Author Archives: grandhouseadventure

Bad Plumbing Idea

So, I have mentioned this before and after seeing and grumbling about it for 6 years now I finally fixed it.  Let me explain. Advertisements

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Master Bedroom Progress

So, the window budget arrived and a gift of some surplus drywall from a neighbour and we are back to working in the master bedroom.

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A Bit about Life

Yes, so back to this site to start posting again.  Thought I would re-start with a bit about our life here. Elizabeth and I celebrated 25 years together this year (married for 19 of those) and of course we couldn’t … Continue reading

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My Corner Office

I’ve watched enough TV shows and movies in my life involving business, corporate life, lawyers and all that.  There always seems to be an underlying theme of “the corner office”.  Who is in it, who gets it when it becomes … Continue reading

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La Rentree – VTT

So, today being September 1 is return to school for all the kids in France – La Rentrée (Ron-tray) as it is called here.  As we don’t start lessons until next week (similar to Canada) we decided to have phys-ed … Continue reading

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Lost Arts

Technology is a wonderful way to discover lost arts, for example, how to make a thatched shelter, how to make wooden pegs for timber framing and how to make charcoal.  This last one appealed to me particularly as it is … Continue reading

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Matching wits with chickuns

Chickens are crafty birds, they just seem to be always looking for cheeky mischief.

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Trim Work

I used to think that with a good mitre saw set at 45 degrees that anyone could do trim work.

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Master Bedroom

Believe it or not, despite the size of the house, we are all still sleeping in the same room.  Most other rooms are “in progress”. For the master bedroom

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Make a Box from a Tree

A year ago our leaning chestnut tree fell – prolonged soggy conditions and the roots just couldn’t hold on any more.  See my other posts, death of a tree and still alive.  You can see it here in this picture … Continue reading

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