Friday, October 25, 2013
A little color; a little snow. Spent a weekend in October at the Ranch. Fall colors and cool weather on one day. The next, first snow storm of the year.
We burned some brush, finished up some window trim, and started turning a stack of Red Oak that has been drying for some time into floor boards for the cabin floor.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
This year has been crazy. Work, heat, other priorities; I just have not managed to spend much time at the ranch. This last week, I finally managed some time away from work, which I spent at the Stump Ranch. Nice. No work calls, no cell phone, no one bothering me. I worked on the ceiling and managed to get all the windows trimmed out on the inside. Jackie joined me for a couple of days. Overall, a very good wee
Found a place to hang the painting that Tina gave me for Christmas!
My new Tilley hat. Jackie got me this bad-boy for Christmas.
Now we have real power. 8000 running amps and 10,000 starting amps. This generator is a beast, I tested it out with the circ saw, chop saw, sander, and grinder. I could not drag this bad-boy down.
Re-arranged the cabin. Getting everything move to one side so I can get started on installing the flooring.
Jackie cleaned up and burned all the stray wood that has accumulated over the last few years. Things are starting to look really good at the ranch.
I trimmed out all the windows and the door. Jackie was tired of looking at the tar paper and insulation. The cabin feels much better.
I have been working on my arch-nemesis (the ceiling) forever. Rafters, insulation, decking, roofing, etc. Man, I hate working on anything that requires work overhead. Anyway, after this weekend, the board and baton ceiling is 98% complete. I have a a couple of hours left to trim out the loft and, then, wha-la, the ceiling is done. Thank God!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Strange year. Snow storm in May. Hot as hell in July. Cool and awesome in August. And, work is friggin’ Crazy Business. I’ve only made a couple trips to the ranch this year. And, projects are really running behind schedule.
However, I did manage to get up to the cabin for a few weekends and cut some aspen to finish off the roof and a few beams for a workshop.
Then, again…work, work, and more work. However, again. I am hoping to find a week in September where I can go north and make some progress.
Wish me luck. I will keep you posted.