Some local hunters dropped off a few interesting items to cook…..and it was interesting. This was my first experience cooking any type of heart. Cleaning the hearts was very time consuming….took me over an hour to clean the moose heart but I may have been overly diligent and cleaned more than I needed to. The … Continue reading Hearty Cooking!
Another month has come and gone……and it was a good month. Lots of travel, time with family, time with friends and a healthy market pushing to record highs. In the month our account increased over 7%….. above our monthly goal of 1-2%. YTD the account is now up almost 28% versus the S&P at 23%. … Continue reading Oct IB Account Performance
Lots of progress the last couple of days as we finished the siding and got the roof on. This morning I started the drive back to Andover at 4:45 AM. Had to leave really early before Ryan was up and wanted help with more of the finishing (making doors, adding the batten over all the … Continue reading We have a shed….
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
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