It’s been a busy summer so far with lots of projects underway. Some complete, others in process.
So many things have changed it’s hard to know where to begin. This summer we have been focused on improving the front of the house. We went through the winter with a gravel driveway. What a mess and pain! The garage was perpetually covered in small rocks and sand as the cars tracked everything into the garage from the driveway. And snow blowing last winter was interrupted by frequent sheer pin breaks when the blower would pick up a rock too large to handle. No more! We have a beautiful new paved driveway.4186
We also decided we needed a front walkway to do away with the rock path we had. It would frequently get treacherous during the winter and rains as larger rocks found their way to the surface. We hired one of our neighbors to do the work and after a couple weeks we have a nice new front walk.4174 At the same time, we also had him do a pair of retaining walls on the north side of the house.4177
Inside the house there are changes afoot as well. The kitchen is getting cabinet doors. I setup in the garage to finish them and have started the install process.4204 Of the approximately 40 doors, 3 are now installed.
Along with all this work, is preparation for winter. We received another load of logs for firewood and I’ve been at work cutting and splitting for a few hours in the morning before it gets too hot.4198
Improvements in the workshop have also begun.Â A chopsaw station is in process of being setup.Â The cabinet boxes are complete and storage for lumber is above the station.Â Still to do is the addition of drawers, doors a worktable surface and fence system for use with the chop saw.Â As most horizontal surfaces tend to do, this one has collected all manner of stuff.Â Once those drawers are in it’s going to help organization down there alot!4209
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