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Kathi Dunphy
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My 1986 Cadet camper reno..
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A september update...
 What a crazy busy summer, not much time to work on the cottage with full time guests, but on saturday turnover days there are a few hours after the cleaning is done. Here is my lifetime old brick collection finally finding a use as a path to the basement d...
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Well lots has happened in the last couple of weeks. Two inches of that excess gravel got shoveled out of the basement and then the dirt was covered with vapor barrier and a double layer of insulating foam   slabs.
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Goodbye to the old house front..
So glad to see this going and the space opening up to join the new living room! The floor framing of the kitchen ceiling and loft area all rests on the wall framing that surrounds the old front door, which in turn is supported by the old basement wall, whic...
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Weather is now officially closed out..
Last of the windows going in..Heights make me really nervous, even when I'm safely on the ground looking up. Heavy heavy windows, but they had a good system for getting them up in place, one platform at a time. Big relief to get the last one in. No lifters ...
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Windows going in..
Great ! The windows are going in! We'll soon be able to close out the wind and enjoy the sun streaming in. Today was a good day, I went into Saint John to track down a sale on semi transparent blinds and found a 40% off sale PLUS buy two , get one free, so ...
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We'll soon have the weather shut out...
All the roof sheathing is now on and we were pleasantly surprised at how neatly and painlessly the roof sections fitted together without any problem.
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Well Spring has finally shown up...sort of...here and there... The ice storm was much worse than the one at Christmas, our yard was littered with big branches from the linden trees and we lost a huge old spruce and most of the old willows came crashing down...
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Climate gone crazy..
We are the country that spring forgot! What a winter to try to build a house !  Last wednesday was the worst blizzard in 20 years, with howling winds and incredible snowdrifts. Here is the pattern of snow left one our window by the swirling wind. And this i...
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