Monthly Archives: November 2012

Oooohh Shiny Object

Happy Thanksgiving

This holiday cheer courtesey of Tundra

Now for something completely different…

Seven Score and Nine Years Ago…

President Lincoln gave his iconic address on this date in 1863 at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in honor of the men who fell during the Battle of Gettysburg.
The battle, which had taken place over July 1 through 3, had amassed over 46,000 casualties from the two armies.

Lincoln’s speach lasted just over two minutes.

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Duplicating Oxford

There’s a copy out there of the original Series I Far Eastern Expedition Oxford? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I can’t tell if the copy has the roof hatch.
Where’s the Cambridge 2?

I’m currently stalling from hauling in wood for the week. What’s with this insane wind out there? We are not suppose to experience windchill in Fairbanks.

Border Battle

Keep it going in Mariucci; I’d like to hear that the Battle Hymn of the Republic was played Saturday night.

In the meantime, we have #9 Western Michigan in town to face the Nanooks. Hopefully, we’ll see the same Alaska team tonight that beat up on NoDak.

Keep your stick on the ice…

Graphic courtesy of Golden Gopher Hockey

Far Eastern Expedition

Oxford circa 1955

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”
–Kurt Vonnegut

Another Before/After

Kind of a fun, at times frustrating, project on the river that I worked off/on this summer. A couple of the pics show the box they gave me to start with and what I’m turning over to them now that I’m done with the exterior.

I really didn’t want the shed roof on this place, but an ex-boyfriend of the customer talked her into it. Damn busybody… but I guess it works. I do take full credit for the choice of cedar siding, however.

Update 11/15/12 8:01pm AST
I have one vote from a reliable industry insider in favor of the shed roof, so I will cut the ex-boyfriend some slack on this subject. All other subjects are still fair game, however.