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
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!
The last plumbing task at the lake house was to get the water softener running again, and to fill it with salt. I was able to do this, although there are still some minor drainage issues to resolve for when the softener regenerates itself at night. Regardless of that, all of the minor issues with … Continue reading Lake House Water Softener
Back in January, I bought a chandelier on Royal Street in New Orleans. It was a late nineteenth century wrought iron piece that was perfect for the entryway of the lake house. It took me awhile to finally hang it, which I did this weekend. Because the ceiling in the entryway is angled and covered … Continue reading Lake House Chandelier Installed
I now have hot water again at both the main house and the lake house. As I posted a couple of days ago, the water heater at the main house developed a leak and had to be replaced. Since it was an LP water heater and was also under warranty, I called in the pros … Continue reading Dual Water Heater Fixes
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