Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

January 30, 2008

Floor is finished

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The floor (now that our heat is in) has finally been sealed and urethaned.  We love it.  “Spectacular” is the word we have used several times.  Pictures don’t do it justice when you see the expanse of a room… you’ll have to come and visit to see it.


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We do have heat too.  The boiler/domestic water heater is fully operational and the pumps, controllers and thermostats are keeping the house nice and warm.  (We were impressed though how warm two small space heaters kept us for working.)

We are still busy

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jan9-08-005.jpgWe are still busy with the house, well especially Marianne. But the progress isn’t so spectacularly different that it deserves blogging.  Marianne has been busy doing the taping, mudding, sanding, texturing, etc, etc.  It is moving along and looking good.  Harry has been doing bits of electrical evenings and weekends.  A bit more of the soffits got done on a warmish weekend.

January 29, 2008


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So Ottawa seems to get a lot of snow.  Quite the pile on the roof. The locals say its an unusual year. We’ll just have to see.  Ask us next year when we’ll be slightly on our way to being locals.  Does make for a nice setting for a family picture though. (pics taken New Years Day)

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