From our family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas!
|Shangri La - December, 2012|
Ariens 16.5hp Snow Thrower
Polaris Sportsman X2
ACE Hardware Snow Shovel
|This is what the above corner looked like as well, before chiseling.|
|Finally done chiseling down to solid concrete.|
|Forms for the new concrete.|
|Freshly poured concrete.|
|One of two new living room windows. We had the openings enlarged|
on both windows, lowering the sills. You can see where the old trim was
and where it ended on the bottom. This was immediately after installation.
They're now trimmed out and painted. The difference is stunning.
We're now able to look out at our woods while sitting on the couch.
Before we had to stand up. :p
|The wood siding was beginning to de-laminate, and there was a pile|
of vinyl siding lying in the woods by the blind. Soooo...I bought
the trim and vinyl sided the blind! I also primed and painted the
scaffolding, and added the corner bracing you see on the wooden
|On our way to having six cords put back for the heating season.|
|Barn soffit - Before|
|Barn soffit - After|
|Trim added. I ripped this from lumber that was laying around.|
|This corner of the barn was never completed, with small|
pieces slapped up and large areas opened to wind and weather.
It feels good to have that done!
|This is the header over the door. This spans 11 feet, and|
before working on it, it was just two 2x6's. I was able to sledge
hammer the 4x4 between the two 2x6's, and nail it in place.
With the long doorway span and the inadequate structure with the 2x6's,
the roof was beginning to sag quite a bit. This shored it up considerably.
|There were some large gaps around the window. I trimmed it out|
to fill the gaps, and to beef up the structure.
|A shot showing all of the improvements. Now, I just need a door!|