Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
And this is what the poor Camry looked like... It won't be driven again until spring because we took the insurance off of it so we could save money with the new truck. Then in the spring, we'll take the insurance off the Explorer and only drive the Camry and Escape (better gas mileage).
And this is a vew from our road. Look at the pretty pink sky in the background.
We're supposed to continue to get snow off and on for the next 7 days. So, the moral of the story is to be careful what you wish for!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
This is Chris hanging the last little piece on the back side corner.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Notice her bracelet? She made it herself! I was busy making jewelry for my Sisters-in-law Brenda and Casey and Jillian wanted to make one. So, she sat next to me and I helped her and within a couple minutes she informed me that she wanted to do it herself! And that she did! She did a beautiful job and even made a bracelet for my daughter. She is only in kindergarten, but this child has an eye for design and she did it all, even did the crimp with the pliers! She is too smart for her own good and Brenda will have her hands full with her (well, I think she already does!).
Our shop is coming along swimmingly! Here is the pictures since last month. We put a metal roof on it and it looks great. This Sunday, we will do the electrical and add pipes for the propane for my torch and heat. We will also put in the doors and windows.
This is Chris finishing up the roof beams.
And here is my pretty new green metal roof!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
This is what it looked like after the front wall was done. We will have 2 doors and 2 windows on the front. Chris gets the left 1/2 and I get the right 1/2.
We finished the back wall and were done for the night around 7:00 pm. So this is what it looked like after we finished the back wall. The front wall is 10 feet and the back wall is 8 feet and we will have a slanted roof to the back so the snow will fall off the back and not on our heads. Next summer when we do all the finish work, we are going to add a porch to the front.
This is what it looked like from the inside. We were just lucky that it was a gorgeous day out today. It was probably about 65 degrees, which was about perfect. I wasn't hot or cold.
Friday, September 21, 2007
I have to admit, at first glance, it doesn't look like we got much done. You might be thinking "Whoopti-doo, they just put down some wood to make the floor. Well, there was more to it than that...
We had to put 12x12x2" paver bricks around the perimeter and up the middle of the floor platform to make it level and to keep it from sinking in the dirt and becoming un-level in the future. What a pain! And when I say "pain" I mean pure physical pain! We had to dig under the platform boards and position the bricks, then pound dirt under the bricks with a rubber mallot to raise or lower it depending on what the little level said. And, despite what everyone may think of me, I am NOT 1/2 a bubble off, I am .2 of a bubble off!
But it was a beautiful day, unlike the day before when we had to light up the fire pit to stay warm. We are hoping to be able to get the lumber to do the walls on Sunday and Monday.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This is a view from the back porch. It was very cold today so you can see our little patio firepit is going to keep us warm.
Under my hubby's side of the building will cover our water well pump.
The total structure size is 12 feet wide by 24 feet long. We each get 12x12. Mine is going to be my glass studio and my hubby's will be his work/tool shop (since we don't have a garage yet). Tomorrow we will finish the end and sheet it with floor board.
Friday, September 7, 2007
I hate to admit it, but my little kitty is a Nip-Ho! Now, my daughter's cat, Jasmine, is far too refined to behave like this. She will wait until no one is around, then she will start rolling in it! This fine blend of Cat Nip came from Tracy who has an ETSY site at http://www.summersea.etsy.com/ Thanks Tracy! Shibby (named after the appropriate movie Dude Where's My Car) and Jasmine thank you as well!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
It's getting darker, faster now... I know this because we left last night to take the canoe out at the same time we always do, aroung 7:00pm and it was getting dark 1/2 way home and was totally dark by the time we rowed into the boat launch. But wow! I got some really cool pictures. We are going out again tonight, since the moon is nearly full to get some more moon shots.
The mountain is Mt. Bachelor, which is a huge tourist attraction here. In the winter time, the skier/snowboarders come and the rest of the year the biker/hikers come. Sunriver, where we live, is a resort town where the tourists come to stay and play. Great for business - but sucks when you need a quick gallon of milk!