I've had my ceilings done for a little while now, just finally got around to putting some pictures up. I do still have the bathroom to do. Can't get it all done at once you know. Anyway, I have two coats of varathane on them. I just left natural, no stain. I like it.
I wasn't too sure what I was going to do on the last piece, but I ended up simply overlapping it, instead of cutting it to fit. It actually looks pretty good and if I didn't say anything, no one would have even known.
I layed my laminate flooring on the main floor. I like it too. I think I will continue down the steps to the basement with this same stuff.
I found a whole kitchen on Kijiji for sale (or I guess I should say my sister did). It was a 5 year old 18 cubic foot fridge, a stove, and all kinds of counters and cupboards etc. I didn't need the fridge or stove so I left it right on the pickup and put it right back on kijij and sold it withing a few days. Just so happend someones fridge blew up one morning and they urgently wanted mine, and the stove. She negotiated me down a bit over the phone and I delivered very quickly before any minds got changed. I was thinking about trying the fridge out in the house, but I am quite happy with the system I have going on here with the deep freeze and cooler. Totally works for me. So the counters and all that eneded up costing me $100.00 in the end. I'm pretty sure I will make it all work. I'm not real good at color coordinating things like a houses interior, but anything is going to be better than it was a while ago.
The ole creek has been running pretty good lately. Still a fair bit of snow kicking around though. Soon it will be canoe season again, and I am totally looking forward to that, however, I may need some canoeing partners. It seems all the people I know are more into power sports and all that. Allergic to some good wholesome exercise. I have even been getting an urge for possibly some kayaking. Never done it, but I sure have been researching it lately. Both these I could do all by my self, but it would be a lot more fun and safer to do it with other people. If anyone out there would be interested in doing a trip or something let me know, maybe we can work something out sometime. My schedule is actually quite flexible at times. I am quite happy touring lakes, or rivers as long as it ain't too wild(I'm more interested in the peaceful scenic part rather than wild white water crazy stuff). I have been searching online and do have a potential partner lined up for a 5 day river trip in the near future. It might happen, and it might not. If it does I will be sure to put some pictures up.
I am a 50 year old guy. I have been living off grid in an 8x24 foot shack since Oct 25 2009. (Finally moved into the house in the fall of 2012). So far I am loving every minute of it. My solar power system is working better than I have expected from it. Shortly after moving out here, it turned real cold for about a week. Pretty close to minus 40 C/F. I thought I was in for a deadly cold winter, but it actually turned out to be pretty mild from what I am used to. I am in the process of building my dream cabin(home), but things have been moving along rather slowly, mostly because of lack of knowledge, and alot of the time I get busy on my pay job. It would really be kinda neat to be in the new house by this winter, but I will make no promises. I am going to remain off grid, because I like it. I used to worry about what everyone thought of me for wanting to live like this, but now that I have been doing it, and know that it totally works for me, I don't really care what anyone thinks anymore. The more I live like this, the more I feel that I am actually the smarter one. lol. If anyone has any questions or comments, please feel free, I would love to hear from you.
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.