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Building a house – Not for the weak of heart! Part 1

Building a house – Not for the weak of heart! Part 1

After 12 years in our old house, we had finally out grown it. The with two kids taking up the other two bedrooms in our three bedroom house, The Wife was forced to work in the living room (She works from home). This was a less than ideal situation to say the least. The plain truth was the house that we had come to love was no longer working for us. We had been casually searching ever since our Son…

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Oh Canada! 2013 Trip – Tuesday’s Gone Again

Oh Canada! 2013 Trip – Tuesday’s Gone Again

Not much happened on this day as it was just a travel day for us. Since Highway 1 was still closed due to washed out bridges, our 1.5 hour trip back to Calgary turned into a 5.5 hour round about trip back across unknown roads to get us to the airport. We managed to make there with plenty of time to spare, where we dropped of our very dirty adventure mobile for this trip. The mighty Toyota Camry who’s only…

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The Mighty Merc – HP60 and 14 Bolt Refresh

The Mighty Merc – HP60 and 14 Bolt Refresh

These are some of the ‘jewels’ of this build. While likely overkill for what I’ll wind up doing with this rig, I at least won’t have to worry (much) about something failing in one of them. The Dana 60 is a leftover from the Ranger part out. It had about 50,000 miles put on it since it was installed in that truck. It was built with 4.88’s, Spartan locker, high steer, and the typical GM steering setup. You can read…

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Master Bathroom Refresh

Master Bathroom Refresh

At this point, we have redone just about every room in the house, except the master bath. When we first moved in 11 years ago, we slapped down some peal and stick tile to spruce things up a bit. Age was not real kind to this quick solution, and the counter top really could stand to be replaced:

Small Planters

Small Planters

We picked up a unused planter stand from my mother. After letting it sit unused on the side of the house for a long time, I finally got around to building some planter boxes for it. So off to Home Depot for some cheap wood: Hack and whack some: And they started to take shape: x3: And ready for use: We had hopped to get some strawberries growing in these, but we’ve had dismal luck with it. So now they’re…

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Front Yard Flower Bed

Front Yard Flower Bed

When we purchased this house several years ago, there was zero landscaping done to it. Over the years we expanded things greatly, but had come to the realization that the front needed a little something “more”. So we picked up some rocks from the farm for a border and got to work with the Supervisor Dog watching over us: With the border down, and the weed barrier in place: I stated hauling rock with the Ranger: All done! Just need…

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