Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Snevejr på cykel

Den første sne siden marts.

Min nye cykel

Sneen kommer ned
Memorial Union

Is indsamling på rammen...

...og på derailleur

Se flere cyklister ridning i sneen her...


og her


Monday, December 17, 2012

Ashes to ashes; mud to mud

We thought we were done with mud after the foundations.. Not so!

Uncovering the well/pump end of the water line

Uncovering the suply end of the gas line conduit: only a meter or so down in running ground water

Typical mud season fashion statement

A new trench to make a 45 degree bend and not a 90 degree one in the house end of the water line

The trench looks so small here: not so if you were the one digging it out by hand!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cable & conduit, Wires & water

Inside: pulling the cable from the main external breaker box to the interior house panel - the beginning

Inside: pulling the cable from the main external breaker box to the interior house panel - the the end

House panel

Outside: Main panel and the small solar production meter

And the mud: oh joy NOT

The all important green tag: good to go for the next step, actually having the mains power connected

Uncovering the water pipe to the house in anticipation of connecting it and the spark to the well and well-pump. More digging in mud.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

solar panels install

Facing the sunny side: not near as dark as the camera made it look

hauling a panel up

roof rails

lower row installed: almost

Monday, November 26, 2012

A room with view

Novel uses for old wetsuits: joining ventilation elements

Ventilation pointing to the roof opening

Men at work

Postcards from the edge

No fiddler on this roof

Will  bea hot tin roof after the solar panels get attached to the white dots: no cats!

A house with a view

Sister Joan and the phone camera

A face

2 faces


A room with a view

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hard to see: peregrine falcon @ Agate Beach Newport OR [center of frame]

A raft of rafters: front porch

Busy busy: you can see the roofing shingles on the garage roof, staged and ready to go

Sunday Nov 11 status

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The night before the day before the day before the day after

Instruments of torture: drilling 25 cm [10 inch] deep 18mm [5/8"] diameter holes in the post bases

Do not believe the smile, this was excruciatingly hard

It takes a village
Bob primes the front porch ledger board
Jeff hard at measuring
That's not drill: this is a drill
Jeff drilling, Lindy sanding
Color matching
Night shift: in the rain getting the porch posts set
Cutting the porch beams to length
Beam placement: more on that below
Roofing happening

Closing it in!!!!
More night work: rafters