Another spring project I am working on is resolving the internet access issues that have plagued the guest house. I have tried a variety of wifi range extenders that have worked with varying degrees of success, but all have been inconsistent. To permanently solve the problem, I am going to run underground ethernet cable from … Continue reading Underground Ethernet
After adding a bathroom and a utility room to the guest house, I wanted to free up the garage slot next to the F250, currently occupied by the ATV and two riding mowers. I priced out purchasing a shed and having it professionally built, and found the prices to be too high to justify. Therefore, … Continue reading ATV and Lawn Mower Shed
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
This spring and summer, I have a ton of projects planned at the lake house. These include: New Door New Kitchen Appliances Boat Lift + New Boat Central Heating + Air Master Bathroom Remodel New Roof The new door, new roof, and new kitchen appliances are fairly straightforward; both are from the 1970’s and are … Continue reading Planning Lake House Projects
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
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
At long last, we finally have a dock. It took months of work for the dock installation company, Deano Docks, to get the dock designed and fabricated, but it finally has arrived. It’s a floating dock, so it attaches to the stairs via a hinge and is able to move up and down with the … Continue reading We Finally Have a Dock!