Monday, October 26, 2015


A variety of stuff going on.

Sewing a woobie for Mom
We're working not the baseboards in the house. This seems to be taking an inordinate amount of time. It was a bit tricky to design as we need to cover the seam between the rough concrete of the footer and the smooth concrete of the floor. When we installed the walls, we centered them on the sill and that left a seam about 2 inches past the drywall that was really unsightly. We figured out a 3 layer baseboard treatment that we liked and we're now in the process of routing the boards, staining, and installing.
Many, many linear feet of trim
It hasn't been all serious work - Chris decided to try his hand at a stone arch.

Cute, but looks a bit haphazard

Trying to fix things
Unfortunately the arch didn't hold and collapsed into the ditch. He's now on attempt number 2.

Saturday, October 24, 2015


We had a small gathering of the family the other day. Beautiful fall weather made for a very pleasant visit. First we climbed up to my parent's camp. No comments on getting lost and having to bush-whack our way through the woods.
At camp 
Me and Mom 
Matt and Mom
 Then we went to our house and more of the family showed up.
Bailey and Matt
We decided it was a perfect opportunity for a group photo. Have you ever tried to get 7 adults and 3 wee children to gather for a self-timer photo? Argh.
Testing the self-timer
It's much like herding cats.
Running in circles
 But we finally managed it.