[Ravensfort] site work etc.-lighting
byzytym at att.net
Tue Aug 12 19:17:32 PDT 2008
Thank you so much for your donations. The Barony will buy the batteries.
I believe that there are a limited number of places we will need lights.
* To accent trees near the entry gate
* At the kitchen end of the Equestrian camping on the short path that runs
just a few feet through the woods. Only one or maybe two lights there.
* We have never had lights in the showers, but it might not be a bad idea if
mounted away from the spout side. One in each shower would be four.
* In the port-a-cans. I believe that we have reserved six normals and one
handicap. Since we are expecting a larger than normal crowd, maybe we
should consider one or two more.
I can't think of anywhere else we need any. Can anyone else ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sher M" <runa.herd at earthlink.net>
To: "byzytym" <byzytym at att.net>; "Raven's Fort Barony of"
<ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Ravensfort] site work etc.-lighting
> The battery operated strings of lights I offered free and clear to the
> I bought them either half price or when they were 75-90% off after various
> Xmas Sales.
> Same with 2 pairs of the battery operated candles. They were half price,
> can you tell I'm a sale freak?
> Think Chrystal said there was a package of AA batteries. 4 use them,
> single candles use AA and 2 use C batteries.
> The lights I'll donate to the Barony. Anyone else have some extra
> batteries laying around?
> A package of white paper sacks are fairly cheap at Sam's Club and easy to
> replace if someone sits on one.
> Not sure how the glow light would fare but the bag could be replaced ASAP.
> I know the glow light I put outside my back tent flap at Bordermarch
> lasted from dark to past daylight and
> I got them at Wally World.
> Sher Montgomery & The Thundering Herd
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "byzytym" <byzytym at att.net>
> To: "Raven's Fort Barony of" <ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 7:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [Ravensfort] site work etc.
>> Lots and lots of good suggestions.
>> Yes, I agree, the SCA should stay as "period" as possible. I have
>> always gone out of my way to try to keep my little corner of the Society
>> that way.
>> The reason I would like to use the battery string lights around the trees
>> near the gate is because at a past event one of our valued Equestrians
>> could not see the trees when backing up at night and so bent up their
>> nice trailer. Not good. Since the lights can not even be seen from the
>> Troll Booth I decided that we could get away with the modern look at the
>> gate for the sake of accommodating the dark impaired.
>> Another consideration is the cost. Since my Defender budget was passed
>> we have added the attendance of a Pelican Circle, the Royal Huntsman and
>> last but certainly not least, the King. The feast budget has been
>> raised... sort of, but the rest of the package has not. I am having to
>> account for every penny carefully.
>> Coleman lanterns are unfortunately a necessary evil sometimes. I hate
>> trying to see at a dimly lit Troll Booth. If the lantern is hung
>> correctly it is little problem to anyone. Hung high in the pavilion it
>> gives off plenty of light for filling out forms and counting money, but
>> it is not in your eyes and does not throw light all over the site.
>> For feast I want to throw ropes over high limbs so the lanterns will hang
>> thirty feet or more off the ground for feast time only. With the light
>> so high they shouldn't be in anyone's eyes and should throw a nice pale
>> glow on everything. Feast at The Stones can be miserably dark.
>> That is how I perceive things. Please do not let me discourage
>> suggestions ! They have all been very good. I love the online dialog.
>> Great progress comes after diverse brain stormin'. As Alaric would say,
>> "It's all good".
>> Vlod NotVlad
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