Thursday, December 24, 2009

lowest impact xmas tree

All you need is a saw, a soup can and 2 nails. I picked a tree that was starting to shade out my blueberry bushes. Hung it from the ceiling beam and nailed a can onto the bottom for water. It's wired from the second floor balcony.

Friday, December 11, 2009

moon and stars

I finally hooked up my grandpa's 50's Sputnik chandelier in the main room. It hangs from the walkway to the raised porch. I'm waiting on getting the star shaped bulbs that were made for it, they still make them but they're pricey. Anyone know of a cheap source?

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Al and I cut some drainage channels into the shower floor to hopefully keep the shower water from making it's way down the hall. The slab is pretty much flat so I may eventually have to rent a floor grinder to pitch the whole surface toward the drain a bit. It's not been much of a problem so far even without the new channels. I put a towel across the hall side and just squeegee the water toward the drain when I'm done. I can cut more channels if I need to as well.