Monthly Archives: August 2013

Beams Away

Aug 18, 2013 Saturday morning, Nestor and his brother Bernie were over to blow in insulation in the shop roof. Once they were done, we grasped the opportunity to have 4 extra hands to try to move the main house … Continue reading

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Garden Bounty

August 18, 2013 The amount of produce from our garden this year is mind boggling. Pictured above is the Sunday morning picking of veggies for the week. Enough for the two of us to eat and some to give away. … Continue reading

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Dad’s Dills

August 12, 2013 Dispite the fact that we haven’t had much time to keep up with the garden this year, the bounty has been overwhelming. The weather is perfect – just enough heat and moisture. We have beautiful lettuce, chard, … Continue reading

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Time for Fun

August 12, 2013 Since we are in waiting mode, last weekend was a time to relax and have a bit of fun. It was the town’s annual Western Days this weekend. On Saturday morning we took in the parade and … Continue reading

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Waiting

August 9, 2013 Finally, the blog is going. From now on I plan to post regular updates on the progress of The Build. But right now, we are waiting to finish backfilling and start the framing. Ken and Hanna spent … Continue reading

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Backfilling

July 31, 2013 After the walls were poured the weeping tiles were put in place and covered with gravel. Ken started to backfill then found out that you need to wait 28 days for the concrete to fully cure. While … Continue reading

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Basement Walls

July 17, 2013 Pretty cool how the styrofoam blocks work. They are basically 2 inches of styrofoam held together by plastic brackets. Once a row of blocks is in place, rebar and steel reinforcements are placed into groves in the … Continue reading

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