We can see the ground…

A strange winter here in New Hampshire. There’s not a lot of snow!

It’s been great for our building projects. Not so great for winter activities. The Ice Fishing Derby took place last weekend but, there was very little ice fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee as there’s very little ice. The Pond Hockey Tournament took place but was moved to a smaller lake where the ice was thicker (and safer). The Laconia Sled Dog Race, scheduled for this weekend, was cancelled.

The whole house generator is installed and working. That probably means we won’t have any power outages for a long time! Oh well, it’s nice to know it’s there and ready when/if we need it.

The deck is going to be awesome! The framing is there, along with the steps. There’s just plywood there right now so it’s walkable while other stuff is done. This week they began raising the roof on the present porch/computer room so they can match it up with the new roof for the screen porch. They’re going to start framing the porch this week.

Some photos…

One of the guys brought us fresh eggs yesterday, from his own chickens. Yum!

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11 Responses to We can see the ground…

  1. Debra says:

    It’s good you’re having good weather for your building projects. We’ve bought a couple new homes and rain always seemed to delay finishing. I grew up on a farm and absolutely love fresh eggs, but they can be rather expensive to buy.

  2. helen heiner says:

    weather made for your project, should be a great summer on the deck. Helen

  3. Kay Dennison says:

    Lookin’ good!!!!!! Your house is going to be real show place!!! And yeah, it’s been a weird winter in Ohio, too!!!!! I keep saying that there will prolly be a blizzard on my birthday — in April!!!! LOL

  4. la peregrina says:

    I’m enjoying the deck building pictures. You take good construction process photos. 🙂

  5. Alice says:

    A computer room right on/off the deck? The perfect place if so. Just one other question, were the chickens that produced these eggs red chickens? Just wondering.

  6. Martha Perry says:

    Wow, the “project” is coming together and looking great. It is amazing what can be accomplished when you have super quality workmen along with a project manager who is excellent!
    Martha

  7. rob traber says:

    the Skinner jobs program in New Hampsha!

  8. Colleen says:

    From Moffett’s cousin…
    You have been lucky. What a winter and what a project. Your pictures are awesome and so welcome. We were expecting snow Sunday but got none-more zonal flow, that is from W to E instead of S to N this winter. Can’t wait to see the finished deck. Too bad about the ice and snow. And yes, you need red chickens to get brown eggs, usually Rhode Island Reds. White chickens give you white eggs. Many still believe brown eggs are better for you. To each his own. I prefer mine from IHOP.

    • Alice says:

      That’s exactly as I remembered growing up on the farm–we had a few Rhode Island red hens and I was so bad as a kid–only wanted to eat the “white” eggs! Somehow I reasoned that if you preferred the taste of the eggwhite over the yolk–and I did–that you got more with the white egg.

  9. Joy says:

    Wow…you have a LOT going on there Colleen; it looks pretty wonderful. I’m sure you miss the usual snow that you get; especially for your winter activities….. but I sure don’t. It snowed here overnight and left us with a couple of inches of wet, slushy stuff…nothing major. And believe me….we know major here in the Chicagoland area. As far as that generator….a blessing. I HATE power outages…and we just had one late last night…only about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour; but nuisance enough. I have no idea why it happened, but my area of town has had its share.

    Good luck with your house project….it’s going to be awesome. Happy weekend Colleen…. ~Joy

  10. Gail says:

    Enjoying the pictures as always! You can start thinking about porch furniture!

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