Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Little of This...A Little of That

Memory of all that fine weather is fading a bit under the deluge of this fall monsoon... Inbetween raindrops, I've been trying to get some things done.

I have accepted an electrician's quote and paid a deposit, so I'm hopeful that work will begin soon on the electric system.

I met with a plumber inside the JayBee for over two hours this last week--pondering the possibilities. She is going to work up a plan for the plumbing system, so I'm feeling optimistic about that. So much hinges on some plumbing work getting done--finishing the floor, building the west end bumpout, installing the roofing. Unfortunately, she only does the inside work. She doesn't do the outdoors work--digging trenches for the water and septic lines, etc. I have to find someone else to do that work. My plan is to do the final hookups to water and septic next spring, but whoever will do that work should really sign off on where the plumbing enters and leaves the JayBee before the plumbing is installed.

I am slowly painting more of the inside of the pantry cabinet. [See also: Pantry Cabinet 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

I added a coat of poly whey to the loft ladder. Remember how I built this before anything else? [See also: Loft Ladder Almost, Progress, Done]

I stained the pocket door. Luckily, it turned out that only one tiny spot didn't accept the stain, probably due to glue. I'm glad I took the risk because I really wanted to stain the door rather than paint it. I think it will look great when I get the poly whey finish on it. [Also see: Pocket Door 1, 2, 3, 4]

Dale came over with the chain saw to cut down all the storm-damaged trees behind the JayBee. I've been reassured that the grape vines will grow back next year. Before we started, I picked the ripe grapes. It turns out that some of them did ripen into delicious, juicy grapes without shriveling up first.

After I had hauled off half the cut trees...

Close to done...

All done. See the grape vines? I saved that one log in the foreground because it has a nice arch to it; if I can figure out how to cut it, I would like to install it over the doorway or as a loft railing.

Don't you think this would be a great spot for an outdoor tub? [See also: Bathroom Fixtures]

I have some pear trees on my property that produce only a few scabby puny pears each year. Imagine my surprise to find this one!

Great light out on the river.


  1. I started checking out your blog because I have an interest in tiny houses. But I keep coming back because of your pics of the river and surrounding area. Oh. And the cats of course.

  2. Glad you are still hanging with me, DWR. I have often wondered how many people might be annoyed by all the non-tiny-house-related photos I throw into my posts. Good to know that at least one person not only is not annoyed but actually welcomes them!