Every now and then I get the urge to walk away from the city life and go back to my adopted hometown. Frozen water pipes, icy roads, slow internet connections and the best people in the world … Neil Young & Crazy Horse … Country Home … Enjoy it.
Category: Durable Goods
The items we need and rely on to make our lives simpler.
The cell phone providers, cable and internet providers could learn a lesson or two from the Delta Hotel organization; in contrast to the telecoms, Delta Hotels work very diligently at keeping customers rather than just trying to attract new customers. And I like that. Although when I travel it is typically for work and thus […]
See this pretty new fence? How much do you think it would cost to have a fence like this built? There was probably not a whole lot of profit for the contractor in this lawn and fence install job. And why is that you ask? Because he forgot to do that “Call Before You Dig” thing. […]
I am pretty well exhausted after finishing off the front steps to the house so this will be an abbreviated post. Here are the stairs, in place. If you look carefully at them you will see that there is a third stringer in the middle of the stairs. This was a little improvement […]
Today was a very productive day on the front porch steps replacement project. And even though the scope of the project has expanded we are still (almost) on budget and on schedule. Once the existing steps were removed it was obvious that the opportunity had presented itself to clean-up and clear-out the area under the stairs. I […]
Today was my favourite kind of construction day; a day to wildly swing a sledge hammer and wield a mean pry-bar. Today was the de-construction day of the construction project. However, let me step back a bit to the time before the de-construction began. When I originally went to Sunbury Cedar I bought two 7′ […]
Step Two of the front-porch steps rebuild process involved traveling out to Sunbury Cedar on River Road in Delta, BC to get the lumber. There is an interesting observation I have made in this front-porch steps rebuild project so far. Let me back up a minute to explain my observation. I recently bought a little […]
The first and most important step in any home renovation job is to go a Big Box Retailer and buy as many massive power tools as you can reasonably rationalize. That was exactly what I did this morning. I went to the local Home Depot and bought myself a cordless drill like device. Next up […]
I am psychologically and emotionally preparing myself for the job of replacing the stairs that lead to the front-door of our home. Although I have never done a job like this before, I’m thinking, how difficult could this be? Really how hard could it be to build a set of stairs? I was a master at Lego […]
You know the check-in people at your hotel do not know what a blogger is when you are assigned a room with this view…