594 Photos - Aug 5, 2014
Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Cupola RoofedPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: From our boat.Photo: Early one morning (that's the driver, standing there in the t-shirt)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The only place to get good cell coverage.Photo: Photo: Bugs are coming out.Photo: Photo: Photo: We left Spackle in Nublu with nowhere to rest his head.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Deer HighwayPhoto: Why, deer, why?Photo: Photo: Those are some mountains!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The electrical is complicated.Photo: Photo: Nice lunch spot, out of the wind.Photo: Photo: waterproof!Photo: Photo: Photo: For some reason, Jim always seems to get the best cubicle.Photo: Photo: LOVE THE COLORSPhoto: ComplexPhoto: Photo: Pears!Photo: Careful, there!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Here's where all the daffodils went, that used to be along the road!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Yacht in West Sound. Viewed from the porch at Hogan House.Photo: ScenePhoto: Hanger.Photo: There are accidents at work sites.Photo: Nothing like a good roll.Photo: Windowed.Photo: Young visitors still like the dirt piles best.Photo: Strange fogs at Hogan HousePhoto: Neapolitan. Actually, this is some sawdust under a board.Photo: Bedroom view, framed.Photo: ScenePhoto: Kitchen view, framed.Photo: Photo: Photo: Kitchen, looking east toward the mud room.Photo: Best workshop EVER. We'd better be careful with flying tools!Photo: Photo: It's always a good time with the flying squirrel.Photo: Windowers.Photo: Wing dryingPhoto: First quince of the season. (I love flowering quince)Photo: On the way to work.Photo: The agglommeration.Photo: Dew on a spider web.Photo: Photo: Wet dog paw.Photo: Wading dog.Photo: Photo: Hanger.Photo: This is a photo of about 6 screens stacked up on one another. The screens looked the exact same way in person. It's hard on the eyes--they can't focus. I think Ian knows the name for this effect.Photo: View from Ian's office, reflected in the view of Ian's office.Photo: Venting in the soffit.Photo: Ian viewing the view from his office.Photo: Note the fly. Where there be windows, there be flies. 
Sigh.Photo: Spackle, thirsty. He's a patient dog. He'll wait for the real thing.Photo: You see.Photo: Perched bird (Ian took this fine shot)Photo: And this one. He looks disgruntled by the weather, but resigned. Or perhaps I anthropomorphize.Photo: Rosy!Photo: Photo: Photo: Olympics across West Sound, a bit of Orcas, and Shaw. Yep, that's our view.Photo: Inside the totally road-legal trailer.Photo: Cupola windows!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A spot of lunch.Photo: There were things coming out of the ground this time. AND, I just found out they were coming out of our buried propane tank!Photo: Christmas House, newly graded yardPhoto: and corner stones for our chimneyPhoto: Upper guest room from the cupolaPhoto: Central heat not yet onPhoto: more interesting roofsPhoto: standing on the flat roof outside Ian's officePhoto: We assume there are tanks below these green lidsPhoto: Christmas House!Photo: More stonePhoto: Under the flat roofPhoto: Photo: Overhead Lighting!Photo: Basement wall framingPhoto: Photo: Tired backhoe jawPhoto: tube coming out of the groundPhoto: ArtisticPhoto: Nice Rocks!Photo: Newly unobscured view from the basementPhoto: Pipe coming out of the groundPhoto: Photo: View from the east, newly unobscuredPhoto: Photo: Photo: Looming Hitachi by MoonlightPhoto: Photo: Photo: We noted today that the tree is not only real, and is not only covered in lights, but it is also garlanded with a festive red plastic construction tape streamer.Photo: Photo: A car driving south on Crow Valley Road gave me fortuitous illuminationPhoto: Photo: Series of shots from arrival nightPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Art shot 1Photo: 3 shots of Ian collecting the photos off the time-lapse camera. Yes, we have an ongoing time-lapse video going. Yes, I'll post the link when I get around to it.Photo: Photo: Art shot 2Photo: Photo: The sky was SPECTACULAR this evening.Photo: Merry, who visited with her owner this morning.Photo: Ian having a stroll on the porch.Photo: Rental Car. Roof dried in (metal roofing comes very last, after all necessary roof walking is completed).Photo: Interesting beetle.Photo: 95-year-old West Sound neighbor and 60-year resident, enjoying her walk-through of the house this morning. "This is just great!" she kept saying, which felt like a benediction to us.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: All tidied up for the weekend!Photo: From the CupolaPhoto: Everyone needs coffeePhoto: Ian Office Spare BrrPhoto: Maybe a dormer repeat?Photo: Everyone had gone home, so I could get artistic.Photo: OMG.Photo: Ladder through the GaragePhoto: HammerPhoto: snap linePhoto: shavingsPhoto: OwlyPhoto: Gutter system. Not like Greece!Photo: I LOVE THIS SHOT. I almost missed it!Photo: The Yellow Lantern at the North Beach Inn. No Dacha, but pretty darn cute.Photo: North Beach, looking northwest, at the end of the day's buffeting winds 6 Nov. The driftwood looks like Storm DogsPhoto: Red Sky at Night, Sailor's Delight. Totally true. I was clear and bright today.Photo: Angles and cord spaghettisPhoto: Framing the "node" in the master suite. It's like the Woods Between The Worlds in the Chronicles of Narnia--several doors to choose from, once you're inside.Photo: Master closet ceiling meets office ceiling (there will be a wall between them)Photo: Node framed on the floor.Photo: Node framing on the ceilingPhoto: Yep, node ceiling: a square bending at not one, but two angles.Photo: Stair tower, and view from the top floor.Photo: Burke the Friendly BuilderPhoto: Cupola roof framing--I pause to eat half and sandwich, and I've already lost my shot! (no complaints)Photo: Cupola from, uh, somewhere under it. It'll be easier to figure out where we are in the house when there aren't so many sticks.Photo: Photo: Thirsty dog--it was hot for a bit this morning! (right now, there are heavy gusting winds)Photo: Cupola!Photo: Working on the Cupola--This gentleman thanked me for the project this morning, and said he was having a GREAT time working out all the angles.Photo: Still left to frame: Bedroom roof.Photo: Office, againPhoto: Spaghetti of cordsPhoto: STRONG FRAME. Seriously, this house is here to stay.Photo: Proof that today stopped being wet.Photo: Photo: Photo: Had a fire at North Beach Inn last nightPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Cupola!Photo: Looking down at the office roof from the cupola floor!Photo: View from the cupolaPhoto: View North from the cupola (look how high above those power lines!)Photo: Vertigo from the cupola!Photo: Looking east from the cupolaPhoto: And west from the cupolaPhoto: Dacha is TINY!Photo: View south from my tower officePhoto: office roof framing!Photo: and more framingPhoto: Not a single manufactured truss in this roof. Gma, you'll love the final product!Photo: Seriously complicated!Photo: Nice workshop!Photo: How cute is that!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Misty morningPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: early misty morningPhoto: Visiting Bailey-dogPhoto: Photo: Photo: Visiting friend LPhoto: Office roofPhoto: Vertigo! Looking down through the office.Photo: Dining roomPhoto: Things are looking up!Photo: Stair tower, on north sidePhoto: Classic Mountain Goat at the top of the Stair TowerPhoto: There's a beam lifter still in the basement. Two floors, and most of the roof, have now been built without it. This is a strong crew.Photo: Poor little lake boat, after a much-needed and expertly executed scrape-and-paint.Photo: Photo: View through the fireplace.Photo: The Dacha is very small, for all that it's also super cute.Photo: Artistic!Photo: Looking north out the living roomPhoto: Photo: Photo: This evening was thick with mists on the ground and wisping up into the trees, but clear skies above.Photo: Pleiades! The faint orange glow is from a power cord.Photo: Roof beam in place!Photo: Photo: Photo: Four shots of the roof beam going in!Photo: Stair Gable Framed!Photo: Roof soon!Photo: Shaping up!Photo: Look at that! Almost a complete second floor!Photo: Stairs still indoors!Photo: Indoor stairs!Photo: Not sure why the black and white, but this picture from Burke shows a metal beam (the blackest thing in the middle of the shot), on top of which our second floor will be built. This is a VERY STRONG house.Photo: Dogs are hilarious.Photo: ArtisticPhoto: Neither is an AlphaPhoto: Spackle meeting MokiPhoto: More moutain goatPhoto: OverheadPhoto: Late night long exposurePhoto: I suppose we can get by with ladders instead of stairsPhoto: Stair towerPhoto: Siding optionsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Four Shots of the Billion-pound beamPhoto: Mountain GoatPhoto: Photo: Photo: Nice place to workPhoto: Too lovelyPhoto: Evening viewPhoto: SupervisorPhoto: View from the dining roomPhoto: BracketPhoto: MF Powder roomPhoto: Stairwell. Lots of water in this well!Photo: Looking NorthPhoto: View from my piano benchPhoto: From the Southwest cornerPhoto: Looking SoutheastPhoto: From the WestPhoto: From the NorthwestPhoto: From the NorthPhoto: Photo: From the EastPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Today: Framing first floor walls!Photo: Main floor subfloor going inPhoto: They finished just before the rains poured down!Photo: Joists from belowPhoto: Last chance to look in the basement from above! (knock on wood!)Photo: JoistingPhoto: JoistingPhoto: And testing out the acoustics of the cellar. Which will be sound-proofed. (just kidding)Photo: Ian already at work in his new workshopPhoto: Basement wallsPhoto: Up on that hill, there will be a house!Photo: Our tender-bellied lake boat, growing a reef. It wants to be permanently on Orcas as well! (bottom being scraped and painted soon)Photo: It is disgusting.Photo: Old dog Spackle frequently likes to be hand-fed these days.Photo: Coffee on our Little CodPhoto: I'm still not up!Photo: What you get to see if you're up making me coffee (Ian saw it)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: View from my parkPhoto: Autumning viewPhoto: More parking of my aldersPhoto: X marks the spotPhoto: End of a rainy dayPhoto: A writhe is good anywherePhoto: more metal bitsPhoto: Metal bitsPhoto: Intense beams!Photo: Photo: Photo: Gratuitous Happy DogPhoto: Photo: Giraffe-like water-spots in the wine cellarPhoto: Joists, seen from the end.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Fall fell on Orcas!Photo: Slab Poured, building basement walls in preparation for floor joists abovePhoto: Photo: Slab prepPhoto: Photo: OverseeingPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Piers for porches being poured with slabPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Lots of slab prep coming upPhoto: Big Dipper, moonlit DachaPhoto: long-exposure with moonlightPhoto: getting ready for backfillPhoto: setting piers for the porchPhoto: ready for the plumber!Photo: Should stay dry!Photo: WaterproofingPhoto: Slab prepPhoto: Photo: Geese flying overhead on their way to roost for the night. "whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo" whisper their wings as they fly overhead.Photo: Photo: Photo: We get some pretty awesome sunset skies.Photo: Home from seaPhoto: It gets cold on the water.Photo: Salty DogPhoto: Youthful sea lions (or seals--I was not close enough to see if they had ears or not) basking in the late afternoon sun. There were tons of them, on several rocks. From our distance, they looked like maggots.Photo: The boat was dirty when we got back to West Sound. No, where Spackle was lying on the back bench seat, it was actually a pig sty.Photo: And then, Spackle came back up to shore for his post-fetch writhe.Photo: Boyz on the Beach, after leashed fetching.Photo: Photo: Clear water on MatiaPhoto: We did a Grand Circle of Orcas on our last full day. It was a multi-porpoise trip, with about a dozen sightings! Dahl's porpoises, we think.Photo: We saw this strange moss-like stuff around several rosehips.Photo: Photo: Looking NE (me. Ian is looking more SE)Photo: More Home!Photo: Our boat is, in fact, impossible to see in this picture. It is exactly behind the large boat with the blue top canvas, 4 slips from the boathouse. Doesn't it look like it's happy here?Photo: Home!Photo: Looking SW from TurtlebackPhoto: BirdPhoto: Drippy TreePhoto: HomePhoto: Old AlderPhoto: Water Droplet MagnifiersPhoto: Blackberries! They were a bit strange--very large, black, juicy, just the right amount of soft . . . but not very sweet, many of them. I think it was the very wet spring, and then the wet week when they needed hot and dry, to condense the sweetnessPhoto: LaddersPhoto: Metal bitsPhoto: Foundation WallPhoto: Mulberries!Photo: Ian trying to remove metal stakes. He is, actually, SITTING ON that tool handle, feet waving in the breeze.Photo: Fertile Asian Pear TreePhoto: Soon to be fluffily annoyingPhoto: Dacha, parents. The Apples of Spackle's Eye.Photo: Gastropod. I hadn't seen snails up there before, but I sure saw a lot of this during this last trip!.