On a Roll

Oh so so so close. I can almost taste the scotch and the

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A Sprint Away

We are, at this moment, just a sprint away from the goal line. And it feels

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Two New

In the words of our two year old granddaughter “two new doors, red”. Yes indeed! I have now done yet another

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Self-congratulatory pause

Seems like a self-congratulatory pause moment to me; in the space of just a few days we’ve accomplished a significant milestone.

The veranda walls are sided and have the final coat of paint applied. It always sounds so easy when you type it out but the doing of it was not quite like that. Each board had to be custom cut on the pillar side to fit the stones. Caulking applied for weatherproofing and then that coat of paint; which can be elusive to apply in the fall with the weather being somewhat temperamental.

Once that was completed we moved on to creating the front railings. All the wood had to be purchased, milled, sanded, primed,assembled, first coat or yellow and then installed. Final coat of yellow happened as soon as he finished each section I was behind him with the paint brush.

It looks amazing. The design came out so perfect and the execution will stand the test of time. Onward to the flooring; the blueskin is down which was a challenge. The cedar tongue and groove needs to be dug out, installed and sealed. Hoping by next weekend!

Definitely a self-congratulatory pause — I even blogged it the same day it was completed!

Bernie

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Hello Beautiful

Isn’t that a crazy title for a house blog? They are usually boring and reflect our projects. This one qualifies on one front; it reflects a project we’ve worked on besides the verandah.

It’s a well known fact that my carpenter, electrician and mason doesn’t like multi tasking. So it’s kind of surprising that he did just that last weekend. He was busy working on the veranda but set that aside to work on my “hello beautiful” project.

As he stated it was a perfect day for the task. Blue skies, no wind and warm temperatures. He figured it beat the heck out of a cold icy wind with snow fluttering around his fingers. So he worked his carpenter magic on the door that I had restored and voila — hello beautiful was installed.

Little A walked in and pointed to the door and said “new red”. I guess it’s pretty noticable!

I think to truly appreciate it one must see what was there before. Seriously you could see sunlight between the panels and we’d used clear tape to hold the wind out. It was the biggest outstanding item left on the list and it’s done!!

We don’t think that the new door is a forever door but it will do for the next few years. I must say it closes and opens a lot easier which is fabulous. It’s the aesthetics though that have me saying Hello Beautiful!!

Bernie

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“Labour Day”

Ah yes Labour Day weekend — the weekend to relax from your labour and enjoy the last long weekend of the summer. Next year that’s exactly what

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Killin It

It is with great delight that the mason can say his work is

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