Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Some misc. pictures and stuff.

It's a dogs life. Sometimes I wish I could trade shoes with the dog.
I could really process some firewood with this baby. Feller bunchers are not the nicest things to haul, but I guess it pays the bills to be hauling something.

I don't ever have to worry about falling off the road this winter. Guess I should put some new glass in the old pickup sometime. And maybe even clean some of the junk off the dash. But then I would never find anything.

The stairs are pretty much stationary now.

The framed walls at the stairs are not permanent yet. I think I will leave it that way for a bit, until I get some drywall on the inside, just incase things are too tight. I am definatley not a pro at alot of this stuff, and I am not sure exactly the best way to do walls at the stairs, but I'm just kinda planning as I go. Modifications are a great possiblily.

I've been trying to get all the framing done, so that I have some place to run wires and switches and all that. My buddy, the plumbing inspecter came out yesterday and signed all my plumbing off. Which means it's all good. It's not completely all done, but it's all good. They seem to be interested mainly in the drains and there vent lines. Anything that could cause a health risk I guess. There is plumbing, that is just not feasible to do until other things are done first. This inspector is also the wood stove guy, and the gas inspector. He has been quite helpful to me so far.
The weather here is still pretty cool for this time of the year. But I just know that things should start to warm up and start to melt soon. Lots of snow also means possibly a longer spring break. By the end of March usually work comes to a pretty good slow down as alot of the roads come off of winter weights and are banned from truck traffic. Practically all the bush will be impassible until late spring/summer. Good deal. I've got this major itch to get some building done. Tomorrow I'm heading into town for some more building supplies, unless work phones me that is.


This is a personal blog, mainly for my own use. I am building a house with my own two hands, but I am learning alot of things as I go. I do not claim to know what I am doing, or if anything I do is even close to being done correctly or safely. So please, if you are planning on using any of my ideas or methods for your own use, please get professional advice before actually following through with your actions. I will not be held responsible for any injuries or damages of any kind caused by information or comments from this blog.


  1. I am so glad I live in an area where no inspections are required on my building as I would never pass. Love the snow driving pics...reminds me of my former life before I found the desert.

  2. Hi Hermit...Glad you got free time at the homestead. The space under the stairs looks like it could be a pantry or storage of some kind. I think I would keep it. It could also be like a power supply room with a vent out of a wall somewhere or the place you put yer control chargers and stuff. I dunno Im just throwin' it out there. Just looks useful to me. Yer house is going to look great. ~Jen

  3. Hey Frann. Ya the inspection process has totally changed my whole house, from what it was supposed to be, but whatever. I am kinda glad they changed my foundation right from the start. The house would have been quite cramped if they did'nt. The snow driving dos'nt bother me at all. I actully like it sometimes and maybe you did too.

  4. Hi Jen. The space under those stairs in the pictures, is actually more stairs going down to the basement. But the landing in the basement could very possibly be my real small cold storage space. I'm still kinda scratching my head on this one. Still trying to decide on the altimate spot for my batteries also. Thanks Jen.

  5. It's looking great Mark! You've sure come a long way. :)

  6. Thanks Jeanie. I've been pretty busy at work lately and working mostly nights, but I can see some building about to take place in the near future. Spring is near.

  7. It was 100 degrees here yesterday..are you warming up?

  8. Whoa Frann, that's pretty hot-a-licious. 100 degrees is like about 38 celcius. We don't see much of that around here, even in the summer. Maybe close in the summer on the odd occasion, but not very often at all. The snow is slowly melting in the day time, but at night it still freezes pretty good. It is alot slower melting than last spring for sure. The yard is starting to get pretty muddy around here in places.