Dock Deck Staining

This is somewhat of a belated post, but earlier in the summer I had written about my project to build a deck by the dock to make it easier to enjoy the water and the beach at the lake house. When I last left off, I had finished building the deck but hadn’t stained it … Continue reading Dock Deck Staining

New Trees

One of the last big landscaping tasks this year at the Verona house was planting new trees. I called in the pros from Boley’s Tree and Landscaping services, since the new trees being planted were much bigger than what I’m capable of doing myself. They came in and took down two of the dying pine … Continue reading New Trees

Landscaping Complete

I finished all of the landscaping tasks I had planned for spring, which was a pretty exhaustive list, along with a number of other minor outdoor projects. Here was the full list of tasks I had planned: Climbing plants along wall Improve planters outside sitting room and library Replace cut down trees Plant something in … Continue reading Landscaping Complete

Well Electrical Repair

On this past Friday night, I noticed that the house wasn’t getting a consistent supply of water, and that air and air bubbles were starting to come out of the taps. Upon further investigation, I realized that the circuit breaker for the well had been tripped. I tried to switch it back on, but it … Continue reading Well Electrical Repair

Power Washing

When I was cleaning up brush and removing bushes from around the front of the house as part of my overall spring landscaping efforts, I noticed that a significant amount of moss, dirt, and general grime had built up on the front of the house, especially the roof and around the windows above the front … Continue reading Power Washing