Friday, May 29, 2020

Pathways in the trees is wrapped up!!!

We worked on the this for a few weeks and got it finished up. 
Flew the drone and got some good video. 
The link is below on YouTube.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Latest happenings from the Pacific North West

We got a used riding mower, named ol' Yeller for obvious reasons. Had to do some repairs on it and 
got the trailer we brought from FL assembled and put on the back. Thanks to the movers for loosing
several important parts of the little trailer...Did I mention....THEY SUCK?

We've had deer on the property and hummingbirds are all around. 
It's been really fun trying to figure out al the new plants and we have a great tasting apple tree, sweet 
plumb and a tart Quince apple tree. Loads of blackberry plants, taste good but EVIL plants!


Some REALLY big trees here.
Getting them trimmed up the last couple weeks.
Arborist said these two out front are close to 200' high
and around 150-250 years old. 
That's pretty dang cool :-)

Two of them out back I flew the drone up to the top to see how tall they were.
The Douglas Fir was 129'
and the Sitka Spruce was 103.
The ones out at the driveway are even taller.

Right out the window of the travel trailer (Norma).

She likes her new (to us) garden tractor.
Might have something to do with the beer can holder...hehehe

Everyday sight around here.

Never demo a old trailer!!!

Still have my socks on, just like in FL.
Lot more oww-eees though.

On the way back from Newport, just south of us on the coast.

Run, Forest, Run!!!

Don't know what to say about this one but it was funny ;-)

Norma, the new (to us) travel trailer

We bought this one about a mile away here in Otis. Really well loved and we thought she'd be the total answer for having to move out of the double wide trailer while we build a new home next year.
Ended up having a bit of a leak issue in the pop out so we had to do a major floor repair.
The fun just doesn't seem to end up here but we made the best of it and remodeled by taking out the
old couch/bed and putting in a nice Lazy Boy recliner we found online. SO MUCH BETTER!!!


Previous couch/bed.

Dining table area and the far right 
had a long time water leak from the 
exterior trim not being installed
correctly at the factory.
The previous owners had no idea it was leaking
and we didn't either until we took the couch out.

The Misses, test fitting the new couch out.
Hard to find good help these days :-)

Area we had to remove that was bad.

We took out the dining area and installed 
the door from the old trailer as a desk.
Covered it in vinyl flooring that is the same as
what we used on the pop-out after we did the repairs.
Even used the door knob hole for the wiring on the computer.
Turned out really nice and actually much more functional now.
AMAZING what you can do with some BEER-BUILDING!!!

Table extension we built for a bigger counter.
 Yep she's ALWAYS

The Little Shop of Horrors

This is the work shop that was here. No clue why it hadn't blown away or caught fire 
with all the crazy construction ideas. 4' on center 2x4 roof truss, sort of truss that is.
The electrical was so bad I had to rip it all out and re-wire it just to get moved in.
We'll get this remodeled after the trailers are moved into 
the old spot where the double wide came out of. 
Got some really cool plans for a nice big shop to keep me entertained while it's yucky out this winter.

This is what we started with, nothing square or plumb.

Crazy framing ideas ???

Beside the shop is a two story apartment with a deck
on the back that is totally rotted.

Renter had been in here for a couple years, no bed 
and living on the floor. Hmmm

All the food was left behind, almost lost my lunch
when we had to move that fridge out.
Worst one ever and I've seen a ton of them
over the years.

That was an old building for a fuel tank 
I guess when it was a park/camp 
many years ago.

Shop cleaned out and waiting on the movers.

All the left behind beds!!!

Some more of the crazy framing ideas over the years.

The old and empty fuel tank was in this building.
They constructed it out of pilings and 
these 2x14's or so, it was a real 
pip to take down.

We are going to cut the old tank in half and 
make a couple burn barrels out of them.

Carport needed some adjustments!!!

Looks so much better without it there.

This was full of old crap, we cleaned it
out and built some quick racks to store 
materials removed from the double wide.

Upstairs apartment was just lovely!

We ripped all of that out and going to 
use it for storage.

Metal shower enclosure, just like the 
fiberglass and plastic ones 
they use now. 
Wonder why they ever changed, LOL.

More of that awesome wiring techniques.