Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Guest Room Table

I've been messing around with this project for a couple of weeks, but now it's finally finished. Patty found this little table at a garage sale earlier this summer. So last time I was home I took it apart and sanded it. Boy was that a mess, and it took me most of the day. But the painting went a pretty well. I like how it looks in the guest bedroom. Let me know what you think...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Roof Overhang

One of the design & engineering issues was the overhang of my shed style roof. As I recall there were several calls to the engineer about it, and we needed special roof trusses. I get a lot of wind up here and no one wanted my roof to peel away.

However, it needed to extend out over the windows enough to block the sun in the summer time so that my house doesn't overheat. And this summer it worked great. On the few sunny days we had, the window seat area would be in full sun, but most of the living room was in the shade.

Now that we're deep into fall, the angle of the sun has dropped below the overhang. I'm getting full sunlight all the way into the back of the kitchen. Even a little sunshine will heat the house up 6 or 8 degrees. And the dark floor absorbs the heat and then radiates it out once it gets dark. Which helps keep my heating bill down.

BUT, it also illuminates every tiny bit of dust :-)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Winter Lights

Last year this time I put up strings of white icicle lights along the front of the house. I really like to have them on in the evenings when it's so dark. So this year I decided to try some of the new LED lights.

The LED's give off much less light, and the white is a blue white, instead of a yellow white (and the moon is up over the house, but it's not showing through the fog very well).

And then I decided to add this string of Christmas stars. I'm not sure I like them as well as the old style white icicle lights. But I'll try them this winter and see how it goes. At least I got them up before it was too cold. It wasn't bad out side this afternoon hanging them.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Fuel Stop

We had a lunch time visitor, just long enough to refuel. I wonder why he was flying around up here, especially in today yucky weather. He came in and parked next to the regularly scheduled ERA flight from FAI.