Now that the dock is complete, I’m setting my sights on having a covered boat lift / boat house built, and buying a boat to go in it. Here is a (poorly Photoshopped) rendition of where I am planning on putting the boat: I’ll post more updates as I go through the planning stages for … Continue reading Boat Lift + Boat Shopping
At long last, we finally have a dock. It took months of work for the dock installation company, Deano Docks, to get the dock designed and fabricated, but it finally has arrived. It’s a floating dock, so it attaches to the stairs via a hinge and is able to move up and down with the … Continue reading We Finally Have a Dock!
After building the railing, the final step in the project was to stain everything. I used a semi-transparent redwood stain from BEHR, which worked well with my paint sprayer. I went through a little over 8 gallons of stain (there is a lot of wasted stain when you’re using a sprayer on railing, but it … Continue reading Stained Railing
I’ve almost completed the first round of railing construction, which has involved building new railing with treated lumber to make a walkway down to the lake from the lake house. The closer to the water you get, there are already stairs on place and fairly intact railing, so my new railing will join up to … Continue reading Railing Project Nearing Completion
While I’ve enjoyed the John Deere zero turn mower that I purchased earlier in the summer, especially after all of its initial problems, I’ve occasionally had issues with it getting stuck. It has trouble generating traction on hills because of its weight distribution, and it also has a habit of getting one tire stuck in … Continue reading Riding Mower Winch
The digging for the Hardin Access Pipeline is done, and the excavators have done a good job of fully regrading the land. Later today, I’ll be planting grass seed to start the process of restoring the lawn, and gradually restoring the yard back to normal. In the guest house garage, the drain pipes are set … Continue reading Hardin Access Pipeline: Completed
The excavation for the Hardin Access Pipeline has largely been completed, and now the plumbers are working on the interior water lines and drains in the guest house itself. The excavators have done a good job of re-grading the land that was dug up to lay the pipes, and this weekend I’ll replant grass to … Continue reading Even More Excavation