the only thing better than a good loan shark…

is a good fence. 🙂

so this morning i walked down the hill and around capital lake (my daily routine)…

on the way home, i remembered i had a nice pile of cedar, courtesy of the fleet engineer…

so i dug some holes… 5 of them, 3 feet deep in the rocky soil across . . . → Read More: the only thing better than a good loan shark…

castle stone upgrades v.003

so the naked girls in the hot tub kinda calls for a privacy screen…

traditionally i’ve always used prefab fencing for it, just because it’s nice looking and much easier than anything else i cared to use…

but the deck roof supports didn’t match up with the fencing seams at all, and looked like crap.

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castle stone upgrades v.004

so today was kinda the death of a dream, as i sadly gazed on what was once the largest excalibur bbs in the world, and my first foray into providing dialup access to said bbs, and dialup internet, webhosting, etc.

this would be the late ’90’s

these are the last known photos of shadows of . . . → Read More: castle stone upgrades v.004

castle stone upgrades v.002

so with the exception of some trim around the hot tub and some work on the roof over it, the deck is done…

which of course means that i need to tackle the storage buildings that were on the old deck next…

i think one of them is going to be the laundry room with . . . → Read More: castle stone upgrades v.002

castle stone upgrades v.001

so i’ve been doing a much needed overhaul on my house…

spent 3 weeks under it with a bunch of 30 ton hydraulic jacks leveling it…

then spent a couple weeks doing drywall, mud, tape, texture and paint…

the kitchen is on hold for a moment, so i took some time to overhaul the deck…

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