2007-07-01

Welcome to the Hole In The Wall


Been wanting to complete this "little" project since early spring, after several days of sanding fifteen years of wear and tear from the cedar and re-applying several coats of oil, I finally got it into the ground today with the help of the Little Clan Poopah and his lovely Moose sister. The bull legged wood piece weighs about a hundred pounds so it took a little creative rigging to get it into place and secured to the beam, but with them lifting and me pulling, we put it in place. If you do not recognize the sign post, it was the sign we used when we had the charter boat, the Plumma painted the original sign. Nick Dudiak used it later for a sign for his charter office which is now my tool shed. Since he quit chartering, it has been laying behind the warehouse waiting for a practical use. The big fish on top is the fish that was displayed over the Anchor Angler sign for many years. I am hoping that someone with some artistic talent will take it home with them this winter and repaint it. Three cans of silver, black, and white spray paint does not do it justice. The smaller fish is a half mount that we used in an outside fish identification display on the lawn area at the Anchor Angler. Cost of construction, four eye bolts, two shackles and three cans of spray paint.

This is the exiting look of the backside of the sign, I am sure in time we will discover something to remind everyone not to drink and drive and buckle up for safety. Please notice the big spruce tree, I did not transplant that tree but never noticed it either until I was taking a break from digging holes in the ground. It is almost a perfect spruce tree, but it was encompassed with alders. With the assistance from the chainsaw, weed whacker, and three hours later, we had it all cleaned out and the branches carried off for the drying process and future campfire wood. After it was all cleaned up, it left a great area to landscape into a flowered area. With some much needed sunlight and less competition, it should grow fast and perhaps provide a swing branch for my great, great grandchildren. Until then, we can just set and admire it! So much fun, so sorry that all of you missed out.

7 comments:

Stan said...

It doesenhance the picture if you enlarge them by clicking on them but please accept my apology for being a very poor photographer. Perhaps, if I had camera other tha this old Poloroid Instamatic.

Heidi said...

Looks good, you think the natives will leave it alone?

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Shana said...

not sure what rodrigo said...anyone know how to read spanish...the sign in beautiful...good job...wish I could be there...but someone mature and responsible has to remain here in Anchorage and make sure things get done...and Heidi is taking a nap.

JD Plumma said...

can I hook the new zip-line cable to it?

Stan said...

To answer all questions, I will hope that the local natives will leave things alone, so far we have had no problem in the HITW. However, tampering with the sign would be a felony due to value. Although no cost to us due to the fish mounts it is worth severeal thousand dollars if it had to be replaced. As for a zip line attachment, it is in the right location from the east bluff, right over the top of the firepit and gazeebo! However, the sign sits where Daddy Bear parked the power pole, having had to move it out of the way, I towed it to the area adjacent to the Moose Wallow - a simple hole and three guys could have that pole standing tall in the air - forty feet tall! As for Rodrigo question, please call me, press one to speak English and Press 2 to Hang-up until you can learn to speak English.

RangerBill said...

GADS, RODRIGO, PRESS ONE FOR ENGLISH FOR CRIPES SAKE

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