In an attempt to get my fridge exhaust chimney to draw better (to get the heat out away from the back) I built a little 12v fan from scrounged parts.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I started noticing the round table we use to eat at was more loose than normal, so I started taking a closer look and found now only was the latch and hinge a bit messed up (the top flips up) but the legs were all loose as well. So I took it apart:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The lovely Josh and Zora and their super smart kids were here this week, checking out the extreme end of the 'green lifestyle'. So nice to have people come visit and stay over.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Digging away at the patio area these days, already trying to stay out of the sun in the middle of the afternoon as it's too hot. The wheelbarrow is becoming more of a Frankenbarrow; I've built a wooden wheel, re-enforced the axle connections with wire and extra wood, and now added a plywood front, as the plastic was starting to crack and buckle during dumps. I wonder how long it will last.
and check out this beast I dug up near one of the madrone stumps. amazingly, it didn't get cut in half with the shovel. still, pretty gross looking grub.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
As you know, we had a lot of mature madrone trees on the property before we bought it; they were cut down by someone for firewood, which also helped open up the area and made it look better. Well, about 8 years later, a lot of these stumps have produced 'shoots' around them, some of which are getting big. Here's a before shot of one uphill (east) of the house:
Friday, April 06, 2012
Since the main rains have come to an end, it's time to start thinking about patios and stone laying. Thus enters the second 'season of rock':
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...