My Great Maine Adventure Chapter 11 “WHAT I LEARNED”

Organization, planning, thinking out of the box, hard work, dedication, communication, and companionship helped Pamela and me accomplish an unbelievable amount of work in three weeks. Pamela and I worked from sunrise to sunset every day for three weeks. Lets Review What We Accomplished! My Friend, The Propane Tank Kerb Appeal Worker’s Paradise A Time…

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My Great Maine Adventure Chapter 10 “Stairway To Heaven”

Liliane’s Post and Beam house has two levels. On the first floor is the kitchen, living room, bathroom (not really), master bedroom, wood burning stove, and dining area. Upstairs is a loft: 2 queen size beds, clothes dressers and storage space under the eaves. I promise, in the next chapter I will give you a…

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My Great Maine Adventure Chapter Nine “Face Lift”

I could’t believe it, just a few years ago Hope and I spent two weeks taking care of the exterior of Liliane’s house. We pressure washed, repaired damaged trim, painted, and did everything that needed to be done to protect this beautiful Post and Beam house from the severe Maine elements. Look what has happened…

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My Great Maine Adventure Chapter Four “Kerb Appeal”

The stakes just got higher, and the family was raising the ante. Prior to our departure the decision was made to put the house and property on the market. Not only did we have to make essential repairs, we had to put the house into pristine appearance, focusing on the kerb appeal. So when an…

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My Great Maine Adventure Chapter One

“How I spent My Vacation Rebuilding Mum’s Home” You remember Liliane, my 96-year-old mother-in-law who helped me build the peg board pot rack. Well, Liliane owns a beautiful Post and Beam home, waterfront property, right on Moosehead Lake in Maine.   Her home needed a little TLC, so, guess what came next? One morning at…

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Building a Greenhouse Shelter

Enclosed greenhouse

Unquestionably, in every class I express my love and determination to maintain what I have worked so hard to renovate and build. This thoughtfulness also includes all the living things that I am responsible for. From my Koi in my pond to my plantings, I am dedicated to their well being. I love to garden,…

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The Great Planter Challenge

Other than my family, there are two things that I really love in life: a challenge and helping out other people. So, when one of my online students challenged me to build an above ground planter “online“, well, you know what I did!! Why did I label everything? Well As you will see from the…

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Stay At Home Project #1 Update: We are In Trouble!

Ok, so I completed the wire rack shelving and got the lights installed. Seeds were planted, covered with plastic to keep in heat and moisture for my babies. All right, they are starting to show me something, maybe they want to meet me? Yea man, looking good. Ok, so I told Hope that in order…

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DIY Tabletop Cell Phone Stand

I was talking to Billy this past week, you remember Billy from the “Royal Flush Episode? “ “You know Brian, I have too much of this stuff. Instead of just putting it into the Blue Bucket, any ideas how I can use it around my house? Let’s Make A Cell Phone Stand Here are the tools…

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