Phew! Done!

It took almost 5 hours, but I'm done. I've sent photos and info to get cats fixed and adopted out. I had to pause part way through and get a daughter to help me take pictures of Nico and Susan. It took some doing to send these. She wanted it all texted to her phone. … Continue reading Phew! Done!

Our “second bathroom”; painting the floor

As our day warmed up in the afternoon, I took advantage of it to get some stuff done outside. Now that the sign's lettering is done, I used the paint, which I chose for its durability, to get the floor of the outhouse painted, first thing. The first thing to do was remove the remarkably … Continue reading Our “second bathroom”; painting the floor

Our “second bathroom” – little details

While things were still pretty wet from rain this morning, I used some of the stuff I picked up yesterday and worked on the outhouse. The chain latch was something we already had in the basement, and the handle was something I picked up yesterday. I got a second one that I put on the … Continue reading Our “second bathroom” – little details

Our 2021 garden: clean up, little harvests and high raised bed progress

It was a chilly day for it, but we got quite a bit done cleaning up in the garden today. My focus was on finishing with the abandoned carrot bed that was half done yesterday. This is how it was left lat night. The second half had the Kyoto Red carrots planted, and after the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: clean up, little harvests and high raised bed progress

Today’s progress: high raised bed and half a carrot bed. Plus, a robocall with a difference!

One of the things about living our here is that phone calls are pretty rare things. We like it that way. Every now and then, we'll get a robocall. Sometimes, from political parties, for conference call town hall meetings, or urgent messages telling us that we are about to be arrested by Canada Revenue for … Continue reading Today’s progress: high raised bed and half a carrot bed. Plus, a robocall with a difference!

Our “second bathroom”; footing

Today, temperatures dropped quite a bit from yesterday's warmer than forecast day. We reached a degree or two warmer than forecast, with rather high winds. I used it to do a bunch of jobs outside. One of them was to finish putting rigid insulation around the bottom of the house, in preparation for winter. The … Continue reading Our “second bathroom”; footing