It is our favorite holiday, time off from work for Jay and LOTS of food. It is a precursor to what Christmas break feels like-relaxing after a ski, games with friends, coffee, telling stories, coffee...haha. So our house is becoming more of a home, not so much a project. We have moved in. We are still without plumbing, but our friends down the street have opened their home for basic needs, such as the bathroom. They are out of town, expecting a baby, so we are taking care of their dog and using their kitchen and bath for now. As we shuffle things to our new house, shelves need to go up still and much of our belongings are still packed, or were thrown in at the last minute, hence the clutter of tubs and random things that are waiting to be placed properly. Kemper loves the woods, lots of trees to do his outdoor business on. He is a lab who needs some sort of brush, trees, or grass to relieve himself, he has always been that way. SO, besides making a post of information you really didn't want to know on our dog and our latest living conditions, here come the pictures!


New Table

Romay and I made Jason a table. Well, it is our makeshift table until we get the table from a real furniture store. With living in the bush and everything costing an extra dollar or two, Romay and I looked around at some of our resources and decided to make "something" until next summer arrives and the next barge season starts. Yeah, its a little small, but it will do for the three of us and we'll make do when people come over with trays and what not. I'd rather do this than pay someone too much money to ship some fancy looking wood, a table.


Can you believe it? An update!

Well, I won't get into the whirlwind of activities from the last month. It has been a beautiful fall here in Galena, maybe as one not teaching this year, I have more time to see and enjoy it. I should apologize for the lack of pictures for the last month, sorry for stringing you along on our building adventure and halting suddenly in my online tracks. My laptop power cord gave up and I watched the laptop battery dwindle down...then, the internet service at the house we're staying at was discontinued due to the fact that no one would be living there...soon. So, he is the latest. Finally, you get a peek into the latest accomplishments! (heating tank mounted and fuel in it, heating unit installed, plumbing started, electrical started, cabinets in, appliances moved inside!)


Last of August 12

Floor as you enter the house.

All partitioning in the house is complete! Tomorrow we start the rough plumbing.

Now I know what I will look like when I'm 80.

More of August 12

Ok, these pictures are backwards in order. Oh well. 5 hours of sanding the floor creates a sandstorm in the house!

The living room sanding begins.

Hair before sanding.

Another picture of the water tank room.

The couch is in! Sometimes its a little hard to get off from break to get back to work.

August 12, 2010

Water tank room

Partitioning upstairs


Romay throwing her corn on the cob. We started seeing who could throw their cob the highest on a tree. So far Jason has Romay and I trying to beat his branch.

Dinner on the run-brats, corn on the cob and zucchini with butter.