Well, completed as in built, but not fully furnished and dressed up. Very happy with the current outcome! Chairs and fire Since the above photo, I've added a coffee table, rug, and another wingback chair to the room. Waiting on some more lighting that was ordered but not delivered. Also need to get a bar setup and shelving for the whiskey. I have a large whiskey barrel I want to find a way to keep in the corner. Leather Chairs We have two heaters going that keeps the room very comfortable. T-shirt weather for sure. The filtration system works great and we just keep it on automatic. The HUGE addition was the ozone machine I purchased. Just a simple one…

Had such fun yesterday going on a trail hike and blazing some trails with our snow shoes. Snow shoeing? Shoeing? Too many vowels in a row if you ask me, but I'll go with it. But first, the snow shoes! New Show Shoes Picked these up last year off of REI and they worked great at breaking the trail for the Mrs. I loaded up a small back pack with some home made hot chocolate, extra hats, gloves, and we hit the trail. Fresh tracks to be made My pack also carried poles at the ready but never needed to use them. Wasn't sure what I needed so I over packed a little bit for our 2 1/2 hour hike.…

Completed the wiring and stapling up the wire on the 2x4's last night. Not real staples, the ones you're supposed to use with wires to hold them in place. Had to do it twice regretfully, but it is done. Twice because I did not wire up the outlets correctly. Apparently I can't read spanish. Who knew? I saw the word white and pointing down and the word that started with "Bl" and was hard to read and assumed it was the word Black. It wasn't. It was the word "Blanco" which also means white. So instead of putting the black onto the hot side, I put them in the wrong spot. Thankfully realized this before I tied everything in and…

The cigar room is getting closer to completion. In all honesty I did believe I would have it done by now, but time constraints have tied my hands - well, that and motivation to crank it out evening after evening after a long day of work. Despite the shortcomings, the eves and ceiling are now completed! Cigar Room I need to finish up the back wall with the window and go around and put silicone where I see gaps to help seal the room. Eventually a heavy coat of polyurethane, but it will need to really warm up for that. I feel a slight twinge of regret that I didn't insulate the wall with the door, so I'm going to…

One of my units became vacant recently and it was time to find another tenant. I contemplated going out on my own to find one, but opted to use a real estate broker instead. When we purchased the place the left side was being rented for $950 a month, and that person moved out the same month we purchased it. We decided to fix up the kitchen and the bathroom and frankly fix everything. We had a friend move in that we rented it for $1000. I knew we could get 1300 but gave them the friends and family rate. At least I was hoping for $1300. I really had no experience in screening tenants nor how to go about…

Sometime last this past spring we had an odd snow day where I took my old dog out for one last (most likely) hike in the snow. We took it real slow and the two miles took over an hour. Since then she has had surgery and gotten older. It snowed again here and I did not want to waste the opportunity. She loves the trail, she loves the walk, and even if her old bones were not willing to take her all the way, I was willing to carry her if needed. It was never needed. Making Fresh Tracks in the Snow! You can still see the shaved area from her spleen removal surgery. She was only given 6…

The construction of the 18 x 12 room started off quickly and continued onto Sunday. I added the shiplap onto the front of the wall and installed the door. Then I substantially cleaned up the place! Entrance to the Cigar Room Unfinished Interior of the Cigar Room You can also see in the above photo that I ran the electrical through the outlets, but do not have them hooked up yet. There will be two circuits in total. This way I can have the heater on one and the lights and filtration on the other. I originally was going to just keep the room raw, but now have talked myself into the more work of staining and polyurethane the walls…

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