Sunday, February 28, 2010
Did I tell you how my neighbor tipped his tractor over? He loves driving this tractor around, moving parts of the road from one place to the other. One morning he called me with a small problem. He had driven up the side embankment, and tipped over.
I first tried to pull it upright with my truck, but because I was going uphill on wet ground, and with the angle of the tires, I couldn't get it. Then I went home and got my farm jack, and using a good spot on the (top) side, I easily tipped it back over. I really should just carry that jack around with me all the time.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Axe Yard Tour
So, here's a little video of my firewood piles and axe yard, with me speaking through the tour. The sound is horrible, and Melissa moves the camera (my phone) around too much, so it's easy to get dizzy. Still, that's a lot of firewood!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
and, a week or two ago, I got the loft floor up, planed smooth and screwed down. I have yet to decide how I'm going to treat that wood... probably will oil it, not varnish.
Here's a shot from underneath. We're debating about cutting a curve in this edge, but that would create a challenge for the future banister/railing.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
They now cover the whole front window sill.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
He did a good job making sand castles and moving sand from place to place (often inside his boots!)
The coolest thing was, they are driving around the Americas in a VW bus, which they decked out with many cool cubbie holes and smart storage. AND, it got all the way up to our place with only a little towing.
We had a few days this week where it didn't rain, and we managed to talk the sand delivery people into coming up again. 20 more tons of sand, right outside the front door.
Meanwhile inside, we're still doing a lot of carpentry stuff, and Jack has decided the house is his territory, and needs to defend it from Charlie, the German sheperd we're dog sitting. Here he is on sentry duty, looking out the front window:
Kind of amazing. This is the before and after. Just leave them in a closed bag with a tablespoon of ammonia (it's got to be the f...
Well, we finally got our laundry situation *ironed out*. I made a small redwood frame after a design Melissa saw on some home supply websi...
Still Pegging, Brackets. All the pegs are in now, and in some cases I still have to go back and saw off the ends. Sort of debated about lea...