Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ceilings, Floors, and Counters.

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.


13 comments:

  1. You are about 2 years ahead of me....I hope to be able to say to hell with work in a couple years and then I want to do nothing but explore, have the canoe just need the time......Good luck finding people.....I cant even find people to go snow shoeing/cross country skiing with in the winter, come summer no one wants to go hiking, I even have the equipment to build some recomebants (delta or tadpole, with E assist maybey) for long distance cycling...think I can find anyone interested?
    people just seem to want to sit on their ass. What passes for outdoor activity now days is sitting on a quad, or snowmobile taking a selfy....

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    1. lol. Ya, I really don't know many people around here that like to do the canoe thing or that have the time to do it either. I don't really think my blog is going to find me lots of people either, but I thought I would throw it out there just in case. You just never know. I have been checking the paddling websites because I believe there just has to be others out there with the same situation. I like quadding too as it gets you out there into the bushes, but I just have this big interest for paddling adventures. It's peaceful if you do it at the right places, but some of the main rivers can get quite polluted with river boats at times too. I just might have to break down and buy a newer quad. I do know people that do that a lot. Actually the in thing these days seems to be the side by sides. With hi-fi stereos, cabs, heaters, etc. lol. Well if you ever get the urge and/or time to do some paddling somewhere, sometime, get in touch with me John. Maybe we can make something work sometime. I wonder what that Red Deer River would be like.

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  2. Hi there, greetings from Northern Ontario. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  3. Hey Chris, thanks for the kind words. Northern Ontario hey? I've often wondered what that would be like there. I had a quick look at your blog and will have another closer look real soon. Looks interesting so far.

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    1. Chris I tried to join your site, but am having some problems. I'll try later.

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  4. I really like the ceiling and flooring. The ceiling reminds me of the pine paneling we put up on the walls. But we cheated. We had John do the work. He can always use the extra money and we got it done while we were away. No muss, no fuss (well not much anyway). We left ours plain to with just the varathane sealer. Before it was fake wood paper covered panel boards. Leaks and stains wouldn't come out. Glad you got a good deal on Kijiji and even sold the pieces you didn't need. Sweet. I'll be watching for your canoe trip update. Wayne like river trips in our two person sea kayak. We did a two nighter on the Skagit in Washington and he did a solo two nighter on the Fraser. I have to be honest, a fast river with log jams scares me. - Margy

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  5. Thanks Margy. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that left the pine plain with varathane. I thought it would help naturally lighten the place up a bit. Some day I'm sure you will see some kind of update on a canoe trip. It's something that seems to be on my mind a lot. How was Waynes solo trip? It is something I would like to do someday, just so I can say I did, but I have to admit, I do sometimes have visions of a grizzly bear snatching me right out of the tent. lol. I know it isn't a common thing to happen, but it has happened, and it will happen again sometime somewhere. I'm also a little leery about log jams and fast water and sweepers and strainers and ice cold water(hypothermia) and all the other goodies one may find on the river. It can be quite spooky at times. I have been doing a lot of research in hopes of decreasing the chances of major incidents.

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  6. Good to see your blog again.
    I did similar ceilings at my cabin. Really a great look. You come visit on your next road trip!

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    1. Good to hear from you again Karen Marie. I have thought about you when we were down that way. I will someday try to get there. Are you at the cabin year round now? It is usually winter when I expect to be down that way, but there could definitely be exceptions to the rule.

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  7. Good to get a comment from you. How are things up your way? Is your place finished? What are you up to? - Margy

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  8. Hi Margy.
    Things are going great up here in Northern Alberta. I hav'nt really done much since on my place since my last post. I do have full intentions of getting busy on things sometime, just not sure when just yet. I have been doing a lot of canoeing different rivers in my area in Alberta and B.C. I'm guessing I must have around 1000 kilometers traveled by canoe this summer so far if not a little more. My house is quite liveable but still does need a lot of work to complete it. I just got a little burned out from working on it for a while there, but hopefully I will get back to it soon. I have guilt that it has not been progressing much. I will start to post again when things resume. Nice to hear from you again Margy.

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  9. Pls, pls pls......give us some updates??

    Thanks, sir

    Bigfoot in TX

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  10. Hello Bigfoot. Real sorry for my slack assedness in blogging lately. I do have full intentions of blogging my updates as they happen. The fact is, there has not been much to update lately. I took a pretty good break from doing things here at the shack. I have been doing a lot of pondering getting my arse in gear soon hopefully though. I will however do a little update as to whats been going on in life soon. Thanks for your interest in my project bigfoot.

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