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  1. Negligent Member

    I am a negligent member. I have posted a few questions on the forum but I don't feel qualified to answer anybody's questions. I have posted bunches of pictures of our Log home to my facebook page and would be glad to accept any of you as a friend. Rodger Russell is the facebook name.

    We began building our home last summer. Today we finished framing the main floor and cut out our first window. Going was pretty slow over the long cold winter but we managed to keep working a little ...
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  2. Our current house and trees...

    by , 03-14-2013 at 06:56 AM (Nothing Worthwhile is Easy)
    After the sale of our current home, 'Big Business' is willing to have us stay as renters for a discounted rate.
    In the back of the property of the house we are selling, there are about 150 white pines and norway spruces (sized between 8" diameter and 16" diameter at chest height). As part of the sale of the property, we were trying to work in "Timber Rights" but it looks like they are not going to OK that in the deal. To make it up to us they are looking at lowering our ...

    Updated 07-30-2013 at 12:05 PM by Kara

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  3. We start here...

    by , 03-14-2013 at 05:40 AM (Nothing Worthwhile is Easy)
    This may be the biggest project we will ever tackle together. We aren't builders. We don't know any builders. Most of our friends and family don't believe we can do it. If they took the class they might think differently. The class was packed with valuable info and the members forum is priceless!

    Just 5 months ago, we had no thought of moving from our current home. Big Business behind us is buying up the houses on our street at "fair market" prices. Not ripping us off/ no ...

    Updated 07-30-2013 at 12:10 PM by Kara

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  4. 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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  5. 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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