April 21 to 25, 2022 Mango and I headed out to River Song early Thursday morning for a long weekend. I didn’t have any plans; I just needed a break from the city. And, I hadn’t been out since a big windstorm went through a few weeks previously. Everything was…View More A River Otter Runs Through It
Category: Building A Cabin
Follow me as I build my very first cabin.
I haz Internets!
April 29, 2021 Now that the mice are gone, I started spending weekends at my cabin again. One day, it occurred to me…if I had Internet at my cabin, I could just as easily work from there as I could back in the city. My ex had given me a…View More I haz Internets!
Shed Walls & Roof
November 7 to 11, 2020 I focused on the shed during the first half of November. Now that we’re back on Pacific Standard Time and we have a lot less daylight, I usually head out Saturday morning, returning Sunday afternoon. This doesn’t really leave a whole lot of time to…View More Shed Walls & Roof
Cavorting River Creatures
October 31 & November 1, 2020 This was the weekend for real progress on my new shed. I was determined to lay the plywood scrap flooring, frame the walls, and use as many remaining pieces of plywood scraps as possible to side the walls. No more messing around. I would…View More Cavorting River Creatures
Listening to Coyotes Sing
October 24 & 25, 2020 I headed out to River Song before sunrise Saturday morning. Although the weather forecast promised blue skies, Big Red and I drove through a steady drizzle. Fortunately, the rain stopped just as the sun came up. I didn’t want to have to deal with both…View More Listening to Coyotes Sing
A Death at River Song
October 2 to 4, 2020 This was my final weekend to get things done. My last chance to finish All The Things before winter. Tuesday’s surgery would no doubt leave me one-handed for the next several months, at least. My big plans for my final weekend: trim the windows on…View More A Death at River Song
The Mad Dash
September 26 & 27 Fall has arrived. Leaves are falling, the rain has returned, and temperatures are dropping. I need to get stuff done. And I don’t have much time. But, more pressing than the weather–I’m undergoing carpal tunnel surgery in just two weeks. I have no idea how long…View More The Mad Dash
Asking for Help
September 18 to 20, 2020 It’s been a while since I posted anything. Things got a little weird in August when a “bug” in a WordPress update suddenly caused my admin panel to speak German. Unfortunately, I don’t speak German and Google translate didn’t help, so I had to file…View More Asking for Help
Lazy Days on the River
August 14 to 16, 2020 I was on the road as soon as the clock hit five. I had sixteen pieces of freshly painted trim in the back of Big Red. But other than that, no big plans. This weekend was supposed to be a real scorcher–the hottest of the…View More Lazy Days on the River
July 31 to August 2, 2020 My plans for the weekend were simple–finish painting. Nothing more. Oh, and maybe re-level the cabin. But that was it. I’d already picked up two gallons of tinted Kilz Original oil-based primer, which should be more than enough for one last coat, plus three…View More Night Mission