I’m still not able to do a great deal at the moment because of my back problem, but progress is being made with work on the house.
The bedroom upstairs is now completed
Teres’ dad is building a utility room. This is how it looked before he started.
and this is how it looks now
It just needs to be decorated now.
Emma and Kelly have built a Tengmaml’s Owl/Boreal Owl nest bow using pieces of plywood left over from the utility room build, which Ingvar has mounted on a tree.
this is a Tengmalm’s Owl
After my mum past away a few weeks ago, my dad has decided to sell his house and move to Sweden to live with us (he’s 83 years old).
This will be his room and as you can see we have much work to do here also!!
I am still having back problems and so I have to take it easy. Fortunately Teres’ dad is working here to get some work on the house completed.
Last summer I bought a fly tying kit at a local garage sale and have spent some time experimenting tying flies.
The kit included tools and threads
A variety of feathers and fur
The hook is held in a clamp while the fly is being constructed
It will be interesting to see if any of my designs work this summer.
The doctor believes I have a slipped disk again, and so I am currently unable to work and so no progress had been made with the loft conversion.
As I spend most of my time either laying on the bed or sitting in a chair, I have nothing new to report at this time unfortunately!!
The outside temperature during the last couple of days has been around -35 c.
Having now recovered from my cold, I have today hurt my back so progress with the conversion is almost non-existent.
Yesterday I started wiring in lights and sockets and the family helped to put up more panel on the walls
I have also put panels around the flue
Some of the skirting boards are in place now and the trim around the windows
There is still much work to do at the other end of the room though!!
Not as much done on the loft conversion as I had anticipated, as I have had “man flu” for several days now!!
I have built a wooden frame around the flue that comes up through the new bedroom
I have also laid the floor in the new bedroom
There is still an awful lot of work to do, so we will see how much more has been done next week.
Last week I spent a day at Solberget Wilderness Village teaching their guests to build a quinzee ( I describe how to build one here; https://naturallore.wordpress.com/2008/02/05/making-a-snow-shelter-or-quinzee/
The heap of snow was left to freeze for 2 hours
Then the quinzee was hollowed out
Once it was hollowed out, there was sufficient room inside to all the children.
Work on the loft conversion also continues…
The ceiling is up and all the electric cables to lights and plug sockets are in place, plus the wall dividing the bedroom and play room is now up
the built-in cupboards are also being constructed
I start work again on Monday, so progress will be much slower after that.
Work has continued on the loft conversion over Christmas, but not as much has been completed as I had hoped.
All the insulation is completed now and I have been wiring in lights and sockets.
The access holes have insulated doors in place now and just need the fronts fitted to them.
Even though the sun is not appearing above the horizon just now, on the 26th there was a really nice dusk sky with mother of pearl clouds.
More next week!!