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Just got back from a few days there. The foudations were installed last week and Liz & I had to run out and waterproof the stemwalls before the backfilling. There will be a 1472 SF log home s

I just came back from a week at our property in New Mexico. Our lot is 5.15 acres of forest at 7300 feet of elevation. Douglas fir, Oak, Juniper, Ponderosa pine, and red Cedar. It is 8 miles off the p

It's been a while since I posted an update. There has been a lot of back and forth with the power coop, but we finally got the power pulled into the lot and a pedestal set. With water and power on sit

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On 9/14/2021 at 12:39 PM, Gerald Boggs said:

Ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes and a pushy bear banging on the door at night looking for food, Heaven indeed.    :-)

Lions, Turkeys, and Bears! Oh My!

Yes, we have all of them.

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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House foundation (3).jpgJust got back from a few days there. The foudations were installed last week and Liz & I had to run out and waterproof the stemwalls before the backfilling.

There will be a 1472 SF log home standing on this at some point......

View from the north, back porch on the left.

 

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View from mostly the west. Front porch columns.

 

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Me enjoying the art of smearing Henry's asphalt emulsion...

 

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Liz working in the trench on the north face

 

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Last, but not least, the shop foundation. 576 SF log structure will be here. View from the south.

 

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I have to get the house crawlsapce insulated, then the building drains installed, and then the floor system. Hopefully, by next summer, I will be ready to stand up the shells.

 

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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Labour of love......I need some place like this, but it seems there's not even brick outhouse ownership in my future.....enjoy!

 

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On 1/6/2022 at 2:17 PM, Gerhard Gerber said:

Labour of love......I need some place like this, but it seems there's not even brick outhouse ownership in my future.....enjoy!

 

... and with your postal system they’ll probably nick any bricks we send you too ;)

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"The way we win matters" (Ender Wiggins) Orson Scott Card

 

Nos, qui libertate donati sumus, nes cimus quid constet.

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8 hours ago, Charles dP said:

... and with your postal system they’ll probably nick any bricks we send you too ;)

TIA.......every single government or semi-government institution (like postal services) is there with the sole purpose of deceiving, frustrating and stealing from you......

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I have hit a major speed bump. More like a roadblock actually. I cannot find anyone to put the frame up using the logs. So, we switched gears and went back to the idea of a stick-frame with log siding. I had to take a week off work so I could redraw the plans for a new permit. Had to break out the old drafting board and lean over the table for five days, but I got them done, scanned and submitted today.

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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That's a right fair amount of work you've done there.  I spend a lot of time behind a CAD station, but really appreciate the aesthetic of a set of well done drawings made by hand.  

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Thanks Brian. I used to do it a bit back in my Design & Build contracting days. Still have the chops I guess. I never did learn how to use AutoCAD or Revit. Not for lack of trying, just didn't grok the functions and tools.

Guys who can use CAD amaze me.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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Yes, very nice work. Nothing says that a straight-edge can't produce art.

 

I've worked with CAD since '97. Before that it was graphics programs; Illustrator, Freehand, etc.

 

I took a semester of drafting before I left the academic world prematurely and permanently. I really wish I had paid more attention. I still use a few of the basic drafting tools, but not for anything that would pass for drafting.

 

At work I've got lots of prints from the teens and twenties. We have framed a lot of them because they need to be appreciated. Good drafting is both an art and a craft.

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Technical drawing was one of my best subjects at school, but I had an issue working neat enough for a teacher that didn't like me, so I dropped the subject when it was no longer compulsory, went the computer studies route

I realized the pity of this many years latter when I started working at a mine, and became friends with somebody I was in school with who worked in the drawing office of the mine.

He was doing far more than just drawings, and I found his work fascinating.  For him "technical drawing" from school went to doing donkey work for others, into CAD, on to an engineering company and eventually the mine....if only.

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