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100 Year Rain Event
- Published on Friday, 04 May 2012
Authors:.....and more on the way.
The Gear is on high ground and probably on the highest elevation in Grand Blanc so it should be dry. Unfortunately our other house is located next to a creek so it looks like we have lake front property.
See the little ducks swimming their little feathery butts off?
Here are some Canada geese trying to...
The weather radar lied
- Published on Monday, 30 April 2012
Authors:I checked the weather radar and it showed that the rained had passed by and we were in the clear for about 5 hours. The flowerbed by the driveway was today's project. It was filled with leaves, twigs from the dead ash tree, and dried up lavender plants. It's a complete eye sore and needs to be rethought because all the...
Will the fence line clean up ever end?
- Published on Sunday, 29 April 2012
We were able to clean out two more sections of fence today and along the way harvested a large rock and more thick pieces of slate.
R had the tedious job of pulling out all the riverbank grape vine that is growing along the fence row. I was busy raking and tripping over vines that were buried in leaves, twigs,...
Spring Clean Up
- Published on Thursday, 26 April 2012
Authors:Spring clean up was delayed for the last 5 days due to wind. Now would have been the perfect time to have a wind turbine. The wind was a constant 20-25 mph with gusts to 35-40 mph. That's would be enough to spin the electric meter right off the side of the house.
We were able to get in a good 3 days of raking before the...
All Decked Out
- Published on Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Authors:Yesterday was so brutally cold that we were only able to install the first board on the last railing installation. We called it quits after the first board. But in our defense....the first board had a very difficult angle on each end.
We picked it up today with the second board and we completed the handrail in about two hours.
Big Progress on Deck
- Published on Monday, 09 April 2012
Authors:We had a very busy day today. The sun was getting low in the sky before we could get started on the deck but we made the most of the time that we had available.
We finished the top boards on the rear portion of the deck. Of course we have to do a little sanding and install the little L braces that we put under all of our angle...
- Published on Sunday, 08 April 2012
Authors:We're getting there.
One more day and we will have the back part of the deck complete. I think we might have finished the back today but we ran out of lumber. We need two more 2 X 8's. Well, actually we need one more and we need to exchange a 2 X 8 that we already have in our possession.
All the boards today...
A Cold Afternoon of Deck Building
- Published on Friday, 06 April 2012
Authors:The sunshine today hide the fact that it was COLD and WINDY. But we stuck it out and finished the steps to the barn loft. I swear it took me two hours to warm up once I went inside.
First we had to finish installing balusters on the right side of the steps.
Then we moved on to installing the hand rail on both sides.
Dartitup...Pinterest for guys
- Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2012
Authors:Guys, you no longer have to feel left out. You've now got your own version of Pinterest and it is call Dartitup.
Lucky you....now get darting.
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- Published on Tuesday, 03 April 2012
Authors:It's not raining and it's above 50 degrees so that means MORE DECK.
We installed several more sections of top rail. Same procedure of gluing and biscuiting. It takes longer than you would think to install a 2 X 8 top board. It is real important to get the boards straight because it would be very embarrassing to have someone look...