Category Archives: House Renovations

History and Renovations fill my days

After the very long, very warm spell of weather, we’ve started to drop back down to normal temperatures – it’s currently -15°C (+5°F), a nice mild day in a normal January. We have a lot of sunshine forecast for the … Continue reading

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All Work and No Play…

… makes Murray a dull boy – and am I dull! Between Web site work and house renovations, I haven’t been out of the house much lately except to go to the hardware, and I have a basement full of … Continue reading

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Winter’s Here to Stay

The roads were in fairly good shape yesterday so I thought that I might get one more ride on the motorcycle before putting it into storage for the winter. The photo below was shot a few minutes ago – it … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

For Canadians, this is Thanksgiving weekend, and for Americans it’s the Columbus Day long weekend. We hope that you all have a wonderful, safe holiday On Friday I finished my firewood cutting for the year, and the next day (yesterday), … Continue reading

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A Better Semi-Retirement

I’ve been saying for a few years that I’m semi-retired – although I have to work, I can pretty much do what I want, when I want to do it. I’ve just discovered, though, that to be truly semi-retired, a … Continue reading

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Summer Projects

There’s a very long “to-do” list hanging on the fridge, and only 3 weeks until I head out of town again. The weather is mostly sunny and warm, so I’m not inclined to work on inside projects. The first outside … Continue reading

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A Business With Nerve

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had picked up 1,900 pounds of tile for the entry and kitchen. I got a phone call yesterday from Home Hardware, where we bought them. We were quoted $8.50 per tile … Continue reading

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I Love Rain!

I don’t always love rain, but I sure do love the rain that’s fallen the past 2 days. The forest fire smoke is gone and the flowers, especially the lupine on our property, are going crazy. I was getting very … Continue reading

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Our New & Improved View

Cutting trees to get a view on property like this is always a tough balance. How much can I cut without losing any privacy? I think I’ve got it now – not as impressive as the cabin’s view but not … Continue reading

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Back to Work at Home

I’m now back to reality after that great road trip. Yesterday I picked up a big load of renovation stuff at Home Hardware, including this 1,900 pound pallet of Italian ceramic tiles for the entry and kitchen. The tiles are … Continue reading

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