Highland Dell Lodge
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Greetings from the river! After six years of traveling back and forth to cobble this place together, I can't believe I have actually been living here now for almost 4 months! Cobble is not really the right word, as Dave completely tore this place down and rebuilt it into a sweet little custom home. He just had to do it in small bites, which is why it took 6 years. Well, that and him needing perfection. (How he ended up with me I will never fathom.) So, here I am, ...
It's a lovely, rainy day here on the Russian River; our first since I have been living here as a resident. It rains hard for a few minutes then clears up and gives us a little sun, just for fun. It is not cold, so it is quite pleasant and much needed.
Dave has been remaking the funky shed out in the back. When I say funky I mean home to spiders, filth and OLD **** left here by the former owners. Eeeeeeew, it was a mess. We call it the TARDIS ...
This covers the last 2 months of so. I have one more trip south to pick up the final load of stuff. I have put the Before & After Pictures at the end, feel free to skip the yammering and just have a look should you be so inclined... it's been quite a ride!
Monte Rio July 2014
We arrived Monday night after a tiring 13-hour trip. Our little trailer was right at maximum weight, so we needed to avoid steep grades. Dave said the Miata ...
Monte Rio Blog - April 6, 2014 - Part 1
This report is short, but I plan to have a follow up at the end of the month.
The intent was to get the floors done this trip. Sadly, it rained 5 of the seven days we were there and laying bamboo flooring is not a good thing to do when it is that damp. So, instead…. We finished the bathroom and Dave did a lot of detail work that would have been last on the list, like trimming out ...
... has really helped us a lot! Dave is a genius, but this is all new to him, so it is great that we have an expert just a phone call away. Next step is hardy board on the bathroom floor and then laying the tile. Everything takes longer than expected, but that is just par for the course here.
My neighbor Harry Jr. gave us some amazing homemade sauce made from his homegrown tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic; I cooked it up with some fish his ...