Thursday, June 17, 2010

Busy Days Lately

I have been a pretty busy man lately with the the shack building and at work. I did manage to get somethings accomplished on the house project. My sewage system passed the inspection with flying colors and I backfilled it all in, except for my last man hole ext on the septic tank. I'm just letting things brew in my head for a bit before I cover that totally in, as once it is, it would be pretty hard to get inside that thing and get back out again. It is ready to go, but you just never know, I might decide to make a slight change on things in there yet.
We started to get the blueskin on. "We" meaning mom and I. I'm getting to be quite a mommas boy lately. lol. This stuff does go alot better with an extra set of hands around. Sometimes we get under each others skin a bit also, but I guess thats just the way it goes sometimes. lol
First we put on some primer.
Then the blueskin. 3 sides are blueskinned. The front needs to be closed in yet and done.
Shortly after my last post, I woke up one morning and my computer did not want to work correctly. I could no longer get on line, and there are a bunch of other things not working right. I suspect that it is all them automatic windows vista updates that always go on. I could'nt even go back to a different restore point. Nor could I get online to try and diagnose the problem. So I squeezed in enough time to go and buy a new computer. I was a couple days after that before I even found time to take that out of the box. I'm running windows 7 now. Man I hate getting things all set up again. And this keyboard is just a little different, like the enter key and the shift keys for some reason I am always missing. They are just a bit smaller or something.
I got called to go to work at about supper time last night and did'nt get done until about 5 this morning. The days are sure long right about now. It was still partially daylight at close to midnight, and at about 4:30 am it was starting to get light again. I seen alot of wildlife last night and there was hardly any truck traffic out in the bushes except for me and the odd guy. I've seen moose, elk and deer. I did'nt see any bears last night, which kinda surprises me. I guess it could be a bit early for them to be out full force yet, I don't know. There are alot of bears around here and where I usually do alot of my trucking. Both black bears and grizzlies. I heard on the news recently that there are only about 700 grizzly bears in Alberta, not counting all the ones in the national parks, but I disagree with their calculations, because I have seen so many of them myself over the years in just the areas that I travel. There has just got to be more than that. Well there you have it, all my thoughts for the day.


  1. Mark it's looking great! Good idea to think a bit before backfilling all the way. :)
    I imagine your Mom is a huge help and is enjoying watching your home come to life.

    Don't let those bears get ya! lol

  2. Keep up the hard work and the photographs, it's fascinating to watch your home grow. :)

  3. Thank you Jeanie. I seem to do that alot, let things sit for a bit before concluding things. Just in case. If I put that other man hole ext on, it would be 6 feet of tunnel before the tank, and that would make me a bit clausterphobic if I did have to go back in there. Mom has been a big help so far.

  4. Thanks Edain. It's just as fascinating for me too. Some day, I just might be all done with it. lol.

  5. I'm amazed just how far you've come in the short time you've worked on it!

    Won't be long until you can really back off a bit and enjoy it!

    Good work, buddy!

  6. Thank God for mothers, aye?

    It's lookin' good! You're getting closer and closer…

  7. Thanks Jim, it's coming along a little at a time. I can hardly wait until the day that I am sitting around and twittling my thumbs in boardism. lol. That day will be here sometime, I guess.

  8. Ya, mothers are pretty handy at times, Acorn. A little at a time and it's gotta be done sometime. Thanks for dropping by.