Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Goofy Parent Games

This is for all you adult children who wonder what your parents do after you leave home.

No More Dirt Piles

We've had these huge piles of dirt and wood chips on the property since excavation last spring. During the late summer and fall when it was really dry and the wind came up out poor neighbors to the south had to contend with our dirt blowing their way. We wanted to get the dirt piles spread out before it stops raining so that some grass will grow on it this spring, holding the dirt in place once again. Last Friday that took place and it's nice to look out and not see big, ugly piles of dirt.
Picture with dirt piles...

Picture during spreading them out...

Picture after, notice how smooth...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's been a while! I'm sorry to those of you who are wondering what's going on at the bluff!

Cliff has been working on electrical. Not too exciting or spectacular, but we're so glad that it's progressing. Much of the house is wired up. We have all the recessed lighting installed and some of it is connected to switches. I never knew there were so many decisions to be made concerning electrical. Now is the time to choose the light fixtures, to place the recessed lighting, to decide where all the switches and receptacles should be installed. If that isn't enough, we're also putting in a sound system throughout the house and an alarm system. We can't thank Alex and Jason enough for all of their expertise and for giving up weekends to come and help with installation.

Cliff did have a bit of fun last weekend burning brush piles. It is legal there, you simply have to follow their rules such as: size of piles and only burning on "burn days" during the hours of 9 am to 3 pm. But really, what could be more fun for a man than spraying fuel on something and lighting it on fire? Our neighbor and his son had a few piles of their own, so they worked together.

We installed our first "finish" item last weekend as well. It's our shower pan for the master bath. It needs to be in before drywall goes on so here it is.

We take our cats with us if we plan to be there more than a couple of nights. Here's a picture of our newest addition, Iain Murray. He's such fun to have with us, he even fetches his toys (when he feels like it, he is a cat!). In this photo he's on top of the cabinet in the kitchen area of our 5th wheel trailer. He's a great jumper.

That's all for now! I'll endeavor to post more frequently!