You know how in the cartoons, when the bad guy shoots first in the archery contest, and then the hero shoots and hits the first shot perfectly in the arrow? you know how that never happens?
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Melissa has been tackling the plastering, and now she's on the clearstory, the little wall between the two roofs. You can see the lathe that has been in place for a while now, ready to be plastered. Not the 'great stuff' insulation around the edges.
Here's the work in progress:
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Brian came to visit and wanted to get some fresh air and exercise. I decided we needed to pull a big treetop (from the recent tree work) out of the woods and get it up on the mill. This thing is still green, 22 feet long, and *really* heavy. The guess is around 2000 pounds. Using the truck to pull it uphill and onto the driveway, we then had to get it on rollers and slides to get it onto the mill
Friday, March 09, 2012
Well, we finally got our laundry situation *ironed out*. I made a small redwood frame after a design Melissa saw on some home supply website:
and it fits perfectly under the counter in the bathroom, next to the sink.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Remember this tree that got pulled out of the woods?
Thursday, March 01, 2012
While it's cold and rainy outside, we've been keeping the fire going inside. That means it's a good spot to keep the yogurt bacteria warm while they're making yogurt.
Which really seems to be working. The blossoms on the tree look great.
So, of course it wasn't a simple thing. I ended up cutting down and finding lots of rebar. So, there was a lot of sledge hammer work....
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...