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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Door Darkening

A* and I decided on our stain pattern for the doors so now that the trim is all done we begin the 3 door task. A darker stain on the outside and the same stain as the floor and trim on the inner panels of the door.image

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..we were super excited about how it looked while it was being worked on..but something seems off when we put it up…the trim or the dark outer portion of the door?..we are going to think on it for the night…and give the stain time to fully set before deciding the verdict.

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2011 in Construction

 

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Roll on the Floor Flooring

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..well, we opted for a quicker solution to finishing the floor. We know we are going to do tile but in the meantime we picked up some vinyl flooring in the meantime. With the rest of the place near complete we want a final version..at least until we finalize it. It being the season for people popping in we has a neighbor drop by with a guitar to play and some canned caribou (and a bottle of whiskey to wash it down) which we cooked up as per his instructions with boiled potato…very tasty! Does caribou give you a headache the next morning?

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Construction, cookstove, entertainment, food

 

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Stand Up

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A plethora of presents and tasks.. Today was the tv mount. We bought the tv in June and it has sat on my dresser ever since….until today! We mounted it off to the side so it is not such a focus. The plan is to put the table we are building up in the corner so we can watch Jeopardy while we eat….and the stools are in the shots too that will go with the table….secondhand along with some drawers which we will use for the kitchen soon..seems like Christmas has set off some new projects!

Yeah, the cords look all wonky…think we will build a wooden cord enclosure to cover that crap up too..

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2011 in Construction

 

Some baseboards. Sorry.

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Holy crap.. merry christmas android wordpress interface users! Their old cumbersome interface has been updated into the impossibllity zone….navigating with an image is impossible and every time I hit a period it gives me 2..like that..and that..etc..but I digress….

The baseboards re-went on.. the old door trim was too off to be bearable with our new standards so I cut new ones.. I have learned a lot and I can’t bear to accept last years standards….hehe.. so a little staining and done.. finally..damn double periods..oh,, the pictures are out of order more than usual,, sorry! Double commas too I see..

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2011 in Construction

 

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Yay, dry wood!

It is nice to have dry wood this year..we are onto week 2 of hardwood and we have noticed an increase in temperature between hardwood and softwood that we burned earlier in the season. With some of this hardwood is mixed some softwood from year 1 cutting on the property….and it seems too light and partially rotten..not optimal for burning so it makes me wonder about the lifespan of the already cut and remaining softwood we have chunked up..but work is done for today so no sense in overthinking it..

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Posted by on December 27, 2011 in heat

 

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Christmas Road Obstruction Based Gift Ideas

…with the snowfall we had a couple of trees down and one over the old road..not on our property but it IS Christmas so I decided to give them a gift and cut it away. Walking back to the house afterwards I wanted to cut down a bunch more on my property but we have presents to wrap and dinners to eat so the rest of the trees will have to wait! Merry Christmas everyone…hope Santa finds you!

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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in todo

 

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It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas!

..not that snow was what we were looking for but it is nice for Christmas! Not sure if this is going to stick around or not but it wasn’t so deep that the car had any issues getting up the unplowed driveway..this is perfect snow-road making weather so I am about to go drive over it with the truck to beat it down in the hopes that it freezes solid tonight..then no more mud!

..and the chickens decided to stay indoors today too..not sure why..hehe

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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in fun, snow

 

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