Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category

Mud Wrestling?????
September 21, 2007

Pool Liner Mud Wrestlers #2    

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     Have you ever had to replace an above ground pool liner.  We did this summer for the third time. 

     The only problem was, we had so much rain that everytime we would get a little ahead, it would rain and instead of a pool we had a mud wrestling pit.  It was a mess, but the kids had a blast!


J’s Cabin…Process, Process, Process
September 20, 2007

J’s Cabin Downstairs Medicine Cabinet

     The downstairs bathroom now has a medicine cabinet where there once was a window. 

J’s Cabin Downstairs Bathroom Cabinets
 A set of cabinets has been installed in the downstairs bathroom.

    This bathroom is still under construction with plans for an oversized shower on the east side of the room and new flooring.  J is also considering taking the vanity out and putting in a pedestal sink.

September 19, 2007

          The upstairs decorator left her signature on the wall on her last visit to J’s Cabin.

J’s Cabin T’s Decorating

     Granddaughter T has dominated the upstairs of the cabin.  Papa J moved her bed and all of her things into the upstairs making that T’s space only.  For one of her frequent visits, Papa J gave her a cosmetic bag with make-up, lip gloss, nail polish, etc.  You can see the inventory on her vanity.

     She decided the upstairs wall needed a little bit of color, so she left her signature there for him.  Needless to say, I doubt that he will change a thing.  He will probably leave it just like it is because when he asked her why she did it, her reply was, “Papa J, you told me that this was MY ROOM to do whatever I wanted in MY ROOM.”  Papa J was hung. 

J’s Cabin- T’s Signature

A Work In Progress…Inside and Out…
September 14, 2007

     More pictures of J’s cabin.  This time we’re going inside.

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J’s Cabin Inside the Front Door 9/10/07                                        J’s Cabin Upstairs Bannister 9/10/07
A bannister was added to the stairs for now for safety.  Plans are to tear all of this out and put a spiral staircase in.

 J’s Cabin New Kitchen Pantry 9/10/07

MM custom made this pantry for J.

     Next week we will have more photos of J’s progress.  This really was a major undertaking, but they are coming right along.


J’s Cabin Progress Update
September 12, 2007

     Here are more photos of J’s Cabin Property.  They are diligently working evenings and week-ends to get things done so that he can get to the add on.  As we wrote earlier, he will be adding a great room, master bed and bath on the south side of the cabin.

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J’s Cabin Storage Building 9/10/07
 The storage building has been moved to the far southeast corner of the property and will be painted later.
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J’s Cabin 9/10/07 South Side of Property

All of the metal framing has been pulled out and the brush cleared.  The storm cellar will be moved to the back of the property.  The metal framing was there for a large deck that the original owner had plans to build before they decided to sell.  This is where the add on will be.  The entrance into the great room will be where the blue square box is.
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J’s Cabin South Side 9/10/07
Another south side view 

     The next post we plan to go inside and see the progress there.  Keep watching for more updates.

The Process Produces Change
September 10, 2007

     The work at the cabin is really progressing.

J’s Cabin Property 9/10/07

Front Entrance
This is the view after it has all been brush hogged.
 J’s Cabin 9/10/07
The front has been repainted from the balcony up.

J’s Cabin 9/10/07 South Side of Property

All of the wood on the front porch has been replaced and they are working on an upstairs balcony.  

     It’s amazing how the property looks with all of the metal removed from the south side of the cabin and the brush all being cleared.