Dock Is In

We finally have the dock in the water, which is nice even though it took until mid August. In the chaos of getting the boat lift and boat moved over to the Bayview Boat Club, along with the persistent high waters on our part of Lake Wisconsin, I think that Deano Docks forgot about our … Continue reading Dock Is In

Staining Stairs

This weekend I finished the lake house stair project for the summer. I first stained the new concrete with a concrete stain, and after that I sprayed semi-transparent redwood stain on all of the new wood. The end result looks really good! As always, the view from the stairs is beautiful. Continue reading Staining Stairs

Pouring Concrete

This weekend, aside from spending time on the boat and watching my beloved Arsenal win their first match of the season at Newcastle, I poured new concrete footings for some of the lake house stair railing, along with pouring concrete to repair stairs that had eroded. To pour the footings, I had to build some … Continue reading Pouring Concrete

New Range

This past week, I finally got around to replacing the last appliance in the kitchen at the Verona house. I had long stuck with the original range, since it wasn’t particularly ugly and wasn’t white like all of the other appliances that had been replaced. However, I wanted to go with something more modern that … Continue reading New Range

Hardwood Floor Delivery

This morning, the Home Depot delivery crews showed up to my house with four pallets of hardwood flooring, which will be installed later in August. It’s been a challenge to find an installer since most of the Crew2 installers in Madison are individuals, and this is the sort of job that will take a crew … Continue reading Hardwood Floor Delivery