RIP Water Heater

After finishing the HVAC project at the lake house, I had assumed I’d be done with appliance and plumbing work for awhile. As is often the case with home ownership though, my main house in Verona had other plans. I received an alert from my SmartThings water leak sensor that there was water in the … Continue reading RIP Water Heater

Lake House Mailbox

The lake house didn’t have a mailbox, or any other way of receiving mail, so I installed one. The only challenge here was digging the hole, since the ground was still partially frozen here in Wisconsin. I used a gas-powered auger, plus warm water to melt the frozen ground. Once the hole was dug, I … Continue reading Lake House Mailbox

Lake House HVAC

Usually I try to keep posts on this blog fairly short, but this will be a longer one that covers an intense week of construction. When I first bought the lake house, one of the things I wanted to improve quickly was its ability to serve as a year-round house in Wisconsin. While it technically … Continue reading Lake House HVAC

New Lake House Door

One smaller project that I am planning on for this spring at the lake house is replacing the front door, which is currently a fairly boring white slab behind the wrought iron storm door. The door I picked out is a pseudo mid century modern style door, that fits the vibe of the lake house … Continue reading New Lake House Door