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Been busy!
« on: November 13, 2020, 05:29:23 AM »
Havenít been active on the forum for awhile now. Had a lot going on the past few months.
We added on taps at work in some very difficult areas. Steep steep ground...







Moose while working near a pond

This is a very steep hillside, unworkable with equipment, but weíll tap it! A rock slid down and took out a few trees. Impressive to see.










Did some clearing work at a friends camp, got some firewood out of the deal too.













Firewood, always firewood... I need an eastonmade and a conveyor and a 1 ton dump!














Work pics I forgot




On a 3000 tap for hire job. Pulling mainline pipe. Those 6x6ís are total work horses. Thereís 8000ft of wire in there (200#) plus at least 100# misc gear. And 3000í of pipe, two guys, up a very steep hill. Impressive.


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Re: Been busy!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 05:38:32 AM »
Had to do a head gasket on the 22hp Kohler in my toro lawn tractor.




Bought a new plow rig after my 1996 f350 lost reverse (it was so rusty not worth fixing it IMO)
2004 f250, bed totally shot but been working on refinishing and installing a steel CM flatbed I found cheap.




Did a bunch of hiking on my fridays off this summer. Wood prices were so low I didnít want to hand cut spruce/fir in the summer for $225/mbf!




Neat pic




I did this race last year. This year my brother did it with me. The westmore mountain challenge. 26.2 miles. 4 peaks. Mixture of hiking trail and back roads. Fun, relaxed race environment, we had a good time. I did it right around 7.5hrs










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Re: Been busy!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 05:56:35 AM »
And, the big news, not sure if I posted here about this or not but this topic has consumed the majority of my (mental) time.

Any guesses?




Yup, pregnant! 




Our first child. Due November 5th. Was quite an ordeal when we found out. Overjoyed, yes, but also concerned. This was planned, but we did not plan on a global pandemic. Virus hit the US right about when we knew for sure... What if mom catches COVID? No one knows what happens... I know. We will always worry, but this was new added stress. I wasnít able to go with Meghan for any of the appointments. We had to video call the ultrasounds. Never would have thought that would happen.



We chose to not find out the gender, be surprised, old fashioned style. Was only a bit weird because we had to refer to just ďbabyĒ not he or she.

However all turned out well!
Welcome to the world Isaac Christopher Elliott! 8# 5.5 oz, 21.5Ē







Mom is doing great, the little man is doing great too. Weíre adjusting to life at home, I have 3 weeks off to help and enjoy our newborn.




October 31st at 3:33
We were admitted on 10/30 at 10:30. Halloween was a full moon. Also 5 days early, same as Meghanís twin sister. I called it for Halloween a month ago!




Proud dad for sure.
Heís wide awake with me at 1:00 am this morning as I upload pictures and type out this post. Couldnít be happier.


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Re: Been busy!
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 06:50:39 AM »
Good on you! I would say you've been busy  :) Congrats, Good pictures and a better lookin family. Stay safe and best of  luck to you.

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 07:36:58 AM »
 Congratulations Chris.
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2020, 08:01:25 AM »
Congrats chris and Meghan
Just a very faint family resemblance between you and your brother Ha ha
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2020, 08:42:30 AM »
I noticed the brothers look a lot alike too!!
Take care of Isaac!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 09:32:10 AM »
Welcome to the world Isaac!  You selected some great parents I am sure!  

Congratulations!  What a great looking family. 

Great to hear all this wonderful and fun stuff happening!

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Re: Been busy!
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2020, 09:53:48 AM »

Yes you have!!

And that little ones going to keep you busy for some years to come but they are years you won't regret!!  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2020, 09:59:25 AM »
Congratulations, busy is an understatement!👍👍
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2020, 11:00:19 AM »
Fantastic news wonderful,and thank you for posting you brightened my day,it is so nice to see something good happening.Great pictures.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2020, 11:07:04 AM »
Good to hear from you Chris, and CONGRATULATIONS!
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2020, 11:13:31 AM »
Thanks for the post and pictures
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2020, 11:29:24 AM »
Congrats to both of you.
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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2020, 11:42:12 AM »
Thanks everyone!
At the race no less than 5 people asked if we were twins. Twins? we're 5 years apart lol But yeah we get that alot, that we look alot alike.
Be interesting to see down the road who Isaac takes after. We've determined my ears and mom's nose so far. No doubt he's gonna be a tall boy though, I'm 6'2", mom is 5'10"
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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2020, 12:14:24 PM »
Congrats!
My second daughter was born on April 2nd, so it was a little hectic with Covid and the ever changing rules. Kids are awesome and will take over your world :D

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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2020, 12:56:10 PM »
Congrats Chris
Ditto on the Easton made
I want an axis 
Maple seasons not far off
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« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2020, 02:00:20 PM »
Congrats DAD.   Do it like its the last chance youll ever have because it is.  the clock really starts tickin now, with no pause or rewind so make the best of it.. Im sure you will though.   The worrying has just begun and will be there from now on.  The second youre apart from him there will be a little worry back there.  Its how you know you got something wonderful worth worrying about. God bless ya. Great pics. 
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« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2020, 03:10:01 PM »
Wow! congradulations dad (mom as well, as she did the work) Hang on its an amazing ride that goes too fast my youngest is 18  in about two weeks.

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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2020, 04:57:56 PM »
Congratulations! I gotta say it too. I'm glad you pointed out your brother, I never woulda seen it
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« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2020, 08:18:11 PM »
Congratulations and your pictures are very nice .Your son will be helping you in the sugar bush in the green mountains in no time .

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« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2020, 06:27:20 PM »
Seems  we think our work important, but our family is the most important.  And when you get older, you can enjoy grandkids, if you have enough kids first.  Don't stop with one.  We had 3, wish we had more.  6 grandkids so far.  Met a guy the other day who has 72.
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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2020, 06:33:31 PM »
   Must be awful hard to remember birthdays. ::) :D
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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2020, 10:05:24 AM »
 Yes, enjoy them while youcan they grow up and go away  :(. And your real lucky if the grankids come around at times.
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