I recently added a new vehicle to the collection, a Bentley Flying Spur! I purchased it in Dallas, and am currently having it shipped back to Madison. It has the much sought after Mulliner Package, with gorgeous stitching on the interior leather, and awesome wheels. A twin turbo W12 engine doesn’t hurt either! It ended … Continue reading Bentley Flying Spur
I finally took delivery of the new pontoon, which will go in the water later this week when Deano Docks installs the boat lift at the lake house. It’s currently sitting on a trailer at the lake house, but having it on the boat lift will make it far more convenient to take out frequently … Continue reading Pontoon Delivery
After several weeks, the floor of the shed is finally done. There were some delays while I went to England, and it took two weekends to finish. First, I placed brick footings underneath the cross beams. After the bricks were in, I built plywood concrete molds. Because the shed won’t be required to hold an … Continue reading Shed Progress: Floor Completed
I resumed work on my shed project now that all of the other projects I was working on are finished. The next step was to install floor beams, which were connected to the main shed structure via steel ties. The beam installation went fairly quickly. Next, I’ll pour concrete in between the beams, and once … Continue reading Shed Progress: Floor Construction
After a long saga of dealing with Home Depot and Crew2, the guest house bathroom flooring is in and the project is complete. I chose to have the tile professionally installed, floor tile is one of those things where absolute precision is important and typically it is pretty inexpensive to have done. When I built … Continue reading Guest House Bathroom Finished
This past Thursday, plumbers worked all day in the lake house (they finished after 11pm) to replace the old pressure tank, water softener, and water heater. Now that this is done, the entire HVAC and plumbing system at the lake house has been fully modernized and all of the original 1974 appliances are gone. It … Continue reading Lake House Plumbing Overhaul
This week, Deano Docks came and put the dock in the water. Unfortunately, the boat lift cannot go in yet because the water levels are still so high. All of the April snow in northern Wisconsin has meant that we have extremely high water on the Wisconsin River (and thus Lake Wisconsin). Thankfully we have … Continue reading Dock is In!