are in and the …

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Wired for fun

It’s been a busy few days, what with Heidi out of town, and driving kids to and from summer camp, not to mention a bad day or two of weather, but I finally got back to it a little bit last night.  I have installed the electrical boxes for my outlets, and run 12/2 wire …

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