Sunday PM I had had it after struggling through my annual almost too late tax
hassle. A quick message to my boss and a few things in the car and I was
gone. Virtually all the snow is melted at Finlayson. Sunday PM I had a
salad and some sort of Stouffer's pasta after a quick stop at Chris's Market in
Sandstone. It was still light at 6:30 PM so I went out and stacked some
wood from an earlier trip. The DVD dejour was something with Robert DeNiro
on a run down section of ocean front in New York. His father had been
executed and his son (whom he'd abandoned) was a drug head accused of killing a
Monday AM I was planning on being hard at work by 7:30 at the latest, but
8:15 the whistle blew.
- Put up remaining trip at bottom of basement stairs.
- Unpacked Delta mitre saw and used it for two cuts. That was worth
the $89.00 alone.
- Removed the hardware for the the closet doors in the lower BR. Used
my $19 Coleman screw gun. The problem seems to be that I should just
leave the battery in the charger.
- Wood Putty....one of my favorite products on this project. I must
have filled another 50 cracks and knot holes, finally getting some the the
really big ones done. This project seems to have a half life of knot
- Primed the section between the basement landing and the family room.
This was a little strange transition section that I did not know what to do
- Stacked some of the wood that Linda had thrown from in front.
- Measured the boat dock. 100 pieces of 5 1/2 " x 48" x
- Measure the deer fence. Seven feet above ground.
- Checked out the tractor shed. The back wall is worse than I
thought. It was resided at one time but the rotten roof has been
letting water between the two layers of siding. I think I can reframe
that wall in place and put some 'sister's on the rafters. Once that is
done I can put down some metal roofing. the question will be whether
or not it's necessary to put down new roofing boards. I think that I
will, especially in the worst locations. The shed is probably a
project for June.
- Walked for about 45 minutes looking for the NW corner stake of the
property. It must be in the slough and probably has fallen over.
I used my new 'muck' boots that LJG gave me for Xmas. The slough still
was solidly frozen.
- Trimmed some of the lower branches on the apple tree. Upon closer
inspection this tree has really been beat up by the deer over the
years. It must have been fenced in at some time.
- Ate some more salad.
- Painted the first blue coat at the bottom of the stairs. This had
been one of my test sections but I'm just focusing on getting the lower
- Tried removing some carpet glue. The wind from the lake side was
howling so there was plenty of ventilation but I think the floor was too
cold to work well. This will be delayed until later, perhaps July.
- Haul dock lumber
- Deal with brush
- Second blue coat on FR....Linda, Anne & Thomas
- Second coat on ceiling in basement landing
- Prime and paint closet doors
- Replace close hardware
- Paint closet shelves
- Paint around fireplace
- Check out screens
- Make a decision about a dock. The neighbors is about 36' and
48" at the end.
- Paint scheme for outside
- Remove carpet from screen porch
- Fence in another area for apple tree near house.
- Plant apple trees in deer yard
- Till garden in deer yard
- Tuck pointing
- Small brush (1/2")
- Bottled water
- Killz...for trim boards