Monday, July 09, 2018

Flooring Day 1

Before and after of day one floor installation.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Goodbye Popcorn

Last Sunday we scraped away the last of the popcorn ceiling. Unfortunately, it was 2 layers.... which made the job doubly hard.  We were broken men after 5 hours.  Glad it's over!

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Foot Soak

The new shower is a singular experience.  So nice to soak a foot, so nice to shower. WL says it's 10X better than our excellent T49 shower.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Friday Pool Party

After an absence of 2 weeks, we got Robin back in town and had a little pool party. Banco was soo glad to see her again.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Weekend Dog

  May 26, 2001- July 3, 2014

Of Diesel and Stumps

Nothing you can't get out of the ground with a strong enough diesel engine!  3 stumps gone.


We are finishing sanding the house's front this week.  Using the new extension ladder!

Monday, July 02, 2018

Banco in Situ

Lavender Fields Forever

 We recently spent a sunday afternoon walking through several of the lavender fields in the Applegate Valley.  Wonderful color.  Wonderful smell.  Will be learning to distill our own oil next.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Last weekend we motored south to the LongSword Vineyard to see the finals of a paragliding competition. Leaping from Woodrat Mountain, they circled the valley and landed in the field next to the winery. Music and food trucks rounded out the day..... along with a glass of wine.


Tile spacers came out and radiant heating coil went down today.

Red To The Front

We came around the corner and are now tackling with turning the front red.

Monday, June 18, 2018

No Humanity

 This last bit comes from Laura Bush's Op Ed in the Washington Post today
 Is this the week that America becomes one of the President's shit hole countries?

Grants Pass Pharmacy

I was waiting for a prescription and decided to have a small cherry coke from the pharmacy's soda fountain.  Original to the store, you can get ice cream sodas, phosphates or even a bromoselzter to ease a funny tummy.


The glazed penny rounds proved to be too slippery.  So before they were glued down, we substituted the same slate tiles we will be using for the rest of the floor.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Finishing Up

The tiling is almost complete.  The walls were finished and floor put down.  Today it's the bench and grout.

Trapped For The Night

A deer got caught in our backyard last night.  Jumped over the bramble but couldn't get back.  She stayed under the redwood while Banco barked at her.  This morning she had exited her cover and was sleeping on the lawn.  I opened the side gate and tried to get her through but she retreated to the redwood.  After sussing out the situation and 2 short hops later, she returned back to less confining territory.

Our Dear Leader

You can't make his stuff up!