Time to spread some pithy words about living sketchy and remote. A little OTG chatter is a smidge overdue, wouldn’t ya say? ‘Course, summer and Russian hackers will do that what with all the lazing around, drinking wine and BBQ’ing, eh? The Russians, that is, …NOT us. We’ve been workin’.
And don’t get me started on the North Koreans!
So, let’s just start with a simple update: Lower deck and adjoining bridge complete (it joins the two lower decks). And new guest bathroom up and almost functional. Still gotta plumb gas and water. But at least the structure is up. The newish deck it’s on works well, too. It looks nice. So far, it is all going according to plan – if we actually HAD a plan, that is.
“Hey, Sal. I was just thinking that we had this rough idea about the bathroom, changed it a dozen times on the fly and yet, not once did we figure out where the demand hot water heater was to go. Now that it is built, where should I put it?”
“I dunno. Under the boatshed?”
“I am uncomfortable with that because every demand water heater we have had so far (two) burst into flames at some point. I’d prefer to see the burning appliance immediately rather than just smell it for awhile, ya know?”
“Good point. So stick it on a wall.”
This little project interfered with our boat reconstruction and so we have a boat torn apart waiting patiently for our efforts to resume the extensive surgery while we pottered about on an outdoor bathroom instead. Because every visitor (but for the two groups of guest-come-latelys in September) has had to do without the deluxe bathroom, I may just throw in the towel on that project and get on down to the boat. That is getting to be more pressing.
Guests-come-lately at least get a privacy wall and a bucket.
But then again, the water system could use some work so as to make the freezing days less harrowing. And some of my much-loved decks are starting to show their age and replacing a few rotten boards will soon become a priority.
And I’ve got a gazillion off-cuts waiting to be turned into birdhouses but…well…that can wait. As can the next garden box even tho I have the materials. No pressing need for that…
…same for the new woodshed. BUT there is also some wood to chop….damn….
I really wanted to build an evaporative fridge this summer but, well……………………..
There is so much to be done….so little time….so many guests….too many Russians…..
…what’s a guy to do?