Whenever I go to New Orleans, I always enjoy shopping for antiques on Royal Street. Last year, I bought a wrought iron chandelier for my library. This year, I found an amazing chandelier for the entryway to the lake house, which is from a French tavern roughly 75 years ago. I purchased it from Moss … Continue reading Lake House Chandelier
Last summer, I had a dock put in at the lake house, and am going to put in a boat lift next to it this spring. Ultimately, I am shopping for a pocket yacht / sport cruiser boat, in the 30 to 35 foot range, which would sit on a pier somewhere near the lake … Continue reading New Pontoon!
Before heading down to Tampa, Clearwater, and Miami for a tropical Christmas, my wife and I stopped by her parents’ house in Seymour, WI. Before that, we went to a variety of fun Christmas parties, and also received an awesome sign for the lake house from our friends Brett and Michelle: As a Christmas present … Continue reading Merry Christmas
After the second outdoor plumbing fiasco of the summer, the lake house well (and all associated pipes) are back in working order thanks to the hard work from Eckmayer Plumbing. Here are the final results after the excavators put everything back together and repaired the path leading up to the parking area: That’s about it … Continue reading Lake House Well
Now that it’s mid-September, the leaves are starting to turn up at the lake house. This was likely one of the last really warm weekends of the year (and it was an away game weekend for the Badgers), so we made sure to spend it at the lake house and went in the lake. The … Continue reading Fall Has Come + Beach Clean Up
A few weeks ago, my wife and I went up to the lake house for the weekend. The first thing I usually do when we arrive is turn on the well pump and the water heater, since we keep the running water off when we are not there to limit flooding risks. When I turned … Continue reading Lake House Plumbing Problems
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