Autumn in Acadia

Autumn in Acadia

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Finishing what we started....

With winter still having a firm grasp on Maine, I decide to complete as much construction as possible to the 2nd floor.  It has been a couple years and now, more than ever, we need the room!
The sun comes out to play now and again, but Mr. Gustsalot seems to push me and my trusty hiking buddy, Ernie, back inside to lay in wait until he raises the windchill above 5 degrees. 
However, the pellet stove is kickin' it with the new brand of FireSide pellet (9000 BTU+ output !!!), so I can open the door to the upstairs and work on finishing the baby's room.

As u can see from the photo, a fine stack of unfinished red oak hardwook awaits my knee and nail-gun in the coming weeks. 
This week the sheetrock will be installed, taped and mudded.  Paint will be applied promptly thereafter and then the flooring will wear me down to a skinny man.

And as for Old Man Winter....well...he can be as Wintery as he wants to be.  I mean, he created a luge in my driveway! (The vehicles are huddled together to promote maximum meltage from the sun, which remove about 1 inch of ice....2 to go.  A sand/salt mix was also applied to speed the arctic tundra melt from my front yard.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Spring is coming.....eventually!

With the arrival of temps above freezing and no snow in the forecast, one can only think that spring is near.  Or at least dream about it....
Every year at this time, we think 'oh no, I haven't got my seeds in the cold frame yet!'...or...'my winter projects inside the house are not complete' :(
Well, let me tell you this.  It is still freezing outside and it WILL snow again.  Yes, the rollercoaster of temps until late March have begun and the weather will be very pleasant at times and like a Lion at other times until the tourists start rolling back in - Mid April.  Ernie is taking advantage of the empty beaches until then.
But yes, spring is right around the corner... that is until we get past Mud-Season.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Another Day in Paradise

With the increasing daylight, Ernie and I have been taking advantage of enjoying the outdoors. Six feet of snow has already fallen throughout this winter with more on the way.  But spring is...well...hopefully only 6 more LONG weeks away. (at least Phil (groundhog) has predicted).  Mama Mac is doing fine and eating well with the microbaby in mind.  Spring here we come!!!.....hopefully.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard Feb 2011

Survived another round of snow.  Just over a foot here in BH with another 4 inches expected overnight.
More snow expected on Saturday.  On of the snowiest winters on record for Coastal Maine and still six weeks of colder weather to go.
-creating a loop for dog to walk around the house.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter we go.  My creation of a blog has begun.  Nothing like a blizzard to get me motivated.
Enjoy and share with friends.