Sunday, November 27, 2011

West End

My previous cryptic post referred, of course, to Bob's recent work on the back side of the house.... specifically the west gable end.  He has been finishing it off with cedar shakes and insisted that I not show any pictures until he was done.  ...  and, he's done!   And IT. IS. AWESOME.


The east gable is all log, as you know, but this side of the house faces the woods and The Hubs decided not to expend the time and energy to make it log all the way up.  I'll tell you what, though:  I'm not sure which I like better.  They are both so beautiful. 

I also have a confession to make:   I've had these pictures for five whole days.  I know, I know!  I'm sorry.   Bob sent them to me the day we left town for a Thanksgiving trip to MD and VA.  And I intended to post them for you while we were down there, but we were busy doing this:

and this:

and this:

and this:

The Washington Capitals won, the ducks eventually trusted us enough to eat from our hands, and it was hilarious watching BabyM run in the surf's edge at Virginia Beach -- her first time at the ocean.  

What's up next?  Laundry. 

Oh, you wanted to know about the house?  Ummm....  plumbing, I think.  Check back soon.  

Friday, November 18, 2011


After a couple of weeks of radio silence, I'm back!   Not that I had gone anywhere, but I'd just got a bit behind in my blogging.  Shake your head at me if you will...     I just had a few things around the house I had to finish up. 

You know, I have been thinking a lot about one of my favorite book series:  Anne of Green Gables.   That Gilbert Blythe.  *sigh*   And the Wonderworks movies aren't half bad -- you should check 'em out. 

Well, since Bob won't let me blog about the log house progress, I'll leave you with this thought:



Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Lake Lure

Well, he did it.  Bob lured me up to The Lake with that breathtaking picture yesterday morning. 

A colleague brought his track-hoe up to help dig a hole near the log house in an effort to improve the drainage in that spot, and soon after the kids and I arrived (with picnic lunch in hand) Bob was in the hole.

 After the hole was suitably deep, Bob carted rocks- large and small - to the hole and commenced filling it back in. 

But what I really wanted to show you was what a beautiful day it continued to be here in the North Country, and especially up at The Lake. 


Doesn't everyone have a huge pile of rocks on their lawn?  

So I guess The Hubs' sneaky plan worked.  We stayed up there and helped him for hours. 

"Helped" being used very loosely here.  Mostly I complained that it was colder than I'd anticipated and the brigands that I birthed shouted across the lake to hear the echo and begged for rides on the tractor. 

But, it was fun.  And then we came home and took naps.

The End.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A chill in the air

I love Saturday-morning texts from The Hubs.  While I'm hanging around being lazy, he's already up at the log house working and - often - sending me pictures from The Lake.  It usually has the effect of making me load the kids up and going out to see for myself.  Come to think of it....   that wily guy!   

Anyway, this is what he sent to me this morning:

  Good {chilly} Morning!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Sunday was a beautiful day in the North Country.  {no snow here!  heh heh}  The leaves are dry and made for easy raking.

And excellent leaping!