We placed “briding” in the walls to nail the siding to First piece of siding and the first wall almost complete. We are doing vertical “board and batten”. The wood is very green so the batten should help with the cracks from shrinking as the wood drys. Ryan is headed to Kamloops this morning to … Continue reading Another milestone…..siding is going on
We managed to make Ryan happy today when we got the cedar logs off his property in place holding up the front of the shed. I think this picture made the entire trip out west worth it! The “chain saw carpenter” went to work and did an amazing job of cutting the logs to length … Continue reading This picture says it all…..
When we ran out of wood (and something broke at the sawmill and we couldn’t get more 2 x 4’s) we switched to making our trusses. The first one definitely took a few hours to try, modify, try, modify, try…… Once we had our pattern the pace picked up. We decided to frame one of … Continue reading The “Shed” is moving along!
For the past week I have been “holed up” in Albert Canyon on a remote piece of property in the Rocky mountains. Maybe the distraction of building a shed, different time zone and slow wifi have limited my “reactionary trading” resulting in the IB account hitting a record high on Friday. For the week our … Continue reading Good week for IB account despite the distraction of building a shed
Ryan and Cameron lead the initiative to get the floor joists in…..and we reached another milestone with the installation of all the joists. Next the plywood floor was nailed in place (Ryan wasn’t very keen on the $80 per sheet price tag on the plywood). The shed will be 10 x 12….with a 4 ‘ … Continue reading Ongoing Shed Construction in Albert Canyon
We built the “foundation” on log posts 24 inches high. Albert Canyon can receive up to 40′ of snow so any elevation gain off the ground is advantageous in the winter. Each post hole was dug to the frostline and cement was poured around the logs. We are hoping the cement will preserve the posts … Continue reading Building the shed foundation
Currently sitting in my little RV at Canyon Hot Springs Campground in Albert Canyon. Where is Albert Canyon? About 20 minutes west of Rodgers National Park and 30 minutes east of Revelstoke, BC. What is Albert Canyon? At one time Albert Canyon was a busy little place. It was a small CP rail community. At … Continue reading Trip to Albert Canyon, BC
Little background before discussing the account. I am helping my oldest son, Ryan, build a shed on his newly acquired property in Albert Canyon, British Columbia.. The property is about 15 miles west of Rodgers Pass National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It receives up to 40 feet of snow a year….a good thing if … Continue reading YTD Performance of IB Account
On April 1 we purchased 100 shares of ABT and established a covered call. At the time we were following the bullish comments of CEO during the Q1 earnings call. Initially the stock increased in price (blue line is stock profit/loss). Unfortunately the optimistic comments from the CEO were premature and the company revised earnings … Continue reading Patience paying off on ABT Covered Call/Put Strategy
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