Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Fishing Has Been Kind Of Crappo

Just thought I'd get everyone caught-up on what I've been doing.

First of all, the fence project is complete. Here are the results:

21 - 8' sections, 2 gates, and 2 replaced posts, 1 new post. I don't think I need to explain the pictures below. 

I have been fishing a couple times, but since I didn't catch anything I didn't feel the need to stick my skunk out there. OK, you can laugh now.

Several doctor appointments lately. Had another skin cancer removed, from my chest this time. Last night I had a, my doctor calls it a "Barnacle", removed from my face. Don't know if it is cancerous, but it's being sent out for biopsy. As a kid, I lived in the sun. Paying for it now.

The next project has been put off until the beginning of the year. Wife wants, after painting the dining room, all the base board replaced. It was a deal I made so I could justify buying a pin nailer. Didn't want to get into another project with Christmas, a foot operation (the wife), and my Grand-Daughter's wedding on the 21st. Too much going on in December.

Oh yeh, statistics update: 1071 posts since January 2009. Just short of 550,000 hits.

Interesting (to me) is that after the American page views, Ukraine is second. You remember I'm doing this genealogy research? My roots come from Germany via Ukraine. Thank you to those from the Ukraine supporting this blog.

Any of you from Ukraine have the name Kautz, Werschinka, or Verschinka? I'd like to know.

Yuki and I are meeting out at North Shore on Thursday.

Stay Tuned. 


  1. Mark . dont forget the UK . You have had me as a reader for some considerable period. I am from Yorkshire by the way a county on the North of England. Gods county as we call it. Great blog btw .


    1. Hey Andy. Follow when you post. Like looking at those little Browns and seeing what you use to catch them. I think about the UK almost all the time I'm researching as most of my relatives departed from Liverpool. Won't forget ya.

  2. Mark
    Wow! now that's a privacy fence--that base board removable is a BIG job---take care of those knees. I will be back on Ancestry after the first of the year---really after we move--- will be in touch if I run into a dead end.

    1. I feel new knee pads in the near future. When we moved into this house almost 3 years ago we had the flooring replaced with manufactured Hardwood. The idiots (I mean installers) and I use that term loosely, nailed the crap out of the baseboard when they replaced it. That's why the next project.

  3. Hey Mark awesome stats on your blog. It's not an easy task.
    I get a lot of hits from eastern Europe also.