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  1. summary of 2012 building season

    its cold and snowy and we're happily in the middle of 'resting season'! here's a review of what we got done during the past building season.

    on the garage we
    cleaned the logs, borated them and stained them
    -we used Outlast Q8 (medium gold) for the outside and LOVE it!
    got the log walls insulated and the outside chinked
    put up the loft floor joists and plywood
    bucked the 3 large door openings and put all 3 garage doors up
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  2. Best Christmas Ever... Next Day

    December 26, 2011...

    Many thanks to those of you who read my recent family trivia post and sent your wellwishes. Throughout this ordeal I have sought no council. I have great confidence in our own inner strength and innate instincts. We know what's right and wrong and we should follow our nose.

    My best friends have no idea what has been going on for the most part. I suppose that would indicate that my "normal" activities are abnormal enough that suspicions ...
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  3. Block & Tackle - Need some direction here

    Quote Originally Posted by Silent runner View Post
    Mario, just wondering what type of rope, blocks etc you ended up using? I just finished taking the class in November 2012, bought land, bought the plans and now looking for appropriate blocks. Sort of in the same spot you were in a while back. Those blocks are hard to find. Where did you find yours?
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  4. Bout Time!

    It's about time. It's about time I started this "blog" thing being that I'm home and on "IR" status.

    I suppose that I should start somewhere near the beginning of this Log Home Journey that my wife and I are upon.

    Our journey together started over 33 years ago, we'll be married that many years this November. We both were born and raised in Metro Detroit and moved our young family to Michigan's UP 25 years ago this past August. From the left ...
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  5. Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Featherstone View Post
    We're back home now from Keen Agers until after the Holidays. I start a restoration job in Marquette on Monday.

    It will take a little time to digest these last few months and to share more of what I've learned. My heart tells me to dump the job closer to home and go back and get more done for these people that are so deserving of this upgrade to their home. We didn't get everything done that we'd hoped for in the time I was there and the fact that the guy that owns the place in
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