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Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 12/20/2017 10:09:53 AM

Cabinets shipped last Friday, and are to arrive this Friday, butwe have snow moving in Thursday.the predicted amounts vary from little accumulation to 4”.  We are hoping that it is the former so the semi can make it up the mountain, and I can get the Skytrack up the drive.  It will be an interesting snow watch.


In the meantime, sandra went to Albuqueque to get paint for the corrugated roofing after a disastrous order with Amazon and FedEx.  She has primed and put on acouple of coats of the oxidizing paint and tomorrow will put on a third and begin the activator with help from the local artist/builder who will also put it up on the ceiling.  We have 30 sheets and can only lay out 8 at a time on a slew of saw horses, so it will take a couple weeks to finish. 

I’ve started to tile the shower floors. We are using mats of broken, tumbled stone, that supposedly can be fit together like other sheets of mosaic.  However, even with slight trimming to get as good a fit as possible, there is still a visible line between sheets due to the random pattern within the sheets and the somewhat uniform jagged line between.  So I have been spacing the sheets a  couple inches apart and filling in with loose stones that we have stripped from sheets like a jigsaw puzzle. The first one took forever,  but with practice, it’s gone faster,  The result has been very good, and I have three more showers to do.

Finally got the 700 lb stove up to the third floor while the weather has been good.  I was going to hire some guys to try to muscle it, but it just wasn’t easy to get a grip on it.  So with Sandra’s suggestion to build a a made to fit dolly, I cut down a pallet and attached some 5” castors, picked up the stove on it’s broken pallet and using pipe for rollers, a crow bar for a lever, slowly moved it onto the dolly.  Took the Skytrack and lifted up to the third deck and with half an inch to spare, onto a ramp that we made to get ot over the threshold and pushed it in. Wow! It took nearly a whole day believe it or not, much of it building and inching the thing onto the dolly.

We have a daughter coming for Christmas and with her help, hopefully get the range hood installed. It is being delivered today. And we will enjoy the holiday and do a bit of skiing together, although snow is very sparse this year. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and will post again afterwards!

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Installing the tile in the showers by the new method of leaving large gaps between the mats and filling in with loose stone.
Further along on the infill
The stove sitting on the original pallet.
The original pallet after the sove was removed. You can see the mess I had to contend with in getting it transferred over
Bringing it in on the Skytrack. That machine is worth its weight!
And a tight fit in through the door.



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