2012 page 1
Arrived on lot June 4th.
Steam train passing by lot.
Morning visit from some elk. I
counted 88 of them.
I sold our fifth-wheel trailer and solar panels to a
neighbor down the road.
I bought a load of treated decking
and started on the west side of the cabin.
West side deck completed but then my back went out.
I had a herniated
disc at L-5 that was pressing on my sciatic nerve
and creating severe pain
in my right leg and foot.
Camper set up on lot in front of cabin and hooked up
to the septic system.
One of my new neighbors who had
just purchased a lot about 1/2 mile
from me came up with a proposition. If I would
push his driveway into
his lot, pull the stumps out and spread the stone
then he and his son in
exchange would come up and put down the rest of my
decking for me.
Driving my tractor wasn't bad on my back so I agreed
to it and we
exchanged labor which worked out great for both of
Front deck almost finished. Just one more row to fit
around the posts.
East facing side deck finished and starting the top
Decking on 3 sides and the top railing is ready to
The front steps
go into the opening where the ladder is standing.
capped with a 2" x 8.5" top plate by Jim
and 2 helpful
neighbors, Rob and Dave.
Pretty rainbow came out after a brief shower.
Pretty fall colors in mid September viewed from our
lot. We loaded the
camper onto the truck and headed up to Denver on
September 25th so
Jim could have back surgery on the 26th. Surgery
went well and
corrected the herniated disc. We spent a 2
week recovery period
with Elaine's brother and his wife up in
before heading back east on October 8th.