Monday, January 30, 2012

KS, WY, OR; northern winter 2011 2012


Elizabeth ready to rock!

Porch progress

Other side

E's handiwork

More of E's handy work: the insulatable door header

And more

Almost 70 years exactly between when the nails were driven in the weatherboard [clapboard] [1942] to when the screws were driven for the porch [2012]

A's handiwork: the hurricane straps

Woops, where's the door?

Woops, where're the the windows?

There it is !

Frieze blocka being fitted

E getting it right

Working into the night on the facia

...and the barge rafters

E driving through Wyoming: oh surprise, it's snowing and blowing


Might look like the middle of nowhere but it isn't

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet [wheels],
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say [actually I can: Philomath!].
...apologies to JRR Tolkien

Reduced speed and blowing snow

Windpower [didn't get a picture of the even bigger wind farms in Kansas]

Sunshine in the distance

The road [still] goes ever on and on...
Door to door: 1723 miles [2773 km] of which we did 1213 miles [1952 km] this day

First time over the continental divide

Once more with feeeeling

It is sunny at the coast from time to time

...but not in the valley

Smowy construction

The view out the great room window