Our Ike damaged gazebo project is finally underway

Posted By on April 9, 2009

Water down Gazebo wreckage

Finally … we are moving ahead with the repairs/replacement of our homeowner association’s damaged gazebo. The lake was pumped down yesterday and the contractor is hoping for a few rain-less days in order to get the piling in place so construction can start.

Gazebo down The original gazebo stood for 15 years and was blown over by hurricane Ike last fall (link) and we have had a challenging time finding an appropriate contractor (and ‘acceptable’ bid) to tackle the project. I’m crossing my fingers that all goes well and am looking forward to having the picturesque structure back on our small lake.

Since I’ve been tinkering with some odds and end computer and video hardware, I also set up a ustream.tv feed.

Also, I’ve installed the WordPress plug-in called Lightbox 2 which improves the “enlarged photo” view when someone clicks on a photo on my blog. (click on the photo to try it out) So far it seems to work well.

Lightbox 2 allows you to present images in a slick window, while darkening the rest of the page. It makes your site look professional, and adds very little to page load times. It does not require any browser plugins to work, and works on just about every web browser out there! When a browser doesn’t support javascript, the code fails gracefully.

The brilliant Lightbox 2 javascript/css was written by Lokesh Dhakar. I simply made it into a WordPress plugin. Krembo99 and Tanin added the beautiful auto-lightboxing code.

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