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

Re-Leveling Pavers

Another early spring project ┬áthat I’d needed to do for the past couple of years was to re-level the pavers on the back patio. The house has several sections of pavers: at the exit of the garage side-door, along a pathway heading down to the lower patio, and on the patio with the hot tub. … Continue reading Re-Leveling Pavers

Woodshed Roof Replacement

When I was doing various spring cleanup tasks around the land, I noticed that the roof of the woodshed I built on the back corner of the land had collapsed over the winter. It’s not a complex structure, just essentially a cube made from treated lumber that holds logs in place. The roof is important … Continue reading Woodshed Roof Replacement

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