Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The time has finally come!
We are doing an acrylic stucco which is nicer than cement because it doesn't tend to crack, is less water permeable, and there are more color choices.

The guys showed up Monday morning and they finished up yesterday, with the scratch coat that is. Roy brought out both of his crews so we could get this finished quickly.(we secretly thinks he is tired of driving past our house and seeing the foam block. It's only been hovering over the hamlet of leavitt for two years now). We let this first coat dry for a few days and then the finish coat with the color will be applied. While it is drying we are starting the rock work in the front.

This is before the scratch coat was applied as you can see the huge difference below.

See? What a difference 2 days and 10 guys can make.

Um, this is the front of the house. Those silly wooden boards that you see are there to hold up the overhang until we are ready to put in the beams and rock work. If you look closely you can see three cement piles where the beams will be.

The lighting isn't the best, but you can see the two different colors of stucco. The lighter color will be where the rock will be and the darker color will be the stucco color.

Can I just tell you how great this is? It's like a Hollywood success story. Work real hard for a good long time and then you become an overnight success!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Beaver Mines

Our friends, Bob and Deanna, who we cleaned for awhile ago invited us to their quading and camping spot yesterday for well, quading and camping, although we decided not to stay overnight. Beaver Mines is just over an hours drive from here toward BC and just a few miles away from Castle Mountain ski resort. It was a really fun day, Neal had a blast. We just might go back in a couple of weeks for another fun filled day but this time we will have our own quad ready to go.

Deanna is explaining about the area, pretty isn't it?

It looks like I am fishing doesn't it? I'm not really, just trying to get my hook off of the dead log in the creek.

This was a moment that I had to capture on camera. A father/son teaching moment.

Can't get much better than this.