Garage Trenching

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

There being no proper electrical service to the old garage, we had to dig a trench for the new fat copper.


Garage Apron

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

And then the concrete crew returned and poured the rest of the concrete: the apron and the sidewalk.


Garage Roofing & Siding

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Monday, September 8, 2014

The roofers and siders have begun their work.


Kayaking Saint Croix

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I went camping with my brother and his girlfriend, and we took our boats down the super-high Saint Croix.


Garage Framing

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Over the span of three days the framing, trusses and sheeting all went up.


Garage Foundation Poured

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

You can't just build a new garage on top of dirt and sand. You've got to get some guys with a cement truck to pour a thick layer of cement and aggregate on the ground first.


Garage Demolition

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In order to make room for the new garage palace I had to have the old structures and foundation delicately removed. This man and his Bobcat knocked everything down and hauled it away in half a day.


Kayaking Chippewa River

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

My brother, and a few of his friends built fancy cedar strip canoes this summer. This was their inaugural journey.


Kayaking Crane Island

Monday, July 28, 2014

One hundred and twenty-seven years ago Ezra Fitch Pabody wrote a daily journal about his activities in and around Minneapolis and Lake Minnetonka. I took my little boat out to that lake to paddle the very same waters as Ezra did those many decades ago.


Easy Soy Yogurt

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I used to buy soy yogurt out of the refrigerator cases at the local coops until WholeSoy botched up their production process which resulted in a soy yogurt shortage all over everywhere. So I decided to try making my own. It turned out to be so easy, I'll never buy it off the shelf again.


Not Kayaking Moore Lake

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I intended on kayaking around Moore Lake (and Sping Lake, in Spring Lake Park) this afternoon but was pevented.


Just One Thing - July 13

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Another hot, hot week. I don't do outside work in this weather.

And, you know what? I'm declaring this project finished. Spring is the season for getting things done. Summer is the season for screwing around and enjoying the weather. The only outstanding project now is the garage rebuild and, by and large, that doesn't require me to actually do very much. So I'm formally done doing something every day.

I'll probably return to this concept in the autumn, with perhaps more of a focus on arts and crafts (especially since I'll have my nice, new workshop then). Yeah, yeah. That's a good idea. In the autumn I think I'll try to do one-artsandcrafts-thing every day.


Just One Thing - July 6

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

A hot week. And a holiday weekend.


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