Sunday, May 22, 2011


Our neighbor lend his big toy to help make a circle drive. This is the
life for young men who get to ride shotgun on any machinery that comes
within range of the house.

Construction for the play loft

Boys and Granddad work on a table to hold model trains in the play
loft. Together they developed plans and sketched out a design. We all
admire each stage of progress and eagerly await the final results.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Secret weapon

Granddad Kiker is our homeschooling secret weapon. He talks with boys
about math and science, engineering and technology with interesting,
impossible-to-forget simplicity.

Flood lights

See the flood lights in the background...or are you distracted by the
beauties in the foreground? Electricians have been finishing off the
exterior lighting.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Finishing the kitchen island

At long last, we fit a piece of maple-laminated plywood to the back of
the kitchen island. It's ready to be trimmed out.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Low-voltage lighting

So that friends don't stumble through the darkness, we're installing
low-voltage lights to create a path from the house to the fire pit out

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Light to the fire pit

Gunter wires up the telephone pole designed to light up the fire pit
for cooking.