We worked outside today until late afternoon when it started to rain. We pruned back those crazy blackberries and decided to make a fire to get rid of the prunings. The pictures show Rose splitting some wood to get the fire going. Of course Luna is always near by to keep an eye on us. … Continue reading Pruned the Blackberries
This morning I received a frantic call from Alicia. She was crying and hard to understand. My first thought was that she had been in an accident. Alicia’s next words were Luna jumped out of the truck. My heart sank thinking she was injured or worse. Alicia finally was able to tell me she had jumped … Continue reading Luna Jumped Out of the Truck!
I pressure washed the shop yesterday (Sunday). We are expecting sunny weather for another week so it gives us some time to get some painting done and make the shop match the house. Rose rolled the west side today. Some cut in and the grooves of the siding need touch up with my brush. The … Continue reading Started Painting Shop
The rotted wood was finally repaired this week and as soon as that was done we painted it and finally completed the job. That was a lot of work for both of us. I will be posting a more in-depth article on the painting project soon.
The workers from Sentinel Construction showed up this past Wednesday and by noon on Friday had made the required repairs. On Saturday and Sunday, Rose and I painted the replaced wood and made it match the rest of the house\. We have been fortunate that it has been sunny since they started and is forecast … Continue reading Wood Rot Finally Repaired
We are still painting the house. The south side is completely done. The west side has a few areas that need some touch-up, and the east side will be completed tomorrow. The north side, unfortunately, is kind of on hold due to wood rot that we found a couple of weeks ago. We have a … Continue reading Still Painting House
Actually, I only pressure washed the south and west sides, which was my plan. Before the washing I removed some more gutters and downspouts on the west side. We removed the ones on the south side on the 4th, along with the railings on the side deck. The photo was taken before washing. There is … Continue reading Pressure Washed House Tonight
Have a safe Memorial Day. The picture above is my Dad in Germany in WW II. https://youtu.be/wOih0MHNmZU
The short answer is it depends where you live. Like many other places, there is a season that brings more rain and there is a period of little rain. One of the keys to living on the Kitsap Peninsula, as we do, is to be in or near the rain shadow from the Olympic Mountains … Continue reading Is It Always Raining In the Northwest?
On January 11, 2018, I met Rose and Alicia at the Kitsap Humane Society to take a look at a dog named Angelica that Rose spotted on their webpage. I was there on time, and they were late, almost so late that we would miss adopting her until the next day. Luckily, the staff was nice enough … Continue reading Luna, Our Newest Family Member